Doubtless the intent was for me to stumble upon it after our return, and drive me mad, but really, I’m just pleased and excited by what I see flipping through it. I’m especially excited to find a poem by internet pal Bryan Thao Worra and a Robert Johnson-as-Mythos acolyte story within its pages, because I really dig Robert Johnson riff-stories. Plus, of course, my own tale, “ἱερὸς γάμος [Hieros Gamos]” mutters and shrieks from somewhere among its pages.
More on the book once I’ve had time to settle in and read it, but for now: what a gorgeous, perfectly distressing cover by Alix Branwyn. Check out Cthulhu’s guts: more tentacles coiling out from within. He’s tentacles all the way down… which really suits a book of stories about how people end up being cultists of the weirdest and most inhuman gods imaginable.
If you dig modern Lovecraftian fiction, then you should get a copy for yourself, either from Martian Migraine (the publisher) or from Amazon, whichever you prefer. (There’s links in the sidebar of this page, at the moment, too!)
Big Echo is new. It bills itself as a site devoted to critical SF, and this story fits there; it’s about AIs, human consciousness, human arrogance, and pronouns. I’ve also written some brief background notes on the story.
It looks like the word is out on the table of contents Martian Migraine’s forthcoming Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis. My story “ἱερὸς γάμος [Hieros Gamos]” is among those appearing in the book, hooray! The cover fits the book concept pretty perfectly, too:
I’m thrilled: it took a while for ” “ἱερὸς γάμος” to find a home, but I’ll spare you the gore and cavern monsters and just say I’m very happy to see it found a home in such a great-looking book, and in such fine company (for example, Bryan Thao Worra’s kicking off the contents with a new Lovecraftian poem!) as well as among so many new voices too. (At least, a lot of them are new to me!)
I’m excited to see the final product. Now I just need to check the final edit on the story and send it back to the editor. Life with a newborn has slowed my turnaround, but I’ll get on it right away!