We here at Weirdbook decided to do a yearly themed fifth issue. An annual if you will.
Last year’s theme was “Witches” and it turned out to be one of our most popular issues to date. After much soul searching it was decided that this year’s theme would be the ever popular “Cthulhu Mythos”… even after more than 9 decades, Mr. Lovecraft’s literary universe still continues to fire the imaginations of both writers and readers alike. It’s not an overstatement to say that Mr. Lovecraft’s fans and those of his Mythos are truly legion and beyond numbering.
I think that you, the reader will find this a highly enjoyable issue full of eldritch, unspeakable, and nameless horrors. I decided that this issue should contain stories by the finest of Weirdbook‘s regular contributors. This list includes such luminaries as Lucy A. Snyder, Ann K. Schwader, Leanna Falconer, Cynthia Ward, Darrell Schweitzer, Adrian Cole, and John R. Fultz to name just a few. I’m also very proud to have a brand new story from Mr. Robert M. Price which marks his very first appearance in this incarnation of Weirdbook! I can honestly call this Weirdbook‘s very first All Star Issue!
That’s an impressive list of contributors, and it includes at least two names well known to our readers: John R. Fultz, who published four stories in Black Gate, and Darrell Schweitzer, who appeared in BG 3 and BG 15.
Here’s the complete Table of Contents for the Weirdbook Annual #2: Cthulhu.
“The Shining Trapezohedron,” by Robert M. Price
“A Noble Endeavor,” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Ancient Astronauts,” by Cynthia Ward
“The Thing in the Pond,” by John R. Fultz
“Enter The Cobweb Queen,” by Adrian Cole
“Tricks No Treats,” by Paul Dale Anderson
“Ronnie and the River,” by Christian Riley
“Cellar Dweller,” by Franklyn Searight
“Yellow Labeled VHS Tape,” by R.C. Mulhare
“Tuama,” by L.F. Falconer
“Mercy Holds No Measure,” by Kenneth Bykerk
“Treacherous Memory,” by Glynn Owen Barrass
“The Hutchison Boy,” by Darrell Schweitzer
Dolmen of The Moon, by Deuce Richardson
Lovecraftian Limerick, by Andrew J. Wilson
A Wizard’s Daughter, by Ann K. Schwader
The Shadow of Azathoth is your Galaxy, by DB Spitzer
Ascend , by Mark A. Mihalko
The Solace of the Farther Moon, by Allan Rozinski
The Stars Are Always Right, by Charles Lovecraft
Daemonic Nathicana, by K.A. Opperman
Asenath, by Ashley Dioses
The Book of Eibon/Le Livre D’eibon, trans. by Frederick J. Mayer
You can sample excerpts from the short stories John Fultz has published in Black Gate, including “Oblivion Is the Sweetest Wine” (BG 12), “Return of the Quill” (BG 13), and read the complete tale of the travelling Glimmer Faire, “When the Glimmer Faire Came to the City of the Lonely Eye.” Read our complete coverage of Darrell Schweitzer’s recent work here.
Weirdbook Annual #2: Cthulhu was published by Wildside Press on February 14, 2019. It is 147 pages, priced at $13. The cover is uncredited.
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