This week, Pastor Martin faces deep trouble in Darkest Africa. Carter Ward meets Intelligence Captain Illara on Eros. An Irishman’s Jeep breaks down in the Lake District, with shocking consequences. There’s trouble afoot in mine country. And a sceptic is bewildered by strange manifestations following on from the death of his uncle.
In A Story of the Days to Come, we go underneath the city.  We’re back in Africa for our next story, Robert E Howard’s Temptress of the Tower of Torture and Sin. The Nautilus crosses the Mediterranean. And in the Witch Wood, David Semphill learns that black magic is not the only kind.
—Gavin Chappell

PS. Last week’s contributor Douglas J. Ogurek will be editing an “unsplatterpunk” anthology. You’ll find his submissions call at: http://bit.ly/TQF-Unsplatterpunk-Submissions
PPS. And check out our Horrified Press competition!

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Swords against Cthulhu II: Hyperborean Nights

In the eldritch writings of Ec’h-Pi-El we learn that the land of Lomar, first chronicled by that aeons-dead author, lay contiguous in time and space to Ancient Hyperborea, sinister kingdom of the North described in the story-cycles of the prophet Klarkash-Ton. Twin lands beyond the Arctic Circle, home to a cyclopean civilisation long ground to dust by the advancing glaciers, they flourished in blasphemously, inconceivably ancient days when Atlantis and Lemuria and Hyboria were but a dream…
Within the jungles of immemorial Commoriom the cult of Tsathoggua rear temples to that bat-like furry toad god from another planet. Tsathoggua was first worshipped by the subterranean Voormis that lurk beneath the peak of Mount Voormithadreth in the Eiglophian Mountains, whence nobles from the city of Uzuldaroum hunt the last remaining dinosaurs. The Voormis themselves displaced the cannibalistic Gnophkehs, who lived in the land of Polarion until the people of Zobna moved south in retreat from the ice sheets to settle in the land of Lomar. Here the descendants of the Zobnarians dwell around many-templed Olathoë until the coming of the squat, yellowish Inutos. And amidst all this conflict, over all the lands of Lomar and Hyperborea hangs the apocalyptic threat prophesied by the White Sybil of Polarion: the inevitable descent of the polar ice that, in these latter ages, conceals the ruins of both civilisations from the eyes of all but the most deranged occultists.
Against this background of savage tribes and more savage gods dwell sorcerers, warriors, rogues and thieves, whose adventures will be chronicled by the spiritual heirs of Ec’h-Pi-El and Klarkash-Ton in Rogue Planet Press’ new anthology, Swords against Cthulhu II: Hyperborean Nights. Thrilling tales of sword and sorcery (up to 6,000 wds) set in Lovecraft’s Lomar and Clark Ashton Smith’s Hyperborea will be welcome in this sequel to the popular Swords against Cthulhu. Send all submissions to editor@schlock.co.uk

Clark Ashton Smith’s stories are available to read at: http://www.eldritchdark.com/
HP Lovecraft can be read online at: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/fiction/

—Gavin Chappell.

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