Wormwoodiana: Finding books in out of the way places

Nightmare Magazine Essay

Mr Gaunt:

A few months ago, the fine folks at Nightmare magazine contacted me to ask if I’d contribute a column to their “H Word” section.  I said I’d be happy to, in part because I’d been thinking of writing an essay about Shirley Jackson’s influence.  It’s up at the magazine for free right now.

Shirley Jackson Is Watching You

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Il gioco di ruolo del Re in Giallo



Pelgrane Press ha annunciato il lancio di un crowfunding su Kickstarter per la pubblicazione nel 2018 di un nuovo gioco di ruolo completamente dedicato alla figura del Re in Giallo, The Yellow King Roleplaying Game.

Ispirato ai racconti di Robert W. Chambers, il gioco sarà composto da quattro volumi che seguiranno la storia del testo maledetto nei secoli, dalla Parigi della Belle Epoque fino ai giorni nostri, in un turbinio di mistero e pazzia.

The book has been written.
The book has been read.
Now it rewrites you.
Across time it spreads, creating dread new realities.
And you’re in all of them.

Pelgrane Press announced a new Kickstarter for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, to be released in 2018.

The four volumes, inspired by  Robert W. Chamber’s works, will follow the path of the suppressed play, The King in Yellow, through the ages from the Belle Epoque until present times. 

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H. P. Lovecraft Fans are Gathering on Facebook, 24 Hours Per Day!

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CthulhuWho1's Blog

If you are a fan of H. P. Lovecraft (A Lovecraftian!), and you haven’t yet joined all of the Lovecraftian fun on Facebook, you are missing out on one of the greatest online multi-room Fan Conventions and Parties ever!

Whatever your area of Lovecraftian Fan interest is, there’s a group, or several groups, on Facebook, just waiting for you to join in.

You don’t have to do anything, post anything, write anything, if you would prefer to just look around and watch; but you just might find that all of the things you’ll read, see, hear, and discover, will open your eyes and mind to Lovecraftian experiences, things, and especially people, from all over the world, that you wouldn’t have discovered any other way.

Here’s an alphabetical list of sixty-one of the Lovecraftian groups on Facebook that might appeal to you, along with direct links to them in case they…

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The Secret of Ventriloquism

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Christopher Slatsky

THE SECRET OF VENTRILOQUISM offers up nine nightmarish tales that touch upon body horror, philosophical terror, the mystery of puppets, and an accumulation of dread that at times threatens to become all consuming. Each tale is connected in what feels more like a shared nightmare than geographical shared-world, overlapping and referencing places and names and incidents, accentuating the sensation that the reader is being yanked down into a chasm of the author’s design. The whole effect is one of a sleeper unable to wake from encroaching nightmares. What an astonishingly exciting debut.

The limited edition hardback with gorgeous Dave Felton art is sold out, but the trade paperback can be pre-ordered from Dunhams Manor Press, and the volume should also be available via Amazon by the end of the month.


Introduction by Matt Cardin

The Mindfulness of Horror Practice

Murmurs of a Voice Foreknown

The Indoor Swamp

Origami Dreams


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Source: Bibliography



Every Friday afternoon we had technical drawing in the apprentice school class room, I liked technical drawing and got through my work very quickly, Rob Dixon and Johnny Diack were not the sharpest tools in the box and struggled with even the most basic diagrams so I did their work  as well.

That was one skill that British engineering gave me which came in handy one evening when I was given a task of contributing something to the SP3 cause, the factory was now a distant memory, erased from my mind, I was on the dole and life was dominated by our personal psychedelic suburban voyage  into inner space.

We was Psychedelic, no doubt about it, late night mushroom romp’s, cinema on Acid,dope in the morning , dope in the evening , the only problem I had when I was faced with making this contribution to the SP3 cause was…

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Vendetta Magazine: Spacemen 3 edition

Rock 'n' Roll Runner

Spacemen 3 rate as one of my all-time favorite bands and though I never did an interview with the group during their 1986-1991 heyday, I was able to secure interviews with the two founding members Sonic Boom and Jason Pierce later on in their careers when Sonic went on to form Spectrum along with other side projects and Jason formed Spiritualized.

Spacemen 3 


While I had seen Sonic perform with Spectrum and E.A.R. a few times in the ’90s, it wasn’t until 2002 that I got to spend some time with him. The following interview took place in 2002 in Los Angeles in the back garden of painter Anthony Ausgang’s house. We hung out and drank cups of tea in the hot California sun, while Sonic smoked countless hand-rolled cigarettes, and I let the recorder roll. This interview is more or less a full-on discussion about the legacy of Spacemen 3 as Sonic…

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I love taking portraits more than any other kind of photograph. These pictures were taken in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and China over the last four years.

Source: Portraits