Negens, by Ymir (Maxime B. René), via ymir-world.com.
What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?: An Anthology of Science Fiction Horror, edited by Sawney Hatton, Mega Thump Publishing, 2014. Cover art by Mickey Mik, info: sawneyhatton.com.
"In the tradition of movies like Alien, The Thing, Event Horizon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Phantasm, ‘What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?’ features more than a dozen never-before-published short stories that mix Horror and Science Fiction elements. These original tales, written by some of the best new genre authors from across the globe, range from the horrifying to the humorous, the cerebral to the surreal. All are devilishly entertaining. Print Edition contains two bonus stories, written by Sawney Hatton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, not appearing in digital edition."
“Microwave Technology” by Evan Purcell
“Crooked Head” by Steve Billings
“Beauty Is Skin” by Daniel Hale
“The Silence of Hestia” by Paul Starkey
“An Amuse Bouche” by Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi
“Halo” by Ben Pienaar
“Green” by Vince Liberato
“Black” by Ashley Norris Hurd
“Homecoming” by James Austin McCormick
“Time to Find Charley” by Catherine Edmunds
“Mesozoic Appetite” by Thomas Kleaton
“Out to Pasture” by KC Grifant
“China Doll” by Frank Collia
“Nighty Night” by Lisamarie Lamb
Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story: The Haunted Text (Crime Files), by Michael Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Info and sample chapter: palgrave.com.
"Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story is the first full-length study to concentrate on the engagement between detective fiction and the ghost story, one of the central relationships in all popular genres. It features works from many of the giants in both traditions including Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, M.R. James, John Dickson Carr, Susan Hill and Tony Hillerman. The Haunted Text includes a new and lively reading of The Hound of the Baskervilles, a comparison between Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black and the Simon Serrailler novels, and discussions on the ghost-haunted city of Rebus’s Edinburgh and Tony Hillerman’s novels about the Navajo people of the Southwestern United States. What emerges is a surprising picture of a long and influential association which has had a major effect on the development of detective fiction. This fascinating book will be of interest to both scholars and general readers alike."
1. Detecting the Ghost
2. Decoding the Past: Narrative and Inquiry in ‘The Musgrave Ritual’ and ‘The Treasure of Abbot Thomas’
3. Out of the Past: Retribution and Conan Doyle’s Double Narratives
4. ‘… That Forbidding Moor’: The Hound of the Baskervilles, a Ghost Story?
5. Agatha Christie’s Harlequinade: The ‘Bi-Part’ Soul of the Detective
6. John Dickson Carr’s Golden Age Gothic: The Locked Room Mystery and the Ghost Story
7. Rebus’s Edinburgh Palimpsest: The Spirits of the Place
8. Susan Hill’s Lost Hearts: The Woman in Black and the Serrailler Novels
9. Tony Hillerman’s Cultural Metaphysics
Notes to Chapters
Star Spawn of Cthulhu, by Russell Smeaton (tikirussy), via DeviantArt.
The Dunwich Horror, by H.P. Lovecraft, illustrated by Pete Von Sholly, PS Publishing, 2014. Cover art by Pete Von Sholly, info: pspublishing.co.uk.
"The Dunwich Horror is the story that hooked me on Lovecraft. The mystery of the Whateleys and their ways, the character of Wilbur and the stunning revelation of his true self, the verisimilitude of the setting and all the trappings work so well. It was in this tale that I learned about Miskatonic University, the standing stones crowning many lonely New England hilltops, the eerie truth about whippoorwills, and course the Necronomicon of the Mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred. We even get a nice juicy quote from that forbidden tome that tells us much about our place and the place of our own planet in the terrifying cosmic scheme of things. The ending works like a knockout punch and the lore and legend of Dunwich, both the town and its strange geography replete with rumbling hills build to it like a masterfully orchestrated score worthy of Erich Zann."
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Foreword by Pete Von Sholly
The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft, illustrated by Pete Von Sholly
Essay. The Mythic Hero Archetype in “The Dunwich Horror” by Donald R. Burleson
Essay. Call Me Wizard Whateley: Echoes of Moby-Dick in “The Dunwich Horror” by Peter Cannon
Essay. Lustcraft by W.H. Pugmire
Ein Alter Garten (Old Garden), by Michael Hutter, via octopusartis.com.
Gothic Studies, Volume 16, Number 1 / May 2014, edited by William Hughes, Manchester University Press, July 2014. Info and free version: manchester.metapress.com.
"The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day. The aim of Gothic Studies is not merely to open a forum for dialogue and cultural criticism, but to provide a specialist journal for scholars working in a field which is today taught or researched in almost all academic establishments. Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are readings in the media and beyond the written word."
Introduction: The EcoGothic in the Long Nineteenth Century , by David Del Principe
Abominable Transformations: Becoming-Fungus in Arthur Machen’s The Hill of Dreams, by Anthony Camara
(M)eating Dracula: Food and Death in Stoker’s Novel , by David Del Principe
The Bog Gothic: Bram Stoker’s ‘Carpet of Death’ and Ireland’s Horrible Beauty , by Derek Gladwin
Italian Rural Gothic: The Powers of Were-Goats in Tommaso Landolfi’s La pietra lunare (The Moonstone), by Keala Jewell
Meat, Cannibalism and Humanity in Paul du Chaillu’s Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; or, What Does a Gorilla Hunter Eat for Breakfast? by John Miller
‘L’orrida magnificenza del luogo’: Gothic Aesthetics in Antonio Fogazzaro’s Malombra, by Maria Parrino
An Already Alienated Animality: Frankenstein as a Gothic Narrative of Carnivorism , by Jackson Petsche
Between Darwin and San Francesco: Zoographic Ambivalences in Mantegazza, Ouida, and Vernon Lee , by Nicoletta Pireddu
Reviews, by Sarah Juliet Lauro, Clayton Tarr, and Elizabeth Fay
Bachelor Frog, by Devon Cady-Lee (Gorrem), via gorrem.blogspot.com.
Lonely Haunts: Six Ghost Stories’ / The Death Mask and Other Ghosts, by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson /
Mrs. H.D. Everett, Coachwhip Publications, 2014. Info: coachwhipbooks.com.
"This volume brings together two classic ghost story collections. The first, Six Ghost Stories by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson (1919), is an antiquarian ghost story delight in the vein of M.R. James. These are fully developed tales of ordinary lives into which the supernatural creeps. The second, Mrs. H.D. Everett’s The Death Mask and Other Ghosts (1920), is a fun and varied collection of fourteen shorter ghost stories, with family haunts, communication from the other side, malevolent curses, and more. These are an excellent addition to the ghost story bookshelf."
Six Ghost Stories, by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson
The Death Mask and Other Ghosts, by Mrs. H.D. Everett
Alien Bed, by Howard Schechtman, via ArtStation.
H.P. Lovecraft e il cinema, di Antonio Tentori, Profondo Rosso, 2014. Info: profondorossostore.com.
'L'americano H.P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) è morto sconosciuto e in miseria, ma oggi è considerato un artista fondamentale nel genere horror essendo l'autore di capolavori quali “Il colore venuto dallo spazio”, “L'orrore di Dunwich”, “La maschera di Innsmouth”, “Il modello di Pickman”, “Il richiamo di Cthulhu”, “Colui che sussurrava nel buio” e “Alle montagne della follia”. La fama di Lovecraft ha però cominciato a diffondersi solo a partire dagli anni Sessanta, quando le sue opere hanno iniziato a venire adattate per il cinema e la televisione. In seguito, numerose sono state anche le pellicole che, pur senza basarsi su nessuna storia in particolare, hanno ripreso lo spirito, l'atmosfera e i contenuti caratteristici di questo scrittore. Nel presente volume viene definita, catalogata e analizzata proprio l'intera produzione di film e telefilm dell'orrore tratti o anche solo ispirati da Lovecraft, con un corredo di foto.'
The Dreams in the Witch House, by H.P. Lovecraft, illustrated by Pete Von Sholly, PS Publishing, 2014. Cover art by Pete Von Sholly, info: pspublishing.co.uk.
"The Dreams In The Witch House has always been a favorite of mine. I love the witch using math to bridge the dimensions, her furry, fanged familiar, Brown Jenkin with his nuzzling ways, and the visions of hyperspace travel… including a stop somewhere in space and time where we finally get to see the Old Ones from the Mountains of Madness as living creatures. Is the story flawless? Well, I don’t know why Keziah balks at the sight of the crucifix, but Gilman does use its chain to strangle her! Perhaps she foresaw that; she is a witch after all! The depictions of hyperspace and the distortions of our characters when they travel through it tap into a stylistic place which I enjoy tremendously… though, alas, I seldom have an excuse to visit! "
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Foreword by by Stuart Gordon
The Dreams in the Witch House by H.P. Lovecraft, illustrated by Pete Von Sholly
Essay. ‘Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin’ by Fritz Leiber