We're proud to present The Lovecraft Bundle, curated by Nick Mamatas! Here's Nick to tell you more about the bundle:
For a long time, Lovecraft's mantle was carried in the small press, where slavish pastiche and careful avoidance of his politics were rules to be carefully followed. These days, however, Lovecraftian fiction is wider and more diverse. His themes and voice are being remixed, detourned, and exploded by a new generation of writers, and his distasteful opinions critiqued and parodied. This Lovecraftian Literature bundle explores the Lovecraftian idiom in a diversity of ways, from intense erotica to beat literature, from neo-pulp fun to theological exegesis.
Among the goodies in this bundle is the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology of She Walks in Shadows edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a bundle-exclusive collection Home from the Sea by pulp master William Meikle, the Pynchonesque (!) Lovecraftian military thriller duology Radiant Dawn/Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow, a real-life attempt at "keeping it R'lyeh" by examining the metaphysics of Lovecraft's vision of the universe by Scott R. Jones...and a whole lot more! Click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!
Home From the Sea by William Meikle
"One of the premier storytellers of our time."– Famous Monsters of Filmland
When The Stars Are Right by Scott R Jones
"When The Stars Are Right constitutes an important contribution to Weird literature. At points profound, perverse, and personal, Jones provides a reading of the Mythos that reclaims the horror and cosmic strangeness … as a journey along a dreamer's path, deep among infinitely inexpressible wonders. Highly recommended, but don't expect any gates to close easily afterwards."– Bryan Thao Worra, NEA Fellow in Literature, author of DEMONSTRA
RESONATOR: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond by Scott R Jones
"RESONATOR is a joy for fans of horror, science fiction, and H.P. Lovecraft in particular, not least because the anthology manages to accomplish what increasingly seems like an impossible feat: finding something new to say about the themes explored by the old gent from Providence … The quality of the writing is superb throughout - there's not a tiresome Lovecraft pastiche in the bunch. It's a collection that varies in tone from funny to bleakly depressing, and is all the better for it … Highly recommended."– Tom Breen, author of Orford Parrish Murder Houses: A Visitor’s Guide
Priestess: The Collected Blackstone Erotica by Justine Geoffrey
"Like Edward Lee, Justine Geoffrey pushes the limits of explicit sexuality … Blackstone currently represents the most creative and ambitious Mythos erotica."– Bobby Derie, author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos
Gateways to Abomination by Matthew M. Bartlett
"Gateways to Abomination is a straight shot to the realm of nightmare. One of the most outstanding evocations of horror I've read in a while."– Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and The Visible Filth
Sword and Mythos by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"An enjoyable read with some excellent moments"– Publishers Weekly
She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"She Walks in Shadows showcase a considerable range of talented writers creating work that is vivid, unsettling, and resonant. If, as Gary Wolfe has suggested, an anthology can be thought of as an argument, then this book makes a strong case for its contributors being at the forefront of new, exciting Lovecraftian fiction."– John Langan, Locus
The Nickronomicon by Nick Mamatas
"Whether you're a casual reader of Lovecraftian fiction, or a scholarly dissecting pro, this book is a must-have for your shelf!"– The Horror Fiction Review
Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas
"In this tour de force, which is Mamatas' first novel, the Beats meet the elder gods of H. P. Lovecraft, and a harrowing time is had by all…Mamatas virtuosically parodies Kerouac's pell-mell On the Road style, but Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Exterminator, minus the outre sex, are more obvious templates for this wild, weird, woolly romp."– Booklist
Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow
"All the weird shit that happens in Radiant Dawn––and we're talking some profoundly weird shit––is just a pre-game warmup for the mind-boggling monster mayhem that follows. You would have to hit Japanese films like Akira and Tetsuo to approximate the cuckooed conflagrations that transpire.
"Craig Spector and I tried, with The Bridge, to go big with the canvas, convey the enormity of a world gone wild. And I think we did pretty good, all things considered."– John Skipp, from "Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em" Cemetery Dance #51
Radiant Dawn by Cody Goodfellow
"I truly relished Goodfellow's pull-no-punches, descriptive writing style which I found, in places, to be a cross between a less wordy Stephen King and a more coherent William Burroughs. One character's breath is described as, "a melange of corn chips, vaginal mucus, unfiltered camels and rampant tooth decay." I winced more than once while reading Radiant Dawn (that's a good thing!) and as I pored over each page, I kept thinking that fans of The X-Files would really like this book. While considerably more violent and graphic than the TV series, it's got all the elements of skullduggery, paranoia, and the questioning of authority which us devotees of that show delight in… In sum, Radiant Dawn is an excellent novel, well-written, fast-paced and meticulously thought-out."– Staci Layne Wilson, Cinescape Magazine
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get Home From the Sea by William Meikle, Priestess: The Collected Blackstone Erotica by Justine Geoffrey, Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis by Scott R Jones, She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas and Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow!
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