Cthulhu Mythos Works of the 1980s & 1990s by David Barker

After the Lovecraft Film Festival, I got to thinking about the horror stories and prose poems I’d written back in the 1980s and 90s and wondering just how many of them could — by any stretch of the imagination — be called “Lovecraftian” or, more specifically, “Cthulhu Mythos” stories.  My guess was that I wrote perhaps 5 or 6 Lovecraftian stories, of which maybe 2 or 3 were Mythos pieces that referenced Lovecraft’s pantheon of supernatural deities.  The magazines that published some of these stories are packed away, and I haven’t looked at them in years, in most cases since they were issued.  It’s been long enough that I have forgotten exactly what I wrote and published in this niche area of horror lit.  Anyway, I was looking through some old files on my computer this morning and found a fairly detailed list of all my Cthulhu Mythos work that I compiled in the late 1990s for a website.  I thought, just for the record, I’d post that list here so that it exists someplace other than on my hard drive.  Now that I see how many stories and prose poems I’ve written that fit into the Mythos category, I might make up a small collection of  ten or so of the best pieces for publication in book form.  But that’s for later.  Right now, here’s the list, for what it’s worth, and that may not be much.

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David Barker
Cthulhu Mythos Work

“Diary Found in the Ruins of the Senator Hotel” story written 1987.  Unpublished.  4,100 words.

“He Came Into the Cities” prose poem written 1987.  Published in My Restless Soul (no #) 1989.  reprinted in Cosmic Visions e-zine (issue/date unknown).  380 words.

“The Leering Surf” story written 1988. Published in Deathrealm, #9, Summer 1989. 2,500 words.

“Out of Western Skies” prose poem written 1988.  Published in Virgin Meat, #8, May 1989.  Possibly reprinted in Cosmic Visions e-zine (# and date unknown).  170 words.

“Cosmic Octopi” story fragment written 1988.  Unpublished.  2,600 words.

Mythos monster drawing made 1988.  Published on front cover of Midnight Shambler # 1, February 1988.

“Gibberings from the Editor” editorial written 1988.  Published in Midnight Shambler # 2, Special Lovecraftian Issue, May 1988.  350 words.

Illustration for “The Screaming Stones” by Ralph E. Vaughan, drawn 1988.  Published in Midnight Shambler # 2, Special Lovecraftian Issue, May 1988.

“The Book of Buzzing” prose poem written 1989.  Published in The Blizzard Rambler (no #), Summer 1989. 200 words.

“None of the Dogs Survived” experimental composition of text from At The Mountains of Madness, using cut-up technique, created in 1989. Unpublished. 1,400 words.

“Temple of the Flame” prose poem written 1989.  Published in Cosmic Visions e-zine (# and date unknown).  220 words.

“The Abyss Beyond the Rim of the World” prose poem written 1989.  Published in The Blizzard Rambler, (no #), Summer 1989.  Possibly reprinted in Cosmic Visions e-zine (# and date unknown).  170 words.

“Washed Up” story written late 1980s.  Unpublished. 2,100 words.

“About the Lovecrafter” editorial written 1990.  Published in The Lovecrafter — 100th Anniversary Issue, 1990.  400 words.

“The Eldritch Century” essay written 1990.  Published in The Lovecrafter — 100th Anniversary Issue, 1990.  1600 words.

Portrait of Lovecraft drawn 1990.  Published on front cover of The Lovecrafter — 100th Anniversary Issue, 1990.

“Junk From Sluggish” poem written 1990.  Unpublished.  65 lines.

“The Horror in the Library” prose poem written 1991. Published in Ye Olde Lemurian, #11, September 1995.  400 words.

“The Recluse” story written 1992.  Revised 1992 and 1993.  Published in Cthulhu Codex, vol. 6 (no date).  Reprint in Cosmic Visions e-zine, #6, January 1997.  4,000 words.

“A Blessed Death” prose poem written 1993.  published in Black Lotus, vol. 1, # 3, 1993.  140 words.

“An Eldritch City, Horrible with Antiquity” prose poem written 1993.  Possibly first published in Black Lotus (# and date unknown).  Published in Mythos Tales & Others, #1, 1996.  180 words.

“Beyond the Forbidden Gates”  In progress story fragment begun 1995.  2,000 words.

“The Stone of Ubbo Sathla” story written 1996.  Published in Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, # 5, Eastertide 1997.  1,400 words.

Cthulhu drawing made 1996.  Published in Midnight Shambler, # 3, July 1996.

Cthulhu drawing made 1996.  Published in Midnight Shambler, # 4, November 1996.

“Ye Great Race of Yith” drawing made 1996.  Published in Midnight Shambler, # 7, Hallowmas 1997.

ADDITIONS 4/7/98:

From 1990 through 1995, I edited and wrote most of the contents of “Ye Olde Lemurian”, a Lovecraftian fanzine which included Cthulhu Mythos items.  My Mythos credits from Lemurian are as follows:

Mythos monster drawing made 1990.  Published on front cover of The Lemurian, # 1, 1990.

“Duane Rimel Revival” article written 1990.  Published in The Lemurian, # 1, 1990.  1,050 words.

“The Book of Buzzing” prose poem.  Reprinted in The Lemurian, # 1, 1990.

“Necronomicon Notes” article in The Lemurian # 2, 1990.  1,120 words.

The Abyss Beyond the Rim of the World” prose poem.  Reprinted in The Lemurian # 2, 1990.

“Out of Western Skies” prose poem.  Reprinted in The Lemurian # 2, 1990.

“Necronomicon Notes” article written 1990.  Published in The Lemurian # 3, 1990.  650 words.

“Enigmatic Innsmouth Dream” dream narrative written 1990.  Published in The Lemurian # 3, 1990.  160 words.

“Necronomicon Notes” article written 1991.  Published in The Lemurian # 4, 1991.  1,000 words.

“Tales From Sesqua Valley” book review written 1991.  Published in The Lemurian # 4, 1991.  160 words.

Illustration for Ann K. Schwader’s poem “The Companion” drawn 1991.  Published on front cover of The Companion and Others, issued as The Lemurian # 4 1/2, 1991.

Portrait of HPL as The Mad Arab, drawn 1991.  Published on front cover of Ye Lemurian # 5, 1991.

“Necronomicon Notes” article written 1991.  Published in Ye Lemurian # 5, 1991.  700 words.

“HPL Special Issue” review of Eldritch Tales # 24, written 1991.  Published in Ye Lemurian # 5, 1991.  225 words.

“Dreams of Yith” book review written 1991.  Published in Ye Lemurian # 5, 1991.  350 words.

“More Good Lovecraft Stuff” magazine reviews written 1991.  Published in Ye Lemurian # 5, 1991.  200 words.

Miskatonic drawn 1992.  Published on front cover of “Stargazing Along the Miskatonic” poems by Ann K. Schwader, issued as Ye Lemurian # 6, May 1992.

“Eldritch Readings”  fanzine reviews written 1992.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 7, 1992.  1,250 words.

“Duane Rimel’s Condition” article written 1992.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 7, 1992.  330 words.

Mythos Library drawn 1993.  Published on front cover of Ye Olde Lemurian # 8, 1992.

“From The Whispering of The Wasps” pseudofactual book excerpt , written 1992.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 8, 1992.  50 words.

“Gibberings from the Editor” editorial written 1992.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 8, 1992.  470 words.

“Necronomicon Notes” article written 1992.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 8, 1992.  2,750 words.

“Random Notes to Fill the Page” article written 1992.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 8, 1992.  200 words.

HPL as The Sphinx, drawn 1993.  Published on front cover of Ech-Pi-El’s Aegypt by Ann K. Schwader, issued as Ye Olde Lemurian # 9, 1993.

“Of Lovecraft & Egypt & Ann K. Schwader”  Article written 1993.  Published in Ech-Pi-El’s Aegypt by Ann K. Schwader, issued as Ye Olde Lemurian # 9, 1993.

“Necronomicon Notes” article written 1994.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 10, 1994.  360 words.

“Horror Video Notes” film review written 1994.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 10, 1994.  240 words.

“Poem” written 1994.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 10, 1994.  6 lines.

Untitled review of The Cthulhu Codex # 6 written 1995.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 11, 1995.  150 words.

“The Horror in the Library” prose poem written 1991. Published in Ye Olde Lemurian, #11, September 1995.  400 words.  (Already listed above; included here for sake of completeness).

“Important Lovecraft MS Found” article written 1995.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 11, 1995.  280 words.

“Necronomicon Notes” article written 1995.  Published in Ye Olde Lemurian # 11, 1995.  720 words.

“Ye Olde Lemurian” (# 12) column written 1996.  Published in Midnight Shambler # 3, July 1996.  2,600 words.

“Ye Olde Lemurian” (#13) column written 1996.  Published in Midnight Shambler # 4, November 1996.  2,080 words.

“Ye Olde Lemurian” (#14) column written 1996.  Published in Midnight Shambler # 6, Lammas 1997.  2,080 words.

“Ye Olde Lemurian” (#15) column written 1997.  Published in Midnight Shambler # 7, Hallowmas 1997.  3,550 words.

“Ye Olde Lemurian” (#16) column written 1998.  Unpublished. 2,130 words.

“Ye Olde Lemurian” (#17) column in progress.  Unpublished.

Still to be researched:

Dream narratives in Dream Scene – various issues

Revised 4/7/98

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About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on Shoggoth.net. He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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