Friday, May 13, 2016

Things Be Slow

I keep hoping ye new books that shou'd have been releas'd will appear on my doorstep so that I can discuss and promote yem here--but they continue to be delay'd. I believe, although I am not certain, that there will be changes implemented in PS Publishing's LOVECRAFT ILLUSTRATED series. The first nine volumes have each featur'd a single Lovecraft story, new Introductions by S. T. Joshi, and a number of features following Lovecraft's texts. Future volumes may include more than one Lovecraft story in a single volume; and one of ye next volumes may be my favourite Lovecraft Work, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. When I know for certain about the series and possible changes, I'll let y'all know. It has been a fabulous series thus far, and I am thrill'd to be a part of it.

Ye other book that continues to be delay'd in David E. Schultz's annotated edition of H. P. Lovecraft's Fungi from Yuggoth, whut will be releas'd in a handsome hardcover edition and include 40 new illustrations by Jason C. Eckhardt. I was really hoping that ye book wou'd be releas'd this month, but now the release date is listed as "July". 

Still no copy of Black Wings V, whut is supposedly to be leas'd this month. I little confus'd that a signed-by-all-authors slipcase edition is for sale, as I don't recall signing any signature sheets for such an edition--but my mind has been malfunctioning of ate, so who knows...??? The other Joshi anthology that I am really looking forward to is The Red Brain and Other Cthulhu Mythos Tales, an anthology of new original Mythos tales that S. T. has edited for Dark Regions Press, to be publish'd in trade pb format. My story therein is, I think, one of my better recent efforts, "Pickman's Lazarus". 

S. T. has also edited a non-Lovecraftian anthology, ye title of which now escapes me, for which I have written an extremely bizarre story. Oh, I believe the book is call'd Nightmare's Realm and will be publish'd by either Dark Regions Press or, as their final title before the press goes into extinction, Dark Renaissance Books. My story of 2,870 words is call'd "The Barrier Between"--whut does sound bloody Lovecraftian, I admit.

I have finish'd a story set in Red Hook that is a wee follow-up to Lovecraft's "The Horror at Red Hook," for an anthology called The Heroes of Red Hook. My story, now accepted for ye book, is around 2,550 words & call'd "A Gentleman of Darkness". 

Being a writer is the thing I love most in life. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to have such an active creative life as I hobble toward old age. I have good good friends to hobble along with, I'll be having dinner with S. T. and Mary tomorrow afternoon, & then I hang out with Mary for two hours as S. T. practices with his choral group--and then Mary and I attend that evening's choral performance. Directly after that I drive Mary and S. T. to ye airport. That reminds me, I need to clean out my car!

Changes at YouTube now make it difficult for me to record vlogs, and so I have completely stopped. It sucks, cos I really enjoy'd doing them, and it was great when I had friends over who could join with me and chat about HPL. Below is an old vlog from 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to your new works, though I know I am not alone in saying I miss your vlogs...