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Small Press - Weird Volumes

Editat: març 16, 2012, 3:25pm

Thought I'd start a thread for small press announcements of titles that may be of interest.

I just saw that for Summer 2012, Subterranean Press will be publishing NO SHARKS IN THE MED AND OTHER STORIES, the third and final volume of Brian Lumley's collected Cthulhu Mythos tales. This one contains some of Lumley's best, including "No Sharks in the Med", "The Pit Yakker" and "Fruiting Bodies".

Centipede Press has announced a Hannes Bok volume:

Editat: març 16, 2012, 3:25pm

Gauntlet Press has announced a Clark Ashton Smith "Averoigne" collection for 2012. It's not listed in their online catalog yet.

PS Publishing has announced a collector's edition of Ghoul Warning by Brian Lumley. This poetry volume isn't on their website just yet, either.

Editat: març 16, 2012, 3:24pm

Just received this message from Hippocampus Press:

Hippocampus Press will receive a Specialty Press Award for 2011 from the Horror Writers Association. The award will be presented during the gala Bram Stoker Awards™ Banquet to be held at World Horror this year in Salt Lake City on March 31. It's a great honor, and we hope to see lots of you the convention!

Look for new titles available for sale soon, including fiction from Wilum Pugmire, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Peter Cannon, Richard Gavin, John Langan, and others... yes, lots of fiction titles in the works.

Also coming in hardcover this year, the Complete Poetry of George Sterling, and the Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.

Lovecraftian literary criticism comes in a collection of essays by Steven J. Mariconda, who is also co-editor with S. T. Joshi of a new poetry anthology, DREAMS OF FEAR, additionally due this year. And we have a few more nonfiction surprises up our sleeve as well.

We'll send another newsletter once some of these titles are available for pre-order, but in the meantime, why not stock up on our current titles, in stock and ready to ship, including our most recent release THE NEMESIS OF NIGHT by Adam Niswander, which appeared halfway through December.

Thank you for your interest in Hippocampus Press!

Editat: març 16, 2012, 3:24pm

Just received this email update from Dark Discoveries:

Dark Discoveries #20 - The Weird Fiction & Film Special
We're hard at work on issue #20 now, our Weird Fiction and Film Special and are shooting for an early April release date. So even though I got a bit behind with getting the last of issue #19 out to everyone, we're looking to have the next issue in your hands not long after to make up for it. This one features fiction & poetry by Ramsey Campbell, Clark Ashton Smith, Mark Rainey, Kurt Newton and others. Features on Edgar Allan Poe, Smith, Hammer Studios comeback, the second half of the focus on Italian Giallo and a few other surprises! I'll post a cover of this very soon.

març 16, 2012, 3:23pm

Email alert from Wildside Press:

This is our first email newsletter of 2012. (So much for our monthly schedule!) I just wanted to alert everyone to a major Weird Tales release -- issue #359 (Winter 2012) is just out from Nth Dimension Media. This is the last edited by Ann VanderMeer. Marvin Kaye takes over with #360. We are stocking #359, but we have a VERY limited stock...about 70 copies. If you want one, order it from Once those are gone, I don't think we'll be able to get more.

I will be subscribing when anthologist and horror writer extraordinaire Marvin Kaye takes over. Think I'll pick up this last one under VanderMeer, too, since it's basically a very limited edition.

Editat: abr. 12, 2012, 9:38am

Night Shade Books is having a 50% off sale from April12 - 19, 2012. You have to buy at least four books. I've taken advantage of this sale in the past. They still have some Manly Wade Wellman and Clark Ashton Smith hardcovers, plus their great "Living Dead" collections and lots more.

maig 7, 2012, 1:28pm

Publisher/writer/editor John Pelan has been putting out a regular email containing tons of miscellaneous items for sale, a number of which would be of interest to Weird Tradionalists. The current mailer contains a bunch of Clark Ashton Smith goodies, plus random HPL-related items. If you email jpelan13 AT I'm sure he'd be glad to put you on the list.

maig 7, 2012, 1:50pm

Impressive sale at Miskatonic Books on Hippocampus Press titles (including the annotated version of our recently-discussed Supernatural Horror in Literature):

Thanks to Nicole Cushing over at S.T. Joshi Enthusiasts for the heads-up. :)

Editat: oct. 26, 2012, 1:41pm

Coming in October from Night Shade Books: THE BOOK OF CTHULHU 2:

Looks like a mix of old and new.

Editat: oct. 26, 2012, 1:40pm

The following was announced in a Hippocampus Press email I received today:

The Complete Poetry and Translations of Clark Ashton Smith (THREE VOLUMES)
Trade Paperback
Edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
1307 pages (three volumes)
***Order the three-volume set now and save 10%***
Clark Ashton Smith was one of the most remarkable and distinctive American poets of the twentieth century. His tremendous output of poetry, totaling nearly 1000 original poems written over a span of more than fifty years, is of the highest craftsmanship and runs the gamut of subject matter from breathtaking "cosmic" verse about the stars and galaxies to plangent love poetry to pungent satire to delicate imitations of Japanese haiku. The Hippocampus Press edition of The Complete Poetry and Translations of Clark Ashton Smith prints, for the first time, Smith's entire poetic work, including hundreds of uncollected and unpublished poems -- some that have been unearthed since the hardcovers were released!

CAS's translation of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal sounds intriguing!

oct. 1, 2012, 8:14pm

Grrr. I have these in hardcover.

But new Smith poems may be worth the shelf space for another edition.

oct. 1, 2012, 10:41pm

>10 KentonSem:

Fantastic news! Smith is pretty much single-handedly responsible for rekindling my interest in poetry, so I'll definitely want to get a look at these.

Editat: oct. 26, 2012, 1:40pm

Just noticed a new Arcane Wisdom volume coming out in December:


Editat: nov. 12, 2012, 4:22pm

>13 KentonSem:

Also on the Arcane Wisdom page at Miskatonic Books, I see that THE DEAD VALLEY AND OTHERS: H. P. LOVECRAFT'S FAVORITE HORROR STORIES: VOLUME 2, edited by S. T. Joshi, is due out soon:

See also:

Editat: nov. 21, 2012, 12:15pm

Just received the following note from Wildside Press:

>WEIRD TALES #360 - a special Elder Gods/Ray Bradbury issue -- is available in paper and ebook formats, starting at $2.99 >(ebook) and $6.99 (paper). See for ordering info.

I believe that this is the first issue under the editorial guidance of Marvin Kaye. U.S. subscription is only $20 for four issues. I'm going to try it out.

Editat: des. 3, 2012, 7:48pm

Not only does the new issue of Weird Fiction Review # 3 from Centipede Press boast the cover below, it features fiction from the likes of Michael Cisco and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., along with essays such as "Charles Beaumont: Lost Tales of the Comet" and "Suffering and Evil in the Fiction of Arthur Machen". Also a look at the Toho classic War of the Gargantuas and the last interview of Karl Edward Wagner. Great stuff and now with more color pages!

des. 7, 2012, 2:50pm

I note Joshi's history of supernatural lit is now available for pre-order from PS Pub (I'm thinking a nice Xmas gift)

and you might check the impressive Swan River catalog for some terrific literate horror

des. 8, 2012, 1:03pm

that be the one - Brian does some wonderful stuff & has another Mark Valentine collection on the way too (he says)

presume away!

Editat: des. 12, 2012, 8:42pm

Since we've been talking about a fungi menace over on the Deep Ones thread, I'll just mention that Fungi is now on sale from Innsmouth Free Press.

Editat: des. 13, 2012, 12:14pm

>20 RandyStafford:

Hah! Absolutely apropos, Randy. Here's the link:

des. 13, 2012, 8:07pm

Got my copy in the mail today.

maig 6, 2013, 11:38am

PS Publishing has a new Ramsey Campbell novella on the horizon. The Last Revelation of Glaaki. Need I say more?

Editat: jul. 25, 2013, 9:39am

Just noticed Reanimators by Pete Rawlik on the Night Shade Books website. Sounds intriguing.

Editat: jul. 25, 2013, 9:48am

Just received a huge email update from Hippocampus Press. Since a most of these titles will be of interest here, I'll just post the whole thing:

THE ASSAULTS OF CHAOS by S. T. Joshi. This 500 copy limited hardcover is Joshi's first Mythos novel, featuring H. P. Lovecraft as a character teamed up with his literary heroes to battle an evil transdimensonal entity! Advance orders receive a special booklet, SUICIDE IN BROOKLYN by S. T. Joshi, featuring a new case from the files of Joshi's popular detective, Joe Scintilla.

H. P. LOVECRAFT IN THE MERRIMACK VALLEY by David Goudsward explores Lovecraft's travels in this area, his relationships with C. W. "Tryout" Smith and other amateurs, and the undeniable influences the region exerted in the topography of some of Lovecraft's major tales.

H. P. LOVECRAFT: ART, ARTIFACT, AND REALITY collects all of Steven J. Mariconda's best critical essays on Lovecraft in a definitive 308 page edition.

THE ANCIENT TRACK: THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT will be available in time for the convention in a new, revised and updated paperback edition.

LOVECRAFT ANNUAL No. 7 features new scholarship by Tyler L. Wolanin, Donovan K. Loucks, Robert H. Waugh, Kenneth W. Faig, Jr., John D. Haefele, Stephen Walker, S. T. Joshi, David Haden and Juan Luis Pérez de Luque.

LOVECRAFT'S PILLOW AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES collects the best Lovecraftian fiction of beloved Lovecraft scholar Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. and features a cover by British Fantasy Award winner Daniele Serra.

THIRTEEN CONJURATIONS is the latest short-story horror collection from Providence native Jonathan Thomas, with a striking cover by Jason C. Eckhardt.

THE WIDE, CARNIVOROUS SKY AND OTHER MONSTROUS GEOGRAPHIES by John Langan was released in April, and has been garnering stellar reviews across the board.

SIMULACRUM AND OTHER POSSIBLE REALITIES is a tour-de-force first collection from Seattle native Jason V Brock, featuring the stories, poetry and artwork from this rising dark star in the realm of weird fiction.

ESSENTIAL SOLITUDE: THE LETTERS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT AND AUGUST DERLETH is now available in a handsome trade paper edition.

I AM PROVIDENCE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF H. P. LOVECRAFT by S. T. Joshi is also available in trade paperback.

Finally, good news for those who missed out on the slipcased edition of THE COMPLETE POETRY OF GEORGE STERLING! We discovered a few that went unsold. The next five orders for the Sterling set will receive the slipcase.

Thank you for your interest in Hippocampus Press, and we hope to see you in Providence next month!

Editat: ag. 7, 2013, 5:49pm

Just realized that I haven't yet received my copy of The Complete John Thunstone limited edition (with extras) from Haffner Press, and that the last time I checked on it was about 8 months ago. I asked again and received the following reply:

No news on the LTD of THUNSTONE, I'm afraid. It CAN"T be too much longer, but tweaking and finishing the next two Edmond Hamilton books and scrounging the pulp world for missing Fred Brown texts has consumed the past months.

Now, I'm very, very patient when it comes to small press pre-orders, but this is approaching Cemetery Dance Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners deep time.

Also, the nearly defunct Night Shade Books just sent out an email pushing some upcoming e-books, so they're still out there somewhere. Which is a good sign, since the publication date for the hardcover copy of Laird Barron's The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All has a new listing of 9/3/13. Maybe it'll stay there this time around.

ag. 18, 2013, 3:56pm

KentonSem: Would you like a refund?

Editat: ag. 18, 2013, 5:05pm

>27 HaffnerPress:

I'd much rather have the book provided that it will actually arrive one of these days, Do you know anything further on its status?

ag. 18, 2013, 5:35pm

KentonSem: Your options are to take delivery of the book when it's published ("one of these days," as you say), or accept a refund.

set. 23, 2013, 11:48am

This announcement from Subterranean Press might be of interest to paradoxosalpha and others here:

Now Taking Preorders for a New Laundry Novella by Charles Stross

Equoid by Charles Stross

Important note: the text of Equoid will be posted at for free sometime in the coming weeks, if you're only interested in reading the tale.
(preorder-to be published in September 2014)

Dust jacket illustration by Steve Montiglio

We hadn't intended to offer this title for preorder yet, but have received so many requests it seemed crazy not to. Equoid, our first Stross offering since the time travel novella Palimpsest is a long (32,000 words) tale set in his popular Laundry series.

For Bob Howard, a working day tends to alternate between desperately trying not to fall asleep in committee meetings and being menaced by tentacular horrors from beyond spacetime. That's because Bob works for the Laundry, the secret British government agency tasked with protecting the realm from occult nightmares. So when his manager Iris sends him off to the countryside to liaise with a veterinary inspector from the Department of the Environment, Fisheries, and rural Affairs, at first he takes it as a pleasant vacation. But why is Edgebaston Farm's livery stable buying a hundred kilos of raw meat per day? Why does his briefing file contain the death-bed confession of that old fraud, H. P. Lovecraft? And why is his contact from DEFRA so deathly afraid of unicorns...?

Head out to the link for pricing (includes signed version):

set. 23, 2013, 12:19pm

Thanks for the heads-up! I've been reading the Laundry books by checking them out of the public library, so I'll probably just read Equoid online.

set. 27, 2013, 2:13pm

Some WEIRD news from PS Publishing:


While we’re all of us waiting for those two, here’s a couple things to take your minds off of it and quit. First off, we just took in 30 copies of Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth, the final volume in Stephen Jones’s Fedogan & Bremer trilogy that began with the World Fantasy Award-nominated Shadows Over Innsmouth (1994) and continued with Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (2005). The new anthology contains stories by Ramsey Campbell, Adrian Cole, John Glasby, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Brian Lumley, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Kurt Unsworth and Conrad Williams, along with an Innsmouth poem by H.P. Lovecraft and a “posthumous collaboration” between the author and August Derleth.

Once again taking Lovecraft’s original 1931 novella as inspiration, we are introduced to the Massachusetts seaport and its ichthyoid denizens years before that fateful FBI raid. From there, Dagon’s blasphemous spawn spread out across the globe, while the offspring of that decaying fishing town undergo their own, often bizarre, metamorphoses.

shadows-over-innsmouth-jhc-ed.-by-stephen-jones-1801-pekm200x300ekm.jpgWhile the world changes, so through eldritch rituals and human sacrifices the Deep Ones’ masters—the terrifying Great Old Ones themselves—prepare to escape their prisons when the stars are right, so that they may once again reclaim the Earth as their own.

As the waters continue to rise, mankind begins its ultimate struggle for survival against a pantheon of dark gods and their batrachian foot-soldiers . . . Hey, come on, now—what’s not to like.

It’s good to have another tentacled Lovecraftian volume to share space on the shelves alongside PS stalwarts such as S.T. Joshi’s Black Wings I and II (with the #3 in the series about to hit the design studio here in downtown Hornsea—which, to be honest, is also pretty stygian) and Lois Gresh’s Dark Fusions, with Demonic Darrell Scweitzer’s That Is Not Dead and Innsmouth Nightmares, Lois’s follow-up to Dark Fusions, waiting in the wings for a 2014 pub date.

My, how we do so love this stuff . . . but you already knows that, don’tcha . . .

Editat: nov. 18, 2013, 3:07pm

Great news! Arcane Wisdom Press just announced a special edition of Adept's Gambit:

nov. 18, 2013, 7:38pm

>32 KentonSem: You can also get the latest volume from here, from the American publisher:

Editat: març 10, 2014, 9:00am

This sounds like an interesting volume from Nonstop Press:

THE IDEA behind The Monkey’s Other Paw has never been done before — Have some of the best modern authors of fantastika (including Don Webb, Barry N. Malzberg, Paul Di Filippo, Scott Edelman, Damien Broderick, and Steve Rasnic Tem) create new sequels, prequels, hommages and re-imaginings. of classic horror stories. Among the stories selected are: “The Monkey’s Paw,” H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu,” E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman,” Dylan Thomas’ ghost story “The Followers,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Saki’s “The Open Window,” and Edgar Allan Poe’s ”The Lighthouse”. Edited by the Hugo and Locus Award nominated author Luis Ortiz.

abr. 7, 2014, 5:44pm

I've received my slipcased limited edition of The Complete John Thunstone from Haffner Press. Wow! Not only does this gorgeous volume come with a special dustjacket by Raymond Swanland and an additional sheet with the trade edition cover, but also found in the slipcase is Romance in Black, a paperback collection of Wellman's Judge Pursuivant tales. The Thunstone volume is signed by Ramsey Campbell, illustrator George Evans and Swanland. It also includes a mounted Wellman signature taken from one of his personal checks. What a package! I highly recommend Haffner Press - they have a number of volumes available which should be of interest to WT members.

abr. 27, 2014, 8:44am


My wife treated me to a copy while we were at Windy City Pulp and Paper. It is indeed an awesome package. I would imagine the limited is going to vanish quickly since there are only 100 copies. The original trade edition is totally sold out now.

I also picked up the PS publishing Hardcover reissue of Inhabitants of the Lake by Ramsey Campbell directly from the books Illustrator Randy Broecker. What a nice guy, he also had added an additional ink sketch on the title page.

From Fedogan And Bremer we picked up Shadows Over Innsmouth, Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth, and Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth. Stephen Jones the editor of those volumes was also at the con and he signed these plus a number of his other collections including Dark Detectives. Stephen was very friendly, and a blast to talk to.

Randy Broecker illustrated 3 of these collections he also signed them for us.

Robert T. Garcia who helped package Shadows, Weirder Shadows, and Dark Detectives for Fedogan and Bremer also signed those volumes, so blimey they're triple signed :-)

As a super bonus, Stuart David Schiff of Whispers fame was also attending the convention, and he kindly signed my copies of Whispers Magazine, and the Whispers anthologies.

Phew what a convention. 80 Book and pulp dealers in all.

Other interesting purchases included the Traycased Limited of Horrorstory 4 edited by Karl Edward Wagner signed by 26 of the contributors, a couple of August Derleth paperback collections, Necropolis by Basil Copper in the Arkham House Edition, and a signed copy of Drawing Down the Moon the Charles Vess Art book.

A physically and financially exhausting convention. But well worth the trip if you are into pulps, weird, or vintage paperback.

abr. 27, 2014, 9:45am

>38 cosmicdolphin:

That sounds amazing!. You know, my wife and I have been meaning to visit a friend who lives in Chicago. Maybe a visit right around the time of next year's convention is in order...

abr. 27, 2014, 5:07pm

It's worth the trip. Next year the Cons overall theme is H. P. Lovecrafts 125th birthday :-)


abr. 27, 2014, 8:12pm

>40 cosmicdolphin:

Richard, is the convention always held in April, and is it usually in Lombard?

abr. 27, 2014, 9:21pm

Yes, it seems to be always around the same time give or take a week, and has been in Lombard for the last few years. Their website is down right now, but I believe they have next years info up there. They don't have much programming. It's basically a very large dealer's room, a film room showing pulpy stuff, a consuite open after the dealers room closes, and Friday and Saturday night auctions of rare pulps. It really is all about the dealers room. If you are a collector it's heaven.

abr. 28, 2014, 3:01pm

Maybe I'll go next year, if I'm not feeling too poor. It's right around the corner from me, after all.

Editat: jul. 16, 2014, 12:38pm

Borderlands Press has announced a second 15-volume set in their "Little Books" series:

Authors involved so far are: David J. Schow, Ed Gorman, Jack Ketchum, Dennis Etchison, Rick Hautala, David Morrell, Ray Garton, Ed Lee, Karl Wagner, Chet Williamson, Laird Barron, Poppy Z. Brite, and Joe Hill.

Signed, numbered and 500 copies of each. Schow will be available first, in mid-August.


Not sure how the late KEW will be signing...

jul. 18, 2014, 1:12pm

>44 KentonSem:

Good question. I guess someone else - artist? editor? publisher? - will sign. Rick Hautala is also no longer with us.

jul. 18, 2014, 2:47pm

I guess they could do like Haffner did for the Wellman limited canceled checks for the signatures

jul. 18, 2014, 5:50pm

>45 rtttt01:,>46 cosmicdolphin:

Ah, yes. Forgot about Rick Hautala's passing last year.

Haffner Press was originally going to simply include a canceled personal check signed by Wellman. They ended up cutting out the signature and mounting it in the book. It turned out really nice.

jul. 28, 2014, 11:06am

Some good news from PS Publishing:

". . . the indefatigable Darrell Schweitzer, one of Life’s good guys, as a pre-cursor to his upcoming Lovecraftian anthology, THAT IS NOT DEAD. Darrell, tell us about it.

“The Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yog Sothoth, and the rest, so vividly described by H.P. Lovecraft, have lurked in the dim places of the Earth since the beginning of time. That is not dead, wrote the mad poet Abdul Alhazred, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.

“You may reasonably wonder, then, why no one seemed to notice prior to the events in the Lovecraft stories. Was Cthulhu merely dreaming in sunken R’lyeh all this time, or did the dreams he sent out to mankind subtly influence, or pervert, human history? Were the outbreak of the Dunwich Horror and the resurrection of Charles Dexter Ward’s ancestor Joseph Curwen, both of which occurred in the 1920s, unique events, or have similarly dreadful things happened before? What were the Mi-Go of Yuggoth doing in the centuries before they were discovered in the Vermont hills by Henry Wentworth Akeley, as told in ‘The Whisperer in Darkness’?

“This book proposes that such horrific events did occur down the centuries. They just have not been adequately chronicled until now. Esther Friesner proposes a unique explanation to the explosion of the island of Thera in the 2nd millennium B.C., which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “big bang.” Keith Taylor illuminates what was up till now merely a sinister allusion, of how Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos appeared as a man in Egypt in the days of the pharaohs. Jay Lake and John Langan tell of very different encounters between ancient Romans and forces vaster and more ancient than any of the world’s empires. Darrell Schweitzer tells how survivors of the disastrous Peasants’ Crusade made an even more hideous pilgrimage to the Plateau of Leng. Don Webb reveals the very circumstances under which the English scholar John Dee translated the dreaded Necronomicon into English in the early 17th century. S.T. Joshi, John R. Fultz, Harry Turtledove, Richard Lupoff, Will Murray. W. H. Pugmire, and Lois Gresh all explore the subtle and insidious ways Lovecraft’s cosmic monsters have touched the lives of all of us. If our species still survives, it may be by sheer chance, and not for long, for the horrors are still there, still waiting for the day when the stars are right and they shall return to reclaim the Earth.' "

jul. 28, 2014, 1:15pm

It all sounds like a good anthology.

Innsmouth Free Press did something similar with Historical Lovecraft. It looks like Schweitzer got some big names.

set. 18, 2014, 2:32pm

Hippocampus Press has the 3-volume, 500 copy H. P. Lovecraft's Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition up for pre-order. Any thoughts on this set, WT members? I'm on the fence, but it is quite tempting.

set. 19, 2014, 5:53pm

Forthcoming from Subterranean Press - The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison:

Great TOC and it sounds like it will be a very handsome volume to boot (thanks to LT member Podras. for the heads-up).


>50 KentonSem:

I'm glad this is gonna be out there but I highly doubt I'll be purchasing a copy.

set. 25, 2014, 10:28am

New from Hippocampus Press; sounds very interesting.

Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos by Bobby Derie


• Cover artwork by Gahan Wilson
• Paperback
• 314 pages
• ISBN 978-1-61498-088-9
• August 2014

H. P. Lovecraft was one of the most asexual beings in history—at least by his own admission. Whether we accept this view of his own sexual instincts or not, there is no denying that sexuality—normal and aberrant—underlies a number of significant tales in the Lovecraft oeuvre. The impregnation of a human woman by Yog-Sothoth in “The Dunwich Horror” and the mating of humans with strange creatures from the sea in “The Shadow over Innsmouth” are only two such examples.

In this pioneering study, Bobby Derie has presented an objective and scholarly analysis of the significant uses of love, sex, and gender in the work of H. P. Lovecraft and some of his leading disciples. Along the way, Derie treats such matters as Lovecraft’s relations with his wife, portrayals of women in his work, and the question of homosexuality in his life and work. Many Lovecraft stories are subject to detailed examination for their sexual implications.

Derie then examines the work of such significant writers of the Lovecraft tradition as Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Ramsey Campbell, W. H. Pugmire, and Caitlín R. Kiernan, whose work features far more explicit sexuality than anything Lovecraft could have imagined. Derie goes on to study sexual themes in other venues, such as Lovecraftian occultism, Japanese manga and anime, and even Lovecraftian fan fiction.

The result is a comprehensive and incisive examination of a delicate subject—but one whose significance in Lovecraftian writing can hardly be denied.

set. 25, 2014, 5:57pm

47 Kentonsem, belated reply: I got the full cancelled check in my copy of the the Wellman Limited :-) Maybe he did that with some of them I don't know. Mine is intact though.

set. 25, 2014, 8:30pm

>53 cosmicdolphin:

I thought that an email I received from Stephen Haffner offering complete check vs. cut-out signature was taking a general poll of all pre-order customers to see which way was preferred. Maybe he was actually offering each one of us an individual choice. Pretty cool. Now that you've reminded me, I think I'll add the Pursuivant volume to my Halloween reading pile.

set. 30, 2014, 9:14am

>52 artturnerjr:

Perfect cover.


Editat: feb. 9, 2015, 7:57pm

News from PS Publishing:

The Starry Wisdom Library

Also just in is a total mindblower put together (edited is perhaps the best phrase though even that’s not wholly accurate) by Nate Pedereson (with a little help from the following academics and bibliophiles:

JOSHI, S. T. – Introduction
ANIOLOWSKI, Scott David – Massa di Requiem per Shuggay
BARRASS, Glynn -- The Book of Azathoth
BERGLUND, Edward P. – Cultus Maleficarum
BIRD, Allyson – The Book of Karnak
BRENTS, Scott – Lewis Carroll / Charles Dodgson Letter
BULLINGTON, Jesse – Il Tomo della Biocca
CAMPBELL, Ramsey – The Revelations of Glaaki
CARDIN, Matt – The Daemonolorum
CHAMBERS, S. J. – Remnants of Lost Empires
CISCO, Michael – Liber Ivonis
CUINN, Carrie – Image du Monde
FILES, Gemma -- The Testament of Carnamagos
GAVIN, Richard – De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis
HANSON, Christopher – The Pnakotic Manuscripts
HARMS, Daniel - The Book of Dzyan
JONES, Stephen Graham– The Ssathaat Scriptures
LANGAN, John– Les Mystères du Ver
LEMAN, Andrew - Practise of Chymicall and Hermetickall Physicke
LLEWELLYN, Livia – Las Reglas de Ruina
MAMATAS, Nick – The Black Book of the Skull
MORENO-GARCIA, Silvia – El Culto de los Muertos
MORRIS, Edward – The Book of Invaders
NICOLAY, Scott – The Ponape Scripture
PRICE, Robert M. – The Book of Iod
PUGMIRE, W. H. – The Sesqua Valley Grimoire
PULVER, Joe – The King in Yellow
RAWLIK, Pete – The Qanoon-e-Islam
SATYAMURTHY, Jayaprakash – The Chhaya Rituals
SCHWADER, Ann K – The Black Rites
SCHWEITZER, Darrell – The Nameless Tome
SPRIGGS, Robin – The Dhol Chants
STRANTZAS, Simon – The Black Tome of Alsophocus
TANZER, Molly – Hieron Aigypton
TAYLOR, Keith – The Book of Thoth
TIDBECK, Karin – The Cultes des Goules
TYSON, Donald – Liber Damnatus
VALENTINE, Genevieve – The Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan
WALLACE, Kali - The Tablets of Nhing
WARREN, Kaaron – The Book of Climbing Lights
WEBB, Don – The Black Sutra
WELLS, Jeff – Observations on the Several Parts of Africa
WILSON, F. Paul– Unaussprechlichen Kulten
Rare book cataloging for the anthology conducted by Jonathan Kearns of Adrian Harrington Rare Books.

Here’s the lowdown (and, believe me, you shouldn’t expect to see its like again):

“Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century.

“The recent, shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled “Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island,” and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the Church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence.

“The sale, of course, never materialized—as later events make obvious—but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult’s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory.

“Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique amongst its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade—recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult’s possession—commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction.

“As such, the catalogue is a uniquely—almost absurdly—valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world, and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing.”

Come on . . . how can you resist?!

des. 8, 2014, 11:23am

>56 KentonSem:

Whoa. Pure awesome.

gen. 1, 2015, 11:01am

Announced for 2015 from Dark Regions Press:

Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror Illustrated by Daniele Serra featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Nancy Kilpatrick, Lois Gresh and many more. Indiegogo campaign launching in late January/February

A new anthology of Lovecraftian horror and weird fiction from only female authors edited by Lynne Jamneck is coming from Dark Regions Press in 2015. The anthology, titled Dreams from the Witch House, will launch for preorder in late January or early February on in a new crowdfunding campaign. The book will feature original wraparound color cover artwork by renowned artist Daniele Serra, and if the crowdfunding campaign is successful each story will feature an original illustration by the artist as well. Including stories from renowned authors like Joyce Carol Oates, Nancy Kilpatrick, Lois Gresh, Storm Constantine and many more, Dreams from the Witch House will only be offered in one signed format: deluxe slipcased hardcover signed by all contributors featuring illustrated end sheets.

Keep a look out in the coming weeks for more news on the upcoming Indiegogo campaign for Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror.

Editat: gen. 16, 2015, 11:39am

From PS Publishing:

Darrell Schweitzer's Lovecraftian inspired anthology THAT IS NOT DEAD. As Darrell says in his intoruction:

"Experienced readers of H. P. Lovecraft will immediately recognize the source of this book’s title. It comes from the “unexplainable couplet” of Abdul Alhazred:

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.

"In reality, Abdul Alhazred was a name H. P. Lovecraft either made up or came across as a child, when he’d just discovered The Arabian Nights and liked to play Arab. But as an adult, he put the name to more intriguing, literary use. In “The Nameless City” (1921), he told us that this “mad poet” dreamed of an incredibly ancient, ruined city in the desert the night before he “sang” this couplet."

The Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yog Sothoth, and the rest, so vividly described by H. P. Lovecraft, have lurked in the dim places of the Earth since the beginning of time.

You may reasonably wonder, then, why no one seemed to notice prior to the events in the Lovecraft stories. Was Cthulhu merely dreaming in sunken R’lyeh all this time, or did the dreams he sent out to mankind subtly influence, or pervert, human history? Were the outbreak of the Dunwich Horror and the resurrection of Charles Dexter Ward’s ancestor Joseph Curwen, both of which occurred in the 1920s, unique events, or have similarly dreadful things happened before? What were the Mi-Go of Yuggoth doing in the centuries before they were discovered in the Vermont hills by Henry Wentworth Akeley, as told in “The Whisperer in Darkness”?

This book proposes that such horrific events did occur down the centuries. They've just not been adequately chronicled until now. And here is the line up of Lovecraftians who have done just that:

Mesopota Egypt, 1200 BC: Herald of Chaos — Keith Taylor
mia, second millennium BC: What a Girl Needs — Esther Friesner
Judaea, second century AD: The Horn of the World’s Ending — John Langan
Central Asia, second century AD: Monsters in the Mountains at the Edge of the World — Jay Lake
Palestine, Asia Minor, and Central Asia; late eleventh and mid twelfth centuries AD: Come, Follow Me — Darrell Schweitzer
England, 1605: Ophiuchus — Don Webb
Russia, late seventeenth century: Of Queens and Pawns — Lois H. Gresh
Mexico, 1753: Smoking Mirror — Will Murray
France, 1762: Incident at Ferney — S. T. Joshi
Arizona Territory, 1781: Anno Domini Azathoth — John R. Fultz
Massachusetts, USA, early twentieth century. Italy, early nineteenth century: Slowness — Don Webb
Massachusetts, USA, and Spain, late nineteenth century: The Salamanca Encounter — Richard A. Lupoff
Seattle, Washington, USA, 1889: Old Time Entombed — W. H. Pugmire
England, twenty-first century and the Middle Ages: Nine Drowned Churches — Harry Turtledove

gen. 16, 2015, 12:01pm

That looks good.

gen. 16, 2015, 12:04pm

>60 paradoxosalpha:

It really does. PS has been releasing a lot of really good Lovecraftian stuff lately!

gen. 16, 2015, 12:33pm

I may order this one. Harry Turtledove in a Lovecraft anthology? I'm game.

gen. 16, 2015, 12:47pm

>59 KentonSem:

Looks like Schweitzer recruited a lot of the same talent that he had on board for his excellent Cthulhu's Reign anthology (Don Webb, Will Murray, Richard A. Lupoff, etc.). And it's got an S.T. Joshi story! Yeah, definitely getting ahold of that one at some point. 8)

Editat: feb. 9, 2015, 8:02pm

>56 KentonSem:, >57 paradoxosalpha:

Just received The Starry Wisdom Library: the Catalogue of the Greatest Occult Book Auction of All Time. What great design! It's laid out to look like a real catalog from 1877. It can just as easily be browsed through randomly a bit at a time as it can be devoured cover to cover. Paradoxosalpha, I think you would especially enjoy this volume.

feb. 10, 2015, 9:24am

>64 KentonSem:

I loved it, I think it appealed to the same part of my brain that responds to the fake scholarship and obsessive list-making of Jorge Luis Borges and Peter Greenaway's films. A couple of questions though - do all the volumes refer back to a bit of pre-existing Mythos, either originating with Lovecraft or one of his successors? And how to describe it? I put "literary hoax" as a tag, but I don't think it's quite right (I was thinking that Lovecraft learnt the trick of verisimilitude from Poe's genuine hoaxes, and there's a line from the stories to this volume).

feb. 10, 2015, 10:27am

Yeah, I'd love that book I'm sure. But I'm a little inhibited from such indulgence right now.

Editat: feb. 20, 2015, 9:12am

Innsmouth Nightnares edited by Lois Gresh has been announced by PS Publishing for 2015:

INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES (PS Publishing, 2015) will include stories by the following authors (in no particular order). I had to turn down some wonderful stories for INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES, and some of the decisions were very difficult. In the end, the book tops 100,000 words and includes some of the finest weird tales I’ve ever read.

Caitlin Kiernan
Laird Barron
John Shirley
Lavie Tidhar
Wilum Pugmire
Steve Rasnic Tem
Paul Kane
Richard Gavin
Lisa Morton
Jonathan Thomas
John Langan
Bill Nolan
Jason Brock
Nancy Kilpatrick
Joe Pulver
Tim Lebbon
Tim Waggoner
Jim Moore
Nancy Holder
Don Tyson
S.T. Joshi

març 25, 2015, 11:36am

I almost missed this brief note in the latest PS Publishing newsletter:


Just a tiny bit of space to mention something I'm really jazzed about and that is our upcoming 30th Anniversary edition of the great T. E. D. Klein’s magnum opus, THE CEREMONIES about which Stephen King said " . . . the most exciting novel in my field to come along since Straub's GHOST STORY" and Publishers Weekly said “Klein has put himself in the first rank of fantasy-horror writers."

Huzzah! I'll finally be able to replace my tattered old paperback.

feb. 10, 2016, 12:17pm

Just pre-ordered a new David J. Schow collection of fiction and non-fiction called DJSturbia from Subterranean Press

Sounds great! I see that they have also just announced a 25th anniversary edition of Summer of Night by Dan Simmons.

feb. 20, 2016, 12:28pm

Here is an unusual new special edition of "The Colour Out of Space" from Shelter Bookworks. Click through the images.

Editat: juny 22, 2016, 2:56pm

I almost missed this one (again - it's out) - the PS Publishing edition of The Ceremonies!

juny 22, 2016, 2:22pm

Swan River Press has announced an edition of the original shorter version of Our Lady of Darkness, "The Pale Brown Thing".

ag. 2, 2016, 3:48pm

and now swan river has 2 new anthologies from Brian - check 'em out

març 2, 2018, 11:18pm

Just up for pre-order is a special edition of The House on the Borderland from Swan River Press. Looking forward to the Alan Moore introduction - and the accompanying CD!

abr. 6, 2018, 9:34am

Hippocampus Press is doing an inexpensive "Classics of Gothic Horror" paperback series. I like the Aeron Alfrey cover art for the upcoming volume, Lost Ghosts: The Complete Weird Stories of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.

Editat: abr. 24, 2018, 9:18pm

I was nicely surprised when I received the recent Swan River Press edition of The House on the Borderland. The hardcover book itself comes in gorgeous, trippy full-color with a fine-looking dust jacket. It's signed by Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and John Coulthart. This special edition also contains a signed/numbered "soundtrack CD" by composer Jon Mueller. As an extra surprise, it also came with an envelope containing 3 numbered House on the Borderland/Wm Hope Hodgson postcards, and 2 additional postcards signed by Rosalie Parker and Ray Russell. One of 100 copies. with an embossed Swan River book stamp. Whew! This pic doesn't do it justice, but here it is. Keep an eye on Swan River!

abr. 24, 2018, 8:37pm

I'm a recent Sinclair fan, curious what he has to say in his afterword.

abr. 24, 2018, 9:17pm

Just noticed that the SR site has a brief yet interesting interview with Coulthart and Mueller. Too bad it doesn't include Sinclair!

Editat: abr. 11, 2019, 9:06am

Interesting signed Ligotti limited up for pre-order at Borderlands Press. Part of their "Little Book" series. This one is all interviews.

Editat: abr. 11, 2019, 9:23am

Haffner Press has announced a 2-vol The Complete John the Balladeer which collects not only all of the short stories but also the five novels which were published from 1979-1982!!!! Check out the link, which mentions an enticing bonus chapbook. While you're at it, simply poke around on the Haffner Press website and prepare to drool.

abr. 12, 2019, 5:09am

I put in an order with Hippocampus Press on 11 March and it was shipped 2 days ago - that’s more than 4 weeks and is yet to be delivered (their stated shipping times are 2-3 weeks). I have bought books from many sellers and have never encountered a delay like this. If there are any HP customers out there what is your experience? Unless a book is a must-have I am unlikely to buy from them again.

Editat: abr. 12, 2019, 9:30am

>81 scratchpad:

That's 20th-century fulfillment velocity, i.e. before Amazon put the screws to all their competition. "Allow 6-8 weeks" used to be typical, permitting publishers to batch orders and do shipping once or twice a month.

abr. 12, 2019, 10:04am

>82 paradoxosalpha:


>81 scratchpad:

I'd email Hippocampus Press and ask them. Never had any issues with them myself.

Editat: jul. 1, 2019, 2:34pm

Just received a copy of Frozen Hell from Wildside Press. It's a recently discovered, longer version of John W. Campbell's classic "Who Goes There?" With some nice illustrations by Bob Eggleton. You can find it in various formats on Amazon.

jul. 1, 2019, 9:51am

Borderlands Press continues its wonderful Little Books series with A Little Purple Book of Phantasies by Gahan Wilson. I'm really looking forward to it.

jul. 1, 2019, 2:10pm

>84 KentonSem: I contributed to their Kickstarter campaign and received my hardcover a couple of weeks ago. Haven't cracked it open to read yet but will soon. It's a very nicely bound book.

jul. 15, 2019, 12:25pm

>86 ScoLgo:

I Kickstarted, too. Robert Silverberg provides some fascinating background detail in his introduction, such as the story's germination in an earlier tale called "Brain-Stealers of Mars", which had a more standard space-opera bent.

nov. 25, 2019, 7:45pm

I meant to post this months ago. In fact the Autumn issues of the below journals are now out. These are the spring 2019 editions.

On the left is Ghosts and Scholars - a journal about M. R. James that has been going for 40 years. It does include original fiction as well as features about James and his circle, and sometimes wider ranging ghost or weird fiction matters. Sadly the editor and originator Rosemary Pardoe has had to step down. Guest editors have been announced for the next two years.

It's an old-style A5 stapled fanzine type publication.

On the right is the "house organ" of Tartarus Press, Wormwood. It rarely publishes fiction but has plenty of well-researched but not stuffily academic articles about weird, supernatural, and decadent fiction.

This one is a "perfect bound" (paperback style) softcover.

des. 31, 2019, 2:36pm

In March 2020, Black Coat Press is releasing an anthology called Weird Fiction in France that looks good:

feb. 25, 2020, 11:48am

Does anyone have an opinion of the Beehive Books edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau? I've had my eye on the deluxe Easton Press edition for awhile now, but the cost is a bit prohibitive, and I really dislike the 'Signed Edition' written on the spine. Are there any other fine editions of Moreau out there?

feb. 25, 2020, 11:03pm

>91 SolerSystem:
Paul Suntup is working on a set of books by Wells; he's announced Time Machine, Invisible Man, and War of the Worlds. People have been asking him to add Moreau and he said he would do it, but it may be at least a year away ( is producing some beautiful books.)

Editat: maig 20, 2020, 7:52am

Hippocampus has a nice half-off deal for their 3-vol Machen set. Looks good!

jul. 22, 2020, 10:41am

Ran into this review today for Women’s Weird: Strange Stories by Women 1890–1940. Sounds interesting, and it might provide some DEEP ONES material.

jul. 26, 2020, 10:27am

>94 KentonSem:, indeed a promising source -- and many of the stories in it could be available online due to lapse of copyright.

ag. 19, 2020, 6:04pm

Just picked up the 2-vol Hippocampus Press paperback edition of Dawnward Spire, Lonely Hill from co-editor S.T. Joshi. He was kind enough to inscribe it.

ag. 19, 2020, 8:34pm

Very nice.

Editat: ag. 19, 2020, 9:02pm

That's deserving of a feature in the Group gallery! -- and in fact, I see that it's already there.

gen. 23, 7:24am

Hippocampus Press has two new Clark Ashton Smith paperbacks available at a reasonable price. I like the CAS cover of the poetry book.

gen. 23, 9:18pm

Those and the Machen look great, but I really wish for hardbacks.

Editat: gen. 25, 11:19am

>100 elenchus:
Hippocampus does some limited cloth editions, but not for everything. It looks like The Last Oblivion is a corrected text of the 2002 edition. The Averoigne Chronicles seems to be a paperback edition of the 2016 Centipede Press hc. I'm not sure how they worked that out, but it is one gorgeous book!

gen. 25, 3:25pm

> 101

Corrected text - as in, I do need to buy it, after all? :(

gen. 25, 3:56pm

>102 housefulofpaper:

Hippocampus says, "A few typos have been corrected, and the bibliography bolstered. When the book first came out in 2002, some first appearances of poems had not yet been discovered. The main change is that the book is larger 6 x 9 in. format, with a larger font, improving legibility."

gen. 25, 8:34pm

>103 KentonSem:
Thanks for the info. I think I can survive with the 2002 edition :)

feb. 18, 4:28pm

999 cents! (snort)

feb. 20, 8:48am

It's available on my side of the pond, too; but still 999 cents on the cover though. I was hoping for 750 pence ...

feb. 20, 8:52am

>107 alaudacorax:

Good God! That's one hundred and fifty shillings for a paperback book!!!

feb. 20, 9:53am

>108 alaudacorax: It should only be 2/6. £7 10s 0d is outrageous.

I remember my family complaining when petrol reached 10s a gallon.