The Coming of the Old Ones contains three stories of horror in the vein of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. AROUND THE CORNER – A man whose parents raised him in a cult suspects the new tenants in his apartment complex belong to a similar cult, and are summoning up powers that will change the world…and not for the betterment of humankind. AFTER THE FALL – Around the world, after a great storm the sky becomes filled with the fossilized remains of vast monsters locked in an ancient conflict, leaving humans to interpret this vision and to consider their own humble existence. SCRIMSHAW – In this alternate history story set in 1851, men in seafaring ships do not harvest whale blubber, but seek strange treasures in the bodies of immense alien creatures.
Jeffrey Thomas is a prolific writer of science fiction and horror, best known for his stories set in the nightmarish future city Punktown. He has been a 2003 finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (Best First Novel) for Monstrocity, and a 2008 finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Deadstock. Thomas is also responsible for Necropolitan Press, an independent publisher in the genres of horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, and “the unclassifiable.”, which was founded in 1993.
1 – The Coming of the Old Ones – Jeffrey Thomas (Forma Street Press 2019)
2 – Turning The Tables And Other Perverted Tales – Jack Woods (Independently published, 2019)
3 – The Secret Agent – Barbara Adams Holland, Brett Rutherford (Independently published, 2019)
4 – Sweet & Sour – Paula Jeffery (Harefield Press, 2019)
5 – Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge – R. Roger Remington (Boydell and Brewer, 2016)
6 – I Return to You – Susie Campbell (Sampson Low, 2019)
7 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)
8 – Present Conditions – Joseph Massey (Hollyridge Press, 2018)
9 – Green Grow the Rashes and Other Stories – William Meikle (Independently published, 2019)
10 – The Secrets of My Ukulele – Onajite Clarke (Onajite Clarke, 2019)