Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dark Wisdom

The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: the best of dark fiction

Featuring horrifying and fantastical tales from the eponymous magazine, previously unpublished works, and award-winning short stories, this anthology of macabre fiction explores the unseen folds of urban life. From the monstrous to the psychological, these tales fearlessly venture into the hidden world of the supernatural, where strange creatures stalk the night and eldritch investigators search for the unknown.

After a few probing emails, I thought it best to come clear about this anthology. :) Here is the cover of the upcoming Dark Wisdom: Best of Dark Fiction anthology. It's one of the projects I'm finishing up - along with two other anthologies (umm, and two novels, and two RPG books).

For me what happens is when contracts start arriving on author's doorsteps, emails arrive on mine asked about information on the book. While I'm not quite ready to release the table of contents, it's probably easy to find quite a few of them by searching the Internet (and yes, more contracts are either en route or have yet to be discovered). Still, I can offer some information such as it is releasing the Fall, and it is delightfully dark and adventurous.

The cover is by Malcolm McClinton, and I think it captures the theme of the anthology quite well.

Of course, the above has led to many questions about the magazine. Mostly, where is it?

The magazine did quite well, but with my aforementioned list of activities, and the extra work required by the magazine, it seemed best to alter the format (did I mention I'm an editor, staff writer, and assistant RPG line developer for Chaosium, Inc.?) So, now magazine is a print anthology, and it will be an online magazine (featuring different tales than the book). No need to rush to the website yet. I understand alterations are in progress, and it will be up soon.


Rick said...

This has to be known as "whetting the appetitie."

Very, very cool that this is coming out. In your spare time, have you thought about creating a genre-based economic stimulus package to put the nation back to work reading?

Tony said...

Excellent news that The Book of Dark Wisdom is coming back in one form or another. Always did enjoy reading it.

I have one question though? How do you manage to keep up with all the things you do? Do you have a time extending device to make 8 days a week or something similar because you manage to cram in so much in.

Steve Buchheit said...

You know, you're just walking down the shady-side of town, trying to mind your own business and keep of the radar of the sharks, when you fist starts glowing like an elf sword to a goblin. That's when you realize it isn't chinese take-out your going to be bringing home.