Tuesday, June 5, 2012
URBAN CTHULHU: Nightmare Cities
Editor Henrik Harksen's Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities (H. Harksen Productions 2012) is out [YAYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!] and has arrived in Carcosa East. Pleased? You bet yer nightguant I am! !! It's a lovely looking tome and Paul Carrick and Tom Kristensen's art is lovely indeed.
Here's a little teaser from the publisher... What lurks in the damp recesses of urban existence? These new tales of weird fiction are a blend of urban horror, pulp noir and dark fantasy. Lovecraftian horrors and Cthulhu Mythos monsters have never been this gritty. From haunted Kingsport across the globe to shadowy Berlin and the otherworldly music of Bangalore. From kind, sexy neighbors to cyberpunk paranoia an The King in Yellow. A journalist's search with unexpected results. What really happened to Walter Gilman, and what is the origin of the witch Keziah Mason? And witness humanity fail against the forces from beyond. From weird sounds to screams of madness. Entropy. Chaos. Disorder. Death. Beneath cities, on the outskirts of ruined, aeon-old cities and INSIDE cities. The stench, the decay, the hopelesness... it is everywhere.
And here's the ToC:
“Dancer of the Dying” by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
“The Neighbors Upstairs” by John Goodrich
“Carcosapunk” by Glynn Owen Barrass
“Architect Eyes” by Thomas Strømsholt
“Slou” by Robert Tangiers
“Ozeelah’s Lake” by Morten Carlsen
“The Statement of Frank Elwood” by Pete Rawlik
“In the Shadow of Bh’Yhlun” by Ian Davey
“The Screamer” by T. E. Grau“Night Life” by Henrik Sandbeck Harksen
“the guilt of each … at the end…” by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Lovecraftian editor, writer, reviewer, and geek (aren't we all?), Brian Sammons has reviewed [PRAISED! !!] UC over at "Horror World". You can find his RAVE here: