Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mysterium art - J. D. Busch

Mysterium Tremendum Art - J. D. Busch

"This is JD's conception of the broken ring symbol on the cover of The Black Guide from Mysterium Tremendum. The BG appears in an upcoming John Langan story, but mums the word, else the Children of Old Leech will be on my case. I can say, unsafely, that the broken ring and The Black Guide might possibly feature in The Croning."

3.5 out of 5

Monday, July 18, 2011

Occultation - Laird Barron

2010 Shirley Jackson Award winner for Single-Author Collection.

5 out of 5

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Charles Tan Interviews - Laird Barron

"Hi, Charles. Can’t say whether I’ve evolved, but I hope I’ve learned a few things along the way. I worked different notes in Occultation; where The Imago Sequence dealt with horror through a hyper- masculine, noir lens, the new collection features, on the whole, a broader spectrum of protagonists, most of them quite ordinary. The focus is much more on relationships than gunfights. People dealing with each other, the wilderness, the inner dark. More focus on atmospherics, more attention to the ghostly and the weird. The third collection, The Beautiful Thing that Awaits Us All, is a fusion of the first two in many ways. I worked in cosmic horror tales alongside the occult and one pure ghost story. Hope to see it out in a year or so."

3 out of 5

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hand of Glory - Laird Barron

"This is Johnny Cope, enforcer for the Arden family of c. 1920s Olympia, WA.

This is Johnny at work:"

Hand of Glory - Laird Barron

4 out of 5