Joseph S. Pulver

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Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (born 1955 Schenectady, New York) is an author and poet, much of whose work falls within the horror fiction, noir fiction / hardboiled, and dark fantasy genres. He lives in Germany.

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Work as author

Pulver started his publishing career in the early 1990s with a number of short stories published in various small press magazines, foremost among them Robert M. Price’s Crypt of Cthulhu. His tales cover subjects ranging from Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos and Robert W. Chambers’ "King in Yellow."

Pulver’s professional debut came with the publication of his Lovecraftian novel, "Nightmare’s Disciple".

In addition to various American small press magazines, Pulver’s work has been featured in numerous anthologies in the USA, UK, France, and Japan. Some of these anthologies include: "Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror", "The Tindalos Mythos", "Spawn of the Green Abyss", "The Book of Eibon", Lin Carter’s "Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth", and "Rehearsals For Oblivion".

Nearly two dozen short works of his have been translated into French and Japanese.

Work as editor

Pulver has also been the editor of Midnight Shambler and Tales of Lovecraftian Horror. He was also the co-editor for Crypt of Cthulhu, published by Mythos Books LLC working alongside Robert M. Price, Michael Cisco and David Wynn. Crypt of Cthulhu also published several poems and short stories by Joseph S. Pulver.

He has also edited collections by Ann K. Schwader (The Worms Remember) and John B. Ford (Dark Shadows On the Moon).

  • A Season In Carcosa (editor) - an anthology of new tales based on Robert W. Chambers´ "King In Yellow" tales
  • The Grimscribe's Puppet's (editor) - a collection of newly written tales in tribute to and based upon Thomas Ligotti
  • The Aklonomicon (as co-editor) - Word & ART & the fragments of a certain madneSS ...
  • "Crypt of Cthulhu" (co-editor)
  • "Midnight Shambler" (editor)
  • "Tales of Lovecraftian Horror" (editor)


  • John B. Ford: Dark Shadows On the Moon
  • Ann K. Schwader: The Worms Remember

Bibliography

Novels

Collections

Anthologies

  • "... Hungry ... Rats" in Spawn of the Green Abyss, edited by S.T. Joshi, Mythos Books 2011
  • "A Line of Questions" in Rehearsals for Oblivion Act I, edited by Peter Worthy, Dimension Books 2006
  • "A Spider in the Distance" in Studies in the Fantastic No.1, edited by S.T. Joshi University of Tampa Press 2008
  • "But It's A Long Dark Road" in The Tindalos Cycle, edited by Robert M. Price, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Engravings" in Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, edited by S.T. Joshi PS Publishing 2010
  • "Icarus above" in Nemonymous: Null Immortalis, edited by Des Lewis, Megazanthus Press 2010
  • "Just Another Desert Night With Blood" in The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 3, edited by Ellen Datlow, Nightshade Books, 2011
  • "No Healing Prayers" in Dead But Dreaming 2, edited by Kevin Ross, Miskatonic River Press, 2011
  • "Scarlet Obeisance" in The Tindalos Cycle, edited by Robert M. Price, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "The Adoration of the Black Flame" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "The Black Litany of Nug & Yeb" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "The Door in the House of the Never Slumbering Demon" in Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak Supernatural Sleuth, Marietta Publishing 2002
  • "The Door to the World" in Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard, edited by Robert M. Price Chaosium 2001 [with Robert E. Howard]
  • "The Exorcism of Iagsat" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "The Exorcism of Iagsat (1st version)", in Lost Worlds of Space and Time edited by Steve Lines, Rainfall Books 2004
  • "The Fevered Brain (co-authored with John B. Ford)" in The Evil Entwines, edited by John B. Ford, Rainfall Books 2005
  • "The Forgotten Ritual of Mnar" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "The Forgotten Ritual of Mnar" in Lost Worlds of Space and Time edited by Steve Lines, Rainfall Books 2004
  • "The Grey Rite of Azathoth" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "The Kynothrabian Dirge" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "The Last Few Nights In A Life Of Frost" in The Weird Fiction Review No.1, edited by S.T. Joshi, 2010
  • "The Nightmusic of Oakdeene" in Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Cthulhu's Creatures, edited by Steve Lines and John B. Ford, Rainfall Books and JNJ Publications 2007
  • "The Ritual of the Outer Void" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "To Call Forth Tsathoggua To Smithe Thy Enemy" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "To Summon and Instruct Zhogtk, the Emanation of Yoth" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "To Walk Free Amongst the Harms of Zin" in The Book of Eibon, edited by Robert M. Price, Chaosium 2002
  • "Zarnak's Guest" in Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak Supernatural Sleuth, Marietta Publishing 2002

Audio

  • "The Black Litany of Nug & Yeb" (read by Robert M. Price) on Strange Aeons, Stormclouds 2001
  • "The Stormclouds of Their Return" (read by Joseph S. Pulver) on Strange Aeons, Stormclouds 2001

Chapbooks

  • "Orchard Fruit" in E'CH PI EL, Rainfall Books 2007
  • "The Ebb of Reason" in The Yellow Sign No.2, Rainfall Books 2007
  • "The Guard Command" in The Nightmusic of Oakdeene & Others, Rainfall Books 2006
  • "The Songs Cassilda Shall Sing, Where Flap the Tatters of the King" in The Yellow Sign No.1, Rainfall Books 2006

eBooks

  • Blood Will Have Its Season, Speaking Volumes 2011
  • Nightmare's Disciple, Speaking Volumes 2011

Magazines

  • "A Line of Questions" in "Tales of Lovecraftian Horror" No.11
  • "A Line of Questions" in "Terror Tales" No.1
  • "After Reading C'cyss-Khohe's "The Night of the Night"" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.100
  • "After the Wheel is Turned" in "Cthulhu Codex" No.16
  • "Aubade in a Graveyard" in "Penny Dreadful" No.14
  • "Bloom by the Beach" in "Patricide" No.2
  • "Bloom spends His Night At The Window" in "Patricide" No.2
  • "But Not For Me (With Laurence Amiotte)" in "Strange Aeons Magazine" No.4
  • "Chasing Shadows" in "Al-Azif" No.2, March/April 1998
  • "Chasing Shadows" in "Nightscapes" No.8
  • "Door in the House of Never Slumbering Demons" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.104
  • "Even Night" in "Songs of Innocence" No.4
  • "Forgotten Ritual of Mnar (first version, prose)" in "Cthulhu Cultus" No.12
  • "Hungers" in "Cthulhu Cultus" No.6
  • "I, like the Coyote" in "dreams and nightmares" No.58
  • "I once possessed a fragile blue vase" in "Penny Dreadful" No.14
  • "In ruin's chapel" in "Penny Dreadful" No. 14
  • "In the Devil's Garden" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.106
  • "In This Desert Even The Air Burns" in "Strange Aeons Magazine" No.3
  • "Litany for the Deliverance of our Holy Mother, Ut'ulls-Hi'ehr" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.105
  • "Lovecraft's Sentence" in "Midnight shambler" No.5
  • "Mythos Rhyme #1 (HPL)" in "Cthulhu Cultus" No.11
  • "Mythos Rhyme #4 (Chaugnar Faugn)" in "Cthulhu Cultus" No.12
  • "Orchard Fruit" in "Strange Aeons Magazine" No.1
  • "Orchard Fruit" in "Tales of Lovecraftian Horror" No.11
  • "Scarlet Obeisanc" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.106
  • "Scarlet Obeisance" in "Nightscapes" No.12
  • "The Black Litany of Nug & Yeb" (uncorrected) in "Nightscapes" No.7
  • "The Black Rite of Yaddith" in "Nightscapes" No.7
  • "The Delirium of a Worm-Wizard" in "Nightscapes" No.12
  • "The Ebb of Reason" in "Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex" No.17
  • "The Ebb of Reason" in "Terror Tales" No.1
  • "The Exorcism of Iagsat" (2nd spell version) in "Nightscapes" No.7
  • "The Exorcism of Iagsat" (1st version prose) in "Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex" No.17
  • "The Faces of She" in "Al-Azif" No.4
  • "The Forgotten Ritual of Mnar" (1st version prose) in "Chronicles of the Cthulhu Codex" No.17
  • "The Guard Command" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.99
  • "The Mummer's Dance" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.104
  • "The Night Music of Oakdeene" in "Al-Azif" No.3, May/June 1998
  • "The Night Music of Oakdeene" in "Nightscapes" No.12
  • "The Void World" on the "Terror Tales web presence"
  • "Tonight All The Sleeping Sentinels Will Be Born" in "Whispers from the Shattered Forum" No.4
  • "Twilight Sonatas" in "Songs of Innocence" No.04
  • "Untitled Poem for Robert M. Price" in "Terror Tales" No.1
  • "Watching Faye" in "Cthulhu Cultus" No.6
  • "Waterlilies" in "frission" No.18
  • "When Silence is all" in "Crypt of Cthulhu" No.107
  • "When the Eye of Pandora's Mask screams" in "Patricide" No.3

Reviews

  • Closed on Account on Rabies (Review of CD) in Parts No.15

Translated works

En compaignie du Roi en jaune Aug ‘99:

  • "A Line of Questions" (in French as "Une file ge questions" — translated by C. Thill)
  • "Once My Beloved" (in French as "A mon bien-aime" — translated by C. Thill)
  • "The Faces of She" (in French as "Les visages d-Elle" — translated by C. Thill)

The Book of Eibon edited by Robert M. Price [Notssuo Press Japan] 2008 [translation into Japanese]

  • "The Adoration of the Black Flame"
  • "The Black Litany of Nug & Yeb"
  • "The Black Rite of Yaddith"
  • "The Exorcism of Iagsat"
  • "The Forgotten Ritual of Mnar"
  • "The Grey Rite of Azathoth"
  • "The Kynothrabian Dirge"
  • "The Ritual of the Outer Void"
  • "To Call Forth Tsathoggua To Smite Thy Enemy"
  • "To Summon and Instruct Zhogtk, the Emanation of Yoth"
  • "To Walk Free Among the Harms of Zin"

Stories

  • "8's & Aces" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "a certain Mr. Hopfrog, Esq., Nightwalker" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "A Night of Moon and Blood, Then Holstenwall" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "A One-Way Fare" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "A Spider in the Distance in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "After Death" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "After Reading Michaux's "In the Land of Magic"" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Ain't No Love on the Street" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "An American Tango Ending in Madness" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "An Engagement of Hearts" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "An Event Without Knives or Rope" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "An Orange Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "And She Walks Into The Room . . ." in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "As the Sun Still Burns Away" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Blood Will Have Its Season" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Blow Wind Blow" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "But The Day Is A Tomb of Claws" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Caligari, Again" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Carl Lee and Cassilda" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Chasing Shadows" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Choosing" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Crow in Trick Town" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Dead Ends and Empties" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Dead 'Round Here Tonight" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Devil's Got the Walkin' Blues" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Dogs Begin to Bark All Over My Neighborhood" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Don't Look Back" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Engravings" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Epilogue for Two Voices" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Erendira" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Even Night" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "First There Is A Mountain . . . Then" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Forever Changes" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Funeral in a Hate Field" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Good Night And Good Luck" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Hello Is A Yellow Kiss" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "huddled in rags in a Kingsport alley . . . " in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "I, like the Coyote" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "I Often Dream of Words" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "in front of an empty house in dead city" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "In the White Walls of Silence" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "In This Desert Even The Air Burns" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "In This Desert Even The Air Burns" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Just Another Desert Night with Blood" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Kynothrabian Dirge" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Last Year in Carcosa" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Line of Questions" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Lonesome Separate Ways" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Long is the way and hard . . ." in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Long-Stemmed Ghost Words" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Love Her Madly" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Lovecraft's Sentence" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Midnight on a Dead End Street in Noir City" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Mother Stands for Comfort" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "mr wind sits" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "No Exit Sign" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "One Side's Ice, One's Fire" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Orchard Fruit" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "PAIN" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Patti Smith, Lovecraft & I" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Perfect Grace" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "PITCH nothing" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "Rendezvous Under Shadow Bridge" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Saint Nicholas Hall" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Scarlet Obeisance" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Sharp Fangs + Blood = Murder" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "She's Waiting . . ." in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Silent No Longer" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Stone Cold Fever" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Black Litany of Nug and Yeb" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Collector And The Hand Puppet" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Corridor" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Delirium of a Worm-Wizard" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "The Exorcism of Iagsat" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "The Faces Of She" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Last Few Nights in a Life of Frost" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "The Last Twenty Miles of Wandering Again" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "The Maiden of the Pines" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "The Master and Margeritha" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Night Music of Oakdeene" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Only Thing We Have To Fear . . ." in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Prisoner" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Songs Cassilda Shall Sing, Where Flap the Tatters of the King" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "The Walking Man Walks" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "To Live and Die in Arkham" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Under The Mask Another Mask" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "W a t e r l i l i e s" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009
  • "When the Deal Goes Down" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "When the Moon Comes to Call" in SIN & ashes, Hippocampus Press 2010
  • "Yvrain's Black Dance" in Blood Will Have Its Season, Hippocampus Press 2009

Coming soon

Novels:

  • Blood Will Have Its Season, Speaking Volumes 2011 (eBook) - published in March 2011
  • Nightmare's Disciple, Speaking Volumes 2011 (eBook) - published in March 2011
  • Nightmare's Disciple, Speaking Volumes 2011 (TPB) - to be published in March / April 2011

Stories:

  • 4 "tExts" for Mike Dubisch art in AKLONOMICON, edited by Ivan McCann (co-edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
  • "A Hand At The Door" in "Patricide" No.3
  • "A Meeting On The Trail to Hot Iron" in "Lovecraft eZine" - to be published in April 2011
  • "kristamas as an exhibition” in AKLONOMICON, edited by Ivan McCann (co-edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
  • "Never Call Anubis Loki’s Robots Cheap-Shit" w/ Garrett Cook and Jordan Krall in AKLONOMICON, edited by Ivan McCann (co-edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
  • NIGHT BEGETS, edited by Sarah L. Covert, Double Feature Press 2011
  • "No Healing Prayers" in Dead But Dreaming 2, edited by Kevin Ross, Miskatonic River Press 2011
  • "Poem" w/ Nova Rupertus in AKLONOMICON, edited by Ivan McCann (co-edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
  • "Reprieve Eve No. 33" [anthology title and ToC to come]
  • several "tExts" in Black Velvet Necronomicon: Curse Book by Mike Dubisch
  • "tExt" for Ann S. Koi art in AKLONOMICON, edited by Ivan McCann (co-edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
  • "The Corpse-eating Cult of Leng" in The Secret Heart of Asia, edited by Robert M. Price
  • "the guilt of each… at the end" in Urban Cthulhu: Nightmare Cities, edited by Henrik Harksen
  • "The Second Wave Of Fear" in Beyond the Mountains of Madness, edited by Robert M. Price
  • "TIME . . . and FOREVER" w/ Tara Vanflower in AKLONOMICON , edited by Ivan McCann (co-edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
  • "When the Eye of Pandora's Mask screams" in "Patricide" No.3


From the Editor's desk:

  • A Season In Carcosa (editor) - an anthology of new tales based on Robert W. Chambers' "King In Yellow" tales
  • The Grimscribe's Puppet's (editor) - a collection of newly written tales in tribute to and based upon Thomas Ligotti
  • The Aklonomicon (as co-editor) - Word & ART & the fragments of a certain madneSS ...

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