Author Archives: john-houlihan

New Story: The Piercer of the Veils

What a delight to hear the delicate thunk of package on doormat, heralding the advent of the new Innsmouth Gold anthology When Shadows Creep. Compiled and edited by Innsmouth Gold himself, the esteemed Rob Poyton, this brand new compendium features nine Lovecraftian tales based in London from a range of authors including B Harlan Crawford, […]

True Detective Season 1 with IBL

Just a short post to let you know about a recent chat I had with those splendid chaps from the Innsmouth Book Club, Rob Poyton and Tim Mendees. Herein, we’re dissecting True Detective Season One. It’s not only one of the best supernatural shows, but also one of the best TV shows of the past […]

The Pickman Papers

Huzzah, the Pickman Papers has launched! This splendid anthology of Dickensian-Lovecraftian crossover tales from the estimable Innsmouth Gold is finally out and ready to order in paperback, with the e-book following in hot pursuit. It’s always a pleasure to find oneself in the august company of the Innsmouth Writing Circle again and this particular compilation […]

Venom, Vengeance and Victory: The Serpent and the Sands

Today sees the pre-order launch of The Serpent and The Sands, a combined guide to North Africa and 10-part TTRPG campaign for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20. It’s been nearly 18 months in the making and I did the narrative design and direction and led the creative side of the book, as well as writing the first […]

Innsmouth Book Club: Tolkien Talk

Innsmouth isn’t traditionally the most welcoming of places, but I’m kind of known there now, so they let me walk abroad once in a while, without being dragged down to the murky depths. The Esoteric Order of Dagon don’t do a very good cup of tea, but the sushi’s excellent, if you like that kind […]

Interview with Fluff n’ Crunch

Occasionally, I get a chance to emerge from my writing, game designing and narrative bunker and come blinking into the light for a chat with some interesting people. Check out the Interview here. Fluff n’ Crunch are a splendid set of chaps who do deep dives into games design and narrative, especially in Modiphius’s 2d20 […]

The Musketeers versus Cthulhu

Publication day and always a joy to see a new story going into print. Today’s comes in the form of an excellent new anthology entitled The Musketeers Versus Cthulhu in the Court of King Louis from the estimable Black Ink Fiction, which is now available in print and on Kindle in the UK and US. […]

Corridors

Author copies of the fantastic new anthology, Corridors, by Innsmouth Gold have dropped through my letterbox this morning and the compilation, which is based on the King in Yellow mythos of Robert W Chambers, features some fantastic stories from the renowned Innsmouth Writing Circle. It’s available now in print or ebook direct from the Innsmouth […]

Constellation nominated for a BSFA award

No matter what anyone tells you, it’s always splendid to be nominated for an award and with the British Science Fiction Association’s annual list just published, I was delighted to see that The Constellation of Alarion has made the longlist for Best Short Fiction for 2021. Of course, it would be amazing to win, but […]

Vital Signals/Future Plans

It’s probably a bit late now to wish everyone a happy new year, so all I’ll say is, welcome to 2022, let’s hope it doesn’t suck as much as its immediate predecessors. It’s started off on a good note for me at least, as I’ve just received my author’s copy of Vital Signals, a brand […]