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« Reply #210 on: August 12, 2014, 08:56:45 PM »
'...and we get a peek into a strange future in Allyson Bird’s “The Golden Stars at Night,” one in which our existence is fragile and not necessarily assured. '


http://loreleibystarlight.com/2014/07/21/the-children-of-old-leech-a-collection-of-stories-in-tribute-to-laird-barron/comment-page-1/#comment-128

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« Reply #212 on: September 22, 2014, 02:44:49 AM »
The Children of Old Leech. A new review of the Barron homage. '..a plucky young New Zealand woman on a sheep station is haunted by her past..' 'All stories are exquisite indeed, but John Langan’s “Ymir”, in particular, is a horrifying gem that is well worth the price of the entire volume. Solid writing, solid anthology. And, if you are unfamiliar with Laird Barron’s fiction, this tribute will send you straight to the bookstore to catch up. '

http://www.countgore.com/Tomb.htm


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« Reply #213 on: September 23, 2014, 05:55:22 AM »
Another review...'Anyway, The Golden Stars at Night is more a tone poem than a story and it’s lyrical and beautifully written. But I need to read it again.'

http://www.crowsnbones.com/2014/09/book-review-the-children-of-old-leech-a-tribute-to-the-carnivorous-cosmos-of-laird-barron-edited-by-ross-e-lockhart-and-justin-steele/

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« Reply #214 on: October 06, 2014, 03:29:55 AM »
'Kaaron Warren’s moth girl in “The Human Moth” has a hard time satisfying her basic needs, while Allyson Bird’s protagonist in “Gailestis” attempts to work out some more traditional methods for survival, but things don’t quite turn out as expected.'

'The Grimscribe’s Puppets won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Edited Anthology for good reason. Joe S. Pulver has selected some excellent authors and put together a significant contribution to the genre, which is packed full of stories that will challenge your assumptions and haunt you for years to come. Be sure not to miss this one!'

http://loreleibystarlight.com/2014/09/27/the-grimscribes-puppets-stories-inspired-by-thomas-ligotti/

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« Reply #215 on: October 08, 2014, 07:16:55 PM »
Des Lewis writes the most amazing 'real time' reviews. Quite extraordinary perception.

'The Beat Hotel by Allyson Bird
“The colour perhaps that had made Van Gogh go mad with his blessed sunflowers?”
He ended up drinking the paint of that colour, I think. As I do eventually drink it from this story, as its author crafted that the pages seep or even ooze with it, her heroine, a balconyless Juliette, perhaps eventually melting into the walls of her Parisian hotel room, into its wallpaper? Men haunt her, true, with their intentions that she imagines or simply knows, and one man who actually haunts this room…a room let to her by Madame Rachou, Barron’s Rorschach come to life along with a cat’s sorcery. Hell is what colour? I am already thinking hard about this skewed Proustian threnody artfully threaded, inter alia, with Rimbaud or even perhaps Ginsberg, thinking of this and that … of this story’s ‘excelsior': an explicit reference to that writers’ Hothouse again wherein few avoid “THE fall”.
Not only the explicit “rings on her fingers and bells on her toes”, but also “Upstairs and downstairs / And in my ladies’ chambers…” Read the whole rhyme and see if I am wrong.'


http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/puppets-in-carcosa/

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« Reply #216 on: October 11, 2014, 06:42:32 AM »
The second part of the wonderful real time reviews by Des Lewis of A Season in Carcosa..Puppets in Carcosa...
too.

http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/17782-2/
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« Reply #218 on: December 05, 2014, 12:51:22 AM »
The Starry Wisdom Library edited by Nate Pedersen. Published by P.S.Publishing. It contains my story The Book of Karnak.

Contributors JOSHI, S. T. – Introduction
ANIOLOWSKI, Scott David – Massa di Requiem per Shuggay
BARRASS, Glynn – The Book of Azathoth
BERGLUND, Edward P. – Cultus Maleficarum
BIRD, Allyson – The Book of Karnak
BRENTS, Scott – Lewis Carroll / Charles Dodgson Letter
BULLINGTON, Jesse – Il Tomo della Biocca
CAMPBELL, Ramsey – The Revelations of Glaaki
CARDIN, Matt – The Daemonolorum
CHAMBERS, S. J. – Remnants of Lost Empires
CISCO, Michael – Liber Ivonis
CUINN, Carrie – Image du Monde
FILES, Gemma – The Testament of Carnamagos
GAVIN, Richard – De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis
HANSON, Christopher – The Pnakotic Manuscripts
HARMS, Daniel - The Book of Dzyan
JONES, Stephen Graham – The Ssathaat Scriptures
LANGAN, John – Les Mystères du Ver
LEMAN, Andrew – Practise of Chymicall and Hermetickall Physicke
LLEWELLYN, Livia – Las Reglas de Ruina
MAMATAS, Nick – The Black Book of the Skull
MORENO-GARCIA, Silvia – El Culto de los Muertos
MORRIS, Edward – The Book of Invaders
NICOLAY, Scott – The Ponape Scripture
PRICE, Robert M. – The Book of Iod
PUGMIRE, W. H. – The Sesqua Valley Grimoire
PULVER, Joe – The King in Yellow
RAWLIK, Pete – The Qanoon-e-Islam
SATYAMURTHY, Jayaprakash – The Chhaya Rituals
SCHWADER, Ann K – The Black Rites
SCHWEITZER, Darrell – The Nameless Tome
SPRIGGS, Robin – The Dhol Chants
STRANTZAS, Simon – The Black Tome of Alsophocus
TANZER, Molly – Hieron Aigypton
TAYLOR, Keith – The Book of Thoth
TIDBECK, Karin – The Cultes des Goules
TYSON, Donald – Liber Damnatus
VALENTINE, Genevieve – The Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan
WALLACE, Kali - The Tablets of Nhing
WARREN, Kaaron – The Book of Climbing Lights
WEBB, Don – The Black Sutra
WELLS, Jeff – Observations on the Several Parts of Africa
WILSON, F. Paul – Unaussprechlichen Kulten
Rare book cataloging for the anthology conducted by Jonathan Kearns of Adrian Harrington Rare Books.

http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-starry-wisdom-library-jhc-edited-by-nate-pedersen-2564-p.asp#.VIC_Ea8jh-U.twitter

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« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2015, 01:51:39 AM »
Out from PS Publishing. My essay is The Scroll of Karnak. Review by Jess Landry.'The “19th-century scholars” who have contributed essays on the malignant books are some of the top writers and researchers in the weird fiction field today. Here, firmly formatted as a Victorian pamphlet, are Lovecraft’s history of the Necronomicon, as well as contributions from F. Paul Wilson, Ramsay Campbell, Joseph Pulver, Pete Rawlik, Robert Price, W.H. Pugmire, E.P. Berglund, and 37 other scholars.'

http://hellnotes.com/the-starry-wisdom-library-the-catalogue-of-the-greatest-occult-book-auction-of-all-time-book-review

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« Reply #221 on: March 01, 2015, 12:51:53 PM »
That's really lovely.

(And I really really really wish I'd had the idea of publishing a fake auction catalogue. :'( )
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« Reply #222 on: February 25, 2016, 06:56:59 AM »
I've been very busy successfully completing farm projects in NZ but thought I'd leave this here.

Laird Barron made my day with this...My story in Cassilda's Song. Just found it. 'Allyson Bird, past winner of the British Fantasy Award, specializes in travelogue-style narratives, frequently conjoined with mythological undertones. Such is the case in her ‘‘Les Fleur du Mal’’, as her protagonist proves to be the ultimate tourist and all the world her museum. Bird has come into her own as a stylist; the prose is exquisite. Delivered with more poetic restraint as suited to the dour setting.'

http://www.chaosium.com/cassildas-song/