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Ken Asamatsu

AsamatsuBorn in 1956 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Graduated Toyo University to work at Kokusho Kankokai, famous in Japan as the publisher of Lovecraft and many other works of horror and fantasy. Debut work as an author was Makyo no Gen’ei (Echoes of Ancient Cults), in 1986. He continues to be active in a wide range of activities, including writing extensively in the weird historical and horror genres. While remaining extremely interested in the Cthulhu Mythos, lately he has been concentrating on weird historicals set in the Muromachi period (1333-1573).

In 2005 was a candidate for the annual award of the Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc. in the short story genre, for his Higashiyamadono Oniwa (Higashiyamadono Villa Garden).

He has also made considerable contribution to Japanese fiction as an anthologist, proposing a number of collections successfully published in Japan. The Lairs of the Hidden Gods, which won high praise in the original Japanese, is now available from Kurodahan Press.

His website is http://homepage3.nifty.com/uncle-dagon/

 

Pierre V. Comtois

Pierre V. Comtois is a newspaper reporter writing from Lowell, MA who has been editing and publishing Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction intermittently since 1984. Comtois’ latest book, Marvel Comics in the 1980s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon, was published in 2015 by Twomorrows Pubs. Two earlier volumes, Marvel Comics in the 1960s and 1970s, appeared in 2009 and 2011. In addition, Comtois has contributed fiction to many small press magazines over the years including Haunts, The Horror Show, Thrilling Tales, various magazines for Cryptic Publications and Rainfall Books, and e magazines Planetary Stories and Liberty Island Magazine and currently is a regular columnist for PJMedia.com. Comtois’ fiction has also appeared in such collections as Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth, Eldritch Blue, and Chaosium Books anthologies. The author has also written a number of books including novels such as Strange Company and Sometimes a Warm Rain Falls; non-fiction such as Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor; and short story collections such as The Way the Future Was, The Portable Pierre V. Comtois, and the forthcoming Goat Mother and Others from Mythos Books. Comtois has also found the time to contribute non-fiction articles to such magazines as World War II, America’s Civil War, Wild West, and Military History, many of which were collected in 2011 in Real Heroes, Real Battles, a book published by Sons of Liberty Press. Also from Sons of Liberty is River Muse: Stories of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley, to which Comtois has contributed a personal recollection entitled “I Was a Teenaged Bibliophile.” For more information about the author, visit www.pierrevcomtois.com

 

Beyond the Mountains of Madness

SiteHeaderBeyond the Mountains of Madness – edited by Robert M. Price

The book fans have been waiting for with bated breath, finally available from Celaeno Press!

Rumored for years, with a few dozen copies printed and made available for a brief moment to a select few, it vanished on the verge of publication. We are proud to be able to finally get this book published, with the original contents plus a few new goodies to make up for the long wait: a new story written for this collection by award-winning weird fiction writer Willie Meikle, as well as a story Robert M. Price always intended for this collection, ‘In Amundsen’s Tent,’ by John Martin Leahy, reprinted from a 1928 issue of Weird Tales.
The volume is available from Amazon, Book Depository, and major book distributors in North America and Europe. Ebook versions are also available from major etailers including Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and B&N Nook.

Cover and interior art by Steven C. Gilberts.

BtMoM.Cover.SmallAntarctica… a frozen wasteland of penguins, blinding ice and snow, and blizzards to kill the unprepared in minutes. But it is an ancient land, with ancient secrets, mysteries that humanity is only beginning to glimpse. HP Lovecraft introduced the world to the terrifying reality of this lonely continent in his famous novella, At the Mountains of Madness, and now a new team of intrepid authors follows in his footsteps.

New dimensions of horror will send chills up your spine, from the pens of Ken Asamatsu, Glynn Owen Barrass, Pierre Comtois, Laurence J. Cornford, Cody Goodfellow, C.J. Henderson, Willie Meikle, Edward Morris, William Patrick Murray, Joe Pulver, Mark Rainey, Peter Rawlik, and Brian M. Sammons, with a special guest appearance by Weird Tales legend John Martin Leahy and an introduction by Robert M. Price.

“The real question though is ‘is it any good?’ Well, overall it would be a strong “yes”. Okay, some stories didn’t quite work for me but this is by and large, a pretty good anthology with entertaining interpretations and extrapolations of what happened after the Miskatonic expedition’s discoveries.”

—George Anderson, Albedo One.

“A fantastic collection of Cthulhu Mythos tales set in Lovecraft’s most imaginative location, the cold dark heart of Antarctica.”

—David Conyers, author of The Shoggoth Conspiracy.

Table of Contents

Robert M. Price Introduction

Glynn Barrass “The City at the Two Magnetic Poles”
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Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. “The Second Wave of Fear”

Pierre V. Comtois “Second Death”

Pete Rawlik “Beneath the Mountains of Madness”

Ken Asamatsu “The Continent of Madness”
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Laurence J. Cornford “Gedney”
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C. J. Henderson “The Pleasure in Madness”

Brian M. Sammons “A Biting Cold”
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Cody Goodfellow “Garden of the Gods”
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Stephen Mark Rainey “The Danforth Project”
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Edward Morris “Tekeli-Li!”
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Will Murray “Static”
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William Meikle “Into the Black”
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John Martin LeahyIn Amundsen’s Tent
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Trade paperback now available at bookstores including Amazon and Book Depository.

Ebook now available at Lulu, and appearing on other etailer sites shortly.

Tim Curran

Tim Curran lives in Michigan and is the author of the novels Skin Medicine, Hive, Dead Sea, and Skull Moon. Upcoming projects include the novels Resurrection, The Devil Next Door, and Hive 2, as well as The Corpse King, a novella from Cemetery Dance, and Four Rode Out, a collection of four weird-western novellas by Curran, Tim Lebbon, Brian Keene, and Steve Vernon. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as City Slab, Flesh & Blood, Book of Dark Wisdom, and Inhuman, as well as anthologies such as Flesh Feast, Shivers IV, High Seas Cthulhu, and Vile Things. Find him on the web at corpseking.com



Laurel Halbany

Laurel Halbany talked an otherwise sensible college into granting her an undergraduate degree in Mythology, a course of study which was not especially marketable but has proven endlessly useful in her writing. Her work has been published in English and in translation in Japanese, and has appeared in publications including as Night Land and Five Million Years to Earth. She lives in the urban penumbra of San Francisco with her family.

Cody Goodfellow

Goodfellow.smallCody Goodfellow has written five novels—his latest is Repo Shark (Broken River Books)—and co-written three more with New York Times bestselling author John Skipp. He received the Wonderland Book Award twice for his short fiction collections, Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action (both Swallowdown Press). His third collection, Strategies Against Nature (King Shot Press), is out now. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian hygiene film Stay At Home Dad, which can be viewed on YouTube. He is also a managing director of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival–Los Angeles and cofounder and editor at Perilous Press, a micropublisher of modern cosmic horror.


 

Lucy A. Snyder

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, Switchblade Goddess, and the collections Orchid Carousals, Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. She will have two new books out in 2014: Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide from Post Mortem Press, and her story collection Soft Apocalypses from Raw Dog Screaming Press. Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Jamais Vu, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Dark Faith, Chiaroscuro, GUD, and Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.

She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck and is a mentor in Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. You can learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com



Christine Morgan

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Christine Morgan works the overnight shift in a psychiatric facility, which plays havoc with her sleep schedule but allows her a lot of writing time. A lifelong reader, she also reviews, beta-reads, occasionally edits and dabbles in self-publishing. Her other interests include gaming, history, superheroes, crafts, cheesy disaster movies and training to be a crazy cat lady. She can be found online at www.christine-morgan.org



Glynn Owen Barrass

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Glynn Owen Barrass lives in the North East of England and has been writing since late 2006. He has written over a hundred short stories, most of which have been published in the UK, USA, France, and Japan.

He also edits anthologies for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu fiction line, also writing material for their flagship roleplaying game. To date he has edited the collections Eldritch Chrome, Steampunk Cthulhu, Atomic Age Cthulhu, for Chaosium, and World War Cthulhu for Dark Regions Press.

His fiction appearances include: ‘Alien Architecture (The Drabbler 16),’ ‘Alien Sex Secrets,’ ‘Alternate Dimensions, ‘Bard,’ ‘Beautiful Scruffiness,’ ‘Bound For Evil,’ ‘Candlelight: Volume 1 & 2,’ ‘Climate Change (The Drabbler 19), ‘Crossed Genres,’ ‘Deathbed Confessions (The Drabbler 20)’ ‘Denizens of Darkness,’ ‘D.O.A. Extreme Horror Collection,’ ‘E’ch Pi El,’ Eldritch Chrome, ‘Ethereal Tales,’ ‘Full Metal Orgasm,’ ‘Full-Throttle Space Tales: Space Horrors,’ ‘Fungi,’ ‘Garbaj,’ ‘Ghostlight,’ Kizuna: Fiction For Japan, ‘Like Frozen Statues of Flesh,’ ‘Lovecraft’s Disciples,’ ‘Made You Flinch,’ ‘M-Brane SF Magazine,’ ‘Monomyth,’ ‘Murky Depths,’ ‘Nesting (The Drabbler 21),’ ‘Sorcerers of Zandor,’ ‘Startling Space Stories,’ ‘Strange Detective Stories,’ ‘Strange Sorcery,’ ‘Tales of the Weird West,’ ‘Tales of the Talisman,’ ‘Ténèbres,’ ‘Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction,’ ‘The Lovecraft eZine,’ The Mountains of Madness, ‘The Shadows of the Unknown,’ ‘The Phantom of Truth,’ ‘Thrilling Tales,’ ‘Title Goes Here,’ Two Against Darkness, Undead and Unbound, Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities, ‘Weird City,’ ‘The Yellow Sign’ and ‘Yog’s Notebook.’

Details of his latest fiction appearances can be found at Stranger Aeons: The Domain of Writer Glynn Barrass.