I was talking at the beginning of the year about two anthologies edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. due to be released this year, “A Season in Carcosa”, a tribute to Robert W. Chambers’ “The King in Yellow”, and “The Grimscribe’s Puppets”, a tribute to Thomas Ligotti. Well, the time has come to see “A Season in Carcosa” a finished product and ready to reach the readers. Since Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.’s “A Season in Carcosa” is one the titles I wished to read as soon as I discovered it and I managed to muster enough patience until now, I believe that I can wait a few more days until I’ll be able to purchase a copy of the anthology. Until then, I would dwell on the anthology’s catchy trailer, very interesting synopsis and mighty table of contents.
In haunted and splintered minds…
Minds shackled to lonely places…
In the unbound shadows infesting hearts of beautiful woman with frantic sensations…
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. . .
Haunting the pages of this tome are the following voices:
“My Voice is Dead” by Joel Lane
“Beyond the Banks of River Seine” by Simon Strantzas
“Movie Night at Phil’s” by Don Webb
“MS Found in a Chicago Hotel Room” by Daniel Mills
“it seems me when I’m not looking” by Gary McMahon
“Finale, Act Two” by Ann K. Schwader
“Yellow Bird Strings” by Cate Gardner
“The Teatre & Its Double” by Edward Morris
“The Hymn of the Hyades” by Richard Gavin
“Slick Black Bones and Soft Black Stars” by Gemma Files
“Not Enough Hope” by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
“Whose Hearts are Pure Gold” by Kristin Prevallet
“April Dawn” by Richard A. Lupoff
“King Wolf” by Anna Tambour
“The White-Face at Dawn” by Michael Kelly
“Wishing Well” by Cody Goodfellow
“Sweetums” by John Langan
“The King is Yellow” by Pearce Hansen
“D T” by Laird Barron
“Salvation in Yellow” by Robin Spriggs
“The Beat Hotel” by Allsyon Bird