27 Oct 2012
by Jeffrey Thomas
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It’s been a while since my last post (I sound like I’m in the confessional booth here), so I have a few things to catch up on…
Firstly, I want to announce the recent release — from Germany’s Festa Verlag — of my Cthulhu Mythos collection Geschichten aus dem Cthulhu-Mythos. It’s a beautiful hardcover, the dust jacket having a wonderful mock-leather textured feel. I think I’m in love. The contents, in English, are:
I Married a Shoggoth
The Bones of the Old Ones (which is set in my Punktown universe, as are the next two stories)
The Avatars of the Old Ones
The Young of the Old Ones
Through Obscure Glass (which is set in W. H. Pugmire’s Sesqua Valley)
Out of the Belly of Sheol
The Face of Baphomet
The Dance of Ugghiutu (another one set in Punktown)
Children of the Dragon (the first appearance of this story anywhere; it’s set in modern-day Vietnam)
As a bonus, the book also contains an interview with me, conducted by German writer Christian Endres. I featured the English version of this interview here on my blog, back in September of 2011: http://punktalk.punktowner.com/?p=1372
Also, the interview appears in the November/December issue of the German magazine GEEK! Here’s their third issue.
Christian decribes GEEK! thusly: “a new geek-culture sf fantasy horror print magazine here in Germany that reaches 40,000 people.” Sounds good to me! Christian sent me a PDF of the four-page interview, and it bowled me over with its colorful interior design. They even have me, on the first page, side-by-side with Mr. Lovecraft himself. I wish I could reproduce those pages here to show you. Thanks, Christian! And thanks as always to mein freund, Frank Festa.
The book Geschichten aus dem Cthulhu-Mythos can be ordered from the Festa Verlag web site here: http://www.festa-verlag.de/Lovecrafts-Bibliothek/Geschichten-aus-dem-Cthulhu-Mythos::328.html
Also recently released is the anthology MONSTRES!, from France, edited by Jacques Fuentealba. I’ll let you guess what the theme of the book is. My contribution is the story Me femme est un shoggoth. Can you figure that one out? Yep, it’s I Married a Shoggoth again, in French translation this time instead of German. As you can see, the book features really cool cover art. This link gives the full contents:
If you English-speaking people are feeling left out, here’s a link to an oldie-but-goodie review of the ebook edition of my novel MONSTROCITY (the Cthulhu Mythos again, and again in Punktown), from the SF Crowsnest site:
…wherein it is said:
“Thomas creates a rich, alien world that mixes many quite prominent elements of H.P. Lovecraft’s Chthulhu mythos with twists of his own, setting the tone for a story that jangles the nerves and pulls on the puppet strings of paranoia and insanity.”
The ebook of MONSTROCITY can be ordered here:
That kind of catches me up…I hope to be back sooner next time to keep you filled in on my conquest of the world.