Horror Novel

Why wouldn’t a true Cthulhu-fiction fan write his own addition to the mythos? I suppose avoiding an untimely death at the hands of a “nautical-looking” stranger could be one reason. But I also had a literary ambition to do it better than old H.P.L.

I explained in Cthulhu Reboot. The New and Improved Horror from Outer Space.

Look, I’ll give the old man his due. He was a great “ideas” man. Every blockbuster Hollywood horror film involving tentacles, slimy squid-faced aliens and extra-dimensional demons owes him big time. He’s up there with Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Dunsany and… and, um… here we have the problem. His stuff hasn’t aged well. Modern horror writers like Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King and Clive Barker are to H.P. Lovecraft what homo sapiens are to primates: not merely modern writers, but evolved ones.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Buy The Detective vs. the Slime Monster from Outer Space. It’s an evolved kind of writing for an evolved kind of reader. That’s you, right?


The Detective vs. The Slime Monster from Outer Space is available in trade paperback or as a Kindle eBook.

Buy it on Amazon — or feel the slimy tentacles of an ancient horror from outer space strangle you as your nodding off to sleep. That green octopus-looking thing on the right? It will come right out of the screen and rip your face off in the night.