Thursday, February 24, 2011


I'm on Twitter..................!/JoePulver

[you can yawn now].............  .

Dani Serra

Dani's cover is a wonder!! !

Monday, February 21, 2011

Grim Reviews covers 2 books I'm editing

Grim Reviews has posted an article on the release of The Grimscribe's Puppets and A Season in Carcosa, two tribute anthologies I'm editing for release in 2012. GR is, for my money, one of the best WEIRD FICTION blogs out there, so I'm delighted to see them mention these upcoming tomes.

Both books will be released by Miskatonic River Press.

You can find Grim Reviews here:

MRP can be found here:

A treasure trove of info on Thomas Ligotti is here:

Friday, February 18, 2011

All the news that fit to sing>>>>>>> >

     DONE: A few (6) tExts for some artwork in the upcoming AKLO tome…

     Editing, research, and looking at rows of ducks… Doesn’t add up to many of my own words, but it needs to be tended to…
     Lot of email… most in regard to editing [most very good!]… lot more, suddenly, sitting here…
     Idea exchange on book trailer…[saw a 47 second test run -- LIKED! !!][final vesrion will be a little of 3 minutes...]
     Begin to finalize the ToC for The Aklonomicon.
     The whisperstream has it, E-books of Blood Will have Its Season and Nightmare's Disciple will hit the street in a week...
     FRI night Berlin [as cars hiss by my window]: clean desktop/trim files & lists – ah, the heady wonders of the party life! !!

     NOTE: tell folks my new collection, SIN & ashes, is out! !!

(soundtrack: OM, Sidsel E, Morton Feldman, and a couple of "Bubblegum" tunes...)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

projects... stuff...

Sitting here wishing I was Ellen Datlow. All that vision and skill, man, my respect for her has risen 1,000 fold – and hell, it was monumental before. But I have what I have in my toolbox and I’m over the moon w/ the kind and enthusiastic responses to my invitations to the Carcosa and Ligotti anthologies I’m working on. The fanboy/dreamer/reader in me got up and danced around the room a few times when I received a YES! [Think I might have swooned a couple of times too! !!]

AKLO is just plain fun. A zine that turned into a book and everybody bringing their love of the game. Being among these contributors as they play and laugh gets me high. Nice bunch of folks!! !

Just saw a new Kristamas picture – 1st page of a new tExt jumped up and bit me…… As a muse, KK is a 7,683 on a scale of 1 to 10! !!

Sun’s out. Not used to it… Wonderin’ if it’s legal for me to be up when the sun’s shining…

Just saw the Cap trailer – LIKED! Hey, MARVEL, I’d die to write a Dr. Strange novel!! ! [HA!]
Ditko, talk about a cat w/ mountains of the stuff! !!

Editing 3 books, working on 3 new tales and my next novel… Watching my inbox… Desktop is full. No sleep till Hammersmith – can I take that back?? ?

[soundtrack – Crowded House “Don’t Dream Its Over”, Tim Buckley “Lorca”]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dani Serra

I'm editing A Season In Carcosa and The Grimscribe's Puppets for Miskatonic River Press. I now have the very great pleasure of announcing, DANI SERRA will be doing the covers for these two anthologies.

Dani is one of my favorite artists and having his creative talent on these projects is a vEry big YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyY!! !

Dani can be found here:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

_A Season In Carcosa_ and _The Grimscribe's Puppets_ are coming! !!

I am very proud to announce Miskatonic River Press will be releasing two anthologies I am editing. A Season In Carcosa will be similar in feel and direction to Ellen Datlow’s stunning Lovecraft Unbound, but I’ll be mining the King In Yellow work of Robert W. Chambers. The 2nd book is called, The Grimscribe’s Puppet and will feature all new tributes to weird fiction’s legendary master, Thomas Ligotti. These two books will be released in summer and fall of 2012. The list of names who have agreed to pen tales for these two books is, I feel, breathtaking. More on that as things progress.

With Wilum Pugmire’s upcoming new collection and Kevin Ross’ Dead But Dreaming 2, as well as Scott Aniolowski’s new holiday-themed anthology of new Lovecraftian fiction, Horror For the Holidays, MRP steps to the fore to solidly commit itself to giving readers the finest in Lovecraftian fiction.

Editor’s note: Submissions for the 2 anthologies I’m working on are by invitation only.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The SINs of Cody Goodfellow...

Cody Goodfellow, author of Radiant Dawn and many other wonders passed this along...

"While everybody else in horror is still aping the shallow visual palette of cinema, Joe Pulver calls down a storm of psychotronic nightmares charged with the evocative depth and relentless pulse of the Devil's music. This isn't a book that wants to be a movie. This is a drug disguised as a book. Spiked with poignant wisdom and poisoned surprises and defiantly shredding expectations of how a story should work, yet SIN & ASHES is not experimental. Joe Pulver knows full well what kind of cerebral explosions his ingredients will produce. SIN & ASHES is an iconoclastic revolt, and a devastating reminder of the unique, unmatchable power of well-wielded words."

I am humbled.

You can find Cody and his riveting books here!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fingerpost says... Carcosa

Can I play w/ madness...
They say I do. Say I play hard.
They say I've danced w/ The King. Walked in the tatters of Oblivion...

I'm about to return to Carcosa --

There is some very wonderful King In Yellow news coming very soon.
I will be UMASKING the river of night's dreaming in a few days...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mike Dubisch + Pulver and a Black Velvet CURSE... or 6

       Just turned in a bunch of short poetic texts for Mike's new and upcoming Black Velvet Necronomicon: Curse Book. These are not quite Eibonic, but they do lean toward Dr. Strange land :) Did have Steve Ditko in my head while whipping them up...
       Mike's art is FAB!! ! So it was a real pleasure to get the chance have him render illos based on my texts.

       You can find Mike's demon-haunted wonderland here:

Stoker Ballots

I'm delighted to see two anthologies, BLACK WINGS, NULL IMMORTALIS, I had work in on the ballot...
Superior Achievement in an ANTHOLOGY:

DARK FAITH edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon (Apex Publications)

HORROR LIBRARY IV edited by R.J. Cavender and, Boyd E. Harris (Cutting Block Press)

CTHULHU'S DARK CULTS edited by David Conyers (Chaosium)

HAUNTED LEGENDS edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)

THE NEW DEAD edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin's Griffin)

BLACK WINGS edited S.T. Joshi (PS Publishing)

EVOLVE: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE NEW UNDEAD edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing)

NULL IMMORTALIS edited by D.F. Lewis (Megazanthus Press)

DEAD SET: A ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY edited by Michelle McCrary and Joe McKinney (23 House Publishing)

SCENES FROM THE SECOND STOREY by Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall (Morrigan Books)