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About Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., is the author of the novels, The Orphan Palace and Nightmare's Disciple, and he has written many short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror, The Children of Old Leech, Year's Best Weird Fiction, Book of Cthulhu, "Lovecraft eZine". His highly-acclaimed short story collections, Blood Will Have Its Season, SIN & ashes, Portraits of Ruin, and A House of Hollow Wounds were published by Hippocampus Press.
His work has been praised by Thomas Ligotti, Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, S.T. Joshi, Michael Cisco, Jeff Thomas (PUNKTOWN), and many other notable writers and editors.
Joe has edited the anthologies, A Season in Carcosa, The Grimscribe's Puppets (TGP won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology), and Cassilda's Song.
You can find his blog at: http://thisyellowmadness.blogspot.com/
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This volume features some of the best Cthulhu Mythos writing over the past century. Beginning with such rare but classic stories as Mearle Prout’s “The House of the Worm” and Robert Barbour Johnson’s “Far Below,” from the pages of Weird Tales, the anthology moves on to James Wade’s novella “The Deep Ones” and Ramsey Campbell’s refreshing riff on the “forbidden book” motif, “The Franklyn Paragraphs.” Acclaimed stories by T. E. D. Klein, Thomas Ligotti, Neil Gaiman, and W. H. Pugmire are also included.
The book includes an array of original stories by such leading authors of Lovecraftian fiction as Caitlín R. Kiernan, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, and Michael Shea. Gemma Files contributes a richly textured novella, while Jonathan Thomas offers a story full of his distinctive melding of horror and satire.
A Mountain Walked is chock-full of stories old and new that highlight the endless variations that can be played on H. P. Lovecraft’s signature creation.
S. T. Joshi is the leading authority on H. P. Lovecraft. He is the author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft and the editor of the Black Wings series of Lovecraftian fiction. He edits the Lovecraft Annual and the Weird Fiction Review.
What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.
Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound, Tails of Wonder and Imagination), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Three.
Featuring Thomas Ligotti, John Skipp, David J (of Bauhaus), Ben Loory, Nick Mamatas, Amelia Gray, Kevin Sampsell, Blake Butler, and many others, In Heaven, Everything is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch is a tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
Nearly two decades before "True Detective" helped popularize "The King in Yellow", Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. was writing poetic tales based upon Robert W. Chambers’ "King in Yellow". Collected within this substantial volume of madness, murder, and spectral tragedy are tales of Carcosa, the characters that inhabit the KIY "Play", and Chambers’ cosmic horror. Pulver’s tales adhere to Chambers’ core ideas and themes, and they retain all the mystery of Chambers originals. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has been acclaimed by many notable editors, writers, and reviewers, as the contemporary heir to Robert W. Chambers’ "King in Yellow". Have you seen the Yellow Sign?
"'The King In Yellow' reigns over the labyrinthine crossroads between the grand indifference of the cosmic Outside, and the inner wasteland of the tormented mind, so it's no surprise to find Joe Pulver's saturnine face so frequently behind the Pallid Mask. Joe plies the fathomless depths of existential nightmare breathing music and poetry, and brings back strangely beautiful salvage. That he has so lovingly and deeply explored Chambers' bizarre pocket universe without destroying the merest scintilla of its mystery is ample testament to his painfully sharp craftsmanship and terrible wisdom.' - Cody Goodfellow, "Radiant Dawn"
Fairy tales and Lovecraftian Mythos collide in this mash-up anthology. These short stories, crafted by some of today's finest Mythos authors, merge the maddening unknowns of Lovecraft with the dark morality tales of yesteryear, bringing a shred of light into the horrific corridors that are built from such a melding.
Return to the perfumed jungles and eerie, icy wastes of Clark Ashton Smith's perilous paradise with the most redoubtable proto-human guides a fistful of pazoors can buy...
-*- JOHN SHIRLEY -*- DON WEBB -*- NICK MAMATAS -*- MARC LAIDLAW -*-
-*- BRIAN STABLEFORD -*- JOHN R. FULTZ -*- DARRELL SCHWEITZER -*-
-*- ZAK JARVIS -*- LISA MORTON -*- JESSE BULLINGTON -*-
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Schenectady, New York. Winter.
The mutilated bodies of dead women are showing up everywhere and Detective Christopher Stewart hasn’t got a clue, until he discovers the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. He also discovers that H.P. Lovecraft was a prophet… and that the stars are right for murder.
NIGHTMARE'S DISCIPLE is a richly-detailed, modern day Cthulhu Mythos novel of the terror a serial killer leaves in his wake and the hunt to foil his special plan for the world.
This new edition includes afterwards and introductions by Robert M. Price and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (all three are located at the end of this book):
* Unpublished Introduction to the Original 1999 Edition, by Robert M. Price
* Afterword, 10 plus Years Later, by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
* Afterword: Fifteen Years of Dark Discipleship, by Robert M. Price
Included in this mega-pack: 65 Lovecraftian tales:
Tark Left Santiago, by Joseph S. Pulver, SR
The Spaces Between Space, by Brett J. Talley
Eliza, by Joshua Reynolds
White Noise, by Michael Matheson
The Vessels, by Nancy O. Greene
Marked as Urgent, by A.J. French
This Scattered Ash, by W.H. Pugmire & Jacob Henry Orloff
I Am the Key, by Mike Davis
Inheritance, by Patricia Correll
Dark Ambient Metamorphosis, by John Claude Smith
The Locked Door, by Brian M. Sammons
A Catechism for Aspiring Amnesiacs, by Nicole Cushing
Available Light, by John Palisano
That Old Problem, by T.E. Grau
Taking the Cure, by Mark Howard Jones
The Fire of Zon Mezzamalech, by Randall D. Larson
Ecstasy of the Gold, by Stephen Mark Rainey
Scale Hall, by Simon Kurt Unsworth
The Dog Who Wished He’d Never Heard of Lovecraft, by Anna Tambour
The Ouroboros Apocrypha, by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Over the Hills,by Victor Takac
This Inscrutable Light: A Response to Thomas Ligotti’s “The Conspiracy Against the Human Race”, an essay by Brandon H. Bell
A Beer and Tentacles, by Holliann Kim
Now She Preys Through Endless Days, by Jenna M. Pitman
Fiesta of Our Lady, by Ann K. Schwader
God Serum, by Wendy N. Wagner
Drive, She Said, by Tracie McBride
Bus Stop, by Jerod Brennen
Starry… Yet…, by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr
Station Waiting Room, by Simon Kurt Unsworth
Pickman’s Marble, by Peter and Mandy Rawlik
Invitation, by Siobhan Gallagher
In Memoriam, by W.H. Pugmire
A Stranger at the Door, by Bradly Shelby
In the Tank, by Scott Nicolay
The Thing In the Depths, by Pete Rawlik
Fish Eye, by David A. Riley
Fade to Black, by Robert Borski
The Visitor From Outside, by A.J. French
A Mote in the Void, by Simon Kewin
Miscegenation, by Glynn Barrass
The Twilight Turns From Amethyst, by Nicola Belte
Red Sands, by Douglas Poirier
Extraction, by Julio Toro San Martin
A Counting Game, by Derek Ferreira
Carnacki: The Parliament of Owls, by William Meikle
Twenty to Life in the Lonesome October, by Evan Dicken
The Great and Groovy Game, by Joshua Wanisko
My Least Immemorial Year, by Zach Shephard
The Gotterdammerung Gavotte, by Josh Reynolds
Big D, Little D, by Edward Morris
The Blackbird Whistling, or, Just After, by Orrin Grey
Fallen Books and Other Subtle Clues in Zelazny’s “A Night in the Lonesome October”, by Dr. Christopher S. Kovacs
A Thousand Smokes, by W.H. Pugmire
The Strange Case of Crazy Joe Gallo, by Jeffrey Thomas
In the House of the Hummingbirds, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Treatment Room, by Kevin Crisp
Obsidian Capra Aegagrus, by Christopher Slatsky
The Dig, by Monica Valentinelli
Amtopians, by Logan Davis
Of Faith and Fallow, by William R.D. Wood
The Dead of Winter, by Jay Caselberg
Herbert West in Love, by Molly Tanzer
Wind Walker, by Neil John Buchanan
Yule Log, by Richard Holland
Lovecraft eZine is a monthly magazine featuring Lovecraftian horror and the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft eZine was given a "thumbs-up" by S.T. Joshi, and regularly publishes well-known writers such as Stephen Mark Rainey, W.H. Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Joseph S. Pulver, SR., William Meikle, and many more.
New dimensions of horror will send chills up your spine, from the pens of Ken Asamatsu, Glynn Owen Barrass, Pierre Comtois, Laurence J. Cornford, Cody Goodfellow, C.J. Henderson, Willie Meikle, Edward Morris, William Patrick Murray, Joe Pulver, Mark Rainey, Peter Rawlik, and Brian M. Sammons, with a special guest appearance by Weird Tales legend John Martin Leahy and an introduction by Robert M. Price.
H.P. Lovecraft, the American master of horror, understood with horrible clarity that all things must die. After summer is winter, and life inevitably gives way to frozen sterility. In our modern world, we live cushioned existences, and congratulate ourselves on our supposed escape from the old dangers. We think ourselves caught out of nature’s reach by our technological wizardry. Safely cocooned. This foolishness blinds us to the truth that our elder forebears could not avoid. Engulfed by the rhythms of the world, they understood... Autumn means death.
There are far worse fates than mere death, of course. As blight spreads, the leaves wither and fall — as do the most important foundations of life. There is nothing more horrible than watching the sources of meaning in your world unravel before you. But these things we cherish are just pretty lies. In autumn’s cold grasp, the bright petals of our reality shrivel and die. Beneath them, there is nothing but the insanity of the howling void. Faced with inevitable, agonizing corruption, death is a gentle blessing.
The stories collected in "Autumn Cthulhu" reflect the darkest, most ancient truths of the season. Inside, you’ll find nineteen beautiful, terrifying glimpses of decay and loss inspired by Lovecraft’s work. Be sure that you want the burden of understanding before venturing further, though. The dissolving strands of mind, of love, of legacy within leave no room for merciful doubt.
The true meaning of life is that there is no meaning.
"From Nadia Bulkin's sharp, politically savvy creeper to John Langan's stunning epic novella, Mike Davis's anthology is a compelling, eclectic collection of stories from some of today's best and brightest. AUTUMN CTHULHU does more than find its place within the Lovecraftian/weird fiction universe, it expands it."
-- Paul Tremblay, author of "A Head Full of Ghosts" and "Disappearance at Devil's Rock"