Book Review: Brainchild – A Collection of Artifacts

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When Scott Lambridis of Omnibucket contacted me about reviewing their latest release, ‘Brainchild: A Collection of Artifacts’, I was not sure what to expect from a zombie-themed anthology. The idea of zombies, or the undead, has been around for a very long time. A huge part of their modern-day popularity is of course due to the work of filmmaker George Romero, creator of ‘Night of the Living Dead’. I was particularly struck by a quote in the included press release, which I think sums up these underrated villains nicely – “They aren’t afraid of running water, aren’t affected by moonlight or sunlight, or silver bullets. They are rotting corpses, and they’re coming for you. […] They don’t become one with nature – they don’t live forever – they just slowly fall apart, and if given the change, they’ll eat you alive before they do.” Read on for my review. Read »

Another Tale from Stephan Hesh

For those of you who enjoyed the short poem ‘Elder God, Schmelder God‘ by Stephan Hesh, he has sent us a story this time. It is called ‘The Dreams of Jeremy Singleton‘ and is the journal of a man concerned for the sanity of his friend. It can be found within the Selected Tales section of this site.

The Eldritch Gazette on hold for July

The Eldritch Gazette will not be publishing its Monthly Issue this June. It is with a heavy heart that I present this update before you, even though rightly, It is from my other, most time consuming obligations that cause me to do so. We will have the July Issue as a Deluxe edition of the Gazette, containing both the intended June issue’s material, as well as the July’s, plus extra. It is a busy time for me, and I despise the thought of missing a deadline, but to put it simply, time is not very willing.

On a lighter note, I have finally been accepted to my intended University (University of Alaska Anchorage), and am completely ecstatic about it. With a summer already going well, and a base of support much larger than we had intended it to be at this point, it is with out doubt that future holds will be minimal, if at all, in comparison to this one now.
thank you,


New Podcast…

Dodging Reality podcast is live for you to enjoy. Slap this ( link into your iTunes and enjoy. We have a piece from one of the guys behind Friends of Micronesia, Tracy Twyman, Laurence, and of course a song anticipating the World Cup from Growing Old Disgracefully.

I would encourage T0D readers to contribute 5 minute pieces (in mp3 form) for future broadcasts.

Update: Dodging Reality continues to gather steam as a weekly (more or less) podcast.

Four New Written Works

Featured writer Simon Bucher-Jones has sent us ‘The Spidermonger‘, which was one of his first tales and inspired by Lovecraft and Clark Aston Smith. He came across his original manuscript again recently and decided to share it with us.

We also have a nice assortment of new work in the Selected Tales section. Stephan Hesh has sent us his short poem ‘Elder God, Schmelder God‘ and Alexander Rivera gives us ‘Beyond The Conjured‘ and ‘Holy Man’s Pathos‘. They are both newcomers to the Temple, so give them a warm welcome!

New Featured Artist: Irene Castro

I would like to welcome Irene Castro as the newest featured artist to the Temple of Dagon. Irene is a painter from Chile who shares with us some very unique depictions of Lovecraft’s creations. Be sure to check out the work and leave a comment! View the work here.

Creepy Cthulhu-esque 100 word tales

Place this feed in your iTunes and get my frequent 100 tales all of which are all rather creepy and most of which are Cthulhuian. The Sage of Wales stars quite often; but not always.

Eldritch Gazette: May Issue Accessibility Fixed

The Accessibility of the May issue of the Eldritch Gazette, as i found out all too late after this posting, was completely cut off from the warm and sunny world. Our new Issue server (angelfire), simply would not have anyone admitted to our pages. So, after waiting an entire week to get back here and fix the problem, I have finally succeeded.

The Link below is to the New Index page for the May issue, which ultimately will change our lay out a bit concerning the Myspace page.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and enjoy.


Two new poems

Today we have a couple of new poems from featured writer Stefano Magliocco. ‘The-Fuddle-Beast‘ and ‘Last Vestige of a Dream‘. Take a look and leave a comment for him.

May Issue now Officially Live!

I have just finished putting the finishing touches on the May issue of The Eldritch Gazette. Thank you everyone for your patience and efforts. Next week, Iwill be going off to a summer job, so you will be hearing from our new co-editor, David West. David is young and full of spirit for fine literature and prose, and will be handling our affairs both during my absence this season, as well as during the transition to the Temple of Dagon server.

Anyway, heres the link. Enjoy.