All of the Lovecraftian tales offered herein manage to genuinely frighten and urge the imagination on to heights all too rarely reached in the small press horror genre.
  - The New Jersey Graveline

An impressive gathering of Cthulhu Mythos-oriented tales.
  - Cemetery Dance

Written by
    Jeffrey Thomas
Cover art by
    Jeffrey Thomas
1995 | 70 pp
Original retail price: $5.00
Status: Out Of Print

A collection of the Lovecraft-inspired fiction (and poetry) of Jeffrey Thomas. Three stories and one poem received Honorable Mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (St. Martin's, 1996). The title story takes place in the futuristic city Paxton, which is featured in Thomas' book Punktown (Ministry of Whimsy Press, 2000; Prime Books, 2005), and the "sequel" The Avatars of the Old Ones was published by Imelod Publications.

Five of these stories were reprinted in Jeffrey Thomas's collection of Lovecraftian work Unholy Dimensions (Mythos Books, 2005). Two of these tales were reprinted in Terror Incognita (Delirium Books, 2000).

In January 1999, a second printing was offered that included four additional pages of artwork. The first printing had a glossy white cover while the second printing had a green cardstock cover.


  1. Book Worm
  2. The Ice Ship [Read Online]
  3. Lost Soul
  4. The Boarded Window
  5. The House on the Plain
  6. The Bones of the Old Ones
  7. Ascending to Hell

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