MOUNT ABRAXAS MMXVII
Edited by Damian Murphy and Dan T. Ghetu
Work by Sebastian Montesi, Colin Insole, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Rhys Hughes, Stephan Friedman, Andrew Condous, Joseph Dawson, Oliver Smith, Philip Fracassi, Leopald Nacht, Henry Jovial, Thomas Phillips, Karim Ghahwagi, John Howard, Ramon Lasalle, D.P. Watt, Jonathan Wood, Adam S. Cantwell, Deathspell Omega.
My previous reviews of this publisher HERE
When I review this book in all its aspects, my thoughts will appear in the thought stream below….
An anthology edited by Damian Murphy & Geticus Polus
MOUNT ABRAXAS, Bucharest MMXVI
All the artwork by David Herrerias
Fiction work by John Howard, Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Thomas Strømsholt, Avalon Brantley, Leopold Nacht, Stephan Friedman, Thomas Phillips, Colin Insole, Rhys Hughes, Andrew Condous, Charles Schneider, Jonathan Wood, Adam S. Cantwell, D.P. Watt.
This tome needs to be seen and handled in real life so as to be believed.
My previous reviews of nearly one hundred of this publisher’s books are linked from HERE.
I intend to real-time review this book during October and my comments will appear in the thought stream below…
in praise of night and kosmos
edited by damian murphy and geticus polus
l’homme recent bucharest into the indigo abyss mmxv
stories by Andrew Condous, Quentin S. Crisp, John Howard, Thomas Stromsholt, Harold Billings, Alcebiades Diniz, Joseph Dawson, Jonathan Wood, DF Lewis, DP Watt, Stephan Friedman, Avalon Brantley, John Gale, Adam S. Cantwell, Damian Murphy, Colin Insole, Charles Schneider.
My previous reviews of books by this publisher HERE.
When I conduct a real-time review of this massive and gorgeously produced anthology, my comments will be found in the thought stream below or by clicking on this post’s title above.
BASTARDS OF THE ABSOLUTE by Adam S. Cantwell
Egaeus Press MMXV
I recently received this book as purchased from the publisher.
CONTENTS – THE LINKS SHOWING MY EARLIER REVIEWS OF THESE WORKS WHEN FIRST PUBLISHED:
The Face In The Wall
The Notched Sword
Beyond Two Rivers, A Symphonic Poem*
Only For The Crossed-Out
The Curse of Desert and Flesh
Moonpaths of the Departed
The ‘Kuutar’ Concerto
Symphony of Sirens
Orphans on Granite Tides
*first publishd in my own published Book of Classical Music Stories (2012)
Introduction by George Berguño
Above cover and endpapers: Eduard Wiiralt
Internal artwork by Charles Schneider
My previous Egaeus Press reviews HERE.
One day, I may real-time review the whole book, by (re)-reading all works and, if I do so, that review will appear in the comment stream below.
I have just received my purchased copy of this luxurious, richly artworked book…
288 pages – No. 31 of 110 numbered copies
DREAMS of OURSELVES
Stories and novellas from Quentin S. Crisp, Jonathan Wood, Colin Insole, Andrew Condous, Mark Valentine, Damian Murphy, John Howard, Rhys Hughes, Adam S. Cantwell, D.P. Watt, Avalon Brantley.
Les Editions de L’Oubli MMXIV
Zagava / Ex Occidente Press
I am particularly intrigued by the prospect of this book as it seems to be operating a form of Nemonymity (author late-labelling) that was operated in NEMONYMOUS 2001 – 2010.
My previous reviews of this publisher’s books linked from HERE
LOOK THEE TO THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW FOR MY REAL-TIME REVIEW…
Delicate Toxins – A Collection of Strange Tales
Edited by John Hirschhorn-Smith
Side Real Press (2011)
Purchased by me from the publisher.
Stories by Richard Gavin, Stephen J. Clark, Mark Howard Jones, R.B. Russell, rj krijnen-kemp, Angela Caperton, Katherine Haynes, Colin Insole, Mark Valentine, Daniel Mills, Reggie Oliver, Orrin Grey, Peter Bell, Michael Chislett, Mark Samuels, Thana Niveau, Adam S. Cantwell, D.P. Watt.
MY REAL-TIME REVIEW WILL EVENTUALLY TAKE PLACE IN THE COMMENT STREAM BELOW – AS AND WHEN I READ EACH STORY.
A Homage to Joris-Karl Huysmans
Edited by D.P. Watt & Peter Holman
ZAGAVA & EX OCCIDENTE PRESS Brussels / Bucharest (2013)
Photographs of my purchased copy of this book (256 pages)
Stories by Jonathan Wood, John Howard, Douglas Thompson, Derek John, Berit Ellingsen, Adam Golaski, Harold Billings, Peter Holman, Eugene Thacker, Louis Marvick, M.O.N., Mark Valentine, Jeremy Reed, Oliver Smith, Colin Insole, Charles Schneider, D.P. Watt, Adam S. Cantwell, Léon Hennique & J.-K. Huysmans.
My previous reviews of Ex Occidente books HERE.
I conduct a slow-paced review of this luxurious book in the comment stream below as and when I read each story.
I recently received this tantalisingly difficult book, having purchased it from Ex Occidente Press.
Les Éditions de L’Oubli MMXIII. A very aesthetic hardback shown above, ninety-six pages, my edition numbered 3 of 121.
I needed to read it all before attempting a review, unlike my normal RTRcausals.
It needs to be read again and again but reading it once is also enough, because you shall never get to the bottom of it, however many times you read it, although I was surprised at what wonderful things I got from the book without yet getting to the bottom of it. A blend of real 19th century geographical history intuiting the inuit where the edges of the world meet and fold and hide between America and Russia, real people and places you can find on Wikipedia (look up ‘Fort Ross’ as just one example), manuscripts with missing pages, a balloon flight, and an Inner (multi psycho and physico mobius section?) Earth that the author of the ‘Nemonymous Night’ novel understandably enjoyed more than any other reader. Well, that is my boast. And an Exposition Internationale in Paris, so why was this book not published by this publisher’s Exposition Internationale imprint? A blend of all Literatia Ex Occidente so far, plus HP Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness, the works of H Rider Haggard and Salvador Dali’s novel ‘Hidden Faces’ – all bolstered or surrounded by Cantwell’s unique mindscape-in-wonderful-prose that is different from all those. Different and difficult but I do wonder if I understood more than I give myself credit for. [And it has my favourite ever typo to discover: dessicated for desiccated (on the last page).]
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