Autumn Cthulhu Kickstarter4
December 2, 2015 by Laird
Mike Davis has initiated a Kickstarter for Autumn Cthulhu, an anthology of cosmic horror and assorted terrors. I think it’s fair to say that title notwithstanding, this is as much a weird fiction anthology as a Lovecraftian collection or anything else.
My contribution is a novelette called “Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees.” Cheer-leading captain Julie Vellum is having a bad year. Her dad is dying of cancer. She sprained her neck on the trampoline. Rival Jessica Mace plans to do her more bodily harm. Worst of all, she’s hired an old pal to impersonate Tony Clifton for a private show. Totally worst idea, ever.
Here’s the ToC:
Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees, Laird Barron
There is a Bear in the Woods, Nadia Bulkin
Anchor, John Langan
The Stiles of Palemarsh, Richard Gavin
The Night is a Sea, Scott Thomas
In the Spaces Where You Once Lived, Damien Angelica Walters
Trick or the Other Thing, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Grave Goods, Gemma Files
After the Fall, Jeffrey Thomas
A Shadow Passing, Daniel Mills
Lavinia in Autumn, Ann K. Schwader
Memories of the Fall, Pete Rawlik
The Smoke Lodge, Michael Griffin
The End of the Season, Trent Kollodge
The Black Azalea, Wendy Wagner
Cul-De-Sac Virus, Evan Dicken
image vi Lovecraft
That’s an all-star cast. I’m backing this worthy project with great anticipation. Perhaps if it’s a financial success, we can cover all four seasons: Summer Cthulhu, Winter Cthulhu, etc.
The Langan novella is an epic.
Epic? I’m happy with very good. Plus, if all goes according to plan, I’ll receive a signed copy the book. I’m psyched.
It’s around 27 thousand words. Might be his best.