Fiction – Horror
Is there wisdom in insanity? Enlightenment in blackest despair? Higher consciousness in the depths of chaos? These are the questions we asked of authors who submitted stories to the Martian Migraine Press anthology for 2016. And we here at MMP, along with project editor Scott R Jones, are thrilled to announce that the book (after many months of work, and nearly 400 stories read) is finally complete. With cover art by Alix Branwyn, the groundbreaking novella by Ruthanna Emrys, The Litany of Earth, and stories from some of the finest established writers working in Weird Fiction today, along with several new and exciting voices, Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis, releases officially on Monday May 23, 2016, with pre-orders soon available. Keep watching this space, follow MMP on Twitter @MartianMigraine, and of course Like us on Facebook for updates, contests, and author interviews.
In the meantime, enjoy our editors’ meditative antics as he announces the roster of writers that will fill the pages of Cthulhusattva. Or spare yourself some appalling amateur theatre and drop below the video for the full ToC. It should be noted that the story order for the anthology as it appears here is not yet finalized, but it’s very close. (Every day we be shufflin’ as we Keep It R’lyeh at MMP HQ!)
Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis
Table of Contents
The Pearl in the Shadows — Bryan Thao Worra
Keys in Stranger Deserts — Vrai Kaiser
Mr Johnson and the Old Ones — Jamie Mason
Antinomia — Erica Ruppert
Heiros Gamos — Gord Sellar
Mother’s Nature — Stefanie Elrick
At the Left Hand of Nothing — Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
The Litany of Earth — Ruthanna Emrys
Emperor Eternal — Konstantine Paradias
The Wicked Shall Come Upon Him — Kristi DeMeester
Messages — John Linwood Grant
That Most Foreign of Veils — Luke R J Maynard
We Three Kings — Don Raymond
Feeding the Abyss — Rhoads Brazos
After Randolph Carter — Noah Wareness
Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis
edited by Scott R Jones
5.5×8.5″ trade paperback and electronic book formats
Publication date: May 23, 2016
Distributed to the trade by Ingram
Martian Migraine Press: the Best Kind of Headache!
NECRONOMICUM Issue #3 is coming soon! We have a mid-July release date, and editors Justine Geoffrey and Scott R Jones are currently working with our authors on the utterly pleasant task of editing the fine stories they’ve selected, dripping with aphrodisiac ichor, from the Sploosh Pool. Really, this is the part we enjoy the most, putting the magazine together. When it’s all ours, and no one else can see it yet, and the thrill of secrecy is almost too tangible. But even this glorious pleasure must pass, and to that end, we’d like to announce the Table of Contents for the third issue of NECRONOMICUM!
The Night Stair by Stanley Webb – this is a freakish little tale of nuns and necromancy, forbidden heavens and fornicating harpies. Good times!
The Acquisition by Moxie Marcus – the gentlemen knew his wife wanted the prize dearly… but is he ready to submit to a force from beyond his comprehension to get it for her?
Something She Can Touch by Kurt Newton – an almost sweet (almost!) story of lust and loss
The Lion’s Jaw by Alice Renard – Renard’s poetry appeared in our inaugural issue, and we’re happy to have her back now with a wonderful piece of erotic prose about a transhumanist sex-circus of the future, where boundaries dissolve like mist and people open up to their deepest desires.
… but it’s not all transcendence and beautiful language in these pages. Witness the steaming horrors of a teenage tryst gone weirdly wrong, in Scabs, a grim and gritty tale by the thoroughly depraved Ben Djarum.
Dead Man’s Porn by Roger Leatherwood – a master of the surreal and taboo, Leatherwood spins a story of Science and Kink run amok!
With poetry by Mark Mills (The Gods of Solitude), K A Opperman (The Black Czarina), and Clare Castleberry (Love), cover art by Garry Mac, and of course a cheeky editorial missive from our own Justine G, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy in the pages of NECRONOMICUM #3! (You can keep it a secret, if you like… but we won’t tell if you don’t!) Keep watching this space for release dates and links to purchase!
Martian Migraine Press: the Best Kind of Headache
SPRING! And a young entities fancy turns to eldritch couplings beneath a black monolith, doncha know!
Now, in case you haven’t guessed already, we here at Martian Migraine Press are, largely, a pack of feral perverts, which is to say: WE UNDERSTAND YOU. We know the days and nights leading up to May Eve hold a certain special frisson for the initiate and un-initiate alike. And we also know that this season calls for particular needs to be met, else the Avatar of Nyarlathotep look askance at you during the penultimate rites. And Migraineers, we don’t want to leave you in the lurch! We want the Black Man to smile upon y’all!
SO! To that end, we present our May Eve Electronic Book Special! From today through to May 1 2015, a veritable blow-out of the Strange and Sensual, and a swell(ing) Contest besides! Yes, for only TEN CANADIAN DOLLARS, you can purchase our Walpurgis Pack of Weird Erotica. The package includes the following ebooks (in your preferred ereader format): PRIESTESS: The Collected Blackstone Erotica (Volume 1) and Orgy in the Valley of the Lust Larvae by Justine Geoffrey; our 2013 anthology CONQUEROR WOMB: Lusty Tales of Shub-Niggurath, and the first and second issues of our magazine of weird erotica, NECRONOMICUM! That’s FIVE TITLES and a few HUNDRED THOUSAND words of utterly original smut and mind-melting horror! Over $20 worth of fiction for only 9.99CDN, delivered to your inbox almost instantly (within 12 to 24 hours after ordering). And, when you order your Walpurgis Pack, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a paperback copy of Bobby Derie’s seminal work of Mythos scholarship, Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos (from Hippocampus Press — Justine G reviews the book here) … only FIVE WINNERS will be drawn, CONTEST CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT MAY 1, and we’ll announce the names of those fortunate winning beings on May 2.
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