I had the opportunity to work with some extraordinary artists this year. Huge thanks to Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Márcio Simões and Bethany White at Raphus Press who all did truly magnificent work on Secretariat. Thanks also to Dan Ghetu and Damian Murphy at Mount Abraxas Press for including my story Horrill Hill in their remarkable Cioran anthology Wounds of Wounds. Much gratitude to Mark Beech at Egaeus Press for including my novelette The Sorrows of Satan’s Book in his wonderful anthology Book of the Sea. I couldn’t possibly ask for better circumstances and instances to work with these immensely talented publishers, editors, designers- all truly great artists. And humbled to be in print with such wonderful writers in these two anthologies. I am also grateful for those who have responded to this work including Des Lewis, Mark Andresen, and Dejan Ohnjanovic of Rue Morgue, and all those who have responded or supported my work. Heartfelt gratitude. You look up, and year is coming to an end already! Immensely looking forward to 2019. Happy Holidays and New Year.
I am interviewed by author and publisher Alcebiades Diniz Miguel on the Bibliophage website on the origins of Amerika and Europa. To accompany the interview, he has also created a film with beautiful graphics and with an audio excerpt of our conversation. The interview and the film can be read and seen here at Bibliophage.
Alcebiades Diniz Miguel is the author of the magnificent collection Lanterns Of The Old Night. His fiction has recently appeared in All IS FULL OF HELL a panegyric to William Blake. His imprint Raphus Press, has just published three beautiful chapbooks: Monsters, Black Mirror and The Origins. They will look like this on your living room table as pictured on the bottom tier below, and can be purchased here.
And Des Lewis has completed his wonderful real time review of Europa.
I was tempted to pull some of his remarkable and eloquent and surprising passages and insights from his reading, but this is one journey into Europa that really has to be experienced in its entirety. You can embark on that journey here.
by Karim Ghahwagi
Art by Denis Kostromitin Forkas and Jiri Anderle
Mount Abraxas, August 2017
Deluxe cloth boards, illustrated end papers, color frontispiece page,
3 color text inside, extra thick dust jacket, silver silk ribbon, 14 inches x 6 inches, Limited to 93 hand numbered copies and 8 copies with an alternative cover.
Ever since Amerika has disappeared, the Supreme Chancellor of Europa and his military apparatus have been on high alert. Caustic with fear and paranoia that they could be next, the Supreme Chancellor’s Purple Guard and the D.S.V. now rule the walled- in jigsaw of nation states with an iron fist- and the occasional motivational slogan. Dogs and baboons in military uniforms routinely march on the streets, rockets are tested fired into the Atlantic in the direction of the disappeared continent, huge air balloons release hourly precipitations of info confetti upon the hoi-polloi as special treats, service announcements and surveillance alerts blare out of static filled speakers on every street corner, sprawling Mar-a-Lago detention centers are strained by the large influx of newly arrived American refugees.
But the fires of revolution are starting to stir in the ancient forges of Europa. Now rumors are circulating that the steady stream of American refugees have been infiltrated by infernal forces. All six thousand paintings of the Supreme at the National Portrait Gallery have vanished overnight. Postal services are in flux. Carousels are all turning in the wrong direction. The Roshlon mannequin of the Great Dictator Himself at the Albion Waxworks seems to have been reassigned to the Fifth Dimension. Chimneys over London release huge clouds of blackened smoke in fearful symmetries. Suddenly Travel Writers, Epic Poets and the occasional Pamphleteer are subject to increased scrutiny and suspicion… Meanwhile the Eternal Detective, long dormant in a strange, fugue-like space, has begun to stir…
Reservations can be made here with the publisher and with Ziesing Books in the US where copies are exclusively accompanied with signed cards. In the UK copies are available at Cold Tonnage Books and Fantastic Literature.
Europa is a short novel available as a part of a wonderful trilogy set published in the same format consisting of the novella Abyssinia by Damian Murphy, and a collection of 4 novelettes: The Ruins of Eden and Other Witcheries by Harold Billings.
Author: Damian Murphy Art by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal. An original long novella.
Author: Karim Ghahwagi Art by Denis Forkas. An original long novella / short novel.
The Ruins of Eden and Other Witcheries
Author: Harold Billings Art by Luciana Nedelea. A collection of four bleak stories of the occult and the weird folk.
Deeper Flowers Thrive
Author: Oliver Smith Art by Luciana Nedelea. A collection of four occult sea stories.
ALL IS FULL OF HELL: a Panegyric for William Blake is published today by Mount Abraxas (an imprint of Ex Occidente Press). Copies can be reserved direct from the publisher, and with Ziesing Books in the US by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, and with Fantastic Literature and Cold Tonnage in the UK. Edited and gorgeously designed and produced by D.T. Ghetu and Damian Murphy with illustrations by Denis Kostromitin Forkas.
Table of Contents
Trefoil is the Grail of Perdition by Sebastian Montesi, The Kings of Cobweb and Dandelion by Colin Insole, Feast of Fire by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Ghost of a Flea by Rhys Hughes, Shadow of Horror risen in Eternity by Stephan Friedman, Great, Pale World by D.P. Watt, Horrox by Andrew Condous, The Secret Wound in Life by Joseph Dawson, Torso in the Shadow by Adam S. Cantwell, Burnt the Fire of Thine Eyes by Oliver Smith, King Mob by Philip Fracassi, La Fleur Infernale by Leopold Nacht, I Want! I Want! by Henry Jovial, Christian Singles by Thomas Phillips, Wollstonecraft by Karim Ghahwagi, The Golden Mile by John Howard, Nocturnal Gardens by Ramon Lasalle,The Living Rapture by Jonathan Wood, Synarchy of Molten Bones by Deathspell Omega.
Photography by D.T. Ghetu
More pictures and ordering information here
All Is Full of Hell
A Panegyric for William Blake
Mount Abraxas / Ex Occidente Press
An Anthology of Fiction, Art and Death Poetry
Illustrated by Denis Kostromitin Forkas
Large Format Hardcover
Edited by D.T. Ghetu and Damian Murphy
Let us begin,
In whisperd hymns
and mumbling prayers.
Is Nicodemus still in vigil weeping?
Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel!
For Albion is rotten to the core.
Blow Your Trumpet Zachariel!
For Jerusalem has fallen.
Blow Your Trumpet Michael!
For We are All Sick with Love.
Blow Your Trumpet Raphael!
For there are Vipers in Our Dreams.
Blow Your Trumpet Selaphiel!
For All is Full of Hell.
Table of Contents
Trefoil is the Grail of Perdition by Sebastian Montesi
The Kings of Cobweb and Dandelion by Colin Insole
Feast of Fire by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel
Ghost of a Flea by Rhys Hughes
Shadow of Horror risen in Eternity by Stephan Friedman
Great, Pale World by D.P. Watt
Horrox by Andrew Condous
The Secret Wound in Life by Joseph Dawson
Torso in the Shadow by Adam S. Cantwell
Burnt the Fire of Thine Eyes by Oliver Smith
King Mob by Philip Fracassi
La Fleur Infernale by Leopold Nacht
I Want! I Want! by Henry Jovial
Christian Singles by Thomas Phillips
Wollstonecraft by Karim Ghahwagi
The Golden Mile by John Howard
Nocturnal Gardens by Ramon Lasalle
The Living Rapture by Jonathan Wood
Synarchy of Molten Bones by Deathspell Omega