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Walpurgis Pack Winners


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…






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Get Your Walpurgis On!


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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Two wildly different reviews in this week for Scott R JonesWhen The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality. The first can only be described as “glowing”, the kind of glowing that might require the reader to don a lead apron, actually, and that makes it our favourite, for obvious reasons. The second has a lot to say about the book, and much of it in the category of complaints about what the book is not. Now, Nick Mamatas (a fellow who we trust) claims that no one actually reads these reviews, and he’s very likely correct in that. But the dynamic tension between these statements from readers of WTSAR has got us thinking. Some excerpts…

the Glowing review
“There’s no denying the potency of Jones’ profound examination of R’lyehian thought. This book is a beautifully weird Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen trinity paradox, where the author prods the primordial swamp of R’lyehian existence which invokes ripples across the mindscape, thus throwing interpretations of locality and reality askew. A literary Eliphas Levi, he weaves astral light into words with such honed wit, such wisdom, such a deep passion the title of literary mage is clichéd but appropriate…”
(full review here)

the Whiny review
“… the whole books reads like a lot of random journal entries from one guy who took a LOT of psychedelic drugs, had some tentacle dreams, and then decided that collecting his own writings about his personal experiences and how you are supposed to act once you have already begun to foster the Black Gnosis equates to writing a how-to on actually getting there yourself from scratch…”
(full review here)

Have you read When The Stars Are Right? If so, what’s your opinion: is Jones a trailblazing Lovecraftian mystic? or a damp, trippy hippy with pseudopods on the brain? Does WTSAR trust in the reader to find their own way into the R’lyehian mysteries? or should it hold the seeker’s hand more, explicitly pointing to the Black Gnosis? Let us know in the comments, or better yet, write a review of your own and let us know where you post it.

And speaking of polarizing books, we here at MMP HQ are extremely pleased to hear of the imminent release of Bobby Derie’s new book, Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos, coming out later this month from the esteemed Hippocampus Press. Mr Derie has been a friend of the show for a while now, and we’ve been fortunate to watch the process of the writing of what is sure to be a groundbreaker of a book that will ruffle a few skirts and spark lively debate. Mr Derie’s research skills are frighteningly impressive: many times we’ve been on the receiving end of some casually dropped piece of Lovecraftiana scholarship that has blown our minds (and we don’t mean Upworthy-style, either!) and reformatted our perceptions of Lovecraft the Man, the Product, and the Mythos. Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos (with a snazzy Gahan Wilson cover, no less!) is available now for pre-order: we very strongly urge MMP readers to pick up their copy today, because this one? This one will be on more than a few lips upon its arrival, and if you’re at all interested in the seamy overlap between the perceived prudishness of classic Lovecraftiana and the boiling sexuality that froths between the actual lines of HPLs fiction, you’ll want in on the discussion. Order direct from Hippocampus Press here

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