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Splatterpunk meets Robert W. Chambers in Pulver's first collection, at least 12 of whose 41 stories and poems include explicit sex and violence. Such tales as “Chasing Shadows” and “Yvrain's Black Dancers” put a contemporary spin on the enigmatic horrors of Chambers's landmark 1895 collection, The King in Yellow. Pulver (Nightmare's Disciple) honors other authors with such selections as “Lovecraft's Sentence,” in which the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft, upset at fictional portrayals of himself, gets his revenge, and “a certain Mr. Hopfrog, Esq., Nightwalker,” a tribute to W.H. Pugmire (Tales of Sesqua Valley). While some may find scholar S.T. Joshi's claim in his introduction that Pulver “can take his place with that of the masters of our genre” (including Poe and Lovecraft) a trifle hyperbolic, all will agree that Pulver is a writer to watch. (Dec.)
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About the Author

Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., is the author of the Lovecraftian novel Nightmare's Disciple, and he has written many short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror and S. T. Joshi's Black Wings and Spawn of the Green Abyss. His highly-acclaimed short story collections, Blood Will Have Its Season and SIN & ashes were published by Hippocampus Press in 2009 and 2010 respectively and as E-Books by Speaking Volumes in 2011.
     You can find his blog at: thisyellowmadness.blogspot.com/
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocampus Press (August 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981488889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981488882
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,488,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., is the author of the novels, The Orphan Palace and Nightmare's Disciple, and he has written many short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror, The Children of Old Leech, Year's Best Weird Fiction, Book of Cthulhu, "Lovecraft eZine", and many anthologies edited by Robert M. Price and S.T. Joshi. His highly-acclaimed short story collections, Blood Will Have Its Season, SIN & ashes, and Portraits of Ruin, were published by Hippocampus Press.

His work has been praised by Thomas Ligotti, Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron, S.T. Joshi, Michael Cisco, Jeff Thomas (PUNKTOWN), and many other notable writers and editors.

Joe edited 2 anthologies for Miskatonic River Press. A Season in Carcosa and The Grimscribe's Puppets (TGP won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology).

You can find his blog at: http://thisyellowmadness.blogspot.com/

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Thompson on February 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
Since many of the comments on this book are from people who seem like fairly serious fans, I thought I'd briefly comment just to give an outsider's view.

This is a pretty varied collection of horror fiction, some of it quite short, and some poetry. Forty some-odd-pieces in a 280-some-odd pages.

Much of it (though not all) is based on, or vaguely tied to, the mythos of _The King In Yellow_, or less often to Lovecraft. That's consistent with a long tradition in horror fiction, and is what drew me to the book. Well, plus, how could I resist anything where one piece's title was "Patti Smith, Lovecraft and I?" But it's unsurprising that I think the stories that integrate most closely with that _King in Yellow _ mythology are the best. And some of those are very good indeed. A lot of the prose, though, is what one might call "experimental" -- trying different ways of getting things across, non-linear sequencing, or stream-of-consciousness or just a rapid-fire barrage of images and descriptions. In some cases that works very well. For instance, I really loved "The Songs that Cassilda Shall Sing..." which is a basically linear story that uses the rapid-fire barrage technique to try and get across indescribable events in a chaotic nightclub. Or in "American Tango..." where it mirrors the chaos in a broken mind. The book's greatest weakness, though, at least to me, is that these techniques often come across as fragmentary, inaccessible or just obscure for obscurity's own sake.

Still Pulver does some good work here. The book was definitely worth my time and money; unsettling reading for the road to Carcosa.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire, Esq. on September 2, 2009
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Joe gave me this book in electric form at last year's H. P. LOVECRAFT FILM FESTIVAL -- and I read half of it, wanting to save the rest so as to read it in actual book form. Joe's readings at the Lovecraft Film Festival have left people stunned by the beauty and power of his work -- and this collection, long-overdo, is a firm and solid testimony of a writer with rare vision, dark visions laced with brutality and blood. S. T. Joshi, who is not easily pleased, has been stunned by this writer's new work. I sat next to S. T. as we listened to Joe reading last year, and S. T. murmured, "Remarkable, remarkable." I look forward to seeing Joe next month in Portland, Oregon at the next Lovecraft Film Festival, at which he and I will exchange new books of our weird fiction. If I seem to vanish during the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival this year, you can pretty well assume that I am locked in my hotel room -- reading BLOOD WILL HAVE ITS SEASON, or cowering from the visions it has provoked. A fantastic talent of outstanding grace and power!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 30, 2011
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Joseph Pulver was a unknown talent that I stumbled across on pure chance - and boy, was I pleasantly surprised. The first thing that hits you is the violence of the stories - grim and raw, the kind of description that leave a sharp tang in your mind. As the initial shock settles you're dragged into the prose itself - and this is where Pulvers real magic shows. With almost every line, every turn of phrase comes a bloodcurdling chill down the spine of the delighted reader - the indication that this is, indeed, five star horror if anything. I wouldn't give this to someone who's not accustomed to horror - but if you're, like me, a hardcore horror fan - this is a must have. Amazing. I wait for more.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marc G. Nocerino on October 3, 2010
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"Blood Will Have Its Season" reads like a nightmare wrapped in a song tucked into a chemical imbalance shrouded in mist and drenched in ichorous, bilious, glorious blood. This book is a ride into the black corners of lust, insanity, greed, curiosity, and compulsion. Pulver's prose is experimental and seductive, bordering on poetry reminiscent of e.e. Cummings in many places; it has a timbre all its own. Part horror novella, part gritty noir, part dark paean -all Pulver. The stories and poems in this selection are grotesque, sexy, clever, thought provoking, disgusting, and wonderful.

The nihilistic masterpiece "Pitch Nothing" is my favorite by far, followed closely by the brilliant "Night Music of Oakdeene". There's even a short story in this collection that mirrors a song by John Zorn, creating a setting for and putting into words the feelings evoked by Zorn's avant-garde instrumentalism. This is truly a stunning collection, with poems and stories that I know I will return to again and again over time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Moderan on October 10, 2014
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Raoul Duke thought himself savage and unclassifiable, but I don't think he had ever met the bEast. Strangely, I met bEast before I read his work, though I had heard tell of him. I was contemplating embarking on a novel about dim Carcosa and the goings-on there when a friend I'll call Ol' Hoss clued me in.
Mr. Pulver didn't discourage my ruminations about Big Dumb Objects and worldbuilding and I went on to pen the thing, ending up with about 800k of useless rambling, fodder for other work.
Somewhere, sometime later, I acquired my first Kindle and immediately commenced a COLLECTION.
Several of the bEast's works were made available at attractive prices. I read the teasers and a coupla pages of each and took them on board, where they got into my endless queue of to-reads.
I read Nightmare's Disciple first, and then managed to lose my copy before adding my two cents. One of these days I'll rectify that.
We like some of the same kinds of music, and belong to some of the same groups, the extended Lovecraft family. Joe asked me to like his group Blood Will Have Its Season. I said sure, and the titular tome popped up on my device, no doubt summoned by that nameless Roi et Jaune and his consort.
It occurred to me that perhaps I should know what the group was all about. I began reading, one short story or section a day, my preferred method of dealing with a collection. The damned thing kept growing on me. Three days in, I was reading two-three sections before bed. Five days in, great swathes of curved muscle, blood, and bone fell before my fevered eyes. A week, and I was done. Not enough. I had already recognized the influences, Bloch and his Juliette, the noir et roux of the Black Mask school, and the King in Yellow, Chambers' magnum opus.
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