W. H. Pugmire

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Wilum 'Hopfrog' Pugmire
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W. H. Pugmire signing books at the World Horror Convention on March 28, 2008
Born (1951-05-03) May 3, 1951 (age 62)
Occupation Short story writer
Nationality American
Genres Horror, Dark fantasy
Literary movement Cosmicism

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Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire (born May 3, 1951) is a writer of horror fiction based in Seattle, Washington.[1] His works typically are published as W. H. Pugmire (his adopted middle name derives from the story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe) and his fiction often pays homage to Lovecraftian lore.[2] Lovecraft scholar and biographer S. T. Joshi has described Pugmire as "the prose-poet of the horror/fantasy field; he may be the best prose-poet we have,"[3] and "perhaps the leading Lovecraftian author writing today."[4]

Originally published mainly in small presses, since 1997 Pugmire has produced a steady stream of book collections. His stories have also been published in magazines and anthologies such as The Year's Best Horror Stories,[5] Weird Tales, The Children of Cthulhu, The Book of Cthulhu, and many more. The Tangled Muse, a major retrospective of his work, was published in 2010.[6]

Life[edit]

Born May 3, 1951, to a father active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Jewish mother,[7][8] Pugmire grew up in Seattle.[7] Pugmire served as a Mormon missionary in Omagh, Northern Ireland, where he corresponded with Robert Bloch and first began writing fiction.[9] After returning to the United States in 1973,[7] he discovered Arkham House and the fiction and Selected Letters of H. P. Lovecraft. In a press release for one of Pugmire's books, it is said that Pugmire's discovery of punk rock "saved his soul and gave him a new fictive voice."[9]

When a student at Franklin High School and into circa the 1970s he played vampire "Count Pugsly" at Jones' Fantastic Museum in Seattle.[10] Issue #69 of Famous Monsters of Filmland was dedicated to Pugmire.[11] The cover feature was Lon Chaney, Jr.'s vampire in London After Midnight, who inspired the look of Pugmire's Count Pugsly.[12]

Pugmire is a self-proclaimed eccentric recluse, "the Queen of Eldritch Horror, "[13] as well as a self-identified "punk rock queen and street transvestite".[9] He has worked in various theatrical capacities, sometimes appearing at parties as characters including 'Count Pugsly', a vampire.[14] In the documentary film, The AckerMonster Chronicles!, about Forrest J Ackerman, Pugmire describes how he was influenced by Ackerman's magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland and shows the audience the issue in which his photo appears in 'Count Pugsly' makeup.[15]

Pugmire states that after returning from his Mormon mission he came out as gay to the church, was given psychiatric treatment, and requested excommunication.[7] Pugmire's lover of many years, Todd, died in his arms from a heroin overdose in March 1995.[14] In the last decade he has reconnected with the church and was rebaptized, but only after telling the church's High Priests that he would be a "totally queer Mormon, but celibate."[7]

Pugmire also edited the magazine Tales of Lovecraftian Horror,[16] which ran from 1988 to 1999.

Writings[edit]

Strongly influenced by the works of H. P. Lovecraft, many of Pugmire's stories directly reference "Lovecraftian" elements[2] (such as Yog-Sothoth of the Cthulhu Mythos). Pugmire's major original contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos is the Sesqua Valley, a fictional location in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and his equivalent of the Arkham/Dunwich/Innsmouth nexus which features in many of Lovecraft's New England stories. According to his official biography, his "goal as an author is to dwell forevermore within Lovecraft's titan shadow." Writing in his scholarly "The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos, S. T. Joshi notes that "Pugmire's volumes... contain some of the richest veins of neo-Lovecraftian horror seen in recent years.[17] However, Joshi has been more critical of Pugmire's nonfiction writing, proclaiming "no one takes him seriously as a critic." [18]

Pugmire's writing style has been described as "richly evocative"[19] with a "distinct homoerotic theme or undercurrent that is neither gratuitous nor inconsistent but rather genuine and often central to characterization and storytelling.[6] Author Laird Barron has described him as "an important figure in the fields of modern horror and the weird".[20] Editor and scholar Scott Connors has written that "Stylistically (Pugmire) owes as much to Oscar Wilde and Henry James as to HPL and Poe, creating a truly unholy fusion that defies academic boundaries between 'mainstream' and 'genre' fiction."[21]

Originally published mainly in magazines and anthologies from small press imprints such as Necropolitan Press, Mythos Books, Delirium Books, and Hippocampus Press, since 1997 Pugmire has produced a steady stream of book collections. The Tangled Muse, a major 456-page retrospective of his work, was published in October 2010 by Centipede Press.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Selected anthology and magazine appearances[edit]

  • "Whispering Wires", Space and Time #20 (Gordon Linzner, September 1973), as Bill Pugmire, first published story[22]
  • "Pale Trembling Youth" (with Jessica Amanda Salmonson), Cutting Edge (Doubleday, 1986); reprinted in Year's Best Horror Stories XV (DAW Books, 1987) and Horrrorstory Vol. V (Underwood-Miller, 1989)
  • "O, Christmas Tree" (with Jessica Amanda Salmonson), Tales by Moonlight II (Tor Books, 1989)
  • "The Boy with the Bloodstained Mouth," Year's Best Horror Stories XVIII (DAW Books, 1990)
  • "Delicious Antique Whore," Love in Vein (HarperCollins, 1994; Eos, 2000)
  • "Resurrection's Harlot," Dark Testament (Delerium Books, 1999)
  • "The Night City" (with Chad Hensley), The Darker Side (Roc Books, 2002)
  • "The Serenade of Starlight," The Children of Cthulhu (Del Rey Books, 2002)
  • "Cool Mist," Deathrealms: Selected Tales From The Land Where Horror Dwells (Delerium Books, 2004)
  • "The House of Idiot Children" (with Maryanne Snyder), Weird Tales (January/February 2008)
  • "Recompense of Sorrow," Eldritch Horrors: Dark Tales (H. Harksen Productions, 2008)
  • "The Pornography of Puppets" (with Chad Hensley) in Allen Koszowski's Inhuman #4 (2009)
  • "Inhabitants of Wraithwood," Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (PS Publishing, 2010)
  • "Some Buried Memory," The Book of Cthulhu (Night Shade Books, 2011)
  • "Recompense of Sorrow" (revised), Monsters and Mormons (Peculiar Pages, 2011)
  • "The Fungal Stain," New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird (Prime Books, 2011)
  • "The Hidden Realm" (with Maryanne K. Snyder), The Devil's Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier (Cycatrix Press Books, 2011)
  • "The Tomb of Oscar Wilde", Horror for the Holidays (Miskatonic River Press, 2011)
  • "Your Seventh Eikon" (with Maryanne K. Snyder), Weird Fiction Review Number 3 (Fall 2012) (Centipede Press, 2012)
  • "Midnight Mushrumps", Fungi (Innsmouth Free Press, 2012)

Collections[edit]

Title Year Publisher Length Notes ISBN
Tales of Sesqua Valley August 1997 Necropolitan Press 66 Two printings: first printing had a glossy white cover while the second printing had grainy gray cardstock cover. Most of the reprints in this edition were substantially rewritten since their initial publication. ISBN (none)
Contents: "Beyond the Valley of the Damned" [Introduction by Jeffrey Thomas], "Another Flesh" [originally published in The Bone Marrow Review #1], "Beneath the Deepest Wound" [originally published in The End #1], "Apotheosis" [previously unpublished], "Born in Strange Shadow" [originally published in Terminal Fright], "An Image in Chalk" [originally published in World of H. P. Lovecraft #4], "The Imp of Aether" [previously unpublished], "Immortal Remains" [previously published in Cthulhu Codex #6], "The Million-Shadowed One" [previously unpublished], "The Child of Dark Mania" [previously published in The Pnakotic Series], and "The Balm of Nepenthe" [previously unpublished]
Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror December 1999 Mythos Books 91 The reprints in this edition were substantially rewritten since their initial publication. Edited by Stanley C. Sargent and David Wynn. Cover art, interior art, and introduction by Stanley C. Sargent. ISBN 978-0-9659433-4-5
Contents: "Beyond the Realm of Dream", "Graffito Flow", "The Hour of Their Appetite", "Cool Mist", "Dust to Dust", "Necronomicon", "Gates Closed by Darkness", "The Baleful God", "Drink the Moon", "The Thing in the Glen", "The Audient Void", "The Hungry Place", "A Piece of Stone", and "The Totem Pole". 
Songs of Sesqua Valley 2000 Imelod Publications 54 Chapbook includes 33 Lovecraftian sonnets, two of which were previously published. Illustrated by Marc A. Damicis and Peter A. Worthy, with an introduction by Peter. A. Worthy. Limited edition first printing of 100 numbered copies. ISBN (none)
'Contents:' "Visions of Khroyd'Hon", "The Outsider's Song", "Immortal Moon", "Elusive Sunset", "Alchemy", "Returning", "Minion of the Moon", "Nightmare from Crete", "Ides of March", "The Scythe of Time", "Stillborn", "Blood Drench'd Shadow", "Romance", "Mother", "Danse", "Starlife", "Logos", "Reawaken", "Legion of the Lost", "The Eyrie of Imps", "Vision", "Celestial", "Storm", "My Experience of Love", "Diseased", "Grotesque", "Delusion", "Destruction", "Celebrations", "Shadow's Flesh", "Jerk", "Twilight", and "Muse". Normal 0 false false false 
Tales of Love and Death May 2001 Delirium Books 72 The reprints in this edition were substantially rewritten since their initial publication. Published in a signed, limited edition of 300 copies. ISBN 978-1-929653-15-7
Contents: "The Phantom of Beguilement" [previously unpublished], "An Image in Chalk" [originally published in World of H. P. Lovecraft #4], "The Boy Who Made Me Scream" [originally published in Bizarre Dreams], "The Psychopomp of Irem" [originally published in New Mythos Legends], "The Bloom of Sacrifice" [originally published in The End #3], "The Zanies of Sorrow" [previously unpublished], "The Kiss of Corruption" [originally published in Tales of Lovecraftian Horror #9], "The Boy with the Bloodstained Mouth" [originally published in Nocturne #2], “Pale, Trembling Youth” [co-authored with Jessica Amanda Salmonson, originally published in Cutting Edge], "Cathedral of Death" [originally published in Grue #14], "The Cryptic Power" [originally published in Revelations From Yuggoth #1], "The Garden of Shattered Faces" [originally published in The Urbanite #10], "The Time of Twilight" [originally published in The Urbanite #10], "The Woven Offspring" [originally published in Lore #9], "Wormhead’s Kiss" [originally published in Deathrealm Fll/Win ’91], and "Crippled Love" [originally published in CyberPsychos AOD #5]
A Clicking in the Shadows and Other Tales 2002 Undaunted Press 44 Split release with Chad Hensley. Foreword by Robert M. Price. Cover and interior art by Allen Koszowski. ISBN (none)
Contents: "A Clicking in the Shadows" by Chad Hensley and W. H. Pugmire [previously unpublished], "Leichenschrei" by Chad Hensley [previously published in Imelod #11 (1998, Canada)], "Gates Closed by Darkness" by W. H. Pugmire [first published in Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror], "Hairs of the Mother" by Chad Hensley [previously published in Strange Wanderland #3 (1997, Canada) and reprinted in Sackcloth & Ashes #5 (1999, England)], "Ye Phantom of Beguilement" by W. H. Pugmire [first published in Tales of Love and Death (Delirium Books, 2001)], "Gutter God" by Chad Hensley [first published electronically in Gothic Net (August 2001)], "Ye Sign That Sets The Darkness Free" by W. H. Pugmire [previously unpublished]
Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts July 2003 Delirium Books 242 The reprints in this edition were substantially rewritten since their initial publication. Signed, limited edition; 250 copies. Each story has a new afterword by the author. Cover illustrated by Augie Wiedemann. ISBN 978-1-929653-37-9
Contents: "O, Christmas Tree" with Jessica Amanda Salmonson [originally published 1979], "The Ones Who Bow Before Me" [previously unpublished], "Born in Strange Shadow" [originally published in Terminal Fright #1, 1996], "Another Flesh" [originally published 1992], "Immortal Remains" [originally published 1991], "Selene" [originally published as "Apotheosis", 1997], "The Darkest Star" [originally published 1999], "The Songs of Sesqua Valley" [originally published 1999], "The Heritage of Hunger" [previously unpublished], "The Imp of Aether" [originally published 1997], "The Million-Shadowed One" [originally published 1997], "The Child of Dark Mania" [originally published 1996], "The Hands That Reek and Smoke" [previously unpublished], "The Host of Haunted Air" [previously unpublished], "The Woven Offspring" [originally published 1998], "The Place of Old Insanity" [previously unpublished], "The Zanies of Sorrow" [originally published 2001], "Beneath an Autumn Moon" [previously unpublished]
The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams October 2006 Hippocampus Press 179 Most of the reprints in this edition were substantially rewritten since their initial publication. ISBN 978-0-9771734-3-3
Contents: "An Eidolon of Nothing" [previously unpublished], "Hour of Their Appetite" [originally published in Dreams in Lovecraftian Horror], "The Sign That Sets the Darkness Free" [originally appeared in A Clicking in the Shadows and Other Tales], "Jigsaw Boy" [previously unpublished], "The Fungal Stain" [previously unpublished], "Balm of Nepenthe" [originally published in Tales of Sesqua Valley], "Some Darker Star" [originally appeared in Tales of Lovecraftian Horror #11], "The Saprophytic Fungi" [previously unpublished], "The Phantom of Beguilement" [originally published in Tales of Love and Death], "Stupor Mundi" [originally published as "Graffito Flow"], "Past the Gate of Deepest Slumber" [previously unpublished], "His Splintered Kiss" [originally published in The Urbanite #10], "Oh, Baleful Theophany" [previously unpublished], "The Strange Dark Folk" [previously unpublished], and "Your Metamorphic Moan" [previously unpublished]
Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts October 4, 2008 Mythos Books 203 This paperback edition, based on the 2003 hardcover by Delirium Books, includes three new stories ('The Balm of Nepenthe', 'The Phantom of Beguilement', and 'A Vestige of Mirth' which appears for the first time here). A new sonnet, 'The Outre Violinist', replaced 'Phantasm' which was incorporated into the new story 'The Phantom of Beguilement'. Several stories have been slightly revised, especially 'Beneath and Autumn Moon'. Cover illustrated by Augie Wiedemann. ISBN 978-0-9789911-4-2
Contents: "O, Christmas Tree" with Jessica Amanda Salmonson, "The Ones Who Bow Before Me", "Born in Strange Shadow" [originally published in Terminal Fright #1, 1996], "Another Flesh", "Immortal Remains", "Selene", "The Darkest Star", "The Songs of Sesqua Valley" [where 'The Outre Violinist' replaced 'Phantasm' from the hardback edition], "The Heritage of Hunger", "The Imp of Aether", "The Million-Shadowed One", "The Child of Dark Mania", "The Hands That Reek and Smoke", "The Host of Haunted Air", "The Woven Offspring", "The Place of Old Insanity", "The Zanies of Sorrow", "Beneath an Autumn Moon", "The Balm of Nepenthe", "The Phantom of Beguilement", and "A Vestige of Mirth" [previously unpublished]
Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley September 14, 2009 Terradan Works 128 This paperback includes five new stories and five heavily rewritten stories. Cover illustrated and introduction by Jeffrey Thomas. ISBN 978-1-4486-9954-4
Contents: "Some Distant Baying Sound" [previously unpublished], "Totem Pole" [originally published in Fantasy Macabre #7], "Swamp Rising" [originally published in Grue #4], "Into the Depths of Dreams and Madness" [previously unpublished], "An Image in Chalk" [originally published in World of H. P. Lovecraft #4], "The Million-Shadowed One" [originally published in Tales of Sesqua Valley], "And Drink the Moon" [originally published as "Drink the Moon" in Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror], "An Eidolon of Nothingness" [originally published in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams], "One Last Theft" [previously unpublished], "Visions of William Davis Manly" [previously unpublished], "Afterword" [previously unpublished]
The Tangled Muse October 2010 Centipede Press 456 Limited to 150 copies for sale, this hardback collection includes 5 new works and 37 heavily rewritten stories. Introduction by S. T. Joshi. Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, Hannes Bok, Jean Delville, Virgil Finlay, Gwabryel, Greg Lowney, Harry O. Morris, and Frank Utpatel. ISBN 978-1-933618-78-4
Contents: "Some Buried Memory" [previously unpublished], "Totem Pole" [originally appeared in Fantasy Macabre #7, 1985], "Beyond the Realm of Dream: [originally appeared in Carnage Hall #5, 1994], "The Boy with the Bloodstained Mouth" [originally appeared in Nocturne Secondus, 1989], "Dust to Dust" [originally appeared in Midnight Shambler #2, 1988], "Bloom of Sacrifice" [originally appeared in The End #3, 1995], "Time of Twilight" [originally appeared in The Urbanite #10, 1998], "Garden of Shattered Faces" [originally appeared in Sozoryoku #6, 1992], "He Who Made Me Dream" [originally appeared in Bizarre Dreams, Badboy Books, 1994], "Born in Strange Shadow" [originally appeared in Terminal Fright #12, 1996], "The Darkest Star" [originally appeared in Tales of Lovecraftian Horror #11, 1999], "Heritage of Hunger" [originally appeared in Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, Delirium Books, 2003], "An Imp of Aether" [originally appeared in Tales of Sesqua Valley, Necropolitan Press, 1997], "Child of Dark Mania" [originally appeared in The Pnakotic Series, 1996], "The Hands That Reek and Smoke" [originally appeared in Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, 2003], "The Host of Haunted Air" [originally appeared in Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, 2003], "The Woven Offspring" [originally appeared in Lore #9, 1998], "Jigsaw Boy" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, Hippocampus Press, 2006], "The Saprophytic Fungi" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, 2006], "The Zanies of Sorrow" [originally appeared in Tales of Love and Death, Delirium Books, 2001], "Phantom of Beguilement" [originally appeared in Tales of Love and Death, Delirium Books, 2001], "A Vestige of Mirth" [originally appeared in Sesqua Valley & Other Haunts, Mythos Books, 2008], "An Eidolon of Nothing" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, 2006], "The Fungal Stain" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, 2006], "Hour of Their Appetite" [originally appeared in Tiamat, 1991], "The Sign That Sets the Darkness Free" [originally appeared in A Clicking in the Shadows and Other Tales, Undaunted Press, 2002], "Balm of Nepenthe" [originally appeared in Tales of Sesqua Valley, 1997], "Stupor Mundi" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, 2006], "His Splintered Kiss" [originally appeared in The Urbanite #10, 1998], "Your Metamorphic Moan" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, 2006], "In Memoriam: Oscar Wilde" [previously unpublished], "The Tangled Muse" [previously unpublished], "Inhabitants of Wraithwood" [originally appeared in Black Wings, PS Publishing, 2010], "Some Distant Baying Sound"[originally appeared in Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley, Terradan Works, 2009], "One Last Theft" [originally appeared in Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley, Terradan Works, 2009], "Uncommon Places" [previously unpublished], "The House of Idiot Children" [with Maryanne K. Snyder, originally appeared in Weird Tales #348, 2008], "O, Baleful Theophany" [originally appeared in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams, 2006], "Visions of William Davis Manly" [originally appeared in Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley, Terradan Works, 2009], "Pale, Trembling Youth" [with Jessica Amanda Salmonson, originally appeared in Cutting Edge, Doubleday & Company 1986], "Into the Depths of Dreams and Madness" [originally appeared in Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley, Terradan Works, 2009], "In Remembrance: Edgar A. Poe" [previously unpublished], "Necronomicon" [originally appeared in Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror, Mythos Books, 1999] 
Gathered Dust and Others July 2011 Dark Regions Press 193 Contains four new stories and 14 heavily rewritten stories. Cover art by Wayne Miller. Originally published in a limited edition of 100 hardcovers and 26 leatherbound slipcased editions, followed by a trade paperback edition. ISBN (none)
Contents: "Gathered Dust" [previously unpublished], "Your Kiss of Corruption" [previously published in Tales of Lovecraftian Horror #9, 1998], "Yon Baleful God" [previously published in Cthulhu Codex #7, 1996], "Time of Twilight" [previously published in The Urbanite #10, 1998], "These Deities of Rarest Air" [previously unpublished], "The Boy with the Bloodstained Mouth" [previously published in Nocturne, Secundus, 1989], "The Woven Offspring" [previously published in Lore #9, 1998], "The Tangled Muse" [previously published in The Tangled Muse, 2010], "Let Us Wash This Thing" [previously unpublished], "Bloom of Sacrifice" [previously published in The End #3, 1995], "He Who Made Me Dream" [previously appeared in Bad Boys, 1994], "Cool Mist" [previously published in Deathrealm #2, 1987], "Descent into Shadow and Light" [previously published in Lovecraft eZine, 2011], "Serenade of Starlight" [previously appeared in The Children of Cthulhu, 2002], "Graffito Flow" [previously published in Heart Attack, 1991], "Depths of Dreams and Madness" [previously unpublished], "Host of Haunted Air" [previously appeared in Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, Delirium Books 2003], "A Vestige of Mirth" [previously appeared in Sesqua Valley & Other Haunts, Mythos Books 2008]
Some Unknown Gulf of Night July 2011 Arcane Wisdom Press 150 Introduction by J. D. Worthington. Artwork by Matthew Jaffee. Published in a limited edition of 100 hardcovers and as a trade paperback. ISBN none
Contents: 36 numbered sections. 
The Strange Dark One: Tales of Nyarlathotep 2012 Miskatonic River Press 153 The reprints in this edition were substantially rewritten since their initial publication. Cover and interior art by Jeffrey Thomas. ISBN 978-0-9821818-9-8
Contents: "The Strange Dark One" [previously unpublished], "Immortal Remains" [originally published in Cthulhu Codex #6], "Past the Gates of Deepest Dreaming" [originally published in The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams], "One Last Theft" [originally published in Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley], "The Hands That Reek and Smoke" [originally appeared in Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, 2003], "The Audient Void" [originally published in Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror], "Some Bacchante of Irem" [previously unpublished], "To See Beyond" [previously unpublished]
Uncommon Places 2012 Hippocampus Press 270 This trade paperback includes 11 new stories and 11 heavily rewritten stories. Cover art and interior illustrations by Gwabryel. ISBN 978-1-61498-023-0
Contents: "An Identity in Dream" [previously unpublished], "Artifice" [previously unpublished], "Cesare" [previously unpublished], "The Host of Haunted Air" [previously published in Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts, "Hempen Rope" [previously unpublished], "Cathedral of Death" [previously published in Grue #14], "House of Legend" [previously unpublished], "Inhabitants of Wraithwood" [previously published in Black Wings, "In Memoriam: Oscar Wilde" [previously published in The Tangled Muse], "The Zanies of Sorrow" [previously published in Tales of Love and Death], "In Remembrance Edgar A. Poe" [previously published in The Tangled Muse], "Keepsake" [previously unpublished], "Necronomicon" [previously published in Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror], "Postcard from Prague" [previously unpublished], "Sickness of Heart" [previously unpublished], "The Tangled Muse" [previously published in The Tangled Muse], "Chamber of Dreams" [previously unpublished], "Some Distant Baying Sound" [previously published in Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley], "Some Buried Memory" [previously published in The Tangled Muse], "Your Ghost on Glass" [previously unpublished], "Letters from an Old Gent" [previously unpublished], "Uncommon Places" [sections I–XVIII previously published in The Tangled Muse; the remaining sections (10,000 words) are original to this collection]
Encounters with Enoch Coffin April 12, 2013 Dark Regions Press 202 Contains 12 new stories by W. H. Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas, front and back cover art by Santiago Caruso, and 12 interior illustrations by Clint Leduc. Originally published as a Premium Collector's Hardcover Edition of 52 copies and a Signed and Limited Hardcover Edition of 150 copies, with trade paperback and e-book editions slated for later release. ISBN 978-1-62641-000-8
Contents: "Ye Unkempt Thing", "Matter of Truth and Death", "Beneath Arkham", "Spectral Evidence", "They Smell of Thunder", "Mystic Articulation", "Every Exquisite Thing", "Impossible Color", "Ecstasy in Aberration", "Shadow Puppets", "Fearless Symmetry", "Unto the Child of Woman". 
Bohemians of Sesqua Valley June 31, 2013 Arcane Wisdom Press 225 Contains one prose poem, 5 new novelettes and 1 heavily rewritten, an introduction by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, front cover, signature sheet, and interior artwork by Gwabryel. Limited to 150 signed and numbered hardcover copies. ISBN None
Contents: "In Memorium: Robert Nelson" [originally published in Lovecraft eZine June 2013], "One Card Unturned" [with Maryanne K. Snyder], "An Ecstasy of Fear", "Unhallowed Places", "This Splendor of the Goat", and "The Strange Dark One" [originally published in The Strange Dark One: Tales of Nyarlathotep]

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