When Joe Pulver approached S. T. Joshi about doing an anthology like his now-famous tome Black Wings, only for Robert Chambers' King in Yellow, Joshi had only one thing to say:
"You do it, Joe."
So he did.
And here it is: A Season In Carcosa.
H.P. Lovecraft. Karl Edgar Wagner. Peter Straub. Those are a few of the names that stand tall in our genre and when it comes to Robert W. Chambers and his King in Yellow they agree, Chambers' beguiling tales of the King In Yellow and Carcosa are among the best in "weird" fiction. Miskatonic River Press and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. are proud and delighted to present an anthology of all new tales inspired by Chambers.
In haunted and splintered minds… Minds shackled to lonely places…
In the unbound shadows infesting hearts of beautiful woman with frantic sensations…
In an old house where biblical thrived…
In threadbare truths, disturbed by despair, cobwebbed with illusions…
In far cold Carcosa…
In A Season In Carcosa readers will find the strange and mysterious places of heart and mind that spring from madness, and those minds and the places touched by it are the realms that are mined. Chambers' legacy of the worms and soft decay that spring from reading the King In Yellow play stir both new and established talents in the world of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to these eerie nightmares. In Carcosa twilight comes and minds lost in the mirrors of lust and fear, are awash in legacies of shadows, not mercy. . .
Haunting the pages of this tome are the following voices:
Joel Lane "My Voice is Dead"
Simon Strantzas "Beyond the Banks of the River Seine"
Don Webb "Movie Night at Phil's"
Daniel Mills "MS Found in a Chicago Hotel Room"
Gary McMahon "it sees me when I’m not looking"
Ann K. Schwader "Finale, Act Two"
Cate Gardner "Yellow Bird Strings"
Edward Morris "The Teatre & Its Double"
Richard Gavin "The Hymn of the Hyades"
Gemma Files "Slick Black Bones and Soft Black Stars"
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. "Not Enough Hope"
Kristin Prevallet "Whose Hearts are Pure Gold"
Richard A. Lupoff "April Dawn"
Anna Tambour "King Wolf"
Michael Kelly "The White-Face at Dawn"
Cody Goodfellow "Wishing Well"
John Langan "Sweetums"
Pearce Hansen "The King is Yellow"
Laird Barron "D T"
Robin Spriggs "Salvation in Yellow"
Allyson Bird "The Beat Hotel"
The authors involved in Pulver’s collection have collectively embraced, built upon, and perhaps defined the Chambers mythology. In “My Voice is Dead”, author Joel Lane capably brings Carcosa into the 21st century without sacrificing the haunted beauty of the 19th. The fact that Lane is able to do this is a compliment to his skills as a writer, and to the timelessness of Chambers’ original ideal. With “Beyond the Banks of the River Seine”, Simon Strantzas