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16 tales of cosmic horror set in the fall and around Halloween! Stories by Laird Barron, John Langan, Gemma Files, and others.
16 tales of cosmic horror set in the fall and around Halloween! Stories by Laird Barron, John Langan, Gemma Files, and others.
16 tales of cosmic horror set in the fall and around Halloween! Stories by Laird Barron, John Langan, Gemma Files, and others.
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H.P. Lovecraft, Sept. 2, 1931, letter to August Derleth
H.P. Lovecraft, Sept. 2, 1931, letter to August Derleth

FINAL DAY UPDATE: If we reach $19,000 today, I'll be able to add one more story to Autumn Cthulhu: an original tale by Orrin Grey!

Autumn Cthulhu is a new fiction anthology featuring original tales of Lovecraftian horror set in the fall, published by Lovecraft eZine Press!

I've been fascinated by autumn and Halloween since the age of six. I discovered Lovecraft much later... and ever since, I have felt that cosmic horror was a natural fit for this time of year. Colorful falling leaves, crisp days, rainy afternoons and evenings. A time of endings and melancholy.

I'm editor Mike Davis, and I invite you to join me and sixteen authors of cosmic horror on an autumnal journey you won't soon forget.

This book contains:

  • Short stories by Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Scott Thomas, Richard Gavin, Gemma Files, Daniel Mills, Damien Angelica Walters, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Jeffrey Thomas, Michael Griffin, Pete Rawlik, Wendy Wagner, Evan Dicken, and Trent Kollodge
  • An incredible novella by John Langan
  • A poem by the master of Lovecraftian poetry, Ann K. Schwader
The "Autumn Cthulhu" book cover!
The "Autumn Cthulhu" book cover!

 In this anthology:

  • Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees, Laird Barron
  • Anchor, John Langan
  • There is a Bear in the Woods, Nadia Bulkin
  • The Night is a Sea, Scott Thomas
  • Grave Goods, Gemma Files
  • A Shadow Passing, Daniel Mills
  • In the Spaces Where You Once Lived, Damien Angelica Walters
  • The Stiles of Palemarsh, Richard Gavin
  • After the Fall, Jeffrey Thomas
  • Lavinia in Autumn, Ann K. Schwader
  • Trick or the Other Thing, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • Memories of the Fall, Pete Rawlik
  • The Smoke Lodge, Michael Griffin
  • Cul-De-Sac Virus, Evan Dicken
  • The Black Azalea, Wendy Wagner
  • The End of the Season, Trent Kollodge

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR KICKSTARTER REWARDS:

The "Autumn Cthulhu" coin!
The "Autumn Cthulhu" coin!
"Lavinia in Autumn" - poem by Ann K. Schwader, art by Sara Bardi
"Lavinia in Autumn" - poem by Ann K. Schwader, art by Sara Bardi
"The Night is a Sea" - story by Scott Thomas, art by Sara Bardi
"The Night is a Sea" - story by Scott Thomas, art by Sara Bardi
"After the Fall" - story by Jeffrey Thomas, art by Sara Bardi
"After the Fall" - story by Jeffrey Thomas, art by Sara Bardi
Kickstarter-only alternate cover by Dave Felton
Kickstarter-only alternate cover by Dave Felton
Join us as a guest panelist on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show! (Limited to three)
Join us as a guest panelist on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show! (Limited to three)

What you say of the fascination of autumn is very true... It is a season of almost weird retrospective, when one seizes on the unchanged objects and processes of nature - or of anciently ordered life - and half-imagines that the past which they typify is still present. The woods, the fields, the hillside orchards laden with fruit, the fields of sheaved corn, the old stone walls overgrown with flaming vine, the farmyards heaped with brilliant pumpkins and other garnerings of the year, the acrid odour of smoke, the distant notes of horn and hound across the stubbled fields and dying meadows - all these things have a potent magic for one who has known the old days... -- H.P. Lovecraft, Sept. 2, 1931, letter to August Derleth

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Lovecraft eZine has published several books already, and I've learned more with every book. I've been running Lovecraft eZine for five years, and in that time I've built a reputation as someone who always keeps his word. When you support this project, you will receive the rewards in a timely manner.

That's not to say that things can't go wrong. They can -- that's life. But if they do, what is not acceptable is lack of communication. I do not anticipate delays, but if they were to happen, I will stay in touch with you and keep you posted about what's happening.

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    KICKSTARTER-ONLY ALTERNATE COVER PRINT EDITION! You'll receive the special print edition of "Autumn Cthulhu" with Dave Felton's Kickstarter-only alternate cover! This alternate-cover edition will NEVER be sold in the future.

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    PRINT EDITION & SARA BARDI PRINTS! You get three Sara Bardi 5x7 prints: illustrations of "Lavinia in Autumn" by Ann K. Schwader, "After the Fall" by Jeffrey Thomas, and "The Night is a Sea" by Scott Thomas!

    Plus, of course, a print edition of "Autumn Cthulhu".

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    AUTUMN CTHULHU BOOK & COIN! You'll receive the insanely awesome "Autumn Cthulhu" coin, featuring both covers!

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    BOTH BOOK EDITIONS! You'll receive both editions of the book: the Steve Santiago cover (available later for sale), AND the special print edition with Dave Felton's Kickstarter-only alternate cover! This alternate-cover edition will NEVER be sold in the future.

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    LAIRD BARRON & JOHN LANGAN SIGNED COPY: You'll receive the print edition of "Autumn Cthulhu", signed by Laird Barron and John Langan! Plus:

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    TOTAL MADNESS! You get almost everything in the previous tiers, all in one insane package:

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    The "Autumn Cthulhu" coin

    All three Sara Bardi prints

    The "Autumn Cthulhu" alternate cover thank-you postcard, signed by the editor

    The digital edition of "Autumn Cthulhu" (Kindle or ePub)

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    ALTERNATE COVER ORIGINAL SCRATCHBOARD AND BOTH PRINT EDITIONS! This original black and white piece, done to promote "Autumn Cthulhu", was etched by Lovecraft eZine artist Dave Felton on a 5"x7" scratchboard and will be mailed unframed and unmodified (author names were digitally added to the tombstone) to the lucky Kickstarter backer at this reward level.

    Scratchboard is a medium that involves scraping ink away from a prepared panel to reveal the white chalk underneath, and was heavily used in early 20th century advertising and illustration, and famously used within the weird fiction genre by Virgil Finlay and Lee Brown Coye in the work they submitted to pulps such as Weird Tales.

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    META! Be "tuckerized" in a short story by Scott Thomas, set in the world of "The Sea of Ash"! This means that one of the characters in this story will have your name, and possibly aspects of your personality. This story will be written by Scott Thomas in 2016 and published in The Lovecraft eZine, and most likely republished in a future Scott Thomas collection.

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