THE BLACK MASS VARIATIONS

So awhile ago, I wrote this story for an anthology that had one of those open calls that you hear about, but never seem to quite work out. I don’t get it. I mean, they wanted stories about the Apocalypse, and boy is this one ever. I know. They wanted some good ‘ol misery-wallowing, which […]






SAN ANGELO BOULEVARD

So last week was the whole preview for THE LAND WILL KNOW, right? Yeah, I know. I should keep better track of what goes on at my own weblog, but the fact is that I have Twitter, several Tumblr blogs, a minor Facebook page as well as what goes on here at highway-62.com. I should […]






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 […]






The Starry Wisdom – two of however many

THE STARRY WISDOM contains contributions from several comics folk, most notably among them the two shimmering lights in the firmament of the magickal side of comics creation: Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. Unsurprisingly, the two represent polar opposites of magick as much as they did with their work in comics; Moore favoring the esoteric and […]






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 […]






Convolution 2013

In addition to folks like Brian and Wendy Froud and Richard and Wendy Pini and Richard Kadrey, the fine folks over at Convolution SF have extended an invitation for yours truly to appear as a guest of the show and do some panels/programming. I’ll try not to mess it up too badly, but I’m kinda […]






A TASTE OF ASPHALT for free

  For the next few days, A TASTE OF ASPHALT will cost you precisely nothing, as opposed to the .99 it usually costs. Two short stories, a preview of the dark fantasy DUSTBEARER, a handful of essays and extended previews of RAGNAROK SUMMER and the upcoming BLUE HIGHWAY. 200+ pages. If you’re reading this now, […]






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 preview pages

Quick head’s-up. I’ve put together a preview PDF of the new DUSTBEARER book (released all of two days ago). If you’re looking for something to read and want to take some dark fantasy out for a test-drive, just follow the link below. Read it in the browser window or download a tiny PDF file. DUSTBEARER […]