Welcome to the October 2013 issue of The Lovecraft eZine — issue #27! This issue is a tribute to Roger Zelazny’s beloved book, A Night in the Lonesome October. You don’t have to have read NITLO to enjoy this issue, but you’ll appreciate it more if you have. I have six wonderful tales for you, our monthly comic, and a touching introduction by Roger Zelazny’s son, the crime writer Trent Zelazny. Enjoy!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cthulhu Does Stuff, #6
a comic strip by Ronnie Tucker & Maxwell Patterson
He Knew Not the Month Was October
by Zach Shephard
by Derek Ferreira
A Knight in the Lonesome October
by William Meikle
Mother of Monsters
by Josh Wanisko
The Bells of Northam
by Joshua Reynolds
What You Leave Behind
by Evan Dicken
KINDLE & NOOK
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Publisher & Editor: Mike Davis
Kindle & Nook versions: Kenneth W. Cain
Issue cover, logo, and fonts:Leslie Harker
Website version: Raven Daegmorgan
Story Illustrations: Peter Szmer, Mike Dominic, Dominic Black, Nick Gucker, Anthony Pearce, and Christoph Schulz
Story Readers: Douglas Wynne, Vincent LaRosa, Chaz Engan, Anthony Pearce, and Morgan Scorpion
Line Editor: David Binks, Adrian Chamberlin
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I’ve been reading “Night” to my 10 year old daughter. (Which just goes to show some surprising things get passed down to your children that you never expect. She got he official propeller beanie at about age 4 or 5, when she brought home her first comic book, of Perseus) The book is like a ode of love to all the classic monsters, and a few other old friends. Really miss Roger.
The October Lovecraft eZine has become the thing I look forward to more than Halloween itself.
Where would October be without Zelazny’s book? And where would a lovecraftian October be without the Zelazny-inspired issue? Been looking forward for weeks. it does not disappoint.
Absolutely loved; “Mother of Monsters.” Very well written, descriptive, evocative, captivating. Enjoyed it beginning to end even though I had to squeeze it into a busy morning.
Is there anything better than Lovecraft for Halloween? I don’t think so.
Love what you are doing…always adored Lonesome October!
I really enjoyed the comic. And then all the stories are really cool to read before october 31th to start feeling the terror of the day.
Just in time for Halloween! I read the beginning of “He Knew Not the Month Was October” and it seems very good.
Fantastic job again mike! My email is playing up, thanks for the invite to the RP, I haven’t been able to respond, we have some massive bush fires down here in Australia at the min, after we are all squared away, COUNT ME IN!! fully support the Bi-monthly issues to, loving the stories this month!!!!
You guys have totally outdone yourselves this time! Bravo!!!
Love the ezine! Do you happen to take submissions from unpublished authors? I post chapters of my fiction on my blog but I would be honored to have you guys read some stuff, just from knowing I was considered to be selected would be satisfying, and any/all feedback would be hugely welcomed, no matter good or bad.I Keeping my fingers crossed on winning the give away, but if anything is very Lovecraftian about me…. it would have to be my luck, and it’s tragically effective , and fresh ways of disappointing me have only left me speechless a dozen or so more times in my almost 32 years of existence,Keep Up the good work, It doesn’t matter if I win or not, what matters is the stories still live on.
“Do you happen to take submissions from unpublished authors?” <– Hi Michael. Yes, I do, as long as it's not previously published anywhere, including the author's website. Thanks.
That cover, my god!
I’m not new to HPL but I am new to the Ezine! Lovely work! Keep it up!
most excellent. my train ride to Toronto and back will now be tolerable! 🙂
Never have read any Roger Z but I think I need to correct that! Any suggestions on where to start?
Besides the book this issue is dedicated to? I’d say Lord of Light.
Just started reading the Immortal Body. Very good so far!
I have not read ANITLO since the Ninties. If I remember correctly, it was a fantastic read, in both senses of the word. It would be great to be able to pass it down to my kids now that they are reading horror.
Good stories; I enjoyed them. But they do seem to have a darkness, a grimness about them that — to me — doesn’t really fit with Roger Zelazny’s novel. Likely just my expectations at work here, but I would think a lighter touch would be more appropriate. Still and all…fine work!