Later this year PS Publishing releases a new anthology of Lovecraft-inspired fiction edited by the indomitable Darrell Schweitzer. THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS REVEALED features stories (and poetry) that expand on concepts created by H.P. Lovecraft in his classic novella “At the Mountains of Madness.” One of his most popular stories, it first appeared in the pages of Astounding Stories in 1936, where it was serialized over three issues.

Above is a peek at the cover design by J.K. Potter, and thanks to PS Publishing’s Newsletter we also have their official description and a complete list of contributors:

“In his celebrated novella ‘At the Mountains of Madness,’ H.P. Lovecraft told of the discovery of a vast, alien city buried under the ice in Antarctica: millions of years old, filled with shocking secrets about the history of life on Earth, and not entirely uninhabited. But after the Miskatonic University expedition of 1930 came to a disastrous end and further exploration was either discouraged or suppressed, the city of the Elder Things slept once more, and the world seemed safe from whatever the Mountains of Madness still harbored. Danforth, the last survivor to look back, saw something he never could describe, that made him lose his mind…

Now, decades later, ice caps are melting and glaciers are retreating. Global warming is an observable fact. That which was once hidden is hidden no longer. So what happens when that horror-filled city of Elder Things and shoggoths is in plain sight, its existence impossible to deny? How will mankind deal with the realization that we are not the only intelligent species on the planet, and that we are masters of the Earth only by sheer chance? Now that something is stirring, that mastery may be coming to an end.

What happens next? Denial? Exploitation? The rise of strange cults? Maybe even an ill-advised attempt at tourism? Or will the cosmic forces now awakened engulf the entire planet? Here are some of the answers…”

Stories by:

ASTOUNDING STORIES – Feb, 1936

Adrian Cole
Gordon Linzner
James Chambers
Melinda LaFevers
John R. Fultz
Harry Turtledove
James Van Pelt
Robert M. Price
Don Webb
John Shirley
Paul Di Filippo
Frederic S. Durbin
John Linwood Grant
Geoffrey Hart
Amdi Silvestri
Géza A.G. Reilly
Darrell Schweitzer

Verse by:
Ann K. Schwader
Adam Bolivar

My contribution is a chilling tale of the not-too-distant future entitled “The Embrace of Elder Things.” A remnant of mankind has survived climate collapse and global floods by migrating to a high-tech moon colony, while horrors from the ancient past have risen to reclaim the waterlogged earth. Psychic powers and eldritch terrors abound…

There is no specific release date for the book yet, but it will almost certainly be released by the time of this year’s NecronomiCon (i.e. August). I’ll post a fresh update as soon as THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS REVEALED is available.

Art by by Eclectixx