Stranger Aeons

The Domain of Horror Writer Glynn Owen Barrass

25th November 2016

I am proud to announce my latest fiction appearance in the Japanese language magazine Night Land Quarterly, Vol.07.

My story 'Fertility Rites' appears alongside works by such luminaries as Lucy A. Snyder, Ken Asamatsu, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Monette, David Conyers, Umiyuri Katsuyama, Junichi Tomonari, Clark Ashton Smith and Aleister Crowley.

Cover by Tamaki Mori.

http://athird.cart.fc2.com/ca8/180/p-r8-s/#order

20th September 2016

Nebula Rift, Volume 4, Issue 8.

Now Available! Featuring my Cthulhu Mythos story: 'Dark Rider.' 

http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/nebula-issues/nebula-rift-vol-04-no-08/

 

Contents

Dark Rider - Glynn Owen Barrass

Within the violent, monster-haunted ruins of a post-apocalyptic world, an artificial man seeks his destiny.

Banquet Stop - David Castlewitz

The highlight of the transcontinental maglev train adventure is a stop in Chicago for a grand banquet, despite the dangers in that city.

Celestial Water - Tanja Bisgaard

In a world where drinking water is scarce, there is a race amongst nations to find other sources to replace the ones on Earth.

Alone in the Noise - Nigel Sellars

 A brain-wired female musician surfs an alien computer for secrets.

Human - Kirti Shukla

An alien from a distant planet risks her life when she is sent to explore Earth and it’s inhabitants, in order to better help her people defeat them in the war.


17th September 2016

Arkham Nights: Tales of Mythos Noir. By Glynn Owen Barrass and Ron Shiflet. Introduction by Robert M. Price. Cover by M Wayne Miller.

The Cthulhu Mythos has always been home to investigators, those brave men and women pursuing its mysteries and horrors while trying to save humanity, and their own hides, from madness and death. The classic, Hard-Boiled Private Investigator, struggling with his own inner demons, has to fight to keep unimaginable evils at bay armed with a gun, violence, and a bottle of liquor to ease the pain. Hard-Boiled detectives and the Cthulhu Mythos were made for each other, and the talented team of Barrass and Shiflet offer a brilliant fusion of Mythos and Hard-Boiled Noir detective fiction, in the vein of Lovecraft's classic "The Horror at Red Hook" and C.J. Henderson's "You Can't Take it with You."

In these eight stories, detectives Barnes and Towers, with the help of fisticuffs, shot glasses, and dames, take on together the terrors of H.P. Lovecraft's nightmares: old Cthulhu Mythos antagonists in new, deadly situations, time-travel through Innsmouth, Dunwich, and Arkham, visit alien dimensions, and much, much more!

Work up your courage and knock on the pebble glass window of the office of Shiflet & Barrass Detective Agency. If you don't have an eldritch case on your hands when you walk in, believe me, you will when you walk back out! -- Robert M. Price


Available from Amazon and all good book stockists:
https://www.amazon.com/Arkham-Nights-Tales-Mythos-Noir/dp/4902075814/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1474112467&sr=8-7&keywords=glynn+barrass


12th September 2016


Released today on Amazon Kindle through Phrenic Press, my short story 'Found Footage.'

A canister of 16mm film, a mental hospital, and a deformed mute patient known only as John Doe; what’s the connection? It’s Cassie’s job to find out.

Private Investigator Cassandra Bane has dealt with a multitude of weird and dangerous cases throughout her career, but this one may top them all. Having accepted the assignment from an enigmatic and beautiful client, Miss Combs, Cassie has no idea what she’s gotten herself into. This case isn’t like the others, this case has the potential to rip apart her world – our world – with unimaginable horrors.

Some things are better left unknown as Cassandra is about to discover in Found Footage!

It can be purchased through this link: https://phrenicpress.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/release-foundfootage/


11th September 2016


Coming this Winter from April Moon Books, and featuring my story 'Cylinder B-57'!

Short Sharp Shocks Volume 5: 'The Stars at my Door', an anthology of optimistic, retro sci-fi that will shine like a beacon in a world of grimy dystopias.

Edited by George Ilett Anderson.



10th August 2016

COMING LATER THIS YEAR!

Here is the awesome cover reveal, painted by Daniele Serra

The Children of Gla’aki: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell’s Great Old One edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass

There is a lake in the Seven Valley, near a town called Brichester. It is an eerie, haunted place, both by day and by night. Night especially though, is a time when no one in their right mind would go anywhere near it, or those oddly deserted houses that stand, albeit barely, on the edge of the shore. But why? What is it that moves about in that lake, a thing that makes its presence known with three sinister glowing eyes that protrude from beneath the water?

Some believe it is an entity that traveled to Earth, many thousands of years ago inside a hollow meteor.

Ramsey Campbell, Nick Mamatas, John Goodrich, Robert M. Price, Pete Rawlik, W.H. Pugmire, Edward Morris, Scott R. Jones, Thana Niveau, William Meikle, Orrin Grey, Tom Lynch, Konstantine Paradias, Josh Reynolds, Lee Clarke Zumpe, and Tim Waggoner, these are, The Children of Gla’aki.

7th July 2016


Heroes of Red Hook

Just 10% to Go!!!

The campaign has reached a very importation milestone, to 90% funded mark! We are just a stone’s throw away from making Heroes of Red Hook a reality. Come read about the project and have a look at the stretch goals.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/golden-goblin-press/heroes-of-red-hook/posts/1623127

7th June 2016

CYÄEGHA Number 16 Summer 2016.  The King in Yellow Act III, Edited by Graeme Phillips

Featuring, amongst other poems, fiction, non-fiction, and art, my poem, 'A Devil in the Folds.'


Front Cover: Dave Felton - "Casino Carcosa".
[Reprinted from Casino Carcosa by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan Jr., Dunhams Manor Press 2015]
Inside Front Cover: Greg Chapman - "The King in Yellow".
1. Contents.
2. Debbie Obry - Introduction.
3. Pierre V. Comtois - "Death in Yellow" (Article).
13. Kyle Opperman - "Cassilda Dons the Pallid Mask" (Poem).
13. Neal Wilgus - "Chambers Music" (Poem).
14. DJ Tyrer - "An Evening in Carcosa" (Fiction).
15. Glynn Owen Barrass - "A Devil in the Folds" (Fiction).
[Reprinted from Tales of the Talisman Vol. 4 No. 3, December 2008]
16. Robert M. Price - "The Cult of the Yellow Sign" (Fiction).
27. Ashley Dioses - "The Easter Lily" (Poem).
28. David Barker - "The Cyprian's Tale" (Fiction).
31. Aaron Besson - "Radical Inclusion" (Fiction).
37. DS Davidson - "Carcosa & The Green Fairy" (Poems).
["Carcosa" & "Green Fairy/Yellow Play"]
38. Gustav Eriksson – The Queen in Yellow by Anders Fager (Review).
39. Fred Phillips - "The Shadow of the King" (Poem).
40. Cardinal Cox - "Cassilda Cries" (Poem).
Inside Back Cover: Allen Koszowski - "The Void Beneath the Mask".
Back Cover: Richard Svensson - "The King in Yellow".
Interior Art: Jonas Anderson - "Carcosa" (16); Nicolas Krizan - "Tears" (40).

1st June 2016

I am proud to announce that two of my stories, ‘Future Imperfect’ and ‘The Lady of the Lake,’ will be appearing in The King in Yellow anthology A TERRIBLE THING, coming this fall from Carrion Blue 555 and Atlantean Publishing!

Table of Contents

PART I: YELLOW EPHEMERA

David-John Tyrer -- Not On the Recommended Reading List

Simon Brake -- An Investigation Into the King In Yellow

DJ Tyrer -- Hastur and the King In Yellow

Pete Cardinal Cox -- Play Fragment

 

PART II: IT IS A TERRIBLE THING TO FALL...

Glynn Owen Barrass -- Future Imperfect

DS Davidson -- Yellow Triptych

David W Barbee -- The Devil's Mustard

Dirk Holland -- Dreams of the Yellow King

David Conyers -- The Swelling

Zachary T. Owen -- Hell In These Lips

Joseph Bouthiette Jr.. -- Bitch Muse

Alexander Kreitner -- The Unmasking

Alexander Kreitner -- The Masked

Neal Wilgus -- The Rest of Your Life

Glynn Owen Barrass -- Lady of the Lake

 

PART III: ...INTO THE HANDS OF A LIVING GOD

Joe Pulver -- Excerpts from Traffic With Autumn

R.C. Mulhare -- Paper Masks

Cardinal Cox -- Fantastic Worlds

Genevieve L. Colter -- Before the Tattered King

DJ Tyrer -- The Streets of Alar

DJ Tyrer -- Dark Stars & Steam

DS Davidson -- Dreams of the King

Kathleen W. Taylor Kollman -- The Yellow Door

Steve Sneyd -- Easy Come, Easy Go

Dirk Holland -- The Colour of Death

Steve Sneyd -- Chambersworld

David Hoenig -- Aces and Kings

22nd May 2016


Within Stranger Aeons: Lovecraft's Mythos in the 21st Century, edited by Michael Fisher.

Now available, and featuring my Cassandra Bane detective tale 'Oldbook.'

There are dimensions beyond that which is known to man. They are realms as vast as space and older than time itself. In these realms are beings beyond light and shadow, beyond good and evil, and there lie harbingers of the end of the human age.

The stars are right.

This is the epoch of terror & devastation. It is an age which is...Within Stranger Aeons.
Featuring stories and poems by: Michael Fisher, H.P. Lovecraft, Andew Bell, Mord McGhee, Juan J. Gutierrez, Glynn Owen Barrass, Kevin Candela, William Henry Tucker, Roy C. Booth, Ashley Dioses, Andrew J. Lucas, Essel Pratt, G. Zimmerman, Brian Barr, Mark Woods, Justin Hunter, Amanda M. Lyons, Dona Fox, Charie D. La Marr.


Avaiable in Kindle and Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Stranger-Aeons-Lovecrafts-Century-ebook/dp/B01G0RD7A6?ie=UTF8
http://www.amazon.com/Within-Stranger-Aeons-Lovecrafts-Century/dp/1533326908?ie=UTF8&ref_=rdr_ext_sb_ti_hist_1

17th May 2016

On sale now from Golden Goblin Press in e-format is Dread Shadows in Paradise, edited by Oscar Rios and Brian M. Sammons.

Nine Creepy Caribbean Cthulhu Mythos stories by these fine authors:

“Jamal” by Glynn Owen Barrass

“With the Storm” by Pete Rawlik

“Crop Over” by Tim Waggoner

“Tradewinds” by Sam Gafford

“Gods of the Grim Nation” by Ed Erdelac

“The Gold of Roatán” by Sam Stone

“Sugar Rush” by William Meikle

“Hearth of the Immortals” by Konstantine Paradias

To get this excellent anthology now, go here


http://www.goldengoblinpress.com/store/#!/c/0/inview=category14026709&offset=0&sort=normal

11th May 2016

Heroes of Red Hook, edited by Brian M. Sammons and Oscar Rios. From Golden Goblin Press. The Kickstarter will launch June 20th 2016.This book will be very special, as the protagonists are all women, racial and religious minorities, members of the LGBT community, and various immigrants in the 1920's

This book includes Lords of Karma, by myself and Juliana Jozens Quartaroli, stories by the authors listed, and many more!

15th March 2016

Lovely things on the way for weird fiction and Call of Cthulhu fans!

Tales of the Caribbean is an upcoming collection of 1920's era adventures for the 7th edition Call of Cthulhu role playing game set in the Caribbean from Golden Goblin Press.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/golden-goblin-press/tales-of-the-caribbean/description

I am proud to be a part of the companion collection of short stories, Dread Shadows in Paradise, edited by Brian M Sammons, with my story ‘Jamal.’

Here’s some info for the stories:

“Jamal” by Glynn Owen Barrass- Jamal is a man of two worlds - poverty-stricken Port Royal, and the sunken pirate city beyond. The horrors concealed within one are about to bring terrifying consequences to the other.

“With the Storm” by Pete Rawlik - Etienne de Marginy came to Cuba to escape the law, he never expected to weather a hurricane, or confront the maddening truth that came With the Storm.

“Crop Over” by Tim Waggoner - On Barbados, Crop Over is supposed to be a time of celebration. But for one couple, it's a time of deadly sacrifice.

“Tradewinds” by Sam Gafford - The smuggling vessel, The Young Tanzer, agrees to take a mysterious man to an island not on any map for the promise of gold and riches. What they find is horror beyond belief beneath the waves.

“Gods of the Grim Nation” by Ed Erdelac – When a series of ritual murders plague the Haitian backcountry, the police crackdown hard on the rural Vodoun societies. But anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston suspects a more sinister force behind the killings, and sets out to uncover it.

“The Gold of Roatán” by Sam Stone – When Daniel Meriwether discovers that the letter he is carrying to the descendant of a once infamous pirate is in fact a treasure map, the simple task he’s been paid to do takes a sinister turn.

“Sugar Rush” by William Meikle - Only one place holds out against a new railway system - a high plantation where the sugar cane feeds something that has become very, very hungry.

“Hearth of the Immortals” by Konstantine Paradias - In 1916 Dominican Republic, Father Lajaras watches a trio of uncaring, cold gods come bearing down across the world, riding on the crest of a tsunami, with his only option to make amends with his enemy.”

“Upon an Altar in the Fields” by Lee Clark Zumpe - A fact-finding trip to St. Croix introduces Churchill Gardener, Harvard archaeologist, to the island’s painful legacy of slavery – and to a group of cultists toying with powers beyond understanding.

14th March 2016

Features my Cyberpunk/Horror story WolfGang!

Now Available in ebook – print edition available soon

The Mark of the Beast edited By Scott David Aniolowski for Chaosium

http://www.chaosium.com/mark-of-the-beast-ebook?mc_cid=a710a48a38&mc_eid=2c8998a511

Herein are gathered a number of tales portraying the glorious and bestial nature of the werewolf. There are horror, sci-fi, Gothic, cyber, fairy tale and fantasy stories and poems that embrace the essence of the beast, told by an assortment of scribes with diverse styles and voices.

Every civilization has some story or legend of creatures half man and half beast. Indigenous native peoples around the world held beliefs about shamans and witch doctors who could transform themselves into animals. The ancient Egyptians worshiped a whole pantheon of animal-headed gods. The superstitious folk of medieval Europe believed that a witch or a gypsy could curse a man to become a werewolf by night. Pacific islanders told tales of men changing into sharks. Certain African peoples feared leopard men.

Coming from all over the world and from every culture, werebeast legends naturally vary. Among the ways said to become a werewolf include being bitten by a werewolf, being bitten by a normal wolf, a potion or curse from a gypsy or a witch, a family curse, a genetic disorder, drinking rainwater from the paw print of a wolf, wearing an enchanted pelt made from wolfskin, through a pact with Satan or a demon, through the act of cannibalism, etc. Some werewolves have no memory or control over their change while others do. Some change only by the light of a full moon while others can change at any time. Some werewolves look like normal wolves, some look like giant wolves, and still others are mutant man-beasts. Some are solitary and some live and hunt in packs or clans. Now the Full Harvest Moon is rising and the soft wail of the autumnal wind begins…

The contents of this anthology include:

The Wolves Outside the Cage by Abraham Kawa

Thirteen by Alyne de Winter

Best Left Buried by Evan Dicken

The Clothes Maketh by Juliet Boyd

Over Exposure by Jonathan Templar

Into the Moonlight by Donald R. Burleson

Teenage Werewolf by Catharine Clark-Sayles

The Bone Cruncher by Karen Gillard

The Wolfgirl in the Cupboard by Gitte Christensen

Werewolf Root Canal by Lois Gresh

Wolf by Ernest Walwyn

Adjustment by Paul L. Bates

The Vestals by Ann K. Schwader

Malediction of the Moon by T. Fox Dunham

Arcadia by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

The Better to Type With, My Dear by Megan Engelhardt

Lucy Still Eats Meat by Michael Penkas

At Long Last by Mollie L. Burleson

Happy? by Daryl Wayne

WolfGang by Glynn Barrass

The Hunting of Philip Ackroyd by Josh Reynolds

Her Mother’s Fur by Rebecca L. Brown

Moonburn by Robert M. Price

Against a Sea of Brilliant White by Michael Matheson

Hellhound by Aurelio Rico Lopez III

The Blood of the Moon by Caitlin Walsh

Last Night... by Eric J. Guignard

The Shrieking Shack by Richard L. Tierney

Mr. Lupus by T.E. Grau 

6th March 2016

And the World Will Burn: A Dystopian Anthology.



I am very proud to announce my acceptance into this book with my story 'Hunter's Fealty'! It is a post-apocalyptic story of a synthetic human soldier, hunting for his mistress's concubine through a monster haunted, poisonous wasteland.


All proceeds are being donated to the Amputee Coalition.

Release is anticipated for June.

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/

26th February 2016

NOW AVAILABLE!


Spawn of the Ripper (Short Sharp Shocks) (Volume 4) Edited by Neil Baker from April Moon Books.

Hammer Horror... Amicus... names synonymous with the terrifyingly gorgeous horror films from the Bray and Shepperton studios that spanned three decades. These full-length films and portmanteaus were stuffed to the gills with shocking and witty stories, stunning production design, imposingmonsters and beautiful women. They enthralled a generation, and continue to inspire writers and filmmakers to this day, which is why you now hold in your hand a loving tribute to the films that shaped the April Moon psyche.

Features stories from: Ben Stewart, David-John Tyrer, Jonathan Cromack, Patrick Loveland,Joshua M. Reynolds, Coy Hall, Pete Mesling,Christine Morgan, Amy Braun, R. Allen Leider, Aaron Smith, John Hunt, John McCallum Swain,Glynn Owen Barrass and Martha Bacon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0993718078/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_zeg0wb0D18HZ8
http://www.aprilmoonbooks.com/

23rd February 2016

ANNOUNCING CHAOSIUM’S FIRST ORGANIZED PLAY CAMPAIGN FOR CALL OF CTHULHU!


A Time to Harvest is a campaign unfolding over six months, which will be offered free to all members of The Cult of Chaos, Chaosium's Game Master and Organized Play Program.

“It’s a tightly focused campaign, set in Lovecraft Country, which is inspired by and builds on H. P. Lovecraft's tales", said Mike Mason, line editor for Call of Cthulhu.

Written by established Call of Cthulhu authors Brian Sammons, Charles P Zaglanis, Glynn Owen Barrass and Mike Mason,A Time to Harvest is an an ideal campaign for novice Keepers and players alike, with plenty of advice throughout, but veteran players will also find it engaging and fun too.

"Things are not always what they seem and the players will have to navigate the various twists and turns. It’s also pretty fast paced, with plenty of action putting the investigators into dangerous situations. Whether around the learned halls of Miskatonic University, the streets of Arkham, or the wilds of Vermont, the players will have plenty of opportunities to explore, investigate, and face threats not of this world!”, said Mason.

Todd Gardiner, Chaosium's Director of Organized Play said, "We are so excited to provide this opportunity for Keepers to bring play to gaming groups, stores and homes where they live. As we ramp up to the release of the seventh edition of Call of Cthulhu, bursting out on the scene with a new gaming initiative shows out commitment to reaching new players. Do you and your allies have the mettle to face off against new horrors, about to be unleashed?"

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A Time to Harvest will be made available as free PDF downloads in six monthly installments to Cult of Chaos members, commencing Saturday April 16th.

Interested Keepers need to first join The Cult of Chaos. Membership is free. Initial campaign materials will be sent out in March.

Participation in this Organized Play campaign is completely free. 

For more details contact todd@chaosium.com or dustin@chaosium.com

A Time to Harvest O.P. Forum at BRP Central

20th January 2016



Free Fiction!

In: Nonbinary Review Issue #5 The King in Yellow

Including my story 'Claws That Pierce The Amber Veil,' paired with “The Yellow Sign” from The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers.

http://nonbinaryreview.com/archive-2/