The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales
By Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge, illustrated by Luke Spooner
Be prepared to explore the everyday with a macabre, decidedly Lovecraftian twist in this revised, 2nd edition of The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales,
In this collection of short stories, the landscape of the authors' collective imagination allows the mundane world to transcend into a place where kittens journey in time and space and sometimes pick up hitchhikers, where humans aren’t the only ones who bring their children to work, and storms can become creatures with their own appetite, and where a simple ice cream cone takes on a nefarious edge. The titular piece, “The Friendly Horror,” is a contemporary post-script to H. P. Lovecraft's “Shadows over Innsmouth."
“This charming book is a ...delightful celebration of that delicious state of being called ‘Lovecraftian.’ ...this duo can write, with excellent effect....”
—W. H. Pugmire, Author of Monstrous Aftermath
“The Friendly Horror is a collection of Lovecraft-inspired tales eloquently written with an unmistakable passion and voice for the genre . . . Luke Spooner does an amazing job of giving that haunting, sketchy feel to his drawings that only enhance the reading experience. They are a perfect complement to each tale . . . Burdge and Burke describe the transition and journey to Y’ha-nthlei the way C.S. Lewis describes Narnia.”
—Kris Lugosi, The Horror Society
“They call it the forgotten borough: Staten Island. Lonely, remote, looming, mysterious. Filled with abandoned cemeteries and hospitals, haunted houses and crumbling forts . . . Burke and Burdge have woven the strange history of the island into their ...marvelous Lovecraftian collection." — Andrea Janes, Boroughs of the Dead
Anthony S. Burdge and Jessica Burke are Independent Editors/Authors/Scholars and the proprietors of Myth Ink Books. Myth Ink Books publishes what would be deemed Weird Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, and similar styles of fiction, as well as related critical nonfiction, academic work.