I’d have posted this to my regular weblog, but WordPress is being stupid. Spoilers for everything. No whining. GODZILLA is a tough one. On paper, like say, superheroes, Godzilla is a no-brainer. The no-brainerest of them. He is a titan, a walking natural disaster, the reversal of human hubris and belief in a subjugated nature […]

Coulthart’s R’lyeh.

Last of John Coulthart’s art for a bit. Just look at his depiction of R’lyeh above. Stunning stuff. If you’re at all interested in his work, check out his main website (which sometimes features work NSFW or prudes) over here: Etalier Coulthart. If you’re at all interested in the esoteric and how it intersects with […]

More of John Coulthart’s adaptation of “Call of Cthulhu”, which not only envisions the alien vistas of Lovecraft’s R’lyeh, but the more mundane packaging and commercial products of the era, mixing the two in a way that Lovecraft himself never thought to. Looking at this work, I’m still astonished at the sheer number of hours […]

More Call of Cthulhu by John Coulthart

More of John Coulthart’s lovely and chilling Rapidograph work in his adaptation of “Call of Cthulhu”. I had the good fortune of interviewing Mr. Coulthart for Robot 6 a few years ago and I’m always happy to link to that. Give it a read.

The Call of Cthulhu by John Coulthart

A little of John Coulthart’s adaptation of “Call of Cthulhu”

The Starry Wisdom – one of several

Art by Peter Smith, with design by John Balance Happy Halloween. We’re going to try a new thing here, where I post stuff on my actual weblog and use Tumblr in a different way. Won’t bore you with reasons why. The above images are from an anthology called THE STARRY WISDOM, published by Creation Books […]


So I’m wrangling with the first of my own projects (as opposed to the day job projects, which I don’t choose, but are chosen for me) that’s set in contemporary America. Los Angeles in particular. And you wouldn’t think it, but there’s a lot of weird obstacles when you’re doing that, that I haven’t had […]

The apocalypse will be unexpectedly boring?

Taken from “Crunch Time”, which you can buy for only .99, alongside 200 more pages of reading (including an extended preview of the upcoming science fiction novel BLUE HIGHWAY). Get it right here. “I pointed out the window, even though the parking lot was largely empty now, but for some scattered trash and newspapers. No […]

A Taste of Asphalt

A TASTE OF ASPHALT hits today. Snag it here. Okay, you want to know what my writing’s about. But you don’t want to spend a lot because everyone’s got projects to support and Kickstarters to back. So I’m going to make it easy. Here’s what ninety-nine cents gets you. Two short stories: “Crunch Time”, featuring […]

Dustbearer for free

Yup. For a couple more days, my fantasy short story collection DUSTBEARER is absolutely free. Two stories, good dark fun, no cost to you. http://www.amazon.com/Dustbearer-and-Others-ebook/dp/B00DQC50I6 Do check it out.