Archive for June, 2011
Horror fans and Lovecraft afficionados have been darkly singing the praises of LOVECRAFT eZINE. Editor/founder Mike Davis and Crew offer monthly chills and thrills that “share the tone and themes of Lovecraft.” That is, cosmic fear, or simply “weird fiction” if you prefer. Within that spectrum there is a vast array of possibilities for horror, dark fantasy, and beyond. Some of the zine’s current best include tales by horrormeister W.H. Pugmire, an Old School Gent when it comes to all things Lovecraftian, as well as stories by Joe Pulver and David J. West.
In its forthcoming August issue LOVECRAFT eZINE will be featuring my story “The Lord of Endings,” a tale inspired by Lovecraft’s Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, the Black Pharaoh, the Haunter of the Dark, the Faceless God and Messenger of the Old Ones. It’s also about hate, and the power it has to poison the dreams of the living. Fans of Lovecrafts’ Dreamlands stories will either love it or weep about it.
The inspired art at the site is done by Pat (mimulux). Above is the fantastic cover of the first issue. Issues #1-5 are available for reading at: http://lovecraftzine.com/
Check it out now and keep an eye open for “The Lord of Endings.”
Brave Dreams That Are Kindled From Ashes Rise Out Over All The Battle Below Spread Wings Over All That He Passes So His Life Can Stay Immortal To His Country All The Shades Of Green That Fall Beneath This Tree So Let The Winds Of Change That Rearrange The Country Let It Also Sow A Seed Of Memory Marlena In The Cool Satin Sashes Spread Dreams Over The Battle Below Bring Love With A Song As She Passes So His Life Can Stay Immortal To The Country And Let Every Man Aware Of Being Free Mmm, When She Talks Of Times When Wine Is Handed To Me From A Face That Walked Out Of A Memory And Now That The Battle Is Done And You Wake Up In The Morning With The Sun Up In The Sky Summer Never Gives You No Warning Then Flowers Are Getting Thrown Up To Cover The Mud Up On The Line Valleys Getting Greener And There's Nothing But Love On Your Mind Brave Dreams That Are Kindled From Ashes Rise Out Over The Battle Below Spread Wings Over All That He Passes So His Life Can Stay Immortal To The Country Other Shades Of The Green That Brought For Me A Victory But The Winds Of Change Have Rearranged This Country SEED OF MEMORY by Terry Reid
Tonight’s episode of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES was written by the creator George R. R. Martin himself. And it was off the hook!
The show has been a slow build, and tonight Martin and Co. pulled the rip-cord. The result is one of the most thrilling, violent, fast-paced, and plot-twisting episodes since ROME’s second season.
Jason Momoa finally gets to cut loose as the barbarian horselord Khal Drogo. Upon watching it, one has no doubt that he will play a pitch-perfect Conan in the upcoming CONAN THE BARBARIAN movie.
This single episode of GoT had the bang of most Season Finales…but there is more to come. Tyrion, as usual, ends up being my personal fave of all the great characters. But it’s hard not to love the Kaleesi. Emilia Clarke is stunning and unforgettable as Daenerys Targaryen. The seeds of her great slave liberation are sewn right here as she curbs the bloodthirsty nature of the horse tribes.
So nice to see the author of the novels so essential and involved with the adaptation of his work.