The Grimscribe’s Puppets (2013)

GP - cover [front] 2012.11.21

Miskatonic River Press (paperback)

cover art Daniele Serra

Thomas Ligotti is beyond doubt one of the Grandmasters of Weird Fiction. In The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., has commissioned both new and established talents in the world of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to Ligotti and celebrate his eerie and essential nightmares. Poppy Z. Brite once asked, “Are you out there, Thomas Ligotti?” This anthology proves not only is he alive and well, but his extraordinary illuminations have proven to be a visionary and fertile source of inspiration for some of today’s most accomplished authors.

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Table of Contents:

Livia Llewellyn “Furnace”
Daniel Mills “The Lord Came at Twilight”
Michael Cisco “The Secrets of the Universe”
Kaaron Warren “The Human Moth”
Joel Lane “Basement Angels”
Darrell Schweitzer “No Signal” Robin Spriggs “THE XENAMBULIST: A Fable in Four Acts” Nicole Cushing “The Company Town”
Cody Goodfellow “The Man Who Escaped This Story”
Michael Kelly “Pieces of Blackness”
Eddie M. Angerhuber “The Blue Star”
Jon Padgett “20 SIMPLE STEPS TO VENTRILOQUISM”
Robert M. Price “The Holiness of Desolation”
Mike Griffin “Diamond Dust”
Richard Gavin “After the Final”
Scott Nicolay “Eyes Exchange Bank”
Simon Strantzas “BY INVISIBLE HANDS”
Paul Tremblay “Where We Will All Be”
Ally Bird “Gailestis”
Jeff Thomas “The Prosthesis”
John Langan “Into the Darkness, Fearlessly”
Gemma Files “OUBLIETTE”

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We’re proud and delighted to announce two releases we have coming in 2012.
Thomas Ligotti is beyond doubt one of the Grandmasters of Weird Fiction. And in The Grimiscribe’s Puppets editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has commissioned many of today’s most acclaimed authors of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to Ligotti and celebrate his eerie and essential nightmares. Poppy Z. Brite once asked, ‘Are you out there, Thomas Ligotti?’ This anthology proves not only is he alive & well, but his extraordinary illuminations have proven to be a visionary and fertile treasury of inspiration for some of today’s best authors.
The Grimscibe’s Puppets will be released Fall 2012.

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A Season in Carcosa
is a loving tribute to Robert W. Chambers’ beguiling creation, The King in Yellow. Again, editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., long a devout and vocal advocate of RWC, has commissioned many of today’s most respected horror and “Weird” authors to contribute all new tales that spring from the haunted realms that Chambers’ infamous “play” and characters spring from. H. P. Lovecraft himself believed Chambers to among the finest practitioners of the Weird Tale and Pulver returns to the roots of the King In Yellow with these tales that are inspired by the transcendent “core” tales and avoid the tentacles and trapping of the Cthulhu Mythos authors like August Derleth tethered it to.
A Season in Carcosa will be released in Summer 2012.

H. P. Lovecraft. Karl Edgar Wagner. Peter Straub. Those are a few of the names that stand tall in our genre and when it comes to Robert W. Chambers and his King in Yellow they agree, Chamber’s beguiling tales of the King In Yellow and Carcosa are among the best in “Weird” fiction. Miskatonic River Press and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. are proud and delighted to present an anthology of all new tales inspired by Chambers .
In haunted and splintered minds… Minds shackled to lonely places…
In the hearts of beautiful woman…
In an old house where biblical thrived…
In threadbare truths, disturbed by despair, cobwebbed with illusions…
In far cold Carcosa…
Lies madness.
In A Season In Carcosa readers will find the strange and mysterious places of heart and mind that spring from madness, and those minds and the places touched by it are the realms that are mined. Chambers’ legacy of the worms and soft decay that spring from reading the King In Yellow play stir both new and established talents in the world of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to these eerie nightmares.
In Carcosa twilight comes and minds lost in the mirrors of lust and fear, are awash in legacies of shadows not mercy. . .

Thomas Ligotti is beyond doubt one of the Grandmasters of Weird Fiction. In The Grimiscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., has commissioned both new and established talents in the world of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to Ligotti and celebrate his eerie and essential nightmares. Poppy Z. Brite once asked, Are you out there, Thomas Ligotti? This anthology proves not only is he alive and well, but his extraordinary illuminations have proven to be a visionary and fertile source of inspiration for some of today’s most accomplished authors.

Robert W. Chambers’ beguiling creation, The King in Yellow. Again, editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., long a devout and vocal advocate of RWC, has commissioned many of today’s most respected horror and “Weird” authors to contribute all new tales that spring from the haunted realms that Chambers’ infamous “play” and characters spring from. H. P. Lovecraft himself believed Chambers to among the finest practitioners of the Weird Tale and Pulver returns to the roots of the King In Yellow with these tales that are inspired by the transcendent “core” tales and avoid the tentacles and trapping of the Cthulhu Mythos authors like August Derleth tethered it to.

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