Are you a fan of the Lovecraft mythos? Want lots of great books for a fair and ethical price, where you can set the the royalty that the authors receive? You do, then you are in luck as we bring news of The Lovecraft Bundle, a set of mythos themed books curated by Nick Mamatas.
Here is Nick to fill you in on all the details
For a long time, Lovecraft's mantle was carried in the small press, where slavish pastiche and careful avoidance of his politics were rules to be carefully followed. These days, however, Lovecraftian fiction is wider and more diverse. His themes and voice are being remixed, detourned, and exploded by a new generation of writers, and his distasteful opinions critiqued and parodied. This Lovecraftian Literature bundle explores the Lovecraftian idiom in a diversity of ways, from intense erotica to beat literature, from neo-pulp fun to theological exegesis.
Among the goodies in this bundle is the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology of She Walks in Shadows edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a bundle-exclusive collection Home from the Sea by pulp master William Meikle, the Pynchonesque (!) Lovecraftian military thriller duology Radiant Dawn/Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow, a real-life attempt at "keeping it R'lyeh" by examining the metaphysics of Lovecraft's vision of the universe by Scott R. Jones...and a whole lot more! Click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get Home From the Sea by William Meikle, Priestess: The Collected Blackstone Erotica by Justine Geoffrey, Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis by Scott R Jones, She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas and Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.
Here are some of the books on offer
She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
They emerge from the shadows, to claim the night ….
Women from around the world delve into Lovecraftian depths, penning and illustrating a variety of Weird horrors. The pale and secretive Lavinia wanders through the woods, Asenath is a precocious teenager with an attitude, and the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Nitocris has found a new body in distant America. And do you have time to hear a word from our beloved mother Shub-Niggurath?
Defiant, destructive, terrifying, and harrowing, the women in She Walks in Shadows are monsters and mothers, heroes and devourers. Observe them in all their glory. Iä! Iä!
"She Walks in Shadows showcase a considerable range of talented writers creating work that is vivid, unsettling, and resonant. If, as Gary Wolfe has suggested, an anthology can be thought of as an argument, then this book makes a strong case for its contributors being at the forefront of new, exciting Lovecraftian fiction." – John Langan, Locus
Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas
The year is nineteen-sixty-something, and after endless millennia of watery sleep, the stars are finally right. Old R'lyeh rises out of the Pacific, ready to cast its damned shadow over the primitive human world. The first to see its peaks: an alcoholic, paranoid, and frightened Jack Kerouac, who had been drinking off a nervous breakdown up in Big Sur. Now Jack must get back on the road to find Neal Cassady, the holy fool whose rambling letters hint of a world brought to its knees in worship of the Elder God Cthulhu. Together with pistol-packin' junkie William S. Burroughs, Jack and Neal make their way across the continent to face down the murderous Lovecraftian cult that has spread its darkness to the heart of the American Dream. But is Neal along for the ride to help save the world, or does he want to destroy it just so that he'll have an ending for his book?
"In this tour de force, which is Mamatas' first novel, the Beats meet the elder gods of H. P. Lovecraft, and a harrowing time is had by all…Mamatas virtuosically parodies Kerouac's pell-mell On the Road style, but Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Exterminator, minus the outre sex, are more obvious templates for this wild, weird, woolly romp. - Booklist
Gateways to Abomination by Matthew M. Bartlett
Bizarre radio broadcasts luring dissolute souls into the dark woods of Western Massachusetts. Sinister old men in topcoats gathered at corners and in playgrounds. A long-dead sorcerer returning to obscene life in the form of an old buck goat. Welcome to Leeds, Massachusetts, where the drowned walk, where winged leeches blast angry static, where black magic casts a shadow over a cringing populace. You've tuned in to WXXT. The fracture in the stanchion. The drop of blood in your morning milk. The viper in the veins of the Pioneer Valley.
"Gateways to Abomination is a straight shot to the realm of nightmare. One of the most outstanding evocations of horror I've read in a while."
– Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and The Visible Filth
Radiant Dawn by Cody Goodfellow
THE BEGINNING IS NEAR...
From a ruined chemical weapons bunker in Iraq to a shallow grave in California's San Andreas Fault, the lines are drawn for a shadow war that will decide who, or what, will inherit the earth and reign as the next dominant species.
The escalating conflict engulfs the lives of three born survivors: a broken veteran of the Gulf War; a fiercely independent young nurse dying of cancer; and a brilliant novice FBI agent. Plunged into an arena where the stakes are survival or extinction, each must choose a side: between a militia of rogue government scientists and an enigmatic messiah who holds the cure for death itself, and the key to a new form of life.
Trapped in a genocidal war the government will do anything to conceal, where top-secret military technologies vie with the primal power of evolution unleashed, they will struggle to understand and stay alive...and stay human.
"I truly relished Goodfellow's pull-no-punches, descriptive writing style which I found, in places, to be a cross between a less wordy Stephen King and a more coherent William Burroughs. One character's breath is described as, "a melange of corn chips, vaginal mucus, unfiltered camels and rampant tooth decay." I winced more than once while reading Radiant Dawn (that's a good thing!) and as I pored over each page, I kept thinking that fans of The X-Files would really like this book. While considerably more violent and graphic than the TV series, it's got all the elements of skullduggery, paranoia, and the questioning of authority which us devotees of that show delight in… In sum, Radiant Dawn is an excellent novel, well-written, fast-paced and meticulously thought-out."
– Staci Layne Wilson, Cinescape Magazine
Home From the Sea by William Meikle
In these pages you'll find some glowing fog, some mad scientists, some tentacled things, booze, dreaming gods, cigarettes, some boats of various sizes, a bar or two, some stiff upper lips, a ghosthunter, a great detective and a multitude of universes, among other things.
Home from the Sea contains 14 tales of Lovecraftian Terror.
"One of the premier storytellers of our time."
– Famous Monsters of Filmland