Artwork by Allen Koszowski
Things are starting to happen again. This is the cover for the next publication, Those Dreadful Eltdown Shards, with an introduction by Franklyn Searight telling you the story of the Eltdown Shards – a Cthulhu Mythos invention by his father, Richard F. Searight, which received much praise from Searight’s correspondent, H. P. Lovecraft himself. In fact, Lovecraft was so taken by the concept that he included the Shards in his magnificent “The Shadow Out of Time.” (One of my personal favorites.) Yes, that story too will be found in this collection.
This is the first time the original, classic weird stories that include the Eltdown Shards are collected in one place. They are joined by letters from Lovecraft to Richard F. Searight, as well as not-before-published stories by Richard F. Searight and Franklyn Searight.
And let’s not forget the marvelous, creepy artwork by Allen Koszowski, who also illustrated Searight’s Lovecraftian Covens.
I look forward to publish this collection, which will be interesting for people who enjoy classic weird tales. A true collector’s item.
It is scheduled for publication by the end of July 2013. So we’re close;-)
Like I said, much is happening. Be ready for more updates the next couple of days, incl. on meeting none other than S. T. Joshi himself in Copenhagen (with pictures to prove it, hehe), the ups and downs of working as a small press, the need to change a few book formats in the near future, the first e-book publication (!) and more.
Oh, before I forget: A few writers are awaiting an e-mail from me. If you are read this blog: I haven’t forgotten you. The e-mails be in your mailbox either today or tomorrow. Whether you think that good news or dire… Oh well, that’s for you to decide;-)