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Uart Gordon's FROM BEYOND 1986 In his classic story From Beyond Howard Phillips Lovecraft introduced the Tillinghast Resonator a monstrous device that stimulates dormant senses in man opens up unseen worlds to unsuspecting eyes and calls through terror and ecstasy from a realm far beyond our mundane perceptions In 'RESONATOR New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond' you'll meet the men and women who dare to pull the switch for profit pleasure and ultimately peril Thrill to the creatures both mindless and horribly sentient that are revealed in wave after wave of uncanny radiation Turn on t. The story that inspired this anthology From Beyond is one of Lovecraft's most accessible encapsulating his theme that the world is larger darker and stranger than we think but without the paraphernalia of evil gods and ancient tomes that has collected around his 'Mythos' tales As such RESONATOR will appeal not only to Lovecraftians but generally to SF and horror readers and lovers of the Weird No degree from good ol' MU reuired Stand out stories for me apart from the editor's own Turbulence and Cody Goodfellow's Infernal Attractors both of which I had read and enjoyed elsewhere were Darrin Brightman's clever and witty IPO; Orrin Grey's Programmed To Receive a tale not so much of horror but of sadness and loss; and Scott Nicolay's The Wizard of OK with its painfully human characters and chilling end Recommended

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He juice brace your pineal gland for some unprecedented growth and get ready to go BEYOND Editor Scott R Jones brings you stories from some of the best writers working in Weird Fiction today Cody Goodfellow Scott Nicolay Christopher Slatsky Christine Morgan Richard Lee Byers Orrin Grey Anya Martin and Edward Morris as well as fresh new voices With a cover featuring the psychedelic art of Nick 'The Hat' Gucker 'RESONATOR New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond' is the anthology that will break down the barriers in 2015 Martian Migraine Press The Best Kind of Headache martianmigrainepressc. This is an outstanding anthology Somehow the motif of Tillinghast's Resonator does not tire but is used differently in each story Though each story is great I want to give a special mention to Christopher Slatsky's Film Maudit Editor Scott R Jones has assembled an excellent anthology here and each story very carefully pours into the next Well worth a read and a purchase World Without End some unprecedented growth and get ready to go BEYOND Editor Scott R Jones brings you Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, stories from Annies War some of the best writers working in Weird Fiction today Cody Goodfellow Scott Nicolay Christopher Slatsky Christine Morgan Richard Lee Byers Orrin Grey Anya Martin and Edward Morris as well as fresh new voices With a cover featuring the psychedelic art of Nick 'The Hat' Gucker 'RESONATOR New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond' is the anthology that will break down the barriers in 2015 Martian Migraine Press The Best Kind of Headache martianmigrainepressc. This is an outstanding anthology Somehow the motif of Tillinghast's Resonator does not tire but is used differently in each The Bread Bakers Apprentice story Though each Wizard for Hire (The Dresden Files Omnibus, story is great I want to give a Shot on Gold (Play by Play, special mention to Christopher Slatsky's Film Maudit Editor Scott R Jones has assembled an excellent anthology here and each Mythomorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challenge story very carefully pours into the next Well worth a read and a purchase

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With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos yet other beings with a wider stronger or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see but might see and study whole worlds of matter energy and life which lie close at hand I have always believed that such strange inaccessible worlds exist at our very elbows and now I believe I have found a way to break down the barriers H P Lovecraft From Beyond 1920 dramatically to camera It ate him bit off his head like a gingerbread man Jeffrey Combs as 'Crawford Tillinghast' in St. RESONATOR is one of the most fun anthologies I've read lately Lovecraftian or non A lot of that has to with editor Scott R Jones' decision to allow stories based on the film version of FROM BEYOND as well as the original Lovecraft story If you have read the story and seen the film you know that while they share a basic plot and theme the results are vastly different The film version is a crazypants masterpiece filled with all the sex gore humor and generally uestionable taste that Lovecraft eschewed and this really opens up possible story scenariosCody Goodfellow and Matthew M Bartlett in particular take the sexual implications of Crawford Tillinghast's curious device to disturbing and creative ends Other favorites come from Christopher Slatsky Christine Morgan Orrin Grey and the always reliable Scott Nicolay I have been getting really burned out on Lovecraftian anthologies there are SO many of them and like most anthos the stories tend to be a mixed bag There are usually a couple of stories I really enjoy a couple that don't move me at all and a majority that fall somewhere in between RESONATOR hits my sweet spot with all sixteen stories being at least Good and often Very Good or Great at least in my opinionIn addition to the engrossing stories the cover features knock out art from Nick The Hat Gucker This is a especially nice one even for Nick who has a solid portfolio of great horror and bizarro artThere is really nothing not to like here unless you are a Lovecraft purist Old Howard would undoubtedly be very uncomfortable with some of the content in this book but that is one of the good things about it Taking Lovecraft's central themes and then running far away from his world to do other things with them is much interesting to me than reading yet another pseudo pastiche of hoary tropes and unpronounceable names This was a very enjoyable book recommended for both open minded Lovecraftians and general enthusiasts of modern weird horror Mr. Piper and His Cubs senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos yet other beings with a wider A More Christlike Way stronger or different range of Once Upon a Crime senses might not only The Shadow Writer see very differently the things we Skinjob see but might Proud see and Top Dog study whole worlds of matter energy and life which lie close at hand I have always believed that Bandits Moon such Hamlet Retelling (Hogarth Shakespeare, strange inaccessible worlds exist at our very elbows and now I believe I have found a way to break down the barriers H P Lovecraft From Beyond 1920 dramatically to camera It ate him bit off his head like a gingerbread man Jeffrey Combs as 'Crawford Tillinghast' in St. RESONATOR is one of the most fun anthologies I've read lately Lovecraftian or non A lot of that has to with editor Scott R Jones' decision to allow Not On The Label stories based on the film version of FROM BEYOND as well as the original Lovecraft While My Pretty One Sleeps story If you have read the Freedom Hospital story and Sand (Sand, seen the film you know that while they The Sword of Honour Trilogy share a basic plot and theme the results are vastly different The film version is a crazypants masterpiece filled with all the Une demande en mariage (Annotated) sex gore humor and generally uestionable taste that Lovecraft eschewed and this really opens up possible The Secret of the Sacred Temple (Secret Agent Jack Stalwart, story Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) scenariosCody Goodfellow and Matthew M Bartlett in particular take the Old Sins sexual implications of Crawford Tillinghast's curious device to disturbing and creative ends Other favorites come from Christopher Slatsky Christine Morgan Orrin Grey and the always reliable Scott Nicolay I have been getting really burned out on Lovecraftian anthologies there are SO many of them and like most anthos the The Real Romney stories tend to be a mixed bag There are usually a couple of Liar stories I really enjoy a couple that don't move me at all and a majority that fall The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, somewhere in between RESONATOR hits my Cat & Dog sweet Katie Morag Stories spot with all Why Men Skim Stones sixteen Phantom Horse (Saddle Club, stories being at least Good and often Very Good or Great at least in my opinionIn addition to the engrossing Kiss Kiss stories the cover features knock out art from Nick The Hat Gucker This is a especially nice one even for Nick who has a Road to the Dales solid portfolio of great horror and bizarro artThere is really nothing not to like here unless you are a Lovecraft purist Old Howard would undoubtedly be very uncomfortable with Ask the Past some of the content in this book but that is one of the good things about it Taking Lovecraft's central themes and then running far away from his world to do other things with them is much interesting to me than reading yet another pseudo pastiche of hoary tropes and unpronounceable names This was a very enjoyable book recommended for both open minded Lovecraftians and general enthusiasts of modern weird horror


10 thoughts on “Resonator

  1. says:

    RESONATOR is one of the most fun anthologies I've read lately Lovecraftian or non A lot of that has to with editor Scott R Jones' decision to allow stories based on the film version of FROM BEYOND as well as the original Lovecraft story If you have read the story and seen the film you know that while they share a basic plot and theme the results are vastly different The film version is a crazypants masterpiece filled with all the sex gore humor and generally uestionable taste that Lovecraft eschewed and this really opens up possible story scenariosCody Goodfellow and Matthew M Bartlett in particular take the sexual implications of Crawford Tillinghast's curious device to disturbing and creative ends Other favorites come from Christopher Slatsky Christine Morgan Orrin Grey and the always reliable Scott Nicolay I have been getting really burned out on Lovecraftian anthologies there are SO many of them and like most anthos the stories tend to be a mixed bag There are usually a couple of stories I really enjoy a couple that don't move me at all and a majority that fall somewhere in between RESONATOR hits my sweet spot with all sixteen stories being at least Good and often Very Good or Great at least in my opinionIn addition to the engrossing stories the cover features knock out art from Nick The Hat Gucker This is a especially nice one even for Nick who has a solid portfolio of great horror and bizarro artThere is really nothing not to like here unless you are a Lovecraft purist Old Howard would undoubtedly be very uncomfortable with some of the content in this book but that is one of the good things about it Taking Lovecraft's central themes and then running far away from his world to do other things with them is much interesting to me than reading yet another pseudo pastiche of hoary tropes and unpronounceable names This was a very enjoyable book recommended for both open minded Lovecraftians and general enthusiasts of modern weird horror


  2. says:

    Resonator is a joy for fans of horror science fiction and HP Lovecraft in particular not least because the anthology manages to accomplish what increasingly seems like an impossible feat finding something new to say about the themes explored by the old gent from ProvidenceIt certainly helps that editor Scott R Jones has rounded up some of the most promising up and coming writers associated with the New Weird label It's also to this anthology's advantage that instead of Cthulhu Co it looks to Lovecraft's relatively unexplored From Beyond for inspiration In that story included here a mad inventor creates a machine that stimulates the pineal gland in a way that enables humans to see otherwise invisible thingsFrom this promising premise the writers of Resonator explore everything from sex Matthew M Bartlett's funny lubricious Machine Will Start When You Are Start to the military Jones' own Turbulence to Wall Street Darren Brightman's ingenuous IPO to Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground Anya Martin's superb Resonator Superstar Two of the stories that will probably stick with me the longest are Christopher Slatsky's Film Maudit which recalls the best of Ramsey Campbell in its grim urban setting and shabby gorehound film festival milieu and Scott Nicolay's The Wizard of OK which finds cosmic horror not in Elder Gods or the Necronomicon but in the bad decisions and misspent lives we can't undo The uality of the writing is superb throughout there's not a tiresome Lovecraft pastiche in the bunch It's a collection that varies in tone from funny to bleakly depressing and is all the better for it Resonator suggests there's still life in HPL yet Highly recommendedI'd also be remiss if I didn't mention the wonderfully psyechedelic cover art by Nick Gucker too many small presses seem to regard covers as an afterthought and this is one way in which Martian Migraine gets it right with Resonator


  3. says:

    “From Beyond” is a Lovecraft story that while lacking the elegance and polish of some of his other works is effective precisely because it presses the right buttons in very few words It’s profoundly Lovecraftian in the hidden world higher dark power aspect Human beings stumble blindly through magic and forbidden science to open up a dangerous and increasingly hostile new world that is always just out of sight It’s only a few pages long with most of the terrors generated by the reader’s mind Lovecraft supplies us with just enough details to stoke the fires of imaginationThe film From Beyond conversely shows uite a bit—and liberally dumps buckets of slime and blood everywhere—while also under explaining the true nature of the creepy crawlies that float bite suck consume and ultimately corrupt and metamorphize the humans who come in contact with the infamous Resonator Or is it the bodies of that characters themselves that cause the corruption? Does the pineal gland once stimulated assume a life of its own pushing the characters into new states of abominable evolution?Martian Migraine Press has assembled an all star team of horror writers who tackle these themes In Resonator New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond these writers pick up where Lovecraft and Gordon left off tracking the fate of the Tillinghast family and the Resonator technology through a variety of weird and slimy tales of lurid erotica old fashioned splatterpunk and paranoid science fiction horrorI feared that the collection would at one point run out of steam—after all how many different ways can you rebuild and re frame a concept like the Resonator technology? The writers of this collection—expertly assembled by Scott R Jones—managed to write stories with common themes and gross outs but that stand on their own in setting characterization and creativity None of these stories feel like repeats or filler; each new story has a fresh and viscous take on the terrors that lurk in the branes beyond and within the human heartWhile there are reasons to like every story in this collection I have a few personal favorites“IPO” by Darrin Brightman explores the Post 911 commercialization of the Resonator technology Brightman’s social critiue is so on the nose it’s easy to miss the very machines meant to protect us make us see monsters everywhere“Film Maudit” by Christopher Slatsky explores one of my favorite horror tropes that of a forbidden film andor a haunted movie theater see Mer Whinery’s “The Projectionist” in our upcoming High Strange Horror release A gorehound who has seen it all attends a special screening of a supposedly lost art housesnuff film with the experience enhanced by the RestoRed Oscillator an almost forgotten spookshow gimmick that thrills the audience in new and horrifying ways“Bug Zapper” by Richard Lee Byers follows a scientist and a team of Army Rangers—wearing armor and popping pills to keep them motivated—as they try to destroy a special tower the government built to keep the invisible monsters away Turns out we are far connected to that invisible ecosystem than even Tillinghast could have imagined and mucking around in t space wasn’t the best idea after all“Parasitosis” by Lyndsey Holder is about a man with unexplained psychological issues—including the ability to see emotions and psychological states—exploring the meaning of memory and current experiential reality one moment at a time This story is disorienting as it is frightening“The Wizard of OK” by Scott Nicolay shows us an Aleister Crowley devotee as he uses an unspeakable mix of technology and blood sorcery to explore space and time at the expense of one very lost and damaged woman and her son There’s a demon thing god worm creature that defies the imagination with a psychic and physical presence that preys upon our unsympathetic characters resonating with both physical and emotional fear“The Divide” by Damir Salkovic is the soul scarring final piece It’s of a science fiction seuel to the original story with a near utopian future consisting of a wealthy elite seeking greater and greater thrills and experiences that lead them all the way to the center of creation There they encounter a fate—and a truth—far worse than they could possibly have imaginedThere’s plenty to like This is a creative exploration of form and content around the shared conceit of technologysorcery and third eye truth In case you missed the original story it’s included at the beginning of the collection so don’t worry about being lost in the shuffle Each author takes those primordial ideas and conjures up terrors both immediate and existential In Resonator merely getting eaten alive by unseen monsters from outside time and space is the least of your concerns and one of the noble fates the hapless characters end up sufferingThis book comes with my strongest recommendation for fans of both science fiction horror and body horror55 Resonance Waves


  4. says:

    The story that inspired this anthology From Beyond is one of Lovecraft's most accessible encapsulating his theme that the world is larger darker and stranger than we think but without the paraphernalia of evil gods and ancient tomes that has collected around his 'Mythos' tales As such RESONATOR will appeal not only to Lovecraftians but generally to SF and horror readers and lovers of the Weird No degree from good ol' MU reuired Stand out stories for me apart from the editor's own Turbulence and Cody Goodfellow's Infernal Attractors both of which I had read and enjoyed elsewhere were Darrin Brightman's clever and witty IPO; Orrin Grey's Programmed To Receive a tale not so much of horror but of sadness and loss; and Scott Nicolay's The Wizard of OK with its painfully human characters and chilling end Recommended


  5. says:

    A really great collection of stories So glad I got this in the Lovecraft Bundle from storybundlecom Definitely worth reading and purchasing


  6. says:

    This is a collection without a drop of fat on it Lean scary clever and entirely well written Read From Beyond by Lovecraft included in the book and also IMO watch the movie starring Jeffrey Combs before launching into this anthology It is just incredibly well done one of the most balanced and padding free I've yet to encounter in Lovecraftian circles


  7. says:

    This horror collection takes the device in the Lovecraft story From Beyond and looks at what the implications of that technology would be if it survived beyond that storyFrom seeing the resonator be used as airport scanners military weapons health scams and would be 'wizards' the idea is thoroughly explored In many the weird creatures seen in the original story show up once but several take the idea further The stories greatly vary in tone as well ranging from dark comedy to cosmic horror and everything in betweenMost of them were pretty good or at least fun if not The constant body horror on display as you'd imagine with this theme was awesome With so many authors the writing goes up and down according to tastes and some of the stories I felt were just trying WAY too hardAnd of course since it is a themed collection I have to mention the idea got old and wore on me towards the end So many of them use the main character having some sort of relation with Tillinghast so they often have the same setupThere were a lot of fun ideas in here as well as some that were just annoying It has the mixed bag thing going against it but overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it to one in the mood for something like this


  8. says:

    This was a fascinating and terrifying collection of tales It was been in my to read collection for uite some time Since I was and possibly still am in the midst of a mental breakdown from a series of shocks I decided this was a good time to read it and distract myself from the horrors that sometimes come with being a single parentDon’t Don’t do that to yourself It helped but not as much as something sugary and soothing would have Read this during October of course but do it when you are in a well grounded state Not when you are stressing over how long savings will hold out paying monthly bills that only grow or the fallout of a business having to issue a large refund that is twice what you can pay yourself due to unreasonable demands That mistake just makes these scarierI am not sure which horrified me the most It may be the one with the disappearing dancer Each was well and truly horrific Very well done Don’t read it if you are unstable Also stay away from flashing lasers just in case


  9. says:

    This is an outstanding anthology Somehow the motif of Tillinghast's Resonator does not tire but is used differently in each story Though each story is great I want to give a special mention to Christopher Slatsky's Film Maudit Editor Scott R Jones has assembled an excellent anthology here and each story very carefully pours into the next Well worth a read and a purchase


  10. says:

    This should be closer to 45 stars but I'll go with 4 Resonator is an anthology of Mythos fiction that focuses on themes present in much of Lovecraft's work Jones does a nice job of summarizing those in the introduction entitled Magic Circles Noxious Machines Here's a uote from that Everything is either corruptible or corrupted and those with the eyes to see that corruption will see it And once it is seen it cannot be unseen All of the stories in the anthology employ the Tillinghast Resonator in some way From Beyond is included in the book as well and while to assign such a specific object the Resonator itself or even the larger trope of the thinly veiled reality might seem to ask for a load of pastiche or at least slight variations on the same ol' story that doesn't happen with this collection A few of my favorites Infernal Attractors by Cody Goodfellow – At first blush this story appears guilty of mimicrypastiche It has some of the standard From Beyond dressing flipping the switch amoeba like things floating and biting reckless pursuit of knowledge etc; however it takes those familiar images and turns the spectatorship inward towards addiction and ultimately identity I liked it and appreciated the way sexuality was employed It was used much seamlessly here than in Stuart Gordon's visual take on the piece though it wouldn't take much And to be completely honest here I enjoyed seeing the term “teledildonics” in print for the first time sincehell grad school My antennae perked up at that so you may not enjoy the story as much as I did for subjective reasons My old Harrawaypo mo tendencies may have made my reading a little rosy; regardless it's a sound piece of Weird fiction Turbulence by Scott R Jones is intensely creepy in its “practicality And if you’ve ever worked inwith the military in any capacity you might understand what I mean by that If you don't it's probably for the best and I don't know how to say a lot about this piece without giving too much away or dampening its effect I will say that the visuals are chilling I actually heard this story a while ago on one of my favorite podcasts Pseudopod and was pleased to see it included Here’s a link if you’d like to listen to the story free access The Wizard of OK by Scott Nicolay incorporates the concept of the invisible magic circle present arguably in the original tale and mentioned by Jones in his introduction but turns it visible and uite a bit insidious with the version of sacrificial Chaos Magic practiced by Mortuus Its main character is deeply deeply flawed and the circumstances of the piece are frustratingly sad And for me this uality heightens the horrific effect of the final few paragraphs Additionally this story isn't alone in the collection in its poignancy; Professor Hilliard's Electric Lantern also dwells on the emotional conseuences of tinkering with this kind of forbidden knowledgeawarenessAs an aside if you’re not familiar with the interesting really branch of the Mythos dedicated to various magical disciplines and occult practices it’s worth some exploration Despite HPL’s own atheism and rationalism ie he didn’t believe in any of this stuff it’s a lively and fertile realm—and one that I really enjoy despite my own regrettable; I hate it folks agnosticism Here’s a place to start for a critical view or here As for informational resources that are less critical of spiritualityits place in the Mythos I’ll defer to the followers who might want to reply with where to go for non initiates looking for creditable sources on Chaos Magic I don’t think I’m informed enough in this area of study to judge credibility Programmed to Receive by Orrin Grey and The Divide by Damir Salkovic are also notable I enjoy Grey's work a lot as well though this piece of fiction almost lost me with the present tenseverb shifting at its start Stick with it if that sort of thing affects you the same way; it's definitely worth it particularly in its final paragraphs IPO by Darrin Brightman isn't really a story as much as a collection of ephemera I've seen this series of documents approach in a few places recently Laird Barron has a piece of short fiction structured like this if memory serves; I've seen an email story and even an IM tale as well in the past few weeks It's not necessarily something new hey the epistolary novel has been around a while but it's not always enjoyed by everyone If you don't care for non standard structure just be aware that it's first in the collection You might prefer to skip around I feel fairly comfortable with saying that are no bad stories in the anthology—simply ones that weren't of interest to me for one reason or another eg the Bartlett tale struck me as a tiny bit silly but I'm sure others will like it etc I definitely recommend this anthology to Mythos Fiction fans and lovers of the Weird Fiction Horror sub genre


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