Issue #27 – October 2013

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!

Issue cover by Lee Copeland – – click to enlarge

Issue cover by Lee Copeland – – click to enlarge


by Trent Zelazny

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


Click here to buy issue #27 and/or past issues for your Kindle or Nook.


Click here to listen to the podcast edition of issue #27.


Buy the print edition of issue #27 here.


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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20 responses to “Issue #27 – October 2013

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. Just in time for Halloween! I read the beginning of “He Knew Not the Month Was October” and it seems very good.


  4. 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!!!!


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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!


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