The full contents for Weirdbook #43 is finally here, featuring my short tale of mathematical mania A Sum Total. This features a lineup of fantastic writers, poets, and storytellers. I want to thank Doug Draa for his tireless effort and passion to bring this issue to print.

The image is merely a proof of what the actual cover art will look like and the names are not final, but nonetheless, it’s still really cool…

Table of Contents:


An American Story By Darrell Schweitzer

Impervious to Reason, Oblivious to Fate By  John R. Fultz

The River By Sharon Cullars

Taking Out the Trash By D.C. Lozar

Arthur Wardrobe and Asia Anastacia: A Love Story By Andrew Darlington

Snack Time By Franklyn Searight

Godlike By Edward Morris and Konstantine Paradias

Ron Kon Koma By Glynn Owen Barrass

Dragon’s Gold By Ngo Binh Anh Khoa

The Fury of Angels By Adrian Cole

Keisha’s Dinosaur By Nicole Kurtz  Nicole Smith

Will Home Remember Me? By Joseph S. Pulver

You’re Gonna Love This song By Michael S. Walker

Frozen Time By Rivka Jacobs

Lucien Greyshire and the Ghost from Applebee’s By L.F. Leanna Falconer

A Sum Total by Maxwell Ian Gold


Dark Rift By Ann K. Schwader

Doom of the Season By Gregg Chamberlain

The Pumpkin Boy on Samhain By Chad Hensley

Gol-Goroth Fane Frederick J. Mayer

Danse Macabre By Jeff Barnes 

Kings Pyre By W.D. Clifton

Empress of Vampires By KA Opperman

Night Hag By Neva Bryan 

What is the Season? By Ashley Dioses

I’m writing this post, still joyously dumbfounded, that my short story naigoth.carcosa.exe will be appearing alongside some of the brightest and most talented voices in weird fiction today. And not only that, coming together to honor one the blackest stars in the cosmic mirth above. I never knew Joe, but I’ve come to understand the profound influence he had on our genre.

I’ve never been so happy to see so many familiar faces, many who are friends, packed together in a single volume (possibly two volume) work.

Four-part harmony – introductions

John Linwood Grant  
Edward Morris 
Duane Pesice 
Jeffrey Thomas  

Luis G. Abbadie – Railway to Madness
Mike Allen – The Clairvoyant, Between Dark and Dream
Rebecca J. Allred — Lambda 580
Manuel Paul Arenas – The Yellow Tale
Donald Armfield — BEing (p)
Donald Armfield – End is Nigh
David Barker — Chamber of Shards (p)
Adam Bolivar — The Door to Nod (p)
Bruce Boston — Exiled to Hastur (p)
Joseph Bouthiette Jr. — Oedipus at Carcosa
David B. Busboom — From the Dusty Mesa
Kenneth W. Cain — An Unfortunate Night at the Oakwood Theater
Frank Coffman — Warnings to the Curious (p)
Frank Coffman — Audience With the Last King (p)
Scott Couturier — We Are the Sacrifice (p)
Thomas Cunningham – The Tatters of the King
Matthew R. Davis — IL Re Giallo
Mike Davis — Tales of the King in Yellow
Ashley Dioses — Even Madness Cannot Hide
Douglas Draa — Neighbors Good and Fair
Denise Dumars – The Repairer of Refutation
SL Edwards – The Ambassador in Yellow
John Paul Fitch – Faces
John Ghost – The Beating of Raven Wings
Maxwell Ian Gold – naigoth.carcosa.exe
John Goodrich – Pain Wears No Mask
John Linwood Grant — Mr Bubbles and the Jaundiced Stranger
Mike Griffin — No Mask to Conceal Her Voice
Jill Hand — Autumn in New York
Brian R. Hauser – The Beast of Babylon
David Hoenig — Of Kings, Queens, and Knaves
David Hoenig — Last Dance for the Ancient Gods (p)
Shayne Keen — Yellow Work
Curtis M. Lawson — Pinocchio and the Black Pantheon
Ross E. Lockhart — Shrubberies (p)
Paul St John Mackintosh — The Grey Queen
Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. – The Gateway to Carcosa
S.P. Miskowski – Joe 
Edward Morris — Beast: A Fable For Children
Edward Morris and Joe Pulver — The Resplendent Troswoman Below
Renee Mulhare — Paper Masks
Renee Mulhare – Snapshots of the Mayor of Carcosa
Drew Nicks — Opening Night
Logan Noble – Carcosa Calling
KA Opperman — Cassilda Dons the Pallid Mask (p)
Eduardo Peret — The Next Emperor
Duane Pesice – Sunshine and Scarlet
Joe Pulver – five poems
Mark Rainey — Masque of the Queen
Peter Rawlik — The Imperial Dynasty of America
Andrew Reichart – A Sign of Pure Gold
Pietro Pitt Rotelli – Carcosa Beach Party
Erica Ruppert — The Traveller
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy — Saint in Faded Demon 
Sam Schreiber – The New Devonians (p)
Kimberly Smeltzer — The Queen and the Mayor and the Day of Sorrows
John Claude Smith — The Yellow Hour
Max D. Stanton – The Dying Chorus
Anna Tambour – From the Mouth of the Tributary
Roger Taylor — Cassandra’s Song—a Fragment At the End of Things
Jeffrey Thomas — The Seed
Scott Thomas — The Sea Might Yet Be Weeping
DJ Tyrer — Beautiful Dreams (p)
Sean M. Thompson — Songs of EyEs
Sarah Walker – The Keening of a Yellow Star
Kaaron Warren — The Naked Man
Don Webb — The Fourth Man
Michael Wehunt — numbers of the bEast
Can Wiggins – The Queen in Yellow
Robert S. Wilson — Cassilda’s Refrain
Richard Writhen — What You Wish For 

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