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The Nickronomicon

Coming November 2014

ISBN: 978-1-927990-08-7

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Whether you’re a casual reader of Lovecraftian fiction, or a scholarly dissecting pro, this book is a must-have for your shelf! – The Horror Fiction Review

Author: Nick Mamatas
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Category: Horror
Paperback: US $13
E-book: US $5
Cover by Oliver Wetter. Interior art by GMB Chomichuk. With special thanks to Eric Schaller for his rare find of a vintage Lovecraft postcard.

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THIS VILE TOME collects thirteen blasphemous Lovecraftan tales of a certain scribe named Nick Mamatas. Warning: May contain shoggoths, martial arts, weirdness, Nyarlathotep, fish people from Innsmouth, and copious literary references. With an introduction by Orrin Grey and a bevy of disturbing alchemical illustrations by GMB Chomichuk. Side effects may include hallucinations and a steep descent into insanity.

About the author

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including Love is the Law, The Last Weekend, and the forthcoming crime novel I Am Providence. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Weird Tales, and many other magazines and anthologies.

About the illustrator

Nickronomicon3GMB Chomichuk is a Canadian writer, teacher, mixed media artist, graphic novelist and proud Winnipegger. He won the Manitoba Young Writers Award when he was 15. He won the Manitoba Book Award for Best Illustrated Book in 2011 for his graphic novel serial The Imagination Manifesto. His experimental sci-fi graphic novel experiment Raygun Gothic  was nominated for Canada’s Best Graphic Novel and Best Illustrator by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association. You can find his writing (without pictures, gasp!) in Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post Apocalypse and his illustrations accompanying many stories  in Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. His newest graphic novel The Underworld ( with Lovern Kindzierski ) will be out this year from Renegade Arts Entertainment. Cassie and Tonk an all ages story about a girl and her robot at the end of the world ( illustrated by Justine Currie) will launch at the Toronto Book Fair in November. 2015 will see the release of Infinitum A full length time-travel-noir graphic novel that he wrote and illustrated for CZP.  Watch his creative process unfold on the CBC documentary Artists By Night also out March 2015.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: The Man Who Collected Mamatas (by Orrin Grey)
  • Brattleboro Days, Yuggoth Nights
  • And Then, And Then, And Then ….
  • The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft
  • Wuji
  • Mainevermontnewhampshiremass
  • And Other Horrors
  • Real People Slash
  • Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Nyarlathotep
  • Jitterbuggin’
  • Hideous Interview with Brief Man
  • Dead Media
  • That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable
  • On the Occasion of My Retirement