Glorantha‘s Michael O’Brien talks to Joe Pulver, editor of the Chaosium anthology Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos, in contention for two World Fantasy Awards later this month (“Best Anthology” and “Best Short Story” for ‘The Neurastheniac’ by Selena Chambers).

Cassilda’s Song has been described as “featuring a who’s who of not just the top women writing weird fiction today but some of the very best authors and stories of the year period”.

You can listen to the interview here.

MOB also chats with Selena Chambers, author of the 2016 World Fantasy Award nominated short story ‘The Neurastheniac’, found in the Chaosium anthology Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers King in Yellow Mythos, itself in WFA contention for Best Anthology later this month.  (Interview with Selena Chambers)

Laird Barron (in his Feb 2016 review of Cassilda’s Song in Locus) said, “2015 was a good year for horror and weird fiction anthologies. Cassilda’s Song is an able demonstration of why. It’s also a pleasant, if macabre, signal that the field is flourishing…. The table of contents is exceptional not for the fact that it’s composed entirely of women, but rather for the high level of quality.”

About Selena Chambers’ tale in Cassilda’s Song, Barron writes, ” — Gorgeous, intricately layered, and extremely strange, this piece may be the blue ribbon exhibit in an exemplary batch …this is top shelf stuff.”

In addition, MOB also talks with illustrator Steve Santiago, creator of the extraordinarily striking cover image for the Chaosium anthology Cassilda’s Song. A life long fan of horror, science fiction and fantasy, Steve uses mixed media and photo manipulation in his art to incredible effect. (interview with Steve Santiago)

You can see more of Steve’s work at his artist website:

Cassilda’s Song has been nominated for two 2016 World Fantasy Awards. The WFA awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 in Columbus Ohio.

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Teleread: Interview with Joseph S. Pulver

Joseph S. Pulver Sr. is a major talent in modern dark/weird fiction, and one of the most gifted exponents of the legacy of Robert W. Chambers and H.P. Lovecraft. I asked him about his inspirations and working procedures.

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Arkham Horror Book Club: Interview with Joe Pulver

AHBC member Leeman Kessler of Ask Lovecraft interviews weird author Joe Pulver about his books and influences. Enjoy!

You can find out more about Leeman and watch his incredible Ask Lovecraft videos at

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Microphones of Madness: Six Questions with Joseph Pulver

“An inimitable master of style, Joseph Pulver, Sr. is known for his novels Nightmare’s Disciple and The Orphan Palace as well as numerous short story collections including: A House of Hollow Wounds, Portraits of Ruin, and King In Yellow Tales Vol. I. Pulver won a Shirley Jackson Award for The Grimscribe’s Puppets, a tribute to the work of Thomas Ligotti. The latest Pulver edited anthology, Cassilda’s Song, is now available in electronic format. We are honored to have Joe participate in the Six Questions series.”

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Miskatonic Musings: Episode 83 – Moustache Ride

“At long last, the much-delayed Joe Pulver episode is here! After much technical difficulty, we managed to salvage nearly 90 minutes of our almost-lost interview. We apologize for the audio quality, but hey, at least we didn’t lose it entirely.”

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Interview and Reading at Topic Berlin Weserstraße 166, 12045 Berlin

Last month, I was invited to speak about Robert W. Chambers/King in Yellow and weird fiction, at Topics Berlin, a new bookstore here in Berlin. I want to thank everyone who came out (a packed FRIENDLY house) on a damp and chilly night to hear me mumble/babble and read. Haven’t watched it yet; afraid, my stage fright, the 10,000 things I didn’t say, the people I didn’t mention… I had a great time. Thanks to Amir Naaman and the store staff for their kindness.

Behind the mask: An interview with Horror Writer Joseph S. Pulver (03/2014)

About the interviewer: Jayaprakash Satyamurthy is a writer and a musician. He also runs a shelter for rescued cats and dogs, together with his wife Yasmine Claire. His short stories have appeared in the Lovecraft Zine, Pratilipi, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and the anthology ‘Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities’ among other places. His first short story collection, ‘Weird Tales of a Bangalorean’ is being published this summer by Dunhams Manor Press, an imprint of Dynatox Ministries.

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Arkham Digest: Justin Steele interviews Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (03/2014)

“Author/Editor Joseph S. Pulver Sr. is known throughout the genre as the go-to guy for anything having to do with The King in Yellow. He has written 30+ King in Yellow stories himself, and edited A Season in Carcosa, which is the ultimate modern King in Yellow anthology. Also, next month’s issue of The Lovecraft eZine will be a special King in Yellow issue, edited by Mr. Pulver.

With the recent popularity of True Detective, there has been a surge of interest in The King in Yellow. Joe and I were talking one day about how some of the big articles seemed to get some facts wrong and we thought that we could put together an interview that would not only be a good primer/introduction for the newcomer, but also serve as a source of some more in depth information. Joe covers all the King in Yellow bases, and ends with several suggestions for the interested reader.”

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Lovecraft eZine Chat: Lovecraft eZine discusses Thomas Ligotti and his work
(Mike Davis, Matthew Carpenter, Michael Griffin, Rick Lai, Tom Lynch, Joseph Pulver, Pete Rawlick, Justin Steeele, Jeffrey Thomas)

The Poetics of the Weird: C. Derick Varn interviews Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (12/2012)

“Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. is an author, editor, and poet, who general works within the horror fiction, noir fiction / hardboiled, and dark fantasy genres. He lives in Germany.”

Read the complete interview here: The (Dis)Loyal Opposition to Modernity:


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Chômu interview #4 Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (12/2011)

“We come to our fourth exclusive interview, this time with Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., whose poetically pyrotechnical and paranormally pyromanical novel The Orphan Palace was released by Chômu Press in October. Here he talks about his move from the States to Germany, about the Blues, and, of course, about writing.”

Read the complete interview here: This Yellow Madness – Interview I did with/and for Chomu Press

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She Never Slept Interviews the Formidable Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (05/2011)

“This evening I am very excited to present this spooktacular interview with my dear friend and exceptionally talented writer, Joe Pulver. I met Joe several years ago at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. He has become a part of my extended family. I am proud to call him Brother. But I am also a big admirer of his writing. When I first hear him read his work, I was spellbound. Now when I pick up his books and read I can hear the cadence of his voice and it often sends chills up my spine. If you have not read anything by Joe, I highly recommend you checking out his work. In the meantime – take some time to get to know Mr. Pulver through this interview. As always – Enjoy my fiends!”

Read the complete interview here: She Never Slept

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Blood, Sin & Nightmares: an interview with Joe Pulver… (01/2011)

Kelly Young (Maelstrom Productions / Strange Aeons Magazine) recently had an opportunity to chat with author Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. about Lovecraft’s Mythos, the King in Yellow, music, noir and more! Joe’s latest collection, Sin & ashes, was recently released by Hippocampus Press…

Read the complete interview here:

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Translation of a recent interview into german. Published via the german online magazine Geisterspiegel:

Im Gespräch mit Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.(08/2011)

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Thomas Ligotti Online: TLO Member Interview: Joe Pulver (09/2009)

TLO Member Interview: Joe Pulver
Conducted by Phillip Stecco
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. is the author of the novel Nightmare’s Disciple and the collection Blood Will Have Its Season. Joe (as he prefers to be called) resides in upstate New York.

Read the complete interview here:


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