Wednesday, February 16, 2011

News Feast

H.P. Lovecraft's "The Hound" has long been one of my favourite short stories, the author's own dismissals of it as a "piece of junk" notwithstanding. For years I've wanted to tap its grimly obsessive world, and recently an anthology invitation from the great Joe Pulver inspired me to do just that.

"Faint Baying from Afar; an Epistolary Tale After H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Hound'" will be appearing in the anthology Aklonomicon, due later this year from the newly-formed Aklo Press.
My story will feature art by none other than Lovecraftian legend Dave Carson. I'm humbled and awed.

On other fronts, my friend Hopfrog tells me that the March/April issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is starting to ship. This issue features "Night Gauntlet," the Lovecraftian round-robin by Don Webb, Robert M. Price, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire, Walter C. DeBill Jr., Jeffrey Thomas, and your grue-ly.

Also, Chilling Tales, Michael Kelly's staggeringly good all-Canadian Horror anthology from EDGE Publishing, will be haunting bookstores on March 1st. It features my own "King Him," along with new works from Barbara Roden, Ian Rogers, Gemma Files, Jason Ridler, Simon Strantzas, etc.

2011 has been a staggeringly good year thus far. Is it really only February??? MythosCon was a tremendous quickening for me. I've got many other irons in the fire at present and will be making announcements in due course.

The small presses of Horror are shooting off sparks these days. The number of great writers producing great books for great editors is dizzying.