Book Review: The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files Book 1)

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Title: The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files Book 1)

Author: Charles Stross audiobook: narrated by Gideon Emery

Category: horror, science fiction, spy thriller, Lovecraftian

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Book Review: Nick Nightmare Investigates

nick nightmareTitle: Nick Nightmare Investigates

Author: Adrian Cole

Publisher: Alchemy Press with Airgedlámh Publications

Date published: September 6th, 2014

Category: Weird fiction, short stories, detective, modern pulp, Lovecraftian, cthulhu mythos

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Twenty free and 99 cent Lovecraftian Kindle Books, part one

Very cool! Lots of good deals here!

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There are a lot of Lovecraftian books available for Kindle that are 99 cents, or even free.  While I haven’t personally read them all, I am only listing the books with good reviews.  Take particular note of ICHTHYS by Arrin Dembo, The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack, and Shadows Over Main Street.

This is just the first entry in this series — stay tuned!  (You can follow this site via email by entering your email address at the top right of this page.)

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The Dark Verse, Vol. 1: From the Passages of Revenants – Twenty-six short tales of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. This is Sharkchild’s first collection of grim and ethereal stories—a silver medalist in the category of Horror in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The Elder Unearthed: Tales of NasNoroth and the Cult of the Elder – “The…

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The Stars Were Right by K.M. Alexander

stars were rightTitle: The Stars Were Right

Author: K.M. Alexander

Publisher: K.M. Alexander

Date published: September, 2013

Category: paranormal, urban fantasy, Cthulhu mythos, mystery

 

 

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Convention Report: Dreamation 2015

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Recap of my adventures at the Dreamation gaming convention in Morristown, NJ.

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Book haul

The lovely books

The lovely books

Spent Valentine’s day walking around the snowy streets of Philadelphia while waiting for a table. Popped into the Joseph Fox Bookstore during our travels. This shop was a crowded little affair. I felt like I was in a  broom closet, albeit a wonderful broom closet that is filled floor to ceiling with books.  I love the Mütter Museum, so I was excited to find a biography on Dr. Mutter, the 19th century surgeon. Picked up some Egyptian mythology for my son.

We almost missed our train back but were in luck, as it was delayed from the snow. There is nothing like a wintery train ride with a good book!

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The Lovely Ladies of Supernatural Horror in Literature

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In honor of Women in Horror month, let’s celebrate the pioneers of weird fiction and Gothic horror! Many of these early works are in the public domain and can be read for free. I have provided links when available. Continue reading

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Elder Sign End Times Trilogy Book 1: Arkham

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Elder Sign End Times Trilogy Book 1: Arkham by Jennifer Stanfield is a young adult fantasy/horror story. The book is 268 pages and was self-published with Smashwords in December, 2014. Three 19-year old survivors cope with life in a post-apocalyptic world. The fabled beast, dread Cthulhu, has risen and the world as we know has ended. A young adult novel set in a Lovecraftian universe is an unusual combination, but the author makes it work. The story was very readable, and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

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Book review: A Season in Carcosa

season in carcosa A Season in Carcosa (Miskatonic River Press, 2012), edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr, is a collection of 22 short stories that are based on Robert Chamber’s King in Yellow mythos.  The request to potential contributors of this collection stated: “No reprints. No HPL anything…This is a book about madness, altered realities, splintered minds, and what is behind the mask.” The stories in A Season in Carcosa range from good to AMAZING. Most stories range in the ‘very good’ category. A few were well-developed but the writing style was not my cup of tea. I have a confession… Continue reading

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NecronomiCon Providence – tickets on sale 6th Feb

Very excited for this! Thankfully reserved a room at the Biltmore already.

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Highlights from the latest NecronomiCon Providence 2015 news…

* “Convention passes (all levels) on sale 6th February 2015”, from 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time.

* “Most of the convention programming will take place at the Biltmore and Omni hotels, but there will be numerous satellite venues hosting external programming.”

* During the Convention… “a comprehensive collection of correspondence between Lovecraft and many of his friends and penpals on display at the gorgeously renovated John Hay Library at Brown University.”

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