Work on new fiction goes very slowly; but the hot summer weather, which rather drains me of energy, has cooled deliciously, and I have been working on the final two new original tales for my forthcoming collection from Centipede Press, An Ecstasy of Fear and Others. After those two tales are completed, I begin work on the new stories for my books with Jeffrey Thomas (of Enoch Coffin tales) and Henry J. Vester III (an entire book of works inspir'd by Clark Ashton Smith). To ensure total concentration of the completion of these new books, I am refusing all incoming invitations to submit new tales to anthologies. I need to keep my mind uncluttered and focus on the creation of my new books.
I find that I am utterly obsess'd with the new attention given to Pluto.
Also to be publish'd by Hippocampus Press next month is ye revised/expanded edition of S. T.'s examination of modern Mythos fiction, now with an updated title that points to Joshi's realization that ye Mythos is not dead & still dreaming.
"In this new edition, extensively revised and expanded, Joshi continues to explore the myriad ways in which writers of all different sorts have elaborated upon the themes, conceptions, and imagery found in Lovecraft's writing. This edition includes several new chapters on Mythos novels and tales written over the past two decades. Caitlin R. Kiernan has emerged as a leading author of Lovecraftian fiction, fusing her own distinctive idiom with Lovecraft's central motifs to produce work of scintillating vibrancy. Jonathan Thomas, in stories like 'Tempting Providence' and the novel The Color over Occam (2011), has also done outstanding work, as have such diverse writers as Donald Tyson, Ann K. Schwader, Cody Goodfellow, W. H. Pugmire, and many others. Anthologists such as Paula Guran, Stephen Jones, and Joshi himself have enticed some of the best writers of contemporary weird fiction to write original tales employing the Lovecraft idiom, with spectacular results."
II. The Lovecraft Mythos: Emergence
III. The Lovecraft Mythos: Expansion
IV. Contemporaries: Peers
V. Contemporaries: Scions
VI. The Derleth Mythos
VIII. The Scholarly Revolution
357 pages, with cover art by Jason C. Eckhardt.