Coming Soon: THOSE DREADFUL ELTDOWN SHARDS, Classic Horror Stories

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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;-)

LOVECRAFTIAN COVENS by Franklyn Searight: Cthulhu Mythos delights!

ImageCover Artwork by Allen Koszowski. Cover design by Henrik Sandbeck Harksen.

Things are really moving forward here at H. Harksen Productions. This post is about the latest book published by me, only a few days ago. Other important updates will follow in the days to come:-)

I am exceedingly proud to announce that the Cthulhu Mythos pulp horror collection by Franklyn Searight, Lovecraftian Covens, can now be purchased via my Lulu Store. (It will, eventually, appear on Amazon as well, but not the first month or two.) Not only is it a superb collection of weird tales but it also features artwork by the amazing artist Allen Koszowski.

Here’s the blurb:

Two Correspondents In A Race To Save the World … and More Thrilling Horrors!

“Herein, you’ll meet a psychotic school teacher, the lineal descendent of Keziah Mason and obedient servant of mindless Azathoth; a group of youngsters attempting to bring about the return of Yog-Sothoth; a famed, bodiless detective who foils the devotees of Shub-Niggarath; Alan Hasrad on his cosmic odyssey and interview with the King in Yellow; a sentient altar awaiting the return of Tsathoqqua; Holmes and Watson investigating a severed tentacle the strangest Indian warrior you’ve ever seen, who has absolutely no sense of humor; Alan and his plan to summon the Warder of Knowledge; a rather nasty ex-con who unhappily meets the followers of Nyarlathotep.

“To round out these wicked and oft times dryly amusing morsels is Menace at Devil Reef, a lengthy novelette in which you’ll share the adventures of two of the most improbable characters ever to scamper through the pages of a Lovecraftian Mythos story.”

Franklyn Searight is the son of Richard F. Searight, Weird Tales author, inventor of the dreadful Eltdown Shards, and correspondent of H. P. Lovecraft.

(End of blurb.)

Now, doesn’t that sounds wonderful? I know, I know, I am biased — in so many ways — but I am also “just” a reader of the Mythos, and these stories honestly delighted me.

If this has caught your curiosity, you can purchase it straight from my  Lulu Store

The next days will see me post on other new, exciting things happening. Incl. a very special offer to Danish residents.

Stay tuned.

 

In the Works

So, how’s it going with the books? Well, here’s a brief wrap-up of the situation today:

 

 

Seret” by John Mayer. For Hex Code and Others by John Mayer.

 

BOOKS IN ENGLISH:

  • Hex Code and Others by John Mayer. I am back on track with this, which will be the first hardcover in English from me. It’s a beauty. I don’t expect any more glitches here, so it’s an August 2012 release.
  • A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins Of the Cthulhu Mythos by John D. Haefele. Just received the 200+ pages from John, and printed what I need to read the next week. Honestly, folks, this will change scholarship re. Derleth & Lovecraft. ‘Nuff said for now. Publication: October 2012.
  • Lovecraftian Covens by Franklyn Searight. Publication: November 2012.

 

BOOKS IN DANISH (written in Danish):

  • Pix. Novellesamling med moderne, gotiske fortællinger, redigeret af Henrik Sandbeck Harksen. Inkl. en CD med et nummer komponeret af Ras Bolding eksklusivt til denne udgivelse. Alt i alt en udgivelse ulig nogen anden i Danmark. Forventes udgivet i oktober eller november 2012. (Nærmere information følger snart, inkl. vedr. novellerne og forfatterne.)

 

Oh… Have I forgotten to mention that there will soon be a call for submission in the third hplmythos.com Series? A follow-up to the already very popular Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities. Theme? — Well, again the title says most, if not all: Whisperers in Darkness: New Horrors.

More on that one soon, here and on the website…

Stay tuned;-)