The Old God currently weighs in at 80K words … shorter than Toothless, but long enough for me to get lost in the details. A few things to keep straight: weather, the number of bullets in Jacob’s revolver, the phases of the moon …
One more chapter …
Illustration by A. V. S. Anthony for an 1877 edition of Longfellow’s “The Skeleton in Armor,” given to me as a gift by an old friend a year or so ago.
“As with his wings aslant,
Sails the fierce cormorant,
Seeking some rocky haunt
With his prey laden,
So toward the open main,
Beating to sea again,
Through the wild hurricane,
Bore I the maiden.”
In love with dark paths …
“Jemma Wadham, a researcher at the University of Bristol in Britain, has determined that a large reservoir of methane may sit under Antarctica’s ice sheets, produced by microbes that have gnawed in the darkness for eons on the organic matter of dead ecosystems that were plowed under by glaciers. As warming causes those glaciers to thin, methane, a potent greenhouse gas, could seep up through the ice — billions of tons of carbon that could accelerate global warming in ways that models haven’t anticipated.”
Wired Magazine imagines a Lovecraftian expedition to Antartica …
Gateway ruins of Satavahana Dynasty, ca. 1878.
© Krist Mort
Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey over at The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast invited me to read excerpts from Chambers’ “The Repairer of Reputations,” a story from The King in Yellow,for the debut episode of their premium podcast. The first of probably two episodes covering the Chambers story is now available to subscribers.
It’s only $2.22 a month (or, as they bill it, an appropriate $6.66 for three months) to subscribe. It’s well worth your money if you have any interest in weird fiction. I’ve been listening to their free show since they started. They do an excellent job.
If you want to catch my earlier reading for a free episode of their show—excerpts from H. P. Lovecraft’s “Winged Death” back in November—listen here.
New short fiction! J. P. Moore’s “Lord of the Southern Sky” debuts this month in the Dragon Moon Press anthology When the Villain Comes Home, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy. (Both also contributed original fiction.)
The anthology is the follow-up to the acclaimed and award-nominated collection, When the Hero Comes Home. Both anthologies present stories from all genres that focus on the moments after the big battle.
Who did the cover? Scott Purdy, of course!
When the Villain Comes Home is available in paperback, with ebook editions coming soon!