Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
Dell Books; Sep 1976
The one and only masterpiece.
Sorry I have not been updating much.
I found this tumblr to be a good source of horror fiction though if you want to fill your dash with more covers.
The Fog (1975)
by James Herbert
[not at all related to the Carpenter film]
John Holman is a worker for the Department of the Environment investigating a Ministry of Defencebase in a small rural village. An unexpectedearthquake swallows his car releasing a fog that had been trapped underground for many years. An insane Holman is pulled up from the crack, a product of the deadly fog.
Soon the fog shifts and travels as though it has a mind of its own, turning those unfortunate enough to come across it into homicidal/suicidal maniacs who kill without remorse, and often worse. Even respectable figures such as teachers and priests engage in crimes such as minor public urination to as drastic as paedophilia.
Soon a bigger problem is discovered - the fog is multiplying in size and nothing seems to be able to stop it. - from wikipedia
Clive Barker or Grover, who did it better?
Move Under Ground (2006)
by Nick Mamatas
The year is nineteen-sixty-something, and after endless millennia of watery sleep, the stars are finally right. Old R’lyeh rises out of the Pacific, ready to cast its damned shadow over the primitive human world. The first to see its peaks: an alcoholic, paranoid, and frightened Jack Kerouac, who had been drinking off a nervous breakdown up in Big Sur. Now Jack must get back on the road to find Neal Cassady, the holy fool whose rambling letters hint of a world brought to its knees in worship of the Elder God Cthulhu. Together with pistol-packin’ junkie William S. Burroughs, Jack and Neal make their way across the continent to face down the murderous Lovecraftian cult that has spread its darkness to the heart of the American Dream. But is Neal along for the ride to help save the world, or does he want to destroy it just so that he’ll have an ending for his book? -from Amazon.com
[A] masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, and many more. - from the Darkhorse website
Is it too early to start spreading this around? I think not. It’s feeling autumnal…
Here’s a real treat for fans of Sherlock Holmes, H. P. Lovecraft, and everyone in between: 20 original stories by writers of horror and fantasy. Neil Gaiman is here, along with Barbara Hambly, Richard Lupoff, Brian Stableford, Poppy Z. Brite, and many more. The premise is engaging: What if the world of Holmes, the world’s most logical and rational detective, intersected with the world of Lovecraft, where logic and rationality have little meaning? These are stories about strange beasts, men cursed to death, and the walking un-dead. Most feature a powerful narrative voice. One stars Irene Adler and takes place nearly a decade before the events recounted in the classic Conan Doyle story, “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Another is narrated by H. G. Wells. Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s brother, appears in one tale; still another has Dr. Watson becoming Holmes’ client. The stories, set between 1881 and 1915, are uniformly excellent, and the book, authorized by the Doyle estate, is a welcome addition to the Holmes canon. David Pitt
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