You don’t have to tell me–I’ve been absent from the horror scene lately. I’m not the fastest writer in any event, but the past couple of years have really been tough. But not completely unproductive. A few years ago, the great William Holloway (the best horror writer you probably haven’t heard of) approached me about editing a shared-world anthology. He had this idea about a post-apocalyptic world in which the Old Ones were on the verge of returning. I read the description he had written and I was hooked.
The book is called The Abyssal Plain: The R’lyeh Cycle, and it is dropping in late November. I think you’ll like it.
Here’s the back cover copy. Check back periodically for updates.
They called it the Event.
The Event changed everything. The earthquakes came first, including the Big One, shattering the Pacific Rim and plunging the world into chaos. Then the seas came, the skies opened, and the never-ending rain began. But as bad as that was, there was something worse.
The Rising had begun.
A lone man who abandoned the world for his addictions searches a waterlogged Austin for something, anything to cling to. Little does he know that something else searches for him.
In the Sonoran Desert, the downtrodden of the world search for a better life north of the border, only to see the desert become an ocean: an ocean that takes life and gives death.
In the woods of Alabama, survivors escape to Fort Resistance, but soon discover that it isn’t just the horrors of the deep places of the world that they need to fear; but rather a new and more deadly pestilence that has grown in their own ranks.
In England, it’s too late to fight, and all that’s left is to survive. One man reaches for his own humanity, but what to do when humanity is an endangered species?
And in the Pacific, He is rising.
In The Abyssal Plain: The R’lyeh Cycle, authors William Holloway, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, Brett J. Talley, and Rich Hawkins have created a timely and uniquely modern reimagining of the Cthulhu Mythos.