Stranger Aeons

The Domain of Horror Writer Glynn Owen Barrass

Hello and welcome to my web-page, here you will find information about my writing and 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 160 short stories, most 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.

5th October 2018

Weirdbook Vol 2, No 10, Issue #40

Now Available! Featuring my Transhumanist/Cthulhu Mythos/Cyberpunk tale ‘The Dollhouse.’

Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/147944085X/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

Features:

From The Editor’s Tower, by Doug Draa

Stories:

•Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole

•Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight

•Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes

•The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass

•Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads

•Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley

•Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook

•Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig

•Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski

•And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn

•The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh

•The Circle, by Matt Sullivan

•Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant

•The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill

•The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian

•The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry

•Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington

•The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea

•This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith

•Waiting, by John W. Dennehy

•Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee

•True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer

•The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant

•The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton

Poetry

•Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson

•Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer

•Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer

•The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst

•Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst

•The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold


28th September 2018

I am very proud to announce my latest fiction appearance!

My Cassandra Bane detective tale, ‘Grave Inheritance,’ graces the pages of the new issue of the legendary Eldritch Tales.

Eldritch Tales Vol. 2, No. 4 (Color covers, interior artwork by Allen Koszowski)

Published by Necronomicon Press

https://necropress.com/eldritch-tales-4/

Have you ever found yourself studying a restaurant menu and wishing you could eat everything listed there?  You may feel that way as you peruse the Table of Contents for this issue of Eldritch Tales!  Every item is ghoulishly tasty! And there's not one thing stopping you from devouring the whole thing, except, of course, that you'll want to take time to savor every loathsome morsel.  On the other hand, maybe it would be better to think of Eldritch Tales # 4 as like a Whitman's Sampler—you can imagine, pretty easily, emptying the whole darn box in a single sitting! Well, your "eating" habits are your own business, but we guarantee you'll find every story, poem, and bit of art to be delicious, delightful, and damnable!

All this in another special “Jumbo-Sized” issue!

Table of Contents:

“The Eldritch Lair” by Robert M. Price

“Sons of the Python” by Ken Faig, Jr.

“When the Menace Strikes” by Charles Garofalo

“The Mad Arab” by Larry Brasington

“Chat” by Steffan Aletti

“Grave Inheritance” by Glynn Owen Barrass

“From the Archives of Abdul Alhazred” by A. J. Rocca

Poems

“S’ngac” by Charles Lovecraft

“Untitled” by M. M. Stigeweard

“Colter’s Mine” by Henry J. Vester III

“The Caves of Shamar-Nanh” by Santiago del Dardano Turann


10th August 2018

Puncture Wounds – featuring my short story ‘The Terror Of Seal Sands.’

Twelve forays into dark modern terror involving the hidden secrets that can infest people's lives. In dark corners of the world, evil and secretive folk still worship the entity known as Great Cthulhu and it's minions hold sway over isolated communities, endangering all who encounter them by accident.

Out now on DriveThruFiction in PDF format and in hardcover print soon!

 TOC

The Struggle by Oscar Rios

And The Stars Shall Sing Us Home by Scott Dorward

Burrowing by Nicholas Nacario

Lateral Genetics by Andi Newton

Change of Perspective by Adam Gauntlett

Bookworm by Chris Halliday

How Dows Your Garden Grow? by Jo Kreil

Now Black Stars Rise by George George C. Cotronis

Victory Day by Chad J. Chad Bowser

The Terror of Seal Sands by Glynn Owen Barrass

Dark Clouds Gather by Brian M. Sammons

What Dreams May Come by Simon Brake

http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/214575/Puncture-Wounds


9th August 2018

Now available! And featuring my scenario Ghosts of Ravenscar.

Fear's Sharp Little Needles is an anthology of 26 one-night modern day scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, edited by Jeff Moeller, and written by Christopher Smith Adair, Glynn Owen Barrass, Simon Brake, Stuart Boon, Chad Bowser, Brian Courtemanche, Scott Dorward, Adam Gauntlett, Allan Goodall, Helen Gould, Tyler Hudak, Jo Kreil, Jeff Moeller, Andi Newton, Oscar Rios, Brian M. Sammons, Matthew Sanderson, Jennifer Thrasher, Joe Trier, Jason Williams, Matt Wiseman, and Simon Yee with art by Dean Engelhardt, Reuben Dodd, Badger McInnes,

Taking its inspirational cues from Delta Green, X-Files, The Ritual, Mandy, and True Detective, the book takes a mature look at the horror of human nature and its ability to be just as disturbing as anything from the Mythos with blood and its inhuman uses as its theme.

The scenarios deal with unavoidable fates, dark secrets, and seriously bad choices made by the antagonists. As so often is the case, there are no winners when fate has trapped you in a dice game for doom or destiny.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/245289/Fears-Sharp-Little-Needles


12th July 2018


Punktown, A Setting Book For Call of Cthulhu and Basic Roleplaying

My latest work to appear in print, the long awaited Punktown sourcebook! For this, I wrote the scenario The Lemongrass Crater, and co-wrote the cybernetics section.

Seeds of Corruption & Gathering Forces...............................Jeffrey Thomas

Main Text...........Mike Tresca, Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons

Looking Long Into the Abyss...........................................Brian M. Sammons

The Lemongrass Crater ...............................................Glynn Owen Barrass

Twisted Genius ........................................................................Tom Lynch

Art Director...................................................................Stephanie McAlea

Cover Art........................................................................ Mariusz Gandzel

Interior Art .........................................................Jonny Gray, Peter Szmer

Handouts............................................................................ Nimrod Jones

Cartography...................................................................Stephanie McAlea

Character Sheet Design......... Dean Engelhardt (www.cthulhureborn.com)

Editing & Layout................................................................ Nimrod Jones

Copyediting & Proofreading ............ Brian M. Sammons & Jeffrey Thomas

Publisher ..........................................................................Angus Abranson

"Skyscrapers with sides so smooth and featureless (with vidscreens on the interior, instead of windows) that one might think they were solid granite monuments in a graveyard for dead gods. Other buildings that looked like they'd been pieced together from thousands of odd-matched parts salvaged from stripped factory machines, steam curling out of grids and grates in their complex flanks. Buildings with snake skins of multicolored mosaics. Buildings wearing an armor of riveted metal plates, like retired warships looming vertically with their sterns jammed into the street. Flat roofs upon which perched smaller buildings, symbiotically. Other structures tapering to needle points that seemed to etch the clouds upon the blue glass of the sky. Stacked apartments. Stacked businesses. On street level: shop fronts, and gang kids squatting on tenement steps, glaring insolentlyt at the slow trudge of traffic... Ah, Punktown." - Jeffrey Thomas, Deadstock

Punktown: An RPG Setting for Call of Cthulhu Sixth Edition and BRP uses Chaosium's famous award-winning system to explore a dark, futuristic world fraught with untold perils created by author Jeffrey Thomas. Imagine Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Minority Report, Total Recall and the rest of the dark, not-too-distant-future genre. Now add aliens, mutants, robots and Lovecraftian horror. Blend them together, and you get a hint of what Punktown is like.

This reference explores the city itself, the alien races, the weaponry, the creatures, mutations, cybernetics, drugs, sanity (and the inevitable loss thereof), and the options of adding the Cthulhu Mythos into the mix. As written in Thomas' work, the mythos is already there, threatening life as Punktowners know it. If you're a cyberpunk fan, if you're a horror fan, or if you're both, this book is for you.

Keep your eyes wide, your pistol close, and mind the snipes. Those who venture into Punktown never leave the same... if they leave at all.

THIS BOOK CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT

This book holds a dark mirror to our own world and explores themes including: depravity, sexual violence and other dark matter considered more suitable for adult, mature games. The GM should consult with and adapt aspects accordingly to everyone's comfort zones.


4th June 2018

I'm very proud to announce the release of my next fiction appearance, 'The Horror Out Of Dunwich,' which will appear in Lovecraft's Disciples #33, on sale from Rainfall Records & Books.

Edited by Steve Lines it features awesome Allen Koszowski cover art. Includes stories by Lee Clark Zumpe and Simon Bleaken.

http://www.rainfallsite.com/Home2.html


25th May 2018

I am very proud to announce the publication of my Cassandra Bane Cthulhu Mythos detective story, ‘Elvira,’ in this fine and venerable publication.

Eldritch Tales #3 edited by Bob Price & published by Necronomicon Press – Special “Jumbo-Issue”!

Featuring full-color covers by Allen Koszowski!

Welcome to what masquerades as a pulp pastiche but is really a strong horror fiction anthology with a menu of solid contributions: stories by Steffan B. Aletti, Sam Gafford, Larry Brasington, Glynn Owen Barrass, Donald R. Burleson, and David B. Harrington, as well as verse by Henry J. Vester III, Chad Hensley, Frank Coffman, and M. M. Stigeweard. Art by Allen Koszowski! Pleasure? Yes! Guilty? No!"

Eldritch Tales, volume 2, number 3

Contents:

The Eldritch Lair by the Editor

The Glade by the Lake by Steffan Aletti

Tunnel Vision by Sam Gafford

The Blood Moon Cult by Larry Brasington

Elvira by Glynn Owen Barrass

The Mummy’s Transit by Donald R. Burleson

Apparatus Hill by David B. Harrington

The Gravedigger by David B. Harrington

Poems

Terror at Twilight by Frank Coffman

Deliverance by Henry J. Vester III

Ancient One by Chad Hensley

Writing an Essay on the Cemetery of the Capuchins by M. M. Stigeweard

In-print, discounted, and various Necronomicon Press publications can be found at necropress.com as well as on eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Eldritch-Tales-3-edited-by-Bob-Price-published-by-Necronomicon-Press/202320211403?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

 

18th May 2018

My collection THE ELEVEN THIEVES AND OTHER TALES FROM THE NIGHT LAND, published by Mount Abraxis Press, is now available!

It features a full-length novella and five short stories, two of which feature my fictional detective Cassandra Bane. The novella and three of the stories have not been published before.

Tall hardcover, with dust-jacket, cloth boards, illustrated endpapers, silk ribbon, etc.

Check out the Mount Abraxis Press Facebook page for details.

Table of Contents

Scenes From The Nightland

The Eleven Thieves

The Little People

The Lady of the Lake

The Underworld

The Gabriel Hounds

11th May 2018

Tails of Terror: Stories of Cat-Themed Horror

I’m very proud to have an appearance in this book. Forthcoming from Golden Goblin Press.

Do you like Cats? Of course you do. Do you like dark, mysterious, and horrifying stories of the Cthulhu Mythos? Who doesn’t? Well this upcoming anthology combines both those things is one purrfect book. This will be part of an upcoming Kickstarter.

Table of contents.

Brown Jenkin’s Reckoning – Edward M. Erdelac

The Cat in the Pall – Pete Rawlik

Derpyfoot – Christine Morgan

Ghost Story – Brian M. Sammons

Palest of Humans – Don Webb

Bats in the Belfry – William Meikle

Satisfaction Brought Him Back – Glynn Owen Barrass

The Bastet Society – Sam Stone

The Veil of Dreams – Stephen Mark Rainey

The Quest of Pumpkin the Brave – Oscar Rios

A Field Guide to Wanderlust – Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

In the End there is a Drain – Tim Waggoner


8th February 2018

Lin Carter's Simrana Cycle, now available!

Selected, compiled and edited by Robert M Price

https://www.amazon.com/Carters-Simrana-Cycle-Linwood-Carter/dp/490207589X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518181525&sr=8-1&keywords=simrana

 With fiction by Linwood V Carter,‎ Robert M Price,‎ Lord Dunsany,‎ Glynn Owen Barrass,‎ Darrell Schweitzer,‎ Gary Myers,‎ Adrian Cole,‎ Charles Garofalo, ‎ Henry Kuttner. Roy G Krenkel (Illustrator),‎ Stephen Hickman (Cover Design)

 Lin Carter, enthralled by the “Dreamland” tales of Lord Dunsany and others, contributed to the growing genre with a series of his own stories, dubbed “The Simrana Tales.” Some of them were published in a variety of small-press magazines and other publications, but they were never collected into a book, and many tales have never been published at all. Until now. As Carter himself commented in his afterword to Lord Dunsany’s Beyond the Fields We Know, “The most Dunsanian of my fiction is the Simrana series … the name was coined many years ago and lay in my notebooks awaiting the right kind of story to occur to me.” A complete collection of his Simrana tales could hardly be called complete without including the stories that inspired him to write them in the first place: Lord Dunsany’s masterpieces of fantasy. Here at last is the complete Simrana Cycle, accompanied by outstanding stories in the genre including Dunsany’s own “The Sword of Welleran” and others; Henry Kuttner’s 1937 Weird Tales gem “The Jest of Droom-avista,” and new stories by leading authors in the field: Gary Myers, Darrell Schweitzer, Adrian Cole, Charles Garofalo, and Glynn Barrass, as well as six ink drawings by Roy G. Krenkel, originally done for the publication of Carter’s “The Gods of Neol Shendis.”


 

15th January 2018

I am very proud to announce my latest fiction appearance with my tale of Cosmic Horror: 'Silver Jubilee.'

 It can be read in Cemetery Moon #14, published by Fortress Publishing Inc.

 http://www.fortresspublishinginc.com/index_files/cm.html

 Horror, suspense and gothic! Suspenseful stories and twisted tales brought to you by:

 Frances Gow

Walt Trizna

Lee Clark Zumpe

Mindy Watson

Wallace Boothill & Philip W. Kleaver

Karen Heslop

Jason Howell

Lisa Shea

Robert Kenton

Glynn Owen Barrass