Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Nightmares in Yellow

Edited by Duane Pesice

Yep, this is going to be one big bunch of stories and poems, all set in the world of The King in Yellow, originated by Robert W. Chambers in his 1895 collection and imbued with a new life, so to speak, almost single-handedly by ye old Beast himself, Joe Pulver, who passed away a few weeks ago (R.I.P. Joe Pulver — The True King of Carcosa, April 25, 2020). Editor and founder of Oxygen Man Books, Duane Pesice, has put together this two-volume set of stories and poems of the Yellow King as a tribute to dear Joe, to be released this fall.

The books will feature the work of 70+ authors, with both new and previously published works of fiction and poetry. The antho will include my story, “Masque of the Queen,” which originally appeared in Celaeno Press’s In the Court of the Yellow King (2014), edited by Glynn Owen Barrass.

Ordering information will be available soon, which I will, of course, post here.

Here is the table of contents as it currently stands:

Four-Part Harmony — Introductions: John Linwood Grant, Edward Morris, Duane Pesice, Jeffrey Thomas
Luis G. Abbadie
— Railway to Madness
Mike Allen — The Clairvoyant, Between Dark and Dream
Rebecca J. Allred — Lambda 580
Manuel Paul Arenas – The Yellow Tale
Donald Armfield — BEing
Donald Armfield – End is Nigh
David Barker — Chamber of Shards
Adam Bolivar — The Door to Nod
Bruce Boston — Exiled to Hastur
Joseph Bouthiette Jr. — Oedipus at Carcosa
David B. Busboom — From the Dusty Mesa
Kenneth W. Cain — An Unfortunate Night at the Oakwood Theater
Frank Coffman — Warnings to the Curious
Frank Coffman — Audience With the Last King
Scott Couturier — We Are the Sacrifice
Thomas Cunningham – The Tatters of the King
Matthew R. Davis — IL Re Giallo
Mike Davis — Tales of the King in Yellow
Ashley Dioses — Even Madness Cannot Hide
Douglas Draa — Neighbors Good and Fair
Denise Dumars – The Repairer of Refutation
S. L. Edwards – The Ambassador in Yellow
John Paul Fitch – Faces
John Ghost – The Beating of Raven Wings
Maxwell Ian Gold – naigoth.carcosa.exe
John Goodrich – Pain Wears No Mask
John Linwood Grant — Mr Bubbles and the Jaundiced Stranger
Mike Griffin — No Mask to Conceal Her Voice
Jill Hand — Autumn in New York
Brian R. Hauser – The Beast of Babylon
David Hoenig — Of Kings, Queens, and Knaves
David Hoenig — Last Dance for the Ancient Gods
Shayne Keen — Yellow Work
Curtis M. Lawson — Pinocchio and the Black Pantheon
Ross E. Lockhart — Shrubberies
Paul St John Mackintosh — The Grey Queen
Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. – The Gateway to Carcosa
S. P. Miskowski – Joe
Edward Morris — Beast: A Fable For Children
Edward Morris and Joe Pulver — The Resplendent Troswoman Below
Renee Mulhare — Paper Masks
Renee Mulhare — Snapshots of the Mayor of Carcosa
Drew Nicks — Opening Night
Logan Noble – Carcosa Calling
K. A. Opperman — Cassilda Dons the Pallid Mask
Eduardo Peret — The Next Emperor
Duane Pesice — Sunshine and Scarlet
Joe Pulver – five poems
Stephen Mark Rainey — Masque of the Queen
Peter Rawlik — The Imperial Dynasty of America
Andrew Reichart — A Sign of Pure Gold
Pietro Pitt Rotelli – Carcosa Beach Party
Erica Ruppert — The Traveller
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy — Saint in Faded Demon
Sam Schreiber – The New Devonians
Kimberly Smeltzer — The Queen and the Mayor and the Day of Sorrows
John Claude Smith — The Yellow Hour
Max D. Stanton — The Dying Chorus
Anna Tambour — From the Mouth of the Tributary
Roger Taylor — Cassandra's Song—a Fragment At the End of Things
Jeffrey Thomas — The Seed
Scott Thomas — The Sea Might Yet Be Weeping
D. J. Tyrer — Beautiful Dreams (p)
Sean M. Thompson — Songs of EyEs
Sarah Walker — The Keening of a Yellow Star
Kaaron Warren — The Naked Man
Don Webb — The Fourth Man
Michael Wehunt — numbers of the bEast
Can Wiggins — The Queen in Yellow
Robert S. Wilson — Cassilda's Refrain
Richard Writhen — What You Wish For

Art by Russell Smeaton and Derek Pegritz; Design by Dan Sauer

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