Hippocampus Press has has released Dead Reckonings #25 featuring a number of engaging reviews and articles by S.T. Joshi, Ramsey Campbell, Darrel Schweitzer and others, including a tribute to the late Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire and my article, “A Look Behind the Challenge From Beyond” especially for Lovecraftians and Howardians. An impressive issue at a great price. Order and enjoy.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- A Look Behind “The Challenge from Beyond” ……….. Michael D. Miller
- Finding the Everything in Nothing ……….. Christopher Ropes
- Simon Strantzas, Nothing Is Everything.
- Weird Fiction and Decadence ……….. S. T. Joshi
- James Machin, Weird Fiction in Britain 1880–1939.
- That Is Not How the Story Goes ……….. Bev Vincent
- Theodora Goss, Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems.
- Sesqua Valley’s Weirdest Inhabitant, Wilum Pugmire ……….. David Barker
- Ramsey’s Rant: Horror versus Horror ……….. Ramsey Campbell
- Marvelous Milicent: The Rise and Removal of a Monster-Artist Maven ……….. Danel Olson
- Mallory O’Meara, The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.
- Maybe Johnny is an Old One? The Room as Lovecraftian Pastiche ……….. Edward Guimont
- Weird Fiction in the 21st Century: A Conversation with S. T. Joshi ……….. Alex Houstoun
- Rediscovering Ken Greenhall ……….. Darrell Schweitzer
- Ken Greenhall, Elizabeth; Hell Hound; and Childgrave.
- Some Notes on Call of Cthulhu and Other Lovecraftian Video Games ……….. Géza A. G. Reilly
- Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game.
- Running Towards Nothing: B. Catling’s Vorrh Trilogy ……….. Daniel Pietersen
- B. Catling, The Vorrh; The Erstwhile; and The Cloven.
- The Horror of Mendacity ……….. Acep Hale
- Daniel Powell, Horror Culture in the New Millennium: Digital Dissonance and Technohorror.
- Marvelous Monsters ……….. Hank Wagner
- Anya Martin, Sleeping with the Monster.
- Men Kill Women Like Me ……….. Fiona Maeve Geist
- Farah Rose Smith, Anonyma.
Meditations on the Agnostic Gothic ……….. Karen Joan Kohoutek
Lastly, there are so many other developments happening this month I cannot list them all now. On with June Gloom.
Everything has been shut down since Monday (yesterday) and will be until Thursday. State of emergency here in Michigan with -30 wind chill tomorrow. Great atmosphere for a game of The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31…
I can confirm from that my article “A Look Behind The Challenge from Beyond” will be in Dead Reckonings #24 Spring 2019 from Hippocampus Press. Major change on the The 21st Century Teaching Guide to Beowulf. The publisher will be De Gruyter Press, contracts signed. Late Spring/early Summer release. I have written Chapter 10: “Heroism & Beowulf.” In the midst of this blizzard sequester I will be finishing my essay for March Vladness (the line up is attached – competition begins March 1st) then moving to finish Perils & Prowess for Mythopoeia Games Publications.
First convention of the year already — will be at the Byron Center Comic Con on Saturday Feb 2nd with We Hate Bards autographing Realms of Fantasy RPG sourcebooks plus selling some classic out-of-print Vampire the Masquerade from White Wolf and Warhammer 2nd Edition books (from the now defunct Black Industries) which are likely to go quick.
Some real cool news — Centipede Press is going to re-release Studies in the Horror Film: Salem’s Lot for the 40th anniversary.
On to February!
Finally able to announce the extraordinary Hippocampus Press has published Lovecraft Annual No. 12 which contains my essay “2001: A Lovecraft Odyssey” as well as the work of a dozen luminaries in the field (Robert Waugh, David E Schultz, S. T. Joshi, Kenneth W. Faig Jr., Darrell Schweitzer, and others). Orders include free shipping with the U.S.A.
Lovecraft’s influence in Science-Fiction is often overlooked, and rarely do we discuss Lovecraft’s influence beyond the grave on visual story-telling and my work aims to examine the cosmic grandeur of Lovecraft and Kubrick’s film just in time for the 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Screenings. I’ve seen the IMAX screening and it is worth every single dollar.
Also, how cool is this — Necronomicon Press is back!