It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since I last posted. Much has happened, none of which I thought anyone but me would be interested in. I've never been much of a correspondent, even when the fastest way to connect with someone through the written word was the post.
There is news today. The next in Alban Lake Publishing's Lovecraftian fiction anthologies is imminent. The Mad Visions of Al-Hazred will shortly see light. We sent out a call for authors to tell us about the reasons Abdul al-Hazred would have for writing the Necronomicon, and in response they gave us some chilling stories. With fare both domestic and foreign, this is a truly international dish.
Table of Contents
The Nameless City (H.P. Lovecraft)
Abdul al-Hazred the Cleric
Coils of Apedemak (DJ Tyrer)
The Call and Visions
Prophet of the Black Hajj (Aaron Vlek)
Opiate Dreams (Roger Dale Trexler)
The Haunted Desert (Neal Privett)
Dark Messiah (Ethan Nahté)
The Colossi and the House of Nhan (Blake V. Rose)
My Eyes Were Set Aflame (Jordan King-Lacroix)
Withered Moon Obsidian Black (Morgan Griffith)
The Doom of al-Hazred
The Fires of Heaven, The Waters of Hell (DJ Gray)
The Andalusian (Bryan Dyke)
That Which Eternal Lies
The Howling in the Sands (Paul StJohn Mackintosh)
The Buzzing (Allen Mackey)
The Horrid Fate of Professor Merchant (Jonathan Dubey)
For Sale by Owner (Gregory L. Norris)
You will notice some familiar names in that list. We are lucky to have some of the authors from our previous volumes return with new tales. We are all very excited about this anthology. In fact, two of the authors have even had audioplays of their work for presentation and promotion of the book. Many thanks to Jonathan Dubey and Aaron Vlek for their efforts. Here are the links to their audioplays. Feel free to visit them and get a taste of what to expect in The Mad Visions of al-Hazred.
Jonathan Dubey's The Horrid Fate of Professor Merchant
Aaron Vlek's The Prophet of the Black Hajj
On a more personal note, I have written and submitted stories to several venues here and overseas. No word yet on their fate. My work is becoming less what would be considered marketable, more experimental, and I'm interested to see how it might be accepted.
Don't forget to drop by my Facebook page and say hello. I welcome feedback on my own work and the anthologies I edit.
Til next time, stay low and keep your powder dry.