Stranger Aeons

The Domain of Horror Writer Glynn Owen Barrass

Hello and welcome to my web-page, here you will find information about myself, my writing, and my editing projects. Below you can read the most recent news regarding my fiction appearances.

I began my writing career in late 2006, my major inspirations being the writer H.P. Lovecraft and other weird fiction authors. My major writing output is Cthulhu Mythos fiction, horror, cyberpunk and some fantasy. I have written over a 150 short stories, many of which have been published in England, America, Japan and France. As well as writing, I edit fiction anthologies and write material for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. I can be contacted by email here.

31st August 2017

I am proud to announce that Night Land Quarterly 10, a Japanese language magazine, will introduce my Cassandra Bane character to Japanese readers with her inaugural story 'Found Footage.'

It features stories by:

Glynn Owen Barrass: "Found Footage"
Caitlin R. Kiernan: Apokatastasis"
Alan Baxter: "Not the Worst of Sins"
Henry S Whitehead: "The Shut Room"
Kim Newman: "Just Like Eddy" 
Seabury Quinn: "The Curse of Everard Maundy"

http://athird.cart.fc2.com/?ca=8



28th August 2017

Chaosium wins seven Gold and three Silver
at the 2017 ENnies!



Here they are, including our award for Doors To Darkness:

Best Cover Art - Call of Cthulhu Investigators Handbook = GOLD
Best Interior Art - S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors = SILVER
Best Cartography - Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack = GOLD
Best Production Values - Call of Cthulhu 7th ed slipcase set = GOLD
Best Aid/Accessory - Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack = GOLD
Best RPG-related Product - Call of Cthulhu - The Colouring Book = GOLD
Best Adversary/Monster - S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors = GOLD
Best Adventure - Doors to Darkness = SILVER
Best Supplement - Pulp Cthulhu = GOLD
Fan Favourite Publisher - Chaosium = SILVER

12th August 2017

Available now!

The Stars at my Door: Volume 5 (Short Sharp Shocks)

Published by April Moon Books.

https://www.aprilmoonbooks.com/the-stars-at-my-door

 Also includes ‘Cylinder B-57’ my Cthulhu Mythos story set on Mars, and the wild days of its early colonisation.

 Edited by George Ilett Anderson and Neil Baker


Take your gravity pill and strap yourself in! We are blasting off with 15 original science fiction stories from some of the planet’s most entertaining authors.

Includes stories by:

William Meikle

David Conyers

Christine Morgan

R. Allen Leider

David Longshore

Patrick Loveland

Konstantine Paradias

Bockerah Brumley

John S. Barker

John McCallum Swain

Doug Blakeslee

D.A. Madigan

Daniel Marc Chant

John Linwood Grant

And

Glynn Owen Barrass 

24th July 2017

Available today from Rainfall Books! Strange Sorcery #23, July 2017 issue, contains two of my stories: "Akane's Folly," and "The City of Pestilence," two connected tales of Dark Fantasy. Edited by Steve Lines and John B. Ford.

http://www.rainfallsite.com/Chapbooks15.html

20th June 2017

Through a Mythos Darkly [hardcover] edited by Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons

 Available now from PS Publishing!

 

SYNOPSIS

In this Cthulhu Mythos inspired anthology, editors Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons invited their authors to ‘Take a steampunk world, fill it with giant steam powered robots, and have them herding shoggoths for the ‘betterment’ of mankind. Have them rebel, and have do-gooders set about trying to free them. Fill a world with Deep Ones or Ghouls, or create a world where magic is a part of everyday life, or where America was never discovered because something kept eating the ships, or the Nazis won WWII thanks to outside influences. Perhaps the Chinese built the Great Wall to keep something out other than Mongol hordes.’

So, how did they do? Fantastically of course!

Cody Goodfellow . . . The Roadrunners

Jeffrey Thomas . . . Scrimshaw 

John Langan . . . Sweet Angie Tailor in: Subterranean Showdown

Robert M. Price . . . An Old and Secret Cult 

Pete Rawlik . . . Stewert Behr–Deanimator 

Don Webb . . . To Kill a King 

William Meikle . . . The Last Quest

Christine Morgan . . . Fate of the World

Konstantine Paradias . . . Red in the Water, Salt on the Earth

D.A. Madigan . . . The Night They Drove Cro Magnon Down

Sam Stone . . . Sacrifice

Edward Morris . . . Get Off Your Knees, I’m Not Your God

Stephen Mark Rainey . . . Excerpts from the Diaries of Henry P. Linklatter

Tim Waggoner . . . Plague Doctor

Lee Clark Zumpe . . . Amidst the Blighted Swathes of Grey Desolation

Nick Mamatas & Molly Tanzer . . . Cognac, Communism, and Cocaine

Damien Angelica Walters . . . Kai Monstrai Ateik (When the Monsters Come)

http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/through-a-mythos-darkly-hardcover-edited-byglynn-owen-barrass--brian-m-sammons-4291-p.asp

9th May 2017

Out today, and featuring my HP Lovecraft Dreamlands story: ‘Nonterraqueous.'

SHOCKING STORIES #1

Edited by Steve Lines & John B. Ford

Skewerd - David Schembri

Nonterraqueous - Glynn Owen Barrass

The Severed Head Beneath My Bed - Lee Clark Zumpe

The Unremembered Soldier - Jeremy Hayes

Samhain - Julian Drury


4th May 2017

The Arkham Detective Agency. This book is a tribute to the late CJ Henderson, and features my short story ‘Closure.’ Edited by Brian M. Sammons, and coming soon from Dark Regions Press.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: IT’S OKAY TO MEET YOUR HEROES – by Brian M. Sammons

THE IDEA OF FEAR – by C.J. Henderson

CRUELTY – by C.J. Henderson

THE NEST OF PAIN – by C.J. Henderson

SLAVES FOR THE SLAUGHTER SECT – by Robert M. Price

CALL AND RESPONSE – by William Meikle

MISKATONIC CONTRADANCE – by Konstantine Paradias

FAMILY TRADITION – by Edward Morris

LIGHT A CANDLE, CURSE THE DARKNESS – by Paula R. Stiles

IL SEGNO GIALLO – by David Dunwoody

ECHO OF A DISTANT SCREAM – by Lee Clark Zumpe

CLOSURE – by Glynn Owen Barrass

WITCH FIRE – by Scott T. Goudsward

BONANZA – by Sam Gafford

REELING BACK – by Tom Lynch

THOSE FOLK BELOW – by Josh Reynolds

SHE WORE A TRENCHCOAT – by Don Webb

CLEAR THE AIR – by Brian M. Sammons

A WALK IN THE SHADOWS – by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

THE PLEASURE IN MADNESS – by C.J. Henderson

2nd May 2017

Join Dark Regions Press in creating a new Cthulhu Mythos fiction anthology featuring art by Richard Luong (Cthulhu Wars, Tentacles and Teeth) by preordering new Cthulhu Mythos and Weird Fiction books in Kickstarter-exclusive editions. All backers will be immortalized in the Thank You pages of the new anthology and will receive the ebook edition free. Stories from Thomas Ligotti, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Clark Ashton Smith, Michael Shea, Ramsey Campbell and many more are included in the new books available in the campaign.

New Dark Regions Press Titles Debuting in the Campaign:

The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos edited by S. T. Joshi

The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver

The House of Nodens by Sam Gafford

Arkham Detective Agency: A Lovecraftian-Noir Tribute to C. J. Henderson edited by Brian M. Sammons

Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea edited by S. T. Joshi

Secret Cthulhu Mythos Anthology featuring cover artwork by Richard Luong (Cthulhu Wars) - unlocked if campaign reaches its goal!

Visit the Kickstarter page to read more:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrismorey/cthulhu-mythos-books-from-dark-regions-press

7th April 2017

I am proud to announce my Cassandra Bane story 'Sharpe Shaver' will be appearing in the upcoming anthology: 'Between Twilight and Dawn,' edited by Brian M. Sammons and Oscar Rios, with fiction by Glynn Owen Barrass, Willie Meikle, Darren Madigan, Oscar Rios, Peter Rawlik, Christine Morgan, John Linwood Grant, Brian M. Sammons, Konstantine Paradias, Richard Lee Byers, and Bracken McLeod. Lovely cover art by Ian MacLean.

More information in the link!

https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heroes-of-red-h…/posts/1853084

1st March 2017

I am very proud to announce my inclusion in the upcoming anthology 'Puncture Wounds,' published by Stygian Fox!
It will feature my Cthulhu Mythos story: "The Terrors of Seal Sands.'



25th January 2017

NOW AVAILABLE! Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horror Edited by Brian M. Sammons

Featuring my story 'Causality Revelation.'

It can be purchased direct from the publisher, in ebook or trade paperback format, and is soon to be released as a deluxe hardcover.

http://www.darkregions.com/books/new-releases/return-old-ones-apocalyptic-lovecraftian-horror

Featuring all new stories of cosmic and Lovecraftian horror based pre, during and post the apocalypse by authors Jeffrey Thomas, Lucy A. Snyder, Tim Curran, Pete Rawlik, Sam Gafford, Christine Morgan, Cody Goodfellow and many more, Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horror continues the Dark Regions Weird Fiction line with 19 original stories from some of the best authors in Lovecraftian horror and weird fiction today.

Return of the Old Ones will only have one signed edition (deluxe slipcased hardcover) and will feature a similar stamp design to the popular Cthulhu head stamping featured on the World War Cthulhu hardcovers. It will be signed by all contributors and will feature the original color cover artwork by Vincent Chong as color end sheets.

15th January 2016

NOW AVAILABLE! The Children of Gla’aki: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell’s Great Old One edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass

It can be purchased direct from the publisher, as an ebook or trade paperback, and soon available as a deluxe hardcover.

http://www.darkregions.com/books/new-releases/children-glaaki-tribute-ramsey-campbells-great-old-one

There is a lake in the Seven Valley, near a town called Brichester. It is an eerie, haunted place, both by day and by night. Night especially though, is a time when no one in their right mind would go anywhere near it, or those oddly deserted houses that stand, albeit barely, on the edge of the shore. But why? What is it that moves about in that lake, a thing that makes its presence known with three sinister glowing eyes that protrude from beneath the water?

Some believe it is an entity that traveled to Earth, many thousands of years ago inside a hollow meteor.

Ramsey Campbell, Nick Mamatas, John Goodrich, Robert M. Price, Pete Rawlik, W.H. Pugmire, Edward Morris, Scott R. Jones, Thana Niveau, William Meikle, Orrin Grey, Tom Lynch, Konstantine Paradias, Josh Reynolds, Lee Clarke Zumpe, and Tim Waggoner, these are, The Children of Gla’aki.