Behind the Scenes: Shadows Over Main Street

February 27, 2015

So here was a good idea: Just before its release in January, the editors of Shadows Over Main Street: An Anthology of Small-Town Lovecraftian Terror began running a weekly series of author notes. Brief essays mapping out the ideas — the nostalgia and the nightmares — behind the stories. Every little bit helps the cause. […]

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“Cures For A Sickened World”: Now Recommended By 1 Out Of 1 Professional Journals

February 6, 2015

Got word the other day that “Cures For A Sickened World,” my story in last fall’s anthology, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, made Locus magazine’s Recommended Reading List for 2014. If you’re unfamiliar with Locus, it might best be described as Publishers Weekly for speculative fiction. And if you’re unfamiliar with Publishers Weekly, let’s […]

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Shadows Over Main Street: The First of Lots of New Works Coming in 2015

February 1, 2015

It was one of the most instantly appealing concepts I’ve ever been asked to participate in: cosmic horror set against a backdrop of golden age, small-town America. Or, as the subtitle puts it, “an anthology of small-town Lovecraftian terror.” The thing about H.P. Lovecraft is that with his towns, there’s already something obviously wrong with […]

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2113: Letting My Geek Flag Fly

January 19, 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a busy year with a highly ambitious schedule. One of those projects may be small in scale — my part, at least — but my stoked-factor is mighty. I’m one of 16+2 writers brought on board for 2113: Stories Inspired By The Music of Rush, to be edited by […]

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Author of the Week @ the Lovecraft eZine

September 17, 2014

In the past few months, I’ve gotten on well with Mike Davis, founder of the excessively cool and informative Lovecraft eZine. This week, I’m the featured Author of the Week there, which keeps up with this trend of mini-interviews that has clustered the past few months (really, see the Press page under 2014). I’m already […]

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New Story Alert: “Cures For A Sickened World”

September 13, 2014

Freshly baked this month by England’s Spectral Press is The Spectral Book of Horror Stories … which editor and way-back-in-the-long-ago fellow Dell/Abyss author Mark Morris hopes is the first of an ongoing series. So buy the thing already and help make that a reality! My piece? “Cures For A Sickened World,” it’s called, and you […]

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Dark Advent As It Always Should’ve Been

July 9, 2014

Get your forklifts ready. Cemetery Dance Publications’ long-awaited Big Fat Hardcover Edition of my early post-apocalyptic epic, Dark Advent, is slated for release late this summer. An e-book edition will follow within a few months. One reason to go for the print edition: the gorgeous cover art wrought by artist Vincent Chong, who also did […]

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Worlds of Hurt: Live, Now With 90% More Hurtin’

June 17, 2014

Once more into the breach, as another earlier book makes the transition into e-book format. DarkFuse has released Worlds of Hurt, which isn’t quite like any book I’ve done before. You could call it a collection. Or you could call it an episodic novel, containing a novel-within-the-novel. Mostly, though, I just think of it as […]

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Worlds of Hurt: One Mythos, No Waiting

May 20, 2014

Alert readers may have noticed that the short novel World of Hurt is not yet among the books of mine that have made the transition into e-book format. That’s because for quite some time I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. While it can stand alone, it’s still part of a larger […]

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Lovecraft’s Monsters: Can You Ever Really Get Enough Of Them?

May 5, 2014

Oh, Lovecraft … you could be such a fussy fellow, but your whacked-out imagination is the gift that keeps on giving. The Ellen Datlow editorial byline on this beast should be all the imprimatur you need for quality control. But I’ve read my contributor copy straight from Tachyon already, and can confirm: Yup, this is […]

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy: It’s A Major Award!

March 19, 2014

So it’s official: after making the shortlist for DarkFuse’s Readers’ Choice Award, Whom the Gods Would Destroy takes the win for Best Novella of 2013. Fellow Coloradan Jon Bassoff took Best Novel, with Corrosion, making it an improbable all-Boulder sweep. There’s a plaque coming — nice, but you can tell from the photo what I’d […]

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy: The End of the World Begins At Home

February 28, 2014

This essay on the origins of my recent release, Whom the Gods Would Destroy, was originally done for the publisher, DarkFuse. I think it belongs here, too… Some questions dog us almost from the cradle to the threshold of the grave. “What really happens to us when we die?” — top of the list, I’m […]

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy: Now On This Earth

December 10, 2013

The new book has freshly landed courtesy of DarkFuse. I’ve described it below — and here, of course — so no need to repeat myself. Instead, let’s defer to another early review, which calls it “an incredibly dark tale … Hodge plays with the notion of evil versus amorality. If an advanced enough intelligence seems […]

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New Story Alert #4: Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

November 18, 2013

And so concludes editor Stephen Jones’ epic trilogy of anthologies spawned from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” This project has spanned nearly 20 years, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of its culmination, and to join the company of the authors who’ve been a part of it. If you know Lovecraft […]

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy Now Available For Pre-Order

November 11, 2013

Just in time as an antidote to the holidays, a family even weirder than yours: Whom The Gods Would Destroy is a month from release from DarkFuse, but the e-book edition up for pre-order now at 33% off, with fulfillment coming from Amazon. Call it 32,000 words of Carl Sagan gene-spliced with HP Lovecraft. It’s […]

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