Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Eldritch Chrome: Unquiet Tales of a Mythos-Haunted Future


Sammons, Brian M. and Barrass, Glynn Owen, eds. Eldritch Chrome: Unquiet Tales of a Mythos-Haunted Future. Chaosium, 2013. $17.95. ISBN: 978-1568823898.


Past, present, or future, you’re always screwed in a Lovecraftian universe. Even victories are only temporary and sanity precarious. Computers, capitalism and corporations only add to the problem.

The literary genes of the Man from Providence have proven quite good at splicing themselves into other genre genomes. Out in the disrupted publishing ecosystem we have now, they’ve swapped …

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Review: When the Stars are Right


By Allen Griffin


Jones, Scott R. When the Stars are Right. Martian Migraine Press (March 21st, 2014). Paperback: 128 pages. $15.99 CAD. ISBN-978-0-9879928-8-8.


To say we are going to discuss another book that posits The Mythos as spirituality reality is likely to elicit a chorus of groans and more than a few dismissals. Please wait, though – there is something here for everybody.

I have no intention on passing judgment on the veracity of the Mythos in the real …

IFPReview: When the Stars are Right

Review: Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History


By Ada Hoffmann


Older, Daniel José & Fox, Rose, eds. Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History. Crossed Genres Publications (May 2014).


In the publication of an anthology like Long Hidden, questions inevitably arise. Obviously, we need more diversity in fiction – but when we ask for it directly, are the resulting stories any good?

With Long Hidden, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

While the anthology guidelines (historical fantasy, set in the real …

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Jones, Stephen, ed. Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth. Fedogan & Bremer: 2013. $35. ISBN: 978-1-878252-07-4.

In the Lovecraft universe, Innsmouth is the most blighted piece of real estate on Earth. Arkham may have its pockets of oddities. You may want to stay out of subterranean Boston and the Vermont woods, but the whole town of Innsmouth has never been the same since Captain Marsh started with his South Sea imports.

It’s no wonder rotting, run-down Innsmouth has inspired so many …

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Review: The Lord Came at Twilight

Mills, Daniel. The Lord Came at Twilight. Dark Renaissance Books (2014). Paperback. 228 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1937128876.

This is the second time I’ve reviewed a collection in these pages that contained a story that I’d previously acquired for publication in Fungi. As with the last such occasion, I consider myself lucky enough to call Mr. Mills a friend, though I must admit that I was a fan first. I was introduced to the work of Daniel Mills when he…
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Review: Whispers from the Abyss

By Allen Griffin

Rocha, Kat, ed. Whispers From the Abyss. 01 Publishing (October 11, 2013). USD $3.99, ebook. ASIN: B00FU0M3ZU.

We have been living in the age of The Novel for quite some time. High word counts and epic aspirations have paved the way to artistic validation since well before we were all born. Yet, there has been growing voices of dissent over the past several years, claiming it is time for the return of the short story and…
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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Cthulhu Cymraeg: Lovecraftian Tales from Wales

Jones, Mark Howard, ed. Cthulhu Cymraeg: Lovecraftian Tales from Wales. Screaming Dreams, 2013. $12.99. ISBN 978-1-906652-21-0.

Unless you’re Welsh, I doubt you’re going to like this book.

All right. That’s a bit strong. I don’t think you’re going to like all this book unless you have very catholic tastes in what constitutes Lovecraftian fiction. On the flip side, I am almost certain you’ll find something to like in this book.

Arguably, the title is rather redundant. As S.T. Joshi’s …

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Review: Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales from Beyond the Grave

By Mason Ian Bundschuh

Sammons, Brian M. and Conyers, David, eds. Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales From Beyond the Grave. Chaosium, Inc., 1st edition (August 12, 2013).

If you can’t tell by the title of the anthology, Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales From Beyond the Grave is full of stories that feature the undead in all their possible permutations.

Undead & Unbound opens up with Cody Goodfellow’s deliciously grimy LA noir pulp story “Blind Item,” a smack across the …

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Column: Retronomicon: The Harker Legacy

Glenn, Teel James. The Harker Legacy. Anachron Press, 2012. USD $6.99. ISBN 13-978-1481171816.

This story takes place in one of those parallel worlds where a bullet was not fired in Texas in 1937 and so the world was changed….

That bullet was actually fired in 1936, June 11th to be precise. The bullet was from a .380 Colt Automatic. It didn’t belong to the shooter. He’d borrowed it from a friend, who would go on to regret the loan.…
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