Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 6, 2017
Okay, ladies and gentlemen… the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Maybe you didn’t know you were waiting for it. Vaguely aware counts, I’m pretty sure. Cirsova #5 is now fully released, in both digital and paper formats, now available on Smashwords, Amazon, and other fine sites. Featuring my story, “The Queen of Shadows.”
Okay… if you’ve missed my previous posts, part of this issue is devoted to storytelling in a shared world, the “Eldritch Earth.” This supposes a human race long before recorded history, inspired by Burroughs and Lovecraft, when the continents were still kind of mashed together and way too hot along the equator for humans to adapt. The powerful alien Great Ones have barely (but not entirely?) passed, and the creatures of Lovecraftian fiction were still lurking beyond the tiny pockets of embryonic human civilization. Humans, developed as a servitor race for the Great Ones, find themselves fighting for survival in a world where they are far from the top of the food chain.
My story takes place below one of the few human cities of this time – Deodanth. After receiving a distressing message from his sister, Jorgan returns to Deodanth to find her missing, and that the mystery involves far more sinister things than an old family feud.
Anyway – like all of the issues, it’s a fun magazine filled with pulpy, adventurey goodness. Yes, “adventurey” is totally a word. In addition to the links above, you can get it in different electronic formats at Smashwords, and even get a hardcover version at Lulu.
UPDATE: And I just found out that the magazine is officially Hugo-nominated. So there’s that. For what it’s worth.
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