Friday, June 5, 2015

Table of contents - "Cassilda's Song" edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

© Steve Santiago
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. put together with “A Season in Carcosa” an excellent tribute anthology to Robert W. Chambers and “The King in Yellow”, one of the most memorable short story collections I had the pleasure to read over the years. This year Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. embarks on a second project with the same theme, another tribute collection to Robert W. Chambers and “The King in Yellow”, but this time with an all women line-up. After all, two of the major characters of the imaginary play “The King in Yellow” are Cassilda and Camilla and the Act 1, Scene 2 of the said play, entitled “Cassilda’s Song”, title borrowed by Joseph Pulver’s new anthology, reflects on its verses the strangeness and delirium of Robert W. Chambers’ book. “A Season in Carcosa” and the general theme make strong recommendations for “Cassilda’s Song”, but they are not the only things that make this new collection of short stories look extremely appealing, its table of contents is also packed with some of the most gifted writers of today’s speculative fiction, Lynda E. Rucker, Helen Marshall, Allyson Bird, S.P. Miskowski, Damien Angelica Walters, Mercedes M. Yardley, Molly Tanzer and E. Catherine Tobler are very talented writers and make this line-up a stellar one. I am always happy to discover and read their new stories so it comes as no surprise that I am waiting with the eager anticipation the moment when I can start reading this promising anthology. I am not sure when “Cassilda’s Song” will be available, only that it will be published by Chaosium Inc. and the cover features an artwork (seen above, but not finished yet) by Steve Santiago. I’ll return with the final cover and the publishing date when they are available.

“Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic” by Damien Angelica Walters
“She Will Be Raised a Queen” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Yella” by Nicole Cushing
“Yellow Bird” by Lynda E. Rucker
“Exposure” by Helen Marshall
“Just Beyond Her Dreaming” by Mercedes M. Yardley
“In the Quad of Project 327” by Chesya Burke
“Stones, Maybe” by Ursula Pflug
“Les Fleurs Du Mal” by Allyson Bird
“While The Black Stars Burn” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Old Tsah-Hov” by Anya Martin
“The Neurastheniac” by Selena Chambers
“Dancing The Mask” by Ann K. Schwader
“Family” by Maura McHugh
“Pro Patria!” by Nadia Bulkin
“Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning” by E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
“Grave-Worms” by Molly Tanzer
“Strange is the Night” by S.P. Miskowski

1 comment:

kiy1955 said...

Cassilda's Song will appear at the NecronomiCon Providence '15 convention in 2 weeks.