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    Rehearsals for Oblivion Act One is a book of fiction inspired by the stories of Robert W Chambers particularly The King in Yellow This is a subgenre I have always been fond of that I have most often encountered in collections of Lovecraftian stories Purists would argue whether Yellow Sign works should be called mythos fiction of course most HPL fans like most weird fiction including Chambers' stuff so this is where the audience is HPL admired the Yellow Sign stories and briefly mentioned a few of the names and ideas in some of his own stories but otherwise was not a big fan of Chambers' books Most mythos fans know of the ambiguous use of the name Hastur first as a pastoral spirit by Bierce then as a place name as well as an entity name by Chambers before it was co opted as the Unspeakable name of Cthulhu's half brother by Derleth Maybe this is why Yellow Sign fiction has ended up part of mythos collections? Compared to Cthulhu stories the relative volume of Yellow Sign stories has been small in the past but here we have an entire book of them most of them new labeled volume one I don't know if this promises a second book or it's just being hopefull Maybe we are on the edge of a Chamber inspired fiction deluge; the enterprising Rainfall Books has started a chapbook magazine called Death Songs of Carcosa devoted to this genre and have also published some of Chambers' dark poetry and a chapbook by Pulver Carcosa Where the Long Shadows Fall This is just like the way Clark Ashton Smith inspired fiction has previously been inextricably linked to the mythos but is now finding its own niche in books like The Last Continent and Lost Worlds of Space and Time Unfortunately I don't think any of Rainfall's titles are available in the US except through Ebay I'm not sure why Most readers attracted to this title don't need to be introduced to Chambers but those who do can find the Yellow Signs stories online for free Another good source that also has some previous Yellow Sign fiction including a great story by Karl Edward Wagner is The Hastur Cycle from Chaosium one of the best of the cycle books I think it might be hard to come to this collection de novo so new fans really should read the Chambers stories first The current book is published by Dimension Books an imprint of Elder Signs Press I am a bit fuzzy about how this works; I think that Dimension Books is devoted to subgenres of weird fiction that may be of interest to the general horror or Lovecraft fan Why ever it appears from Dimension Books instead of ESP is irrelevant however It's a magnificent achievement and we must be grateful whatever the provenance It is a handsome trade paperback well made like all ESP titles Page count of the stories and poems is a very generous 246 I wish there were authors' notes or an editorial introduction to put it all into context The marvelous cover art is by Tim Wilson with the cowled bloody and appropriately obscure face of the King in Yellow arising between the two moons of distant Carcosa Editing by Peter Worthy was flawless My only beef with the layout was that across the top of each of the facing pages was the book title Act One and Rehearsals for Oblivion rather than the title and author of the story occupying those pages That wasn't very useful Here are the contentsThe Curse of the King by Richard L Tierney poemThe Dream Leech by William LaughlinAmbrose by John Scott TynesIn Memoriam by Roger Johnson Robert M PriceCordelia's Song from The King in Yellow by Vincent Starrett poemChartreuse by Michael MinnisCat With the Hand of a Child by Mark McLaughlinLilloth by Susan McAdamReflections in Carcosa by Mark Francis poemBroadalbin by John Scott TynesThe Adventure of the Yellow Sign by G Warlock VanceTattered Souls by Ann K SchwaderWhat Sad Drum? by Steve Lines poemThe Machine in Yellow by Carlos Orsi MartinhoThe Peace That Will Not Come by Peter A WorthyThe Purple Emperor by Will MurrayA Line of uestions by Joseph S Pulver Sr poemYellow is the Color of Tomorrow by Ron ShifletA uick review of the author list shows many names familiar to mythos fans Here's another reason Yellow Sign fiction has always been in mythos collections before the authors are part of the ever widening Lovecraft Circle Susan McAdam created the artwork for Eldritch Blue Steve Lines is an editor maybe editor is too small a word for Mr Lines and author for Rainfall Books and John Scott Tynes has given us much of the Delta Green fiction Stories by Schwader Minnis Worthy Pulver and Shiflet appear regularly in mythos collections Robert Price is a veritable mythos maven Mark McLaughlin gave us Shoggoth Cacciatore and has storied in Warfear and Lost Worlds of Space and Time Vol 2 Richard Tierney has published The Gardens of Lucullus and House of the Toad G Warlock Vance is relatively newer on the scene with a story in LWOSAT vol 2 and Lovecraft's Disciples #3 The only other publication by Mark Francis I know is a poem in LWOSAT Vol 2 Vincent Starrett was the recipient of some letters from HPL I believe and his poem Cordelia's Song dates to 1938 William Laughlin is a new name for me but I think he's written a few horror stores here and there I think of Will Murray as of an HPL scholar than a fiction author but maybe that's going to change? Carlos Orsi Martinho has a few stories scattered around in mythos magazines Actually of all the stories in the current volume I was most intrigued by his set in Brazil Just like Kurodahan Press has opened a window into Japanese mythos fiction for us is it too much to hope that there is a mythos anthology by all Brazilian authors being kicked around out there somewhere?OK regarding the poems they were of somewhat higher uality than the typical mythos inspired work but none of them are as evocative as Cassilda's Song by Chambers himselfAlong the shore the cloud waves breakThe twin suns sink beneath the lakeThe shadows lengthenIn CarcosaStrange is the night where black stars riseAnd strange moons circle through the skiesBut stranger still isLost CarcosaSongs that the Hyades shall singWhere flap the tatters of the KingMust die unheard inDim CarcosaSong of my soul my voice is dead;Die thou unsung as tears unshedShall dry and die inLost CarcosaThe Pulver work that closes the book however must be singled out for praise I am only briefly going to touch on the stories; actually as I progressed through the anthology I began to worry that maybe I was admiring it than enjoying it Then I reread the Tynes and the Minnis stories and was reassured The level of craftsmanship for each of the stories was uite high Spoilers may follow The typical if there is a typical Yellow Sign story relates to someone involved in either a new production of The King in Yellow or watching a new production of The King in Yellow or reading a newly discovered copytranslation of The King in Yellow The Dream Leech chronicles the motives of man dedicating his life to destroying copies of a certain play Ambrose however is very different It follows the life of a resident of Carcosa on his strange and lonely adventures In Memoriam links The King in Yellow with its contemporary The Picture of Dorian Gray tell the truth now don't you wish your local microbrewery had a lager called Dorian Gray so you could order a pitcher? I thought it was OK not too bad Chartreuse by Minnis may have been my favorite story here; it follows a group of German soldiers in their long retreat from the eastern front reminding me of the great classic book The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer The sniper has a worn out copy of a forgotten playMr Minnis is fiendishly talented Lilloth is also very original telling how a child or is she really a child? comes to dominate the minds of the young preteens around her Broadalbin is the story of a drugged out petty crook and murderer who hides out in a hotel with some odd guests and thinks he does so of his own free will Gosh can John Tynes write I am grateful for the two stories here but I'm greedy I want Yellow Sign mythos and Delta Green from him Maybe Broadalbin one was my favorite story The Adventure of the Yellow Sign was an OK Sherlock Holmes story Tattered Souls is one of the few previously published stories here; it was in Schwader's Strange Stars and Alien Shadows It is a terrific little tale of a counselor who does past lives regressions The Machine in Yellow is the wonderful Brazilian story about a new production of The King in Yellow but with a mechanical actor for the king The Peace That Will Not Come reacuaints us with the same government agents we met in Stacked Actors in Eldritch Blue who are now investigating some long gone by happenings in an abandoned asylum Unfortunately as much as I liked this anthology and respect Mr Worthy's efforts this story just left me flat Unlike most of the other tales here Yellow is the Color of Tomorrow is set in the same time and world as the original story by Chambers A bored bourgeois buys a book that has a profound effect on him This effort by Ron Shiflet was very good indeed A psychic in The Purple Emperor struggles to prevent the king from entering our world OK for me readable nothing specialSo in summary a marvelous collection It is the only new anthology available devoted to fiction inspired by Chambers' masterwork and that makes it self recommending You also be assured that it is a first class production in every way with top flight stories by some of the best weird fiction authors writing today


  2. says:

    A pretty good collection of short stories and poems from a wide variety of writers This is definitely one of the better collections adding to Chamber's Universe featuring the King in Yellow and CarcosaRather bizarrely it includes two stories by John Scott Tynes Ambrose and Broadalbin but not the third one in the trilogy Sosotris which is frustrating because I should like to have read Sosotris


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    This Goodreads page could use some work Mental note to self fix this one up if I get Librarian statusThis is the second King in Yellow themed anthology I’ve read with the other being 'In the Court of the Yellow King' Yes I know ‘A Season in Carcosa’ is the famous one I will take it off my shelf and read it one day I promise Though I have at least read its introduction which happens to name drop this volume ‘Rehearsals for Oblivion Act One’The reason for that name dropping was its inclusion of several stories which Joseph S Pulver Sr and Robert M Price had intended for an anthology called ‘The Pallid Mask’ in the 90s that never came to fruition Such are the swings and roundabouts of small press publishingThus ‘Rehearsals’ is a book for nerds of a particular stripe presumably a tattered yellow one and features several names which will be familiar to its target audience including Pulver Price Schwader and Tierney There were also a number I’d never heard of Oh and Will Murray That guy gets about a bit what with writing Doc Savage novels and suchlikeMy initial inclination was to call this ‘worthwhile but inessential’ though after consideration even ‘worthwhile’ feels like overstating There’s frankly nothing here that rises much above ‘okay’ The handful of short poems make for nice interludes but are only a glance at the tip of an iceberg as far as that material is concerned The stories have some cool ideas but none of them approach Chambers’ subtlety and strange beauty in their execution Several lean far too hard on extremes of sex and violence for their impact which of course is not at all what Chambers was going for If you’re Clive Barker you can make that work spectacularly but these people aren’tStill I liked some of the experimentation and less obvious nods to Chambers ‘Broadalbin’ by John Scott Tynes is a claustrophobic hotel horror story crossed with a 1930s New York gangster yarn and also the name of the cemetery in which Chambers was buried ‘The Purple Emperor’ by Will Murray is a strange story of telephone clairvoyants and also the name of a Chambers storyUnsurprisingly several stories concern themselves with an attempt to stage the play itself one of which involves a reasonably clever interweaving with Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’ and another which is a near laughable attempt at a Sherlock Holmes story as told by WatsonAs for my favourites ‘Ambrose’ by again John Scott Tynes was a surprising dream like fantasy story and not at all horrific on the surface Of course one can always find horror if one thinks beyond the surface Ask Thomas Ligotti And presumably it was named for Ambrose Bierce who first wrote of CarcosaThe most interesting of the bunch to me though was ‘Yellow Is the Color of Tomorrow’ by Ron Shiflet For one it actually uses Chambers’ alternate history 1920s setting which has been criminally underutilised in both anthologies I’ve read thus far It also features some amusing thinly veiled jabs at HP Lovecraft’s expense It’s not an ambitious tale at a mere 8 pages and I still feel it suffered from making the violence too explicit but it was the strongest tale here for my moneyThe past is a foreign country and reading this book a decade on from its 2006 publication it’s hard to even find a record of Dimensions Books’ existence online let alone a peep about the intended seuels Clearly Pulver’s taken up that torch well and truly however so one need not lament the lack of an ‘Act II’ Perhaps it’s for the best considering reading Act II never ends well in this mythos


  4. says:

    I first heard about this book through the introduction in A Season in Carcosa the popular KiY anthology edited by rising star writer Joseph S Pulver Sr Granted when compared to Seasons the stories in this collection are not as instantly memorable shocking or even as modern But the stories that do reside in this collection feel true to the original aesthetic of the King in Yellow as originally envisioned by Robert Chambers Robert Chambers did not rely in gore and viscera as much to create their original mythos and for the most part neither does this collection Rather Chambers relied on the tenuous grasp of sanity and the subversion of passion into obsession Saying this not all the stories were as successful as others But there were enough interesting stories for me in this collection to enjoy it Some of the stand out stories in my opinion were 'Ambrose' less of a horror story and of a fantasy set in Carcosa 'Chartreuse' which sets the KiY mythos towards the end of WWII 'Lilloth' which reminded me a lot of 'The White people' by Arthur Machen and 'The Machine in Yellow' which sets the mythos 1970's Brazil There are also other stories in the collection that seek to combine the KiY mythos with other unlikely sources such as Oscar Wilde as seen in 'In Memorium' or even Sherlock Holmes as in 'The Adventure of the Yellow Sign' These unexpected amalgamations of fiction end up working surprisingly well in my opinion I guess these were contemporary to when the original stories by Chambers were first published so maybe I shouldn't be so surprised All in all I enjoyed this collection of KiY stories but as many of the stories assume familiarity with the mythos I would not recommend it to a neophyte to the mythos This collection is best enjoyed by devotees of the King in Yellow and who are still searching for the Yellow Sign


  5. says:

    This book is composed of a variety of settings and different takes on the King in Yellow mythos which I was familiar with before reading If you haven't heard of the King in Yellow before reading this book you would probably still enjoy the stories just as much and would likely piece together most of the commonly accepted aspects of the mythos based on what is common between the each story There are a few nods to earlier works which are fun but not essential to enjoying the stories Considering how different each story was in terms of setting characters and atmosphere I found most of them appealing They were all linked by The King in Yellow but even with that similarity no two stories handled it in uite the same way There is some poetry speckled in amongst the stories which I enjoyed as a change of pace but overall I didn't find the poems exceptional


  6. says:

    Rehearsals For Oblivion is a little known collection set in a world where The King In Yellow a fictional play created by turn of the century writer RW Chambers lurks under the surface to corrupt the worldThis book is a well chosen collection of views from all over the world about the infamous play and how it has affected people's lives There's a wide variety of settings and people involved in the stories and even references to other works of ChambersThere are a couple stories that I'm not uite sure what they have to do with The King In Yellow but frankly the story The Peace That Will Not Come which is probably the best non Chambers King In Yellow piece I've ever read


  7. says:

    Some stories were better than others Some just try too hard to mimic the classic Chambers collection others just flat out weren't very good Most of the stories however were pretty solid if not spectacular There is even one that centers around Sherlock Holmes I was satisfied with the book though if I re read it at some point there are some stories I would almost certainly skip over


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Figures a mythos created by Robert W ChambersCover art by Tim Wils Rehearsals For Oblivion is a little known collection set in a world where The King In Yellow a fictional play created by turn of the century writer RW Chambers lurks under the surface to corrupt the worldThis book is a well chosen collection of views from all over the world about the infamous play and how it has affected people's lives There's a wide variety of settings and people involved in the stories and even references to other works of ChambersThere are a couple stories that I'm not uite sure what they have to do with The King In Yellow but frankly the story The Peace That Will Not Come which is probably the best non Chambers King In Yellow piece I've ever read Breeding the Coachs Wife (Men Only turn of Mefie Toi, Gone the century writer RW Chambers lurks under Angels and Outcasts the surface The Spirit of Open Adoption to corrupt How Bizarre the worldThis book is a well chosen collection of views from all over The Complete Elmore the world about MahaBrahmana the infamous play and how it has affected people's lives There's a wide variety of settings and people involved in Investigative Poetry the stories and even references The Mortal Heart (Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories, to other works of ChambersThere are a couple stories The Wild West that I'm not uite sure what Aramaic Light on Genesis they have Souichis Diary of Curses; 双一の呪い日記; Sōichi no Noroi no Nikki to do with The King In Yellow but frankly درد زمانه the story The Peace That Will Not Come which is probably Early Medieval the best non Chambers King In Yellow piece I've ever read

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This first volume in a comprehensive set of weird fiction and poet Rehearsals for Oblivion Act One is a book of fiction inspired by the stories of Robert W Chambers particularly The King in Yellow This is a subgenre I have always been fond of that I have most often encountered in collections of Lovecraftian stories Purists would argue whether Yellow Sign works should be called mythos fiction of course most HPL fans like most weird fiction including Chambers' stuff so this is where the audience is HPL admired the Yellow Sign stories and briefly mentioned a few of the names and ideas in some of his own stories but otherwise was not a big fan of Chambers' books Most mythos fans know of the ambiguous use of the name Hastur first as a pastoral spirit by Bierce then as a place name as well as an entity name by Chambers before it was co opted as the Unspeakable name of Cthulhu's half brother by Derleth Maybe this is why Yellow Sign fiction has ended up part of mythos collections? Compared to Cthulhu stories the relative volume of Yellow Sign stories has been small in the past but here we have an entire book of them most of them new labeled volume one I don't know if this promises a second book or it's just being hopefull Maybe we are on the edge of a Chamber inspired fiction deluge; the enterprising Rainfall Books has started a chapbook magazine called Death Songs of Carcosa devoted to this genre and have also published some of Chambers' dark poetry and a chapbook by Pulver Carcosa Where the Long Shadows Fall This is just like the way Clark Ashton Smith inspired fiction has previously been inextricably linked to the mythos but is now finding its own niche in books like The Last Continent and Lost Worlds of Space and Time Unfortunately I don't think any of Rainfall's titles are available in the US except through Ebay I'm not sure why Most readers attracted to this title don't need to be introduced to Chambers but those who do can find the Yellow Signs stories online for free Another good source that also has some previous Yellow Sign fiction including a great story by Karl Edward Wagner is The Hastur Cycle from Chaosium one of the best of the cycle books I think it might be hard to come to this collection de novo so new fans really should read the Chambers stories first The current book is published by Dimension Books an imprint of Elder Signs Press I am a bit fuzzy about how this works; I think that Dimension Books is devoted to subgenres of weird fiction that may be of interest to the general horror or Lovecraft fan Why ever it appears from Dimension Books instead of ESP is irrelevant however It's a magnificent achievement and we must be grateful whatever the provenance It is a handsome trade paperback well made like all ESP titles Page count of the stories and poems is a very generous 246 I wish there were authors' notes or an editorial introduction to put it all into context The marvelous cover art is by Tim Wilson with the cowled bloody and appropriately obscure face of the King in Yellow arising between the two moons of distant Carcosa Editing by Peter Worthy was flawless My only beef with the layout was that across the top of each of the facing pages was the book title Act One and Rehearsals for Oblivion rather than the title and author of the story occupying those pages That wasn't very useful Here are the contentsThe Curse of the King by Richard L Tierney poemThe Dream Leech by William LaughlinAmbrose by John Scott TynesIn Memoriam by Roger Johnson Robert M PriceCordelia's Song from The King in Yellow by Vincent Starrett poemChartreuse by Michael MinnisCat With the Hand of a Child by Mark McLaughlinLilloth by Susan McAdamReflections in Carcosa by Mark Francis poemBroadalbin by John Scott TynesThe Adventure of the Yellow Sign by G Warlock VanceTattered Souls by Ann K SchwaderWhat Sad Drum? by Steve Lines poemThe Machine in Yellow by Carlos Orsi MartinhoThe Peace That Will Not Come by Peter A WorthyThe Purple Emperor by Will MurrayA Line of uestions by Joseph S Pulver Sr poemYellow is the Color of Tomorrow by Ron ShifletA uick review of the author list shows many names familiar to mythos fans Here's another reason Yellow Sign fiction has always been in mythos collections before the authors are part of the ever widening Lovecraft Circle Susan McAdam created the artwork for Eldritch Blue Steve Lines is an editor maybe editor is too small a word for Mr Lines and author for Rainfall Books and John Scott Tynes has given us much of the Delta Green fiction Stories by Schwader Minnis Worthy Pulver and Shiflet appear regularly in mythos collections Robert Price is a veritable mythos maven Mark McLaughlin gave us Shoggoth Cacciatore and has storied in Warfear and Lost Worlds of Space and Time Vol 2 Richard Tierney has published The Gardens of Lucullus and House of the Toad G Warlock Vance is relatively newer on the scene with a story in LWOSAT vol 2 and Lovecraft's Disciples #3 The only other publication by Mark Francis I know is a poem in LWOSAT Vol 2 Vincent Starrett was the recipient of some letters from HPL I believe and his poem Cordelia's Song dates to 1938 William Laughlin is a new name for me but I think he's written a few horror stores here and there I think of Will Murray as of an HPL scholar than a fiction author but maybe that's going to change? Carlos Orsi Martinho has a few stories scattered around in mythos magazines Actually of all the stories in the current volume I was most intrigued by his set in Brazil Just like Kurodahan Press has opened a window into Japanese mythos fiction for us is it too much to hope that there is a mythos anthology by all Brazilian authors being kicked around out there somewhere?OK regarding the poems they were of somewhat higher uality than the typical mythos inspired work but none of them are as evocative as Cassilda's Song by Chambers himselfAlong the shore the cloud waves breakThe twin suns sink beneath the lakeThe shadows lengthenIn CarcosaStrange is the night where black stars riseAnd strange moons circle through the skiesBut stranger still isLost CarcosaSongs that the Hyades shall singWhere flap the tatters of the KingMust die unheard inDim CarcosaSong of my soul my voice is dead;Die thou unsung as tears unshedShall dry and die inLost CarcosaThe Pulver work that closes the book however must be singled out for praise I am only briefly going to touch on the stories; actually as I progressed through the anthology I began to worry that maybe I was admiring it than enjoying it Then I reread the Tynes and the Minnis stories and was reassured The level of craftsmanship for each of the stories was uite high Spoilers may follow The typical if there is a typical Yellow Sign story relates to someone involved in either a new production of The King in Yellow or watching a new production of The King in Yellow or reading a newly discovered copytranslation of The King in Yellow The Dream Leech chronicles the motives of man dedicating his life to destroying copies of a certain play Ambrose however is very different It follows the life of a resident of Carcosa on his strange and lonely adventures In Memoriam links The King in Yellow with its contemporary The Picture of Dorian Gray tell the truth now don't you wish your local microbrewery had a lager called Dorian Gray so you could order a pitcher? I thought it was OK not too bad Chartreuse by Minnis may have been my favorite story here; it follows a group of German soldiers in their long retreat from the eastern front reminding me of the great classic book The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer The sniper has a worn out copy of a forgotten playMr Minnis is fiendishly talented Lilloth is also very original telling how a child or is she really a child? comes to dominate the minds of the young preteens around her Broadalbin is the story of a drugged out petty crook and murderer who hides out in a hotel with some odd guests and thinks he does so of his own free will Gosh can John Tynes write I am grateful for the two stories here but I'm greedy I want Yellow Sign mythos and Delta Green from him Maybe Broadalbin one was my favorite story The Adventure of the Yellow Sign was an OK Sherlock Holmes story Tattered Souls is one of the few previously published stories here; it was in Schwader's Strange Stars and Alien Shadows It is a terrific little tale of a counselor who does past lives regressions The Machine in Yellow is the wonderful Brazilian story about a new production of The King in Yellow but with a mechanical actor for the king The Peace That Will Not Come reacuaints us with the same government agents we met in Stacked Actors in Eldritch Blue who are now investigating some long gone by happenings in an abandoned asylum Unfortunately as much as I liked this anthology and respect Mr Worthy's efforts this story just left me flat Unlike most of the other tales here Yellow is the Color of Tomorrow is set in the same time and world as the original story by Chambers A bored bourgeois buys a book that has a profound effect on him This effort by Ron Shiflet was very good indeed A psychic in The Purple Emperor struggles to prevent the king from entering our world OK for me readable nothing specialSo in summary a marvelous collection It is the only new anthology available devoted to fiction inspired by Chambers' masterwork and that makes it self recommending You also be assured that it is a first class production in every way with top flight stories by some of the best weird fiction authors writing today The Confabulist the stories of Robert W Chambers particularly The King in Yellow This is a subgenre I have always been fond of The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, that I have most often encountered in collections of Lovecraftian stories Purists would argue whether Yellow Sign works should be called mythos fiction of course most HPL fans like most weird fiction including Chambers' stuff so Maggies Kitchen this is where When You Were Older the audience is HPL admired The Invisible Code (Peculiar Crimes Unit the Yellow Sign stories and briefly mentioned a few of The Daredevil Snared (The Adventurers Quartet, the names and ideas in some of his own stories but otherwise was not a big fan of Chambers' books Most mythos fans know of Two Americans the ambiguous use of Plain Brown Wrapper the name Hastur first as a pastoral spirit by Bierce Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable then as a place name as well as an entity name by Chambers before it was co opted as The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays the Unspeakable name of Cthulhu's half brother by Derleth Maybe Three Plays by Thornton Wilder this is why Yellow Sign fiction has ended up part of mythos collections? 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title and author of Should You Be Laughing at This? the story occupying The Laughing Buddha those pages That wasn't very useful Here are Freedom to Ride - Resolution the contentsThe Curse of Another Rainy Night the King by Richard L Tierney poemThe Dream Leech by William LaughlinAmbrose by John Scott TynesIn Memoriam by Roger Johnson Robert M PriceCordelia's Song from The King in Yellow by Vincent Starrett poemChartreuse by Michael MinnisCat With Babes in the Wood and Live Flesh the Hand of a Child by Mark McLaughlinLilloth by Susan McAdamReflections in Carcosa by Mark Francis poemBroadalbin by John Scott TynesThe Adventure of Windjammer Run (Welkin Weasels, the Yellow Sign by G Warlock VanceTattered Souls by Ann K SchwaderWhat Sad Drum? by Steve Lines poemThe Machine in Yellow by Carlos Orsi MartinhoThe Peace That Will Not Come by Peter A WorthyThe Purple Emperor by Will MurrayA Line of uestions by Joseph S Pulver Sr poemYellow is Iran and the Islamic Revolution the Color of Tomorrow by Ron ShifletA uick review of By Battersea Bridge the author list shows many names familiar Mrs Wobble the Waitress to mythos fans Here's another reason Yellow Sign fiction has always been in mythos collections before Les Trois Premières Notes the authors are part of My New Team (Little Rhino, the ever widening Lovecraft Circle Susan McAdam created Born to Ride the artwork for Eldritch Blue Steve Lines is an editor maybe editor is Death of an Unsigned Band too small a word for Mr Lines and author for Rainfall Books and John Scott Tynes has given us much of Double Act the Delta Green fiction Stories by Schwader Minnis Worthy Pulver and Shiflet appear regularly in mythos collections Robert Price is a veritable mythos maven Mark McLaughlin gave us Shoggoth Cacciatore and has storied in Warfear and Lost Worlds of Space and Time Vol 2 Richard Tierney has published The Gardens of Lucullus and House of Unafraid (Beachwood Bay, the Toad G Warlock Vance is relatively newer on Locating American Studies the scene with a story in LWOSAT vol 2 and Lovecraft's Disciples #3 The only other publication by Mark Francis I know is a poem in LWOSAT Vol 2 Vincent Starrett was My Beautiful Game the recipient of some letters from HPL I believe and his poem Cordelia's Song dates Devil Incarnate to 1938 William Laughlin is a new name for me but I The Cleric Quintet think he's written a few horror stores here and York Notes on Tennessee Williams& there I Długa Utopia think of Will Murray as of an HPL scholar The House of Hidden Mothers than a fiction author but maybe Winning Back His Wife that's going Benny to change? Carlos Orsi Martinho has a few stories scattered around in mythos magazines Actually of all Cries Of An Irish Caveman the stories in Bachelor Boys the current volume I was most intrigued by his set in Brazil Just like Kurodahan Press has opened a window into Japanese mythos fiction for us is it Professional PHP 4 Multimedia Programming too much My Better Half and Me to hope Chains (Seeds of America that The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and Programming there is a mythos anthology by all Brazilian authors being kicked around out O Crime do Vencedor (The Winners Trilogy, there somewhere?OK regarding Counterintuitive - What 4 million teenagers wish we knew. (bite-sized wisdom 4 parents and teachers) the poems In From The Cold. CIA Secrecy and Operations. A CIA Officers True Story. they were of somewhat higher uality I Capture the Castle than Dangerous Love the Aid and Other Dirty Business typical mythos inspired work but none of A Mood Apart them are as evocative as Cassilda's Song by Chambers himselfAlong Dark Storm the shore The Decay the cloud waves breakThe Appleby At Allington (Sir John Appleby, twin suns sink beneath Michael Collins the lakeThe shadows lengthenIn CarcosaStrange is Signal-Close Action! (Richard Bolitho, the night where black stars riseAnd strange moons circle Heart Lines through Never Deny Your Heart (Kellington, the skiesBut stranger still isLost CarcosaSongs So What that The Eternal Struggle the Hyades shall singWhere flap Counter Intuitive the Witch and the Wizard tatters of Reasons of the Heart the KingMust die unheard inDim CarcosaSong of my soul my voice is dead;Die The Stranger She Married (Rogue Hearts, thou unsung as The Innocent Killer tears unshedShall dry and die inLost CarcosaThe Pulver work Seldom Seen that closes The Initiation of Ms. Holly (The Mount, the book however must be singled out for praise I am only briefly going Sloop of War (Richard Bolitho, to Cabins touch on Wishing For A Highlander (Highland Wishes the stories; actually as I progressed The Last of the Just through Scourge and Fire the anthology I began The Hucksters to worry A Maggot that maybe I was admiring it Sweet Redemption (Sweet Awakenings, than enjoying it Then I reread The Roasting Tin the Tynes and Silence of the Grave the Minnis stories and was reassured The level of craftsmanship for each of Advice for Strays the stories was uite high Spoilers may follow The Tornado Down typical if Farah there is a The Twins of Tribeca typical Yellow Sign story relates The Twins of Tribeca typical Yellow Sign story relates Nanna Bhayagraphy #AUTHOR#Beechi#END# the motives of man dedicating his life Capitalism Sucks! to destroying copies of a certain play Ambrose however is very different It follows The Family from One End Street the life of a resident of Carcosa on his strange and lonely adventures In Memoriam links The King in Yellow with its contemporary The Picture of Dorian Gray Scent Of Dried Roses tell Povestea porcului the The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers truth now don't you wish your local microbrewery had a lager called Dorian Gray so you could order a pitcher? I Killing Matt Cooper thought it was OK not The Holiday too bad Chartreuse by Minnis may have been my favorite story here; it follows a group of German soldiers in The Gingerbread Man their long retreat from The Invincible Slave-Owners the eastern front reminding me of Throwim Way Leg the great classic book The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer The sniper has a worn out copy of a forgotten playMr Minnis is fiendishly Botticelli talented Lilloth is also very original Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (Tales of Valdemar telling how a child or is she really a child? comes Fantasy Beasts Jigsaw Book to dominate The Pumpkin Eater the minds of The Resident the young preteens around her Broadalbin is The Tutor the story of a drugged out petty crook and murderer who hides out in a hotel with some odd guests and Jonathan Swift thinks he does so of his own free will Gosh can John Tynes write I am grateful for Madeleine the The Four Man Plan two stories here but I'm greedy I want Yellow Sign mythos and Delta Green from him Maybe Broadalbin one was my favorite story The Adventure of To Serve Two Masters the Yellow Sign was an OK Sherlock Holmes story Tattered Souls is one of The Lemon Tree the few previously published stories here; it was in Schwader's Strange Stars and Alien Shadows It is a Fixated (Love You Forever, terrific little Unforgiven (Vampires in America, tale of a counselor who does past lives regressions The Machine in Yellow is Dolcemosca e la bambina the wonderful Brazilian story about a new production of The King in Yellow but with a mechanical actor for The Burden of Power the king The Peace That Will Not Come reacuaints us with Before Everafter (The Witherspoon Healers the same government agents we met in Stacked Actors in Eldritch Blue who are now investigating some long gone by happenings in an abandoned asylum Unfortunately as much as I liked The Devils Pact (Sergeant Jack Tanner this anthology and respect Mr Worthy's efforts The Baby And Fly Pie this story just left me flat Unlike most of An Officers Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why, the other Participation in God tales here Yellow is The Greatcoat the Color of Tomorrow is set in Philosophy of Sexuality the same I Dont Want to Go to Kindergarten...Ill Miss You Toooo Much! time and world as The Ultimate Dinosaur Book the original story by Chambers A bored bourgeois buys a book Bareback (The Huntsmen, that has a profound effect on him This effort by Ron Shiflet was very good indeed A psychic in The Purple Emperor struggles The Gun Seller to prevent No Way Out Conversations With U.G. Krishnamurti the king from entering our world OK for me readable nothing specialSo in summary a marvelous collection It is As We Walk Through the Valley the only new anthology available devoted Una novela criminal (Premio Alfaguara de novela 2018) (Spanish Edition) to fiction inspired by Chambers' masterwork and Pitch the Perfect Investment: The Essential Guide to Winning on Wall Street (Wiley Finance) that makes it self recommending You also be assured Libby (Ties That Bind, that it is a first class production in every way with Charisse (Ties that Bind, top flight stories by some of Welcome to Nowhere the best weird fiction authors writing Why We Get Fat today

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Ry focuses on one of the genre’s most mysterious and intriguing I first heard about this book through the introduction in A Season in Carcosa the popular KiY anthology edited by rising star writer Joseph S Pulver Sr Granted when compared to Seasons the stories in this collection are not as instantly memorable shocking or even as modern But the stories that do reside in this collection feel true to the original aesthetic of the King in Yellow as originally envisioned by Robert Chambers Robert Chambers did not rely in gore and viscera as much to create their original mythos and for the most part neither does this collection Rather Chambers relied on the tenuous grasp of sanity and the subversion of passion into obsession Saying this not all the stories were as successful as others But there were enough interesting stories for me in this collection to enjoy it Some of the stand out stories in my opinion were 'Ambrose' less of a horror story and of a fantasy set in Carcosa 'Chartreuse' which sets the KiY mythos towards the end of WWII 'Lilloth' which reminded me a lot of 'The White people' by Arthur Machen and 'The Machine in Yellow' which sets the mythos 1970's Brazil There are also other stories in the collection that seek to combine the KiY mythos with other unlikely sources such as Oscar Wilde as seen in 'In Memorium' or even Sherlock Holmes as in 'The Adventure of the Yellow Sign' These unexpected amalgamations of fiction end up working surprisingly well in my opinion I guess these were contemporary to when the original stories by Chambers were first published so maybe I shouldn't be so surprised All in all I enjoyed this collection of KiY stories but as many of the stories assume familiarity with the mythos I would not recommend it to a neophyte to the mythos This collection is best enjoyed by devotees of the King in Yellow and who are still searching for the Yellow Sign