Monday, 26 July 2021

CTHULHU UNMASKED Released

My latest Cthulhu Mythos short story collection is out and available on Amazon and Kobo, CTHULHU UNMASKED. 

These stories while set in the Harrison Peel universe (and the wider Cthulhu Mythos universe) don’t feature Peel himself, but include several characters, Outer Gods, tomes, locations and cults that also appear in the main Peel series. 

These tales are reprints, but I’ve gone back and revised and edited them all. 

Stories include “Sister of the Sands”, “The Swelling”, “From the Sick Trees”, “The Faceless Watchers”, “As Above So Below”, “Winds of Nzambi” with David Kernot, “Sweet as Decay” with David Witteveen, “A Shared Romance”, “Solvent Hunger”, “Vanishing Curves”, “Screaming Crawler”, “The Eldritch Force” with Peter Rawlik, Glynn Owen Barrass, Brian M. Sammons, Bruce L. Priddy, Robert M. Price and Rick Lai, “The Dream Quest of a Thousand Cats” and “Outside Looking In.”

Also included are two appendices: “Appendix 1: The Code-89 Initiative” and “Appendix 2: Major Harrison Peel.”

Thursday, 24 June 2021

CTHULHU RELOADED out now, in PAPERBACK and EBOOK

Well, I've been blown away by how quickly CTHULHU RELOADED has been selling since its release today, both in paperback and eBook format. 

So if you like a mix of espionage and military action, weird science fiction, and Lovecraftian nightmarish and alien gods, check it out...

And if you enjoyed it, please post a review too. Reviews go a long way toward helping authors like me promote the book to other readers who might enjoy it. 

Thank you everyone for your support in finally getting a complete Harrison Peel series out there in print. 

Sunday, 13 June 2021

HARRISON PEEL RETURNS: Cthulhu Reloaded 24 June 2021

From award-winning Lovecraftian author David Conyers… Cosmic horror like you’ve never seen it before…

For fans of weird science fiction, Delta Green and Charles Stross’s The Laundry, the Harrison Peel series is a collection of interconnected cosmic horror stories that explore the world, and the entire universe, of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, stretched across all space and time.

The series begins 24 June 2021 with CTHULHU RELOADED

STORIES

Made of Meat | Driven Underground | Impossible Object | False Containment | Tears in Yellow | The Weaponized Puzzle | Weapon Grade | The Elder Codex

 NEW STORY: “TEARS IN YELLOW”

This original story sees Peel consult on a murder investigation in Los Angeles. When an actress disappears on a film set, clues lead a screenplay based on the legendary play, The King in Yellow. Then a bizarre reality creeps into Peel’s existence, and the shores of Lake Hali on distant Carcosa beckon…


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Two New Harrison Peel collections out now

I have two new Harrison Peel books out now at Amazon (Kindle) and Smashwords (ePub).

The Elder Codex  (Book 3)

Harrison Peel’s third collection of adventures features two novellas set against the backdrop of war torn Africa:

The Elder Codex — When ripples in the fabric of space-time warp reality in Somilia, Peel investigates, and retraces his past in the ruins of devastated land.

The Spiraling Worm (with John Sunseri) — A missing US soldier resurfaces in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo, mutilated and deformed, and commanding an army of cultists soldiers on a war path against Peel and a small contingent of special forces soldiers.

The Infinity Agenda (Book 4)


The fourth collection features two short stories and one novella set against the backdrop of the War on Terror, the Space Program and radio astronomy.

The Road to Afghanistan — Peel contacts an assassin embroiled in a conspiracy festering at the very heart of the Pentagon, one involving alien creatures pulled from another dimension and released into Taliban controlled territory.

War Gods of Men (with David Kernot) — in Afghanistan a new super-weapon is decimating soldiers on the battlefronts, so Peel teams up with cyber-analyst Sergeant Emerson Ash and leads a search and destroy mission inside the enemy heartland.

The Eye of Infinity — an astrophysicist is found dead at a radio telescope facility in New Mexico with a condition called multiple eye syndrome, and Peel’s investigation leads him to NASA and a conspiracy at the heart of the very universe itself.

See the Harrison Peel page for details where these books can be purchased. If you want a review copy, please email me.

Monday, 2 June 2014

New Story "Downsizing in the Technopoly" in SF Anthology Tides of Possiblity

I’m appearing in a new anthology out later in the year, Tides of Possibility, formulated from the idea that the rise of the indie author is upon us, that many of those authors write science fiction. This is an anthology to celebrate the success of the new form of 21st Century SF writer, and I’m glad to be a part of it.
 
 
 
A science fiction anthology from the rising stars of indie-publishing in Texas and beyond, edited by K.J. Russell with cover art by David Sidebotham.
 
This is a description of my story: “Downsizing in the Technopoly”, is an intimate look at the tragedy inflicted on one man's life when the coming of generous extra-terrestrials upends the global economy of the planet Jharkhand. One of millions suddenly unemployed, Yusuf McCredie finds no comfort in the utopian technologies meant to uplift his species. He is a corporate man, and if he cannot manage others, how can he be happy? The only intellect that understands his plight — an extra-terrestrial being calling itself a Skin Hitcher — has a proposition for him: "You want to become the biomass/intellect contribution to my micro-farm/eco-genesis?"
 
Here is a list of many of the authors and stories I’ll be appearing along side in the anthology:
 
  • “The Color of Silence” by Mandy Broughton, a terminally ill woman sends her best friend-nanny-android on a mission to answer a question to heal her of her sickness.
  • “Part of a Whole” by Carolina Dolislager, is about life in the Society, a far-future setting where people follow step-by-step instructions to wake up, eat breakfast, and go to work.
  • “House of Tin” by L. Fabry, presents a world where a new law, Ordinance 93, can render unapproved pregnancies illegal.
  • “A Loveable Face” by C Stuart Hardwick, Alain Delacort is proud of his team's success in engineering what he calls Flying Wolves, an adorable winged canine pet.
  • “Reaction” by Kelly Horn, in a space station in the far future a servant of the elite class knows things she shouldn't, like how to read and think.
  • “The Black Prince” by Erin M Kennemer, shows us a future in which there are no stars in the sky above Earth, and people don’t think that's strange.
  • “The Woman Who Wanted to Play Miss Havisham” by Haralambi Markov, the bankrupt nation of Bulgaria has been purchased in its entirety by Britain, and is being renovated into the largest stage in history.
  • “The Commitment” by E.L. Russel, is about an aging woman who is struggling to manage her husband's degenerating health.
  • “A Perfectly Stable Dataglobule” by K.J. Russell, where the meaty brains of fighter pilots are having their dreams crafted artificially by external forces.
  • “Imperfection” by Jay Wilburn, presents a post-cataclysm world wherein organic people don't last very long.
  • “The Reader” by D.L. Young, portrays the deadly negotiations for control of the natgas fields in Texas.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Adventuring in the Extreme: Eight Exoplanet-inspired Science Fiction Novels

The sheer variety of exoplanets is making us rethink science fiction. The variety of alien terrains that heroic space adventurers will now be subjected to is likely to be more bizarre than anything we’ve yet encountered, or at least that is what David Kernot and I think.

Therefore, in celebration of the recent release of our book Extreme Planets, the first anthology of exoplanet tales featuring carbon planets, water worlds, super-Earths and lava planets, we would like to draw your attention to eight classic SF novels that feature some of the strange worlds ever imagined.

Check out our guest post on SF Signal.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

"The Eldritch Force" in Lovecraft eZine

I've recently appeared in "The Eldritch Force" A Cthulhu Mythos Round Robin with Peter Rawlik, Glynn Owen Barrass, Brian M. Sammons, Bruce L. Priddy, Robert M. Price, Rick Lai and myself. This one features superheros in a Post World War Two setting.

This is my second publication with Lovecraft eZine, and I'm proud to have teamed up with such a talented bunch of authors.

Read the story here.