I’m very excited to reveal that Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth, the third volume in the Stephen Jones edited Innsmouth series, has its Table of Contents all ready.
The venerable and Cthulhu-approved Fedogan and Bremer are stepping up to publish this tome – just as they did the previous two books, Shadows Over Innsmouth and Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth.
FINAL SHADOWS GATHER . . .
The final volume in the trilogy that began with the World Fantasy Award-nominated Shadows Over Innsmouth (1994) and Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (2005), containing stories by Ramsey Campbell, Adrian Cole, John Glasby, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Brian Lumley, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, Simon Kurt Unsworth and Conrad Williams, along with an Innsmouth poem by H.P. Lovecraft and a “posthumous collaboration” between the author and August Derleth.
Once again taking Lovecraft’s original 1931 novella as inspiration, we are introduced to the Massachusetts seaport and its ichthyoid denizens years before that fateful FBI raid. From there, Dagon’s blasphemous spawn spread out across the globe, while the offspring of that decaying fishing town undergo their own, often bizarre, metamorphoses.
As the world changes, so through eldritch rituals and human sacrifices the Deep Ones’ masters—the terrifying Great Old Ones themselves—prepare to escape their prisons when the stars are right, so that they may once again reclaim the Earth as their own.
As the waters continue to rise, mankind begins its ultimate struggle for survival against a pantheon of dark gods and their batrachian foot-soldiers . . .
Still want more? How about the fact that Titan Books will be releasing trade paperbacks of the first two books in time for World Fantasy in Brighton this year – when the hardcover of Weirder Shadows will be released into the wild.
Two of my stories are in it – a reprint of “Rising, Not Dreaming” (originally written for Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Innsmouth Free Press) and a brand spanking new tale, “The Song of Sighs”.