Migraineers, we hope you had a wild and wooly Walpurgisnacht and a bellicose Beltane besides! But, all shenanigans are now done, it’s the second day of the month of May, and we’ve just completed the random drawing for our Walpurgis Pack Contest Winners! (For those who might have missed it, if you purchased our strange and sexy pack of weird-erotic ebooks over the past two weeks, your name was entered into the draw to win a paperback copy of Bobby Derie’s seminal work of Lovecraftian scholarship, Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos published this year by Hippocampus Press). And here they are, the fortunate five…
and JAMES PRATT
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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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RESONATOR: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond is in the world! We’re preparing to ship out the fine quality prints of Nick Gucker’s cover art to the lucky four winners of the Pre-Order Contest, and readers are beginning to receive their books in the mail! Can a wholesale dimensional breakdown and general apocalypse be far behind? Gosh, we hope so! While you’re waiting for doom to rain down, though perhaps take a read through this insightful interview that anthology editor Scott R Jones did with RESONATOR author Leeman Kessler! (We’ll be rolling out interviews with most of the contributors over the next two weeks or so, so check back often for added awesome.)
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Well, trust the man who reformats and reinterprets Lovecraft himself for the 21st Century to put a truly unique spin on From Beyond! It’s all there in the title of your story, Deresonator: a machine to counter the effects of Tillinghast’s original contraption. I especially enjoyed your narrator’s voice; he’s essentially an old-school grifter. So, do you come by this voice honestly? Any criminal history in your family?
No criminal history as far as I’m aware although there are an awful lot of pastors and preachers in my family tree and they employ similar showman-like qualities as your average flim-flam man so perhaps I’ve just hit on that racial memory of patter and rhetoric which both helps me as a performer and gave me a fun voice for our hapless narrator in this story.
It’s safe to say you’ve had to steep yourself in Howard (the Man, the Myth, the Mythos) in order to do what you do for Ask Lovecraft. Also, you’re one of the newer writers in this anthology. Have you found that playing a writer on TV has pushed you towards writing? More seriously, is Howie’s phantom hand gently pressed to your writing arm(s)? Is this like a ‘Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore in Ghost’ thing going on? Be honest. We can take it.
Oh man, now I really want to find a way to film or photograph that image so everyone has to experience the horror along with me. I wonder how much Unchained Melody costs these days? Oops, got distracted there. Funnily enough, reading Lovecraft’s fiction and his letters did not in any way give me any sort of writing itch. In truth, I blame the fact that Ask Lovecraft has widened the number of writers I now know and when you spend time with those people, you’re bound to get infected with something. I’m just lucky that this time, I only came away with a mild case of literary inspiration and there are creams for that.
You’re taking Ask Lovecraft on a bit of a festival circuit in 2015. Where will you be seen, and when? Do you have a favourite aspect of live performance?
This year will see me at Cthulhucon in Portland, Oregon this April and then back in Providence for NecronomiCon in August. Live performances are really my favourite part of this whole shebang. My background is in stage acting and while I don’t really work off of a script for my live shows, that energy and immediate feedback one gets from having an audience right in front of you is still so gratifying. I also love being kept on my toes and having to come up with answers for questions on the spot. For the web-series, I mull and I ponder questions and it can take me forever to hone what I think is an acceptable reply but when you’re staring face to face with your inquisitor, you really have to think fast. It’s a completely different part of my brain, almost more muscle memory and reflex than conscious thought and I can’t get enough of it.