“What will you discover when you meet this gallery of fools and villains and dreamers?”
—Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
The Necronomicon. For centuries, scholars of the occult have sought out the darkly fabled tome, hoping to gain insight into the secret workings of the universe—or unbridled power. Instead, the book rewards their pursuit with madness and devastation.
Under the guidance of Shirley Jackson Award-winning editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., The Leaves of a Necronomicon traces the impact of a single copy of the mysterious work on its owners and those around them as it passes from hand to hand across the decades.
The history is told in braided novel form, with chapters contributed by a gathering of outstanding horror and dark fantasy authors, including S. P. Miskowski, Michael Cisco, Damien Angelica Walters, Nick Mamatas, Anna Tambour, and Jeffrey Thomas.
Table of Contents
Introduction: From Hand to Hand . . . to Hand— by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Chapter 1: The Bookmaker by Nate Pedersen
Chapter 2: The Collector of Rare Editions by Donald Tyson
Chapter 3: Down to a Sunless Sea by Allyson Bird
Chapter 4: Dawn Watch by Daniel Mills
Chapter 5: Liquor City by Nick Mamatas
Interlude: In Waves by S. P. Miskowski
Chapter 6: Eyes on Fire by Cody Goodfellow
Chapter 7: Horrors Worse than Hell by Robert M. Price
Chapter 8: Laying the Words by Don Webb
Interlude: Mysteries Don’t Sleep by Anna Tambour
Chapter 9: The Sun Saw by Mike Allen
Chapter 10: American Ghost by John Claude Smith
Chapter 11: Flickering I Roam by E. Catherine Tobler
Chapter 12: Sewn into Pieces, Stitched into Place by Damien Angelica Walters
Chapter 13: Too Many Pages by Simon Strantzas
Chapter 14: 11:00 by Nikki Guerlain
Chapter 15: Void Kiss by Michael Cisco
Interlude: Letter Found Sitting atop a Rare Old Handbook of Dark Portent by Anna Tambour
Chapter 16: And I Watered It in Fears by Sunny Moraine
Chapter 17: Miles and Kathrine at the Crimson by Michael Griffin
Chapter 18: Passages for the Dying and the Dead by S. P. Miskowski
Chapter 19: Ménage à Trois by Ross E. Lockhart
Chapter 20: The Persuader by Jeffrey Thomas
Afterword: Over the Moon by Anna Tambour
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