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Sunny and 64˚F.

Yesterday might have been a lost days so far as writing was concerned, but it turned into a mostly decent day by afternoon. I went with Kathryn to run errands, which included the post office on Thayer Street, where my copies of Houses Under the Sea: Mythos Tales were waiting. What a beautiful goddamn book. I'm genuinely proud of it. Jared Walters makes amazing books, and that's an understatement if ever there were one. And, of course, much of the credit for this volume's beauty goes to the four artists who worked on it with us, Richard Kirk, Vince Locke, John Kenn Mortensen, and Piotr Jabłoński. The signature sheets alone are amazing, as they had to go from Colorado (where Centipede Press is based) to Providence, Detroit, Ontario (London), Poland (Białystok), Denmark (Copenhagen), Seattle, and Manhattan. This book had, by far, the longest gestation time of any of my short story collections, almost exactly five years, beginning in the spring of 2013, when Jerad approached me about compiling all my Lovecraftian stories into a single volume.

Today, I am going to try and finish the first half of "The Eldritch Alphabētos," K-M.

Last night, we got dinner from New York System in Olneyville, then watched the new Roseanne and also Elia Kazan's Sea of Grass (1947), with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.


4:44 p.m.


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Marc D. Goldfinger
May. 24th, 2018 02:33 pm (UTC)
Houses Under The Sea
by Caitlin R Kiernan, one of the most beautiful, tantalizing books ever put out by Centipede Press. And there is not many left. Subterranean Press has a few left too.

Great book!!!!!

Congratulations Caitlin!!
May. 24th, 2018 03:02 pm (UTC)
Is Sea of Grass based on the novel by Conrad Richter?
May. 24th, 2018 04:41 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, it's gorgeous. I love how tall it is, and that the cover is textless. The thumbnails online just don't have the same impact as a photo. Congratulations!
May. 25th, 2018 11:53 am (UTC)
So glad I checked in after a sizeable hiatus. I don't have all your work, but I'm not far off either. Glad I saw this was still available. Best of luck on your move too, I hope it is the best thing for you.
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