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.
Nebula Rift, Volume 4, Issue 8.
Now Available! Featuring my Cthulhu Mythos story: 'Dark Rider.'
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.
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:
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/
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.
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
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
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'sThis book includes Lords of Karma, by myself and Juliana Jozens Quartaroli, stories by the authors listed, and many more!
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.
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.
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
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. TierneyMr. Lupus by T.E. Grau
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.
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?"
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.
A Time to Harvest O.P. Forum at BRP Central