Welcome to our fifth issue. This time, we offer you eight tales of horror and the bizarre, a number of them connected by the thread of dark gods. Sword-and-sorcery meets horror in “The Song of Tussagaroth”, while a deity of the forest haunts a widowed man in “The Green World” and a terrible plague must be contained in “The Night We Burned Our Hearts Out”. A goddess of the Egyptian variety might be the cause of a strange infestation in “Nibbling”. A shape-shifting creature seems to haunt modern city streets in “The Changeling”. Strange aquatic creatures prey on unwary fishermen in “Beneath the Cold Black Sea” and “Borgan’s Deli” is open for business but not in a prime location.
This is our third and final issue for 2010, but if you are hungry for some more reading, rest assured, we’ve got you covered! Innsmouth Free Press will be publishing its first novel, Fraterfamilias, this December and its first anthology, entitled Historical Lovecraft, both in print and ebook format, in 2011.
Fraterfamilias, by Judith Doloughan and Paula R. Stiles, is a reissue of a novel originally published as an ebook several years ago. This contemporary SF thriller begins with the suicide-by-cop of one Paul Farrell, whose body is then stolen from the morgue by his Russian paleoanthropologist brother. But Paul doesn’t seem quite dead. Templar knights, shamanism, Russian mobsters, and immortality are woven together in this fast-paced mystery.
As for Historical Lovecraft, we are open to short story submissions until January 3, 2011. Read the full guidelines here.
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting stuff from us, the eldritch folks at Innsmouth Free Press.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Publisher) and Paula R. Stiles (Editor-in-Chief)
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You can read these stories online or download the PDF version of our fifth fiction issue (contains pretty pictures!).