The Strange Dark One and Others -- Tales of Nyarlathotep. This is a book idea I've had for a wee while, and its time hath come. I proposed it today to David Wynn at Mythos Books, and he said "Yes, yes, yes!" The contents as I see it will be something like this:
"Recompense of Sorrow" (5,000 words, reprint)
"Some Bacchante of Irem" (3,000 words, reprint)
"The Audient Void" (1,500 words, heavily revised reprint)
"The Hands that Reek and Smoke" (3,000 words, reprint)
"One Last Theft" (10,000 words, reprint)
"The Strange Dark One" (new yet-to-be-written novelette)
"This Terrible Relic" (new yet-to-be written weird tale)
"To See Beyond" (7,500 words, my just-completed sequel to Robert Bloch's "The Cheaters")
and I want to write a new wee sonnet cycle to ye Crawling Chaos.
"The Strange Dark One" will, as I see it, be a Sesqua Valley novelette set in 1917 and concerning a group of avant-garde poets who all witness a singular cosmic vision concerning the Faceless God. This is a work I've had in mind for some time, with two characters based on real poets: H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) and Robert H. Barlow. I am especially eager to write a loving portrayal of a character based on Barlow, yet one who embraces and survives being queer, rather than taking his life as Barlow did.
I am also well into the first chapter of The Fabulous Darkness -- A Novel of Richard Upton Pickman, that I am writing with Maryanne K. Snyder. And I am well into working on the next book for Hippocampus Press, primarily a collection of prose poems. Lots and lots of writing ahead, yeehaw!!!!