Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Origins Award Nomination

I'm quite pleased to announce that Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World. has been nominated for an Origins Award. Yes, it was in the semi-finals, but now it has made it to the nomination stage.

The anthology is a collection of Lovecraftian tales that move from the east to the west, exploring early North America to the days of the Wild West. Below is a table of contents, and related information:

The Long Road Home by Paul Melniczek
In Waters Black the Lost Ones Sleep
by Angeline Hawkes

Where Men Had Seldom Trod
by Lee Clark Zumpe

Something to Hold the Door Closed
by Lon Prater

Terror from Middle Island
by Stephen Mark Rainey & Durant Haire

Children of the Mountain
by Stewart Sternberg

They Who Dwell Below
by William Jones

Wagon Train for the Star
by Scott Lette

Incident at Dagon Wells
by Ron Shiflet

Ahiga and the Machine
by Robert J. Santa

The Dead Man’s Hand
by Jason Andrew

Jedediah Smith and the Undying Chinaman
by Charles P. Zaglanis

Snake Oil
by Matthew Baugh

Cemetery, Nevada
by Tim Curran

The Rider of the Dark
by Darrell Schweitzer

William Jones ed., cover art by Steven Gilberts. 272 pages. Trade Paperback.

ISBN 1-56882-219-7

For those interested in reading about how the authors devised their devious stories, click on the colorful words Frontier Cthulhu and read the comments.

Here is a list of the final 5 nominees:

  • Astounding Hero Tales
    Published by Hero Games
    Edited by James Lowder

  • Dragons of the Highlord Skies
    Published by Wizards of the Coast
    Written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

  • Frontier Cthulhu
    Published by Chaosium
    Edited by William Jones

  • The Orc King
    Published by Wizards of the Coast
    Written by R.A. Salvatore

  • The Time Curse
    Published by Margaret Weis Productions
    Written by James M. Ward


Matt said...

Congrats on the nomination.

I actually just ordered the book a few days ago from Noble Knight Games.

I'm looking forward to reading it.

William Jones said...

Matt - Thank you! In fact, Jim Lowder had emailed me with the news and a URL to a site familiar to you:

And thanks for ordering the book. I hope you enjoy it.

Charles Gramlich said...

Some very fine writers in there. I know quite a few of these.