Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tales of the Shadowmen 12 Now Available

             One of the great pleasures of my life has been going from 'reader' to 'contributor' to the annual Tales of the Shadowmen anthology series from Black Coat Press, a tradition I'm glad to see continue for this twelfth volume, entitled Carte Blanche. For those not in the know, TOTS features a host of stories mashing up various characters from pulp fiction and beyond, in the grand tradition of Phil Farmer's Wold Newton universe or Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, with a specific focus on French heroes and villains. New and returning authors alike contribute stories of old stand-bys and other characters making their Shadowmen debut, and it's always a good bit of fun for all involved. My story this outing is "House of El Hombre Loco," a love-letter to the B-monster and horror movies of the mid-century and beyond, and stars Count Waldemar Daninsky, the main character of the wonderfully weird El Hombre Lobo series of films featuring the incomparable Paul Naschy. More than one monster makes an appearance, but you'll have to pick up a copy of your own to find out who made the cut! The volume should be available from all the usual suspects (Amazon, Barnes & Noble), but BCP is currently hosting a holiday sale, so now would be the perfect time to order directly from them!

            Pick up your copy today!


  1. I'm a contributor to this anthology series now too. My story in this volume is the most important story I've written so far.

  2. Also a contributor, and all I can say is: aww yes! I loved "Darkness in the Woods" and "The Great Ape Caper" so I'm really looking forward to this one.

    1. Well, I got the book, and all I can say is, your story did not disappoint. I didn't even know that much about the characters and I still loved it!

    2. Thanks Sam! I liked your story, too.


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