News & Updates
March 1, 2018
Cirsova #7 has been released in paperback, hardcover, and ebook! This issue includes my post-apocalyptic sword-and-sorcery tale "The Legend of Blade."
Civilization has fallen and mankind has reverted to varying degrees of primitive savagery and feudal society, but hand-in-hand with civilization's demise, the new world has also seen the rebirth of strange and powerful monstrosities...and heroes!
Cirsova #7 can be purchased in paperback and softcover format from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2GUkDHF
For those interested in a hardcover edition of the magazine, here is the Lulu link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-tierney-and-james-hutchings-and-adrian-cole-and-dominika-lein/cirsova-issue-no-7-spring-2018/hardcover/product-23528865.html
December 8, 2017
Cirsova has begun their subscription drive for their Summer and Spring 2018 issues and have already achieved their goal on Kickstarter. I have a post-apocalytpic sword-and-sorcery tale in Cirsova #7 titled "The Legend of Blade" that I'm pretty excited about.
If you would like to pre-order and particpate in the subscription drive, I've included the Kickstarter link below:
October 6, 2017
I'm happy to report a short story of mine, "The Legend of Blade" will be appearing in Cirsova #7, the Spring 2018 issue. More details to follow.
Cirsova's Website: https://cirsova.wordpress.com/
September 13, 2017
Two of my short stories from Tales of the Shadowmen have been translated into French by Riviere Blanche.
"Ardan at the Pole" appears in Les Compagnons De L'ombre Volume 20 and was translated by Jean-Luc Fransen. http://www.riviereblanche.com/collection-noire-n97-les-compagnons-de-lombre-20.html#87462f7d5933de67af6e45416c36070d
"Galazi in the Enchanted City" appears in Les Compagnons De L'ombre Volume 21 and was translated by Thomas Bauduret. http://www.riviereblanche.com/nouveautes-du-mois-septembre-2017-n102-les-compagnons-de-lombre-21.html#4cb0a700921610f8abb24907ee4a2ac2
February 25, 2017
Swords against Cthulhu II: Hyperborean Nights has been released from Horrified Press. This includes a short piece of fiction starring my red-headed swordswoman Nuja of Lomar, "The Last to Die." I wrote this short piece as a challenge to myself after reading Fritz Leiber's "Beauty and the Beasts" which is an extremely short Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser tale. You can purchase Swords against Cthulhu II: Hyperborean Nights at the links below:
Also, I just discovered the original Swords against Cthulhu anthology which features the first appearance of Nuja of Lomar is now available in ebook at the following links:
December 20, 2016
The Whisper Out of Time, the fourth installment of the STRANGE AEONS Lovecraftian-influenced Adventure Path for the immensely popular PATHFINDER Roleplaying Game, has been released. I have a piece of short fiction in this installment titled, "Symphony of Madness."
From the Paizo website:
This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Strange Aeons Adventure Path and includes:
The Whisper Out of Time is available on the Paizo website at the following link: http://paizo.com/products/btpy9n12
Also, two anthologies from Black Coat Press which I have short fiction in have been released and are available at the following links:
My contribution to this anthology, “Galazi in the Enchanted City” features Galazi the Wolf from H. Rider Haggard's novel, Nada the Lily traveling to Kisimbasimba, the City of Lions as depicted in Eugène Hennebert's, The Enchanted City. While in Kisimbasimba, Galazi meets its young monarch, Queen Touloumia and her mysterious adviser, Nomma, Mistress of the Waters..
Note: This anthology contains a reprint of my contribution to Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche, "Ardan at the Pole."
“Ardan at the Pole” is a lost world adventure tale that sends Doctor Francis Ardan (Doc Ardan) to the North Pole in order to investigate the disappearance of the main characters from Charles Derrenes', People of the Pole.
September 15, 2016
Two anthologies that I have stories in will be published by Black Coat Press this fall. Tales of the Shadowmen 13: Sang froid features a new story, "Galazi in the Enchanted City." Doc Ardan: The Abominable Snowman contains a reprint of "Ardan at the Pole" from Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche.
"Galazi in the Enchanted City" features Galazi the Wolf from H. Rider Haggard's novel, Nada the Lily traveling to Kisimbasimba, the City of Lions as depicted in Eugène Hennebert's, The Enchanted City. While in Kisimbasimba, Galazi meets its young monarch, Queen Touloumia and her mysterious adviser, Nomma, Mistress of the Waters.
"Ardan at the Pole" is a lost world adventure tale that sends Doctor Francis Ardan (Doc Ardan) to the North Pole in order to investigate the disappearance of the main characters from Charles Derrenes', People of the Pole.
July 29, 2016
Kill Those Damn Cats, a Cats of Ulthar Lovecraftian anthology is now available. It includes my short story, "The Dark Thicket." This won't be the last time you see my pallid feline Lahir.
July 18, 2016
Expected approximately November 2016 from Paizo Publishing.
I'm excited to announce The Whisper Out of Time, the fourth installment of the STRANGE AEONS Lovecraftian-influenced Adventure Path for the immensely popular PATHFINDER Roleplaying Game, will have a short piece of fiction by me included. "Symphony of Madness" takes place in the Immortal Principality of Ustalav, more specifically at the Sincomakti School of Sciences during a special Founder's Day concert featuring a beloved singer and recent graduate of the Karcau Opera, the stunning bard Alora. Accompanying Alora is her older sister and bodyguard, Elena, formerly of the Sleepless Agency, who can't seem to shake a sense of dread regarding the university. Adding to Elena's discomfort is an attractive nobleman from Osirion who seems to have taken a special interest in Alora.
The Whisper Out of Time is available for preorder on the Paizo website at the following link: http://paizo.com/products/btpy9n12
May 15, 2016
Coming Summer 2016 from First United Church of Cthulhu.
Kill Those Damn Cats , a Cats of Ulthar Lovecraftian anthology will be released later this summer featuring tales related to the felines of H. P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands. I submitted a short story titled, "The Dark Thicket" and am happy to report it has been accepted and will be included in the anthology.
Lahir, a pallid feline of Ulthar, finds herself battling a sworn enemy on a nocturnal visit to the Moon.
February 2, 2016
Coming February 15, 2016 from Horrified Press.
Barbarian Crowns II, a sword and sorcery anthology in tribute to Robert E. Howard has been announced. My story, "The Sword of Guspar" will be included.
Nuja of Lomar finds herself assisting the Chief Prefect of Guspar in a sorcerous murder investigation. A sword and sorcery detective tale in the vein of Robert E. Howard's "The God in the Bowl."
December 12, 2015
Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche has been released from Black Coat Press. My story, "Ardan at the Pole" is included in this anthology. It can be ordered at the links below.
November 27, 2015
I was a guest on the 11/22/2015 episode of the Lovecraft eZine video chat and podcast along with Frank Schildiner.
We talked with Mike Davis, Pete Rawlik, and Rick Lai about all things Lovecraft and Wold Newton (especially Philip José Farmer) related. We also talked about our recent writing projects.
You can watch the episode above on YouTube or listen to the podcast below.
November 22, 2015
The listing for Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche has gone live at the Black Coat Press website. http://blackcoatpress.com/fiction-tales-of-the-shadowmen-12-carte-blanche.html
October 04, 2015
October's End: Beware the Magic Pumpkin has been released from Horrified Press. It's edited by Douglas Draa of Weirdbook, formerly of Weird Tales.
This is an anthology featuring Halloween themed tales. I have a story in it titled, "The Legend of Saucy Mary." It's a ghost story set on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It takes place on October 31, 1925 and features ancient castle ruins and a Norse princess of old.
September 5, 2015
PulpFest 2015 occured last month from August 13-16, 2015. On Friday, I took part in a New Fictioneers reading of my short story, "The Sword of Lomar." The short story is available in "Swords against Cthulhu" edited by Gavin Chappel.
You can find the writeup of the reading here: http://www.pulpfest.com/2015/07/swords-against-cthulhu-the-horror-fiction-of-jason-scott-aiken/
Arthur Sippo of the Art's Reviews podcast interviewed me prior to the reading. He's put the interview up on his podcast's page along with full aduio frm the reading.
Art's Reviews Interview:
Art's Reviews Audio from the reading:
Author, Christopher Paul Carey, recorded the beginning of my reading and has uploaded the video to his YouTube Channel.
Thanks to both Chris and Art for doing that. I'd also like to thank Mike Chomko and the entire PulpFest Committee for the support they provide those of us who are writing modern fiction. And thanks to everyone who came to the reading, I was pleased with the turnout and Q&A afterwards.
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