“Ride The Dark Country presents stories of the Wild West filtered through a horror lens.”
Ride The Dark Country is the new collection from Benedict J Jones, author of Pennies for Charon and Slaughter Beach. In these tales you’ll find cowboys and mountain men, ranchers and gunslingers alongside shape-shifters, wendigoes and much more besides… Saddle up for a trip to the dark side.
Why We’re Excited About This Book: Benedict J. Jones is the author of the crime books Skewered and Pennies For Charon and the horror novella Slaughter Beach. Now he returns for some weird Western fun with his latest short story collection, Ride The Dark Country from Dark Minds Press.
Ride The Dark Country presents stories of the Wild West filtered through a horror lens, where cattle ranchers and outlaws must face up to shape-shifting monsters, the wendigo and whatever else Jones’s twisted mind had conceived. Which given his previous output, could be just about any damn thing.
No cowboy when it comes to crafting chilling and dramatic horror fiction with pulp roots, Jones’s latest should be high on any weird Western fans’ to read list.
“Cassilda’s Song is one of those anthologies where just seeing the list of the contributors makes you instantly want to read it”
Cassilda’s Song is a collection of weird fiction and horror stories based on the King in Yellow Mythos created by Robert W. Chambers—entirely authored by women. There are no pretenders here. The Daughters of the Yellow Sign, each a titan of unmasked fire in their own right, have parted the curtains. From Hali’s deeps and Carcosa’s gloomy balconies and Styx-black towers, come their lamentations and rage and the consequences of intrigues and follies born in Oblivion. Run into their embrace. Their carriages wait to take you from shadowed rooms and cobblestones to The Place Where the Black Stars Hang.
Have you seen the Yellow Sign?
Why We’re Excited About This Book: Robert W. Chambers is one of the most interesting writers to have enjoyed a resurgence of popularity recently, especially in the wake of HBO’s True Detective. His ‘King In Yellow’ stories were based around the mysterious city of Carcosa (which Chambers took from an Ambrose Bierce story), the Yellow Sign and the mysterious Hidden King. Chambers drew on the decadent and symbolist traditions to create a mythology as rich as anything dreamt up by Lovecraft.
And as inspirational: Cassilda’s Song is a new anthology of weird fiction drawing on the King In Yellow mythos and all written by women. It’s one of those anthologies where just seeing the list of the contributors makes you instantly want to read it: Damien Angelica Walters, Lynda E. Rucker, Nicole Cushing, S.P. Miskowski, Mercedes M. Yardley, Molly Tanzer…. And that’s less than half of the contributors. It’s a truly fantastic line up.
Edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Cassilda’s Song is a must purchase anthology for anyone interested in Chambers or contemporary weird horror.