I must have hit some sweet spot with Amazon, because certain people are receiving the following AMAZING email from the publishing and retailing giant:
As an indie author, that’s something that puts a bit of pep in your step. I can only think this is the handiwork of my publisher, Severed Press, who are obviously magnificent.
By the way, if you haven’t gotten Cthulhu Attacks! yet, you might want to do it now before Hollywood makes it a blockbuster motion picture and you get nothing but spoilers.
The unimpeachable taste of Christine Morgan strikes once again with her Horror Fiction Review take on Cthulhu Attacks! (I just want to say that the typos she mentions were definitely in the Advance Reading Copy she had, but are fixed now in the finished book.) Have a look and then buy a copy, or maybe two—the holidays are fast approaching!
CTHULHU ATTACKS! by Sean Hoade (2015 Severed Press / 220 pp / trade paperback & eBook)
Dear Hollywood: THIS is the Lovecraftian movie you need to make, the surefire big-budget blockbuster special effects extravaganza. This book, right here. It’s perfect. Gets around the various issues of directly adapting one of ol’ H.P.’s works, while acknowledging them in glorious triumphant homage. Plus, geek-cred galore.
And seriously, the scene describing Cthulhu’s emergence … best I’ve ever read. So beautifully done. Short, sweet, simple, evocative, and haunting.
A lot of giant monster or cosmic horror fiction struggles to express the sheer sheer size and scale and scope. Sean Hoade nails it, not only nails it but takes it several steps beyond. Reading this book is to shiver from an overwhelming sense of immensity, of alienness, of strange inhumanity so far outside our comprehension as to bend the mind. I think Lovecraft himself would be impressed with just how well that’s all conveyed.
How cool is this? An advertisement for my “zombies in Vegas” novel, Reviva Las Vegas!, airs tonight during the 417 Indie Radio show, the podcast of EVERYTHING INDIE!
It’s an entertaining show to learn about everything that’s going on creatively under the radar of mainstream commercial media. It’s on at 9 ET / 8 CT / 7 MT / 6 PT, and The shows are free for their first week! After that, each one is cataloged and put on CD for sale. Release dates of the CD will be added when available.
But my commercial is worth gathering the kids and grandparents and Norman Rockwell dog and shit in front of your vacuum-tube computer gramophone!
LISTEN RIGHT AT THIS HERE LINK!
Hello, all! I wanted to let you know that my fiction workshops are starting up again in October. (CLICK HERE FOR AVAILABLE DAYS AND TIMES.) This is a safe and productive writing and critiquing environment where tales of the macabre and even Lovecraftian are most welcome (as are all other flavors of fiction).
“Sean Hoade’s Fiction Time Workshop has been an educational and rewarding experience. Sean’s expertise at both writing and workshop facilitation, together with superb classmates, have made it a treasure. Enthusiastically recommended.” — Sean I., Salt Lake City
This is an Iowa-Writer’s-Workshop–style graduate-level fiction workshop. It is being held in Las Vegas but anyone from anywhere can take part through live videoconferencing by Google Hangouts. The videoconferencing has turned out to be a HUGE hit with writers from across the country.
This is really nicely written and celebrates HPL perfectly! Sorry about not having the translated version up earlier. As they say in Italy, “Oops!”
Originally posted on They Walk Among Us … in Italian.
Hello to all.
Before anything else I feel obliged to make a thank you and a premise.
In recent days I have had several visits and inscriptions, probably because I started to interact with other blogs (hail), something I had never done before. What can I say, thank you all for being passed and even more thanks to those who joined.
But someone pointed out to me as my blog is visually sparse, compared to others, too easy. That is, it is true. But realize that interests me write and share things with you, with my readers. I do not care to have a blog appealing to look at, first of all because I could not do it. They are not practical html, any of wordpress plugins. Second 99% of the time within which have the phone and I have many chances to make changes from there.
But I like it, simple and easy to see, without a thousand cazzatine that takes attention away from what they basically do here . Write.
In the latest issue of the chichi publication The New Yorker, from their article about NecronomiCon Providence, “Croissants With Cthulhu”:
“A writer from Las Vegas who listed Deadtown Abbey (‘Cthulhu does Edwardian England’) among his works”—hey, that’s me! (I’m very happy at the mention, but what about my book about, y’know, Cthulhu? Ah well, I’m still very pleased.)
Take a look for yourself!
The Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast, at NecronomiCon Providence, is presided over by a hierophant and a deacon, mouthpieces for H. P. Lovecraft’s eldritch world view.
At the Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast, we were finishing our eggs. Two gray-bearded men, the hierophant and the deacon, sat at a dais. They were flanked by a black-cloaked choir. A hymn began; several more (“Yes, They’ll Take Our Brains to Yuggoth,” etc.) punctuated the morning. The hierophant, under his neon-yellow mitre and mask, was the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Price, theologian, professor of biblical criticism, and former fundamentalist Baptist. “Nug and Yeb, great dragons black and red, come prepare thy father’s table,” he intoned. Then he began to channel Cthulhu, who seemed lethargic. “I know what you’re thinking, folks,” he grumbled. “Why no apocalyptic catastrophe yet?”
Read more at The New Yorker!
Hello, acolytes and assassins!
The trip to Providence was an unqualified success, and I will have an upcoming absolutely massive post with many, many pictures and links to the most eldritch writers, artists, and makers of things. But first, I had an excellent time being interviewed on the Darkness Dwells podcast. It’s at http://tinyurl.com/DDinterviewMP3, or just click the image below for the MP3 wonderfulness!
Next: NECRONOMICON PROVIDENCE WRAP-UP!