Hippocampus Press

Hippocampus Press The world’s leading publisher of H. P. Lovecraft. Horror Writers Association Specialty Press Award Winner.
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Founded in 1999, Hippocampus Press specializes in classic and modern horror, poetry and literary criticism, with an emphasis on the works of H. P. Lovecraft and his circle. Working closely with the leading scholars in the field we offer unique, high-quality, affordable editions of these important works.

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Michael Dirda at the Washington Post praises PROVIDENCE AFTER DARK AND OTHER WRITINGS, ...
11/07/2019
Review | These two books will lead you down a rabbit hole to unexpected literary delights

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Michael Dirda at the Washington Post praises PROVIDENCE AFTER DARK AND OTHER WRITINGS, calling T.E.D. Klein "one of the horror genre’s most insightful critics."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/these-two-books-will-lead-you-down-a-rabbit-hole-to-unexpected-literary-delights/2019/11/06/f689b9da-ff2d-11e9-9518-1e76abc088b6_story.html

The joys of Mark Valentine’s “A Wild Tumultory Library” and T.E.D. Klein’s “Providence After Dark and Other Writings.”

11/07/2019
The Strange Recital

John Langan reads an excerpt from SEFIRA AND OTHER BETRAYALS on The Strange Recital!

Sefira by John Langan

"Lisa looked in the rearview mirror and saw that her eyes had turned black."

Driving cross-country on a relentless chase... what do you do if your body begins to transform into something unknown?

Big thanks to poet and graphic artist KA Opperman for creating this remarkable version of the Hippocampus Press logo!
10/25/2019

Big thanks to poet and graphic artist KA Opperman for creating this remarkable version of the Hippocampus Press logo!

Soon we celebrate twenty years in business, and even sooner—in fact, with one of the next ten orders placed—our 10,0...
10/12/2019

Soon we celebrate twenty years in business, and even sooner—in fact, with one of the next ten orders placed—our 10,000th tracked order. While we cannot arrange for balloons to drop down on that lucky customer (it could be you!) there will be a special gift :-)

Oracles from the Black Pool
10/09/2019

Oracles from the Black Pool

Authors David Myers and Adam Bolivar hawk their wares at the 2019 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Oracles from the Black Pool and The Lay of Old Hex, both published by Hippocampus Press, were popular items.

Sturgis Library
09/27/2019

Sturgis Library

Craving some scary stories to kick off your Halloween Season? Ever wondered how to write Horror/Crime Fiction? Join us at Sturgis #Library on Tuesday October 8th at 6PM for an evening with Laird Barron and John Langan!!! Books provided by Word Horde, Titcomb's Bookshop, and Hippocampus Press. A Q and A / book signing will follow the event!

09/26/2019
Oracles from the Black Pool

Oracles from the Black Pool

ORACLES OF THE BLACK POOL by D. L. Myers - A tome of dark fantasy and horror poetry with 21 full page illustrations. Hippocampus Press, 2019.

A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT appears on Ellen Datlow's full recommended list for 2019! Congratulations to editors James Ch...
09/15/2019
Ellen Datlow

A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT appears on Ellen Datlow's full recommended list for 2019! Congratulations to editors James Chambers, April Grey, and Robert Masterson, and especially to the following authors:

Alp Beck, “Heels,” A New York State of Fright

Hal Johnson, “The Hunting of the Kipsy:…” A New York State of Fright.

Charie D. La Marr, “The Lady in the Sideshow,” A New York State of Fright.

Jeff C. Stevenson, “The Insects of Seneca Village,” A New York State of Fright.

https://ellendatlow.com/

Spectral Realms
09/15/2019
Spectral Realms

Spectral Realms

Ellen Datlow has posted her full recommended list for 2019, and eight poems from Spectral Realms made the cut! Congratulations to the following:

Joshua Gage, “Succubus Waltz,” Spectral Realms No. 8.

Wade German, “The Nightmares,” Spectral Realms No. 8.

John Shirley, “Flesh Flowers,” Spectral Realms No. 9.

Christina Sng, “Memoirs in the Dark,” Spectral Realms No. 8.

Christina Sng, “The Girl and Her Wolf Dog,” Spectral Realms No. 8.

Christina Sng, “The Mermaid,” Spectral Realms No. 9.

M. F. Webb , “Forty Years in Innsmouth,” Spectral Realms No. 9.

Mary Krawczak Wilson, “The Unseen,” Spectral Realms No. 9.

https://ellendatlow.com/

John Langan and Laird Barron join forces for an event at Sturgis Library, Barnstable MA in October!
09/12/2019

John Langan and Laird Barron join forces for an event at Sturgis Library, Barnstable MA in October!

We can’t tell you how excited we are to have John Langan and Laird Barron coming to talk at Sturgis Library in October. If you ever wanted to know how to write #Horror or #Crime Fiction, definitely check this out.

Tuesday Oct 8th at 6 PM.

A reading and book signing will follow! Books provided by Titcomb's Bookshop​, Word Horde, and Hippocampus Press

For links to their work, follow the web addresses bellow:

Laird Barron: In a Cavern, In a Canyon http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/in-a-cavern-in-a-canyon/

John Langan: The Underground Economy http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/the-underground-economy/

We're just getting back from NecronomiCon Providence, and what a wonderful whirlwind it was.I wanted to express the grat...
08/27/2019

We're just getting back from NecronomiCon Providence, and what a wonderful whirlwind it was.

I wanted to express the gratitude Hippocampus Press has for the community that was in attendance, and all the hard work that was put into the con by staff and volunteers. Niels Hobbs has once again captained a wonderful convention that will be talked about till the stars are right again!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the vendor hall and said hello, thank you to those folks who left with a book or two (or three). Your support of Hippocampus Press and your love for the weird and cosmic, old and new is what keeps us going.

Thanks again to Jesse Clark Tucker and all the other folks who took time out from the amazing schedule to operate the Hippocampus table.

Lastly, thank you to those who came and celebrated with us Saturday night. The marionette performance from Adam Bolivar with an assist by our very own Derrick Hussey as Old Scratch and Jon Padgett reading from TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN by Matt Cardin was a wonderful way to cap the evening.

"TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN is a thinking person’s collection of horror, and will lustrously reward those who are willing to p...
08/27/2019
To Rouse Leviathan, by Matt Cardin

"TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN is a thinking person’s collection of horror, and will lustrously reward those who are willing to peep with him over the edge of the abyss and not retreat when it returns the gaze. It is also the most fun I’ve had with a single author collection in a long time. This volume deserves to be shelved in your place of highest honor, a fair companion to Lovecraft, Ligotti, and whomever else you consider to be a master of the craft. Matt Cardin’s brand of horror is Lovecraftian in some ways, it’s true, and Ligottian in many others, but I suspect it won’t be long now before we refer to it simply as Cardinian."

https://miskatonicreview.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/to-rouse-leviathan-by-matt-cardin/

“My theological namesake quoted approvingly to his Greek audience a common bit of philosophical wisdom from their own cultural milieu when he spoke of God the Father as “the one in whom…

08/20/2019
Dead Reckonings

Dead Reckonings

Hey are you going to NecronomiCon Providence this week? Want to write about it for Dead Reckonings? Shoot us an email at [email protected].

Also have fun and buy some stuff from Derrick/Hippocampus Press. (Unfortunately, I, the ding dong writing this status, will not be in attendance this time around.)

Arriving at NecronomiCon Providence early on Thursday? There's a 2:30 pm screening of THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS at RISD Metc...
08/19/2019
Films - NecronomiCon Providence

Arriving at NecronomiCon Providence early on Thursday? There's a 2:30 pm screening of THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS at RISD Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 N Main St, 02903.

http://necronomicon-providence.com/films/

THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS (dir. Darin Coelho Spring)
Runtime – 1:50
Clark Ashton Smith was a poet, fantasist, sculptor, and painter. This lyrical documentary explore’s Smith’s work and life as a solitary artist living in Auburn, California. It features interviews with leading scholars such as S. T. Joshi, Scott Connors, Ron Hilger, and legendary writer Harlan Ellison. Donald Sidney-Fryer is featured as a sort of tour guide to Smith’s Auburn.
SCREENINGS:
Thursday the 22nd at 2:30 pm – RISD Metcalf Auditorium (Chace Center, 20 N Main St, 02903)
Saturday the 24th at 6 pm – RISD Metcalf Auditorium
(Chace Center, 20 N Main St, 02903)

Another long-anticipated project finally released. Thank you for your patience! Advance orders will ship after Necronomi...
08/12/2019

Another long-anticipated project finally released. Thank you for your patience! Advance orders will ship after NecronomiCon, together with LETTERS TO DONALD AND HOWARD WANDREI AND EMIL PETAJA.

Hellnotes praises W. H. Pugmire's AN IMP OF AETHER!hellnotes.com/an-imp-of-aether-book-review/
08/10/2019
An Imp of Aether – Book Review

Hellnotes praises W. H. Pugmire's AN IMP OF AETHER!

hellnotes.com/an-imp-of-aether-book-review/

An Imp of Aether W.H. Pugmire Hippocampus Press August 1, 2019 Reviewed by David Goudsward If you are a devotee of H.P. Lovecraft, you are already aware of the passing of W.H. Pugmire, the leading …

Dennis Quinn's LOVECRAFTIAN PROCEEDINGS taking the top slots on Amazon's Kindle bestsellers, Horror & Supernatural Liter...
08/09/2019

Dennis Quinn's LOVECRAFTIAN PROCEEDINGS taking the top slots on Amazon's Kindle bestsellers, Horror & Supernatural Literary Criticism.

A terrific line-up of papers being presented at this year's Armitage Symposium—some to be published in Lovecraftian Pr...
08/05/2019
Armitage Symposium - NecronomiCon Providence

A terrific line-up of papers being presented at this year's Armitage Symposium—some to be published in Lovecraftian Proceedings! Meanwhile, pick up your copy of the current Proceedings (No. 3), featuring papers from 2017's symposium.

http://necronomicon-providence.com/armitage-symposium/

The Fourth Biennial Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial Scholarship Symposium of New Weird Fiction and Lovecraft-Related Research NecronomiCon Providence convention in Providence, RI 23-25 August, 2019 Location: Bristol-Kent Room, Omni Hotel 3rd Floor Symposium Chair: Prof. Dennis P. Quinn, Cal Poly Pomona,...

Pre-release copies for Matt Cardin's TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN can be purchased from and signed by Matt this weekend Aug.  2-4 ...
08/01/2019
ArmadilloCon 41 Guide

Pre-release copies for Matt Cardin's TO ROUSE LEVIATHAN can be purchased from and signed by Matt this weekend Aug. 2-4 at ARMADILLOCON in Austin! He'll be on several panels including "Journaling for Writers" and "How to Build a Religion" Check out his full schedule here: https://bit.ly/2KaIDuB ArmadilloCon Convention

Look Out For … To Rouse Leviathan by Matt Cardin
07/25/2019
Look Out For … To Rouse Leviathan by Matt Cardin

Look Out For … To Rouse Leviathan by Matt Cardin

“Cardin has forged his own way through the Weird, his work unpredictable and extremely personal.” Horror, art, and religion intersect in a malicious universe determined to destroy us a…

Debuting at NecronomiCon Providence, our fully updated edition of H. P. Lovecraft's LORD OF A VISIBLE WORLD, edited by S...
07/24/2019

Debuting at NecronomiCon Providence, our fully updated edition of H. P. Lovecraft's LORD OF A VISIBLE WORLD, edited by S. T Joshi and David E. Schultz. Cover art and design by Dan Sauer Design.

Monday cover reveal!ORACLES FROM THE BLACK POOL by D. L. Myers. Art and design by Dan Sauer.
07/15/2019

Monday cover reveal!
ORACLES FROM THE BLACK POOL by D. L. Myers. Art and design by Dan Sauer.

Matthew Jaffe's tribute to Arthur Machen (below) is part of the art show at NecronomiCon. The painting graces volume one...
07/09/2019

Matthew Jaffe's tribute to Arthur Machen (below) is part of the art show at NecronomiCon. The painting graces volume one of our Collected Fiction of Machen set, debuting at the convention.

Announcing the nearly 70 artists in this year's Ars Necronomica exhibition! :
http://necronomicon-providence.com/ars-necronomica/

Art by Mathew Jaffe

Monday cover reveal!WEST OF WHEREVERMORE AND OTHER ESSAYS by DONALD SIDNEY-FRYER. Art and design by Dan Sauer.
07/08/2019

Monday cover reveal!
WEST OF WHEREVERMORE AND OTHER ESSAYS by DONALD SIDNEY-FRYER. Art and design by Dan Sauer.

The editors of Dead Reckonings have begun posting selected articles on a free platform called Medium. Here's an example!
07/03/2019
Thinking Visually: Comments on Comics - Dead Reckonings - Medium

The editors of Dead Reckonings have begun posting selected articles on a free platform called Medium. Here's an example!

GOU TANABE, translated by Zack Davisson. H. P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse, 2017. 184 pp. ISBN…

One of our last exchanges with Giuseppe Lippi concerned Providence Press, who sought the Italian translation rights to I...
07/01/2019

One of our last exchanges with Giuseppe Lippi concerned Providence Press, who sought the Italian translation rights to I AM PROVIDENCE. Now the translation will soon appear, largely because Giuseppe recommended them for the job:

"Thank you for asking, Derrick! I know them, they are a serious, kicking little publishing firm specializing in classic Weird and the pulp era. Their magazine Providence Tales is outstanding and I would personally grant them the Italian rights for the ponderous S. T. Joshi tome, which would also represent the first full-length Lovecraft biography to be published in Italian. Certainly, the opus is of such a scope that they should put extreme care in the process of translation and editing."

Oggi siamo lieti di annunciare l'edizione italiana di I Am Providence, la biografia fondamentale e definitiva di H.P. Lovecraft scritta da S.T. Joshi.
Dopo una lavorazione durata un anno, il primo volume di IO SONO PROVIDENCE: LA VITA E I TEMPI DI H.P. LOVECRAFT vi aspetta in autunno.
Ringraziamo Derrick Hussey della Hippocampus Press per averci concesso l'onore di proporvi l'edizione italiana.
E ringraziamo Giuseppe Lippi, che è stato fondamentale per la riuscita di questo progetto e che avrebbe dovuto essere con noi per questa avventura.

We are honored that Darin Coelho Spring's documentary CLARK ASHTON SMITH: THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS will be shown at Necrono...
06/25/2019

We are honored that Darin Coelho Spring's documentary CLARK ASHTON SMITH: THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS will be shown at NecronomiCon Providence! Many of the film's participants will doubtless be in attendance.

Announced today, THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS will be shown in August at NecronomiCon Providence!

http://necronomicon-providence.com/films/

Greatly relieved that books arrived in Tasmania with time to spare before S. T. Joshi's appearance. Thanks to Jordan Smi...
06/19/2019

Greatly relieved that books arrived in Tasmania with time to spare before S. T. Joshi's appearance. Thanks to Jordan Smith for orchestrating the shipment!

Hooray!!!
WE just received our big order from Hippocampus Press in preparation for the S.T. Joshi gig next Wednesday night!!!
So many cool things in here, including Joshi's massive two volume biography of H.P. Lovecraft, which runs to over 1,000 pages in total!
It is often said that Lovecraft looks like he's secretly holding a bird in his mouth - and it's true!
Sadly, I couldn't find a stray bird anywhere for the purposes of this promotional photograph....
So I just filled my mouth with the spaghetti bolognese I brought in for lunch...(naturally, just as the shop filled up with customers!)
:) ;) ;)

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