Friday, August 4, 2017
I could not be more pleased to announce the release of my new book, Abyssinia, on the Mount Abraxas imprint of Ex Occidente Press in Bucharest. The book is printed in a new format, which is, in my opinion, the most exquisite style yet from this most exquisite of presses.
Abyssinia follows the intrigues and deceptions of two women, each of which are staying in one of seven luxury suites in the Hotel Argentum. The suites are named after former European territories whose boundaries have since been subsumed. Petra has checked into Fiume, whose final days were spent beneath the deranged auspices of the poet and dictator Gabriele D’Annunzio. Celia is staying in Galicia, whose fate was sealed soon after the First World War. Between the women stands Karl Reginald von Lobkowicz, an antiquated doll which Celia is seldom seen without. Petra’s fascination vacillates between the cracked and blemished figure and its eccentric owner. The matter is further complicated by the appearance of an eighth suite, which appears to be concealed somewhere within the Hotel grounds.
Abyssinia draws its intoxicating atmosphere from Robert Altman's Three Women, Claude Chabrol’s Les Biches, and Ingmar Bergman’s Persona.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
All is Full of Hell: A Panegyric For William Blake is back from the printers at last. As can be seen, it is no less than an emanation of the uttermost divinity.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The bundle can be ordered here: http://www.snugglybooks.co.uk/special-offers/
An act of trespass, the subtle topology of an opulent hotel, a lengthy composition involving an exiled abbess, a letter mailed to an unknown recipient, a border station concealed by inexplicable winds, an antiquated electronic game, a rite of passage modulated by a metronome, a Gnostic heresy, a ruined church, an employee engaged in illicit acts of passion: by these and several other devices do the daughters of apostasy seek to irritate the vessels of the earth. Strange wine may be distilled thereby, and thus might the obsessive aspirant perceive the tenets of a hidden doctrine.
The Scourge and the Sanctuary
Permutations of the Citadel
The Salamander Angel (long version)
A Book of Alabaster
The Music of Exile
The first four pieces have previously appeared in collections published by Les Éditions de L’Oubli (Infra Noir and A Distillate of Heresy), while 'The Music of Exile', the longest story in the book, is new and has not been published elsewhere.
Monday, April 17, 2017
(image by Denis Forkas Kostromitin)
I am extremely pleased to announced the imminent release of ALL IS FULL OF HELL : A Panegyric for William Blake, an homage to the unceasing labours of the eternal poet, a tribute to Albion’s angel as he burns beside the Stone of Night, a lamp left flaming on the altar for the unfading Queen of Heaven, and a testament to the radiant ichor of the prophets and the heretics.
The book is edited by D.T. Ghetu and myself, is lavishly illustrated by Denis Forkas Kostromitin, and will be released on the Mount Abraxas imprint of Ex Occidente Press very soon.
Trefoil is the Grail of Perdition by Sebastian Montesi
The Kings of Cobweb and Dandelion by Colin Insole
Feast of Fire by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel
Ghost of a Flea by Rhys Hughes
Shadow of Horror risen in Eternity by Stephan Friedman
Great, Pale World by D.P. Watt
Horrox by Andrew Condous
The Secret Wound in Life by Joseph Dawson
Burnt the Fire of Thine Eyes by Oliver Smith
King Mob by Philip Fracassi
La Fleur Infernale by Leopold Nacht
The Torso in Shadow by Adam S. Cantwell
I Want! I Want! by Henry Jovial
Christian Singles by Thomas Phillips
Wollstonecraft by Karim Ghahwagi
The Golden Mile by John Howard
Nocturnal Gardens by Ramon Lasalle
The Living Rapture by Jonathan Wood
Synarchy of Molten Bones by Deathspell Omega