The Montauk Club is pleased to announce an evening celebrating H. P. Lovecraft, with readings from Lovecraft Unbound, edited by Ellen Datlow and published by Dark Horse. The reading will take place at 8 PM, January 15, 2010, in the historic 120 year-old Ballroom at the Montauk Club, 25 Eighth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn (adjacent to Grand Army Plaza).
The ticket price is free to club members and $5 for non-members; drink tickets for cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased. There will be a social hour for attendees and participating authors after the reading. Seating is limited: please RSVP by January 14, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthology editor Ellen Datlow will introduce each of the four contributors from Lovecraft Unbound who will be reading from their stories, which are inspired by Lovecraft’s fiction. A pioneer of weird literature in the early 1900s, Lovecraft is best known for his development of the Cthulhu Mythos, a mixture of mythology and science-fiction tropes that explore other dimensions and the place of man in a hostile universe.
Ellen Datlow has been editing short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twenty-five years. She is editor or co-editor of a large number of award-winning original anthologies; most recently The Best Horror of the Year Volume One, The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Inferno, The Coyote Road, and Troll’s Eye View (with Terri Windling).
She has won multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy, Locus, Hugo, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and Stoker Awards. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”
Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the story collection Fugue State and the novel Last Days. His novel The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award and was among Time Out New York’s top books of 2006. Other books include The Wavering Knife (winner of the IHG Award for best story collection) and the tie-in novel Aliens: No Exit. He has received an O. Henry Prize as well as an NEA fellowship. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University’s Creative Writing Program.
Michael Cisco is the author of four published novels: The Divinity Student, The Tyrant, The San Veneficio Canon, and The Traitor, as well as a collection of stories entitled Secret Hours. His short fiction has appeared in The Book of Eibon, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Leviathan III, Leviathan IV, Album Zutique, Phantom, and Dark Wings. He is the recipient of the International Horror Writers Guild award for best first novel of 1999. Michael Cisco currently lives and teaches in New York. His website is: www.prostheticlibido.org.
Richard Bowes has written five novels, the most recent of which is the Nebula Award nominated From the Files of the Time Rangers. His most recent short fiction collection is Streetcar Dreams And Other Midnight Fancies from PS Publications. He has won the World Fantasy, Lambda, International Horror Guild, and Million Writers Awards.
Caitlín R. Kiernan is the author of eight novels, including the award-winning Silk and Threshold, along with Low Red Moon, Daughter of Hounds, and, most recently, The Red Tree. Her short fiction has been collected in Tales of Pain and Wonder; From Weird and Distant Shores; To Charles Fort, With Love; Alabaster; and A is for Alien. Two volumes of her erotica have been released — Frog Toes and Tentacles and Tales from the Woeful Platypus — with a third volume, Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart, due out in 2010.
The Montauk Club is a historic landmark in Park Slope, Brooklyn, designed by architect Francis H. Kimball in a unique combination of Venetian Gothic and Native American motifs. Its splendid interiors are host to a diverse number of cultural programs, including readings, art shows, lectures and symposiums. We are glad to host this evening of some of America’s finest fantasy authors in homage to an unclassifiable master of the weird, H. P. Lovecraft. We hope you can join us!