Brian M. Sammons

Author, editor, and reviewer of dark things.

In Print or Coming Soon

Here you will find all the fiction anthologies I edited or co-edited. They are (sort of) in the order of when I worked on them. 

Out Now!
Edited by David Conyers & Brian M. Sammons

This collection of 4 novellas will run the gambit of unusual settings and themes for  H.P. Lovecraft's creations. From the old west to the modern day and from the prisons full of convicts, to the prisons we build for ourselves, I'm positive the four long tales collected here will make Lovecraft fans very happy. The amazing cover is by Peter C. Fussey and the table of contents follows.

"Unseen Empire" by Cody Goodfellow

"MirrororriM" by D.L. Snell

"Nemesis Theory" by Tim Curran

"The R'lyeh Singularity" by David Conyers & Brian M Sammons

This book should be out in 2012 from Permuted Press.

“Cthulhu Unbound 3 is well worth picking up if you are a fan of the original Mythos stories, or simply in need of something exciting to pass the time. It’s nice to know that almost eighty years after his death, Lovecraft’s Mythos continues to be explored in such a fascinating manner, and it’s collections like this that make you realize just how splendid his legacy is.”  - This is Horror

“Brian M. Sammons has been on a content making rampage lately, my 'future stuff to read' radar has had tons of hits. It's no surprise to see him here…(Brian M. Sammons & David Conyers) both fuse together to create some kind of mad orchestrator that doles out awesomeness by the handfuls.”- David Anderson,

“There are some that say Lovecraft’s vision is not fitted for big action sequences or heroes. Conyers and Sammons proves that idea wrong. I devoured “The R’lyeh Singularity” in a single sitting, turned back to the opening page and did it again.” - Bruce Priddy, Horror Novel Reviews

“This is the New Weird, folks, and it is devastatingly good. I can pretty much guarantee that a reading of CTHULHU UNBOUND 3 will make your purchase of the first two volumes inevitable. Go get it!”The Tomb of Dark Delights

""The R'lyeh Singularity is epic and cinematic in scale and a fantastic climax to the anthology." - Alternate Worlds,

"Don’t read this late at night unless you want a restless sleep of disturbed nightmares…for readers of Cthulhu Mythos and anyone else for that matter who likes good stories, this book is definitely one to buy." – Rod MacDonald, SFcrowsnest   

“This is probably the best of the 'Cthulhu Unbound' series…My personal favorite is 'The R'yleh Singularity'.” - Chris Kalley,

Edited by Brian M. Sammons & David Conyers

This collection of short stories is sure to push the boundaries of the undead genre. The typical vampire, ghost, and ever popular zombie stories you will not find here. This book takes undead horror to new, amazing, sometimes funny, oftentimes grotesque heights. Expect to see it in print from Chaosium sometime in 2012. The cover was done by Paul Mudie and the impressive Table of Contents are below.

“Blind Item” by Cody Goodfellow

“Dead Baby Keychain Blues” by Gary McMahon

“A Personal Apocalypse” by Mercedes M. Yardley

“The Unexpected” by Mark Allan Gunnells

“Incarnate” by David Dunwoody

“Marionettes” by Robert Neilson

“Undead Night of the Undeadest Undead” by C.J. Henderson

“I Am Legion” by Robert M. Price

“When Dark Things Sleep” by Damien Walters Grintalis

“Descanse En Paz” by William Meikle

“Thunder in Old Kilpatrick” by Gustavo Bondoni

“Phallus Incarnate” by Glynn Owen Barrass

“Wreckers” by Tom Lynch

 “Scavenger” by Oscar Rios

“In the House of Millions of Years” by John Goodrich

“Romero 2.0” by Brian M. Sammons and David Conyers

“Mother Blood” by Scott David Aniolowski

“The Unforgiving Court” by David Schembri

“North of the Arctic Circle” by Pete Rawlik

Edited by Glynn Barrass & Brian M. Sammons

This collection will be killer blend of cyberpunk and Lovecraftian horror. Below is the rather impressive (if I do say so myself) Table of Contents in no particular order. Expect to see it in print from Chaosium sometime soon (I hope). Cover by Daniele Serra.

Of Fractals, Fantomes, Frederic and Filrodj - John Shirley

Open Minded - Jeffrey Thomas

Playgrounds of Angolaland - David Conyers

The Blowfly Manifesto - Tim Curran

SymbiOS - William Meikle

Obsolete, Absolute – Robert M. Price

The Battle of Arkham - Peter Rawlik

The Wurms In the Grid - Nickolas Cook

The Gauntlet - Glynn Barrass and Brian M. Sammons

Indifference - CJ Henderson

Dreams of Death - Lois Gresh

Inlibration - Michael Tice

Immune - Terrie Leigh Relf

Hope Abandoned - Tom Lynch

Sonar City - Sam Stone

The Place that Cannot Be - D.L. Snell

Flesh & Scales - Ran Cartwright

Real Gone – David Dunwoody


Edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Barrass 

A blend of steampunk optimism and Lovecraftian cosmic horror, Chasoium will soon release this collection of 18 amazing genre blending tales of terror. This awesome cover was done by Daniele Serra.

Those Above – Jeffrey Thomas 

Blackwold Horror – Adam Bolivar

No Hand to Turn the Key – Carrie Cuinn 

The Reverend Mr. Goodworks and the Yeggs of Yig – Ed Erdelac

Carnacki – The Island of D. Munroe – William Meikle

Pain Wears No Mask – John Goodrich

Before the Least of These Stars – Lee Clark Zumpe

The Promised Messiah – DJ Tyrer

Unfathomable – Christine Morgan

The Flower – Chris Geeson

Tentacular Spectacular - Thana Niveau

Fall of an Empire – Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons

The Baying of the Hounds - Leigh Kimmel

Mr Brass and the City of Devils – Josh Reynolds

The Source – DL Snell

Happy Birthday, Dear Cthulu - Robert Neilson

The Strange Company – Peter Rawlik

Steel and Bones – Lois Gresh

Edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Barrass

This collection combines Lovecraftian weird horror fiction with the idealized, rose-colored glasses tinged 1950s. The juxtaposition of the “everything’s grand” 50s dream with the fear and paranoia that was rampant at the time seemed perfect for cold, cosmic horrors. This cover was done by David Lee Ingersoll and here is the lineup of authors and stories that will be appearing in this upcoming book from Chaosium.

“Bad Reception” by Jeffrey Thomas

“Fallout” by Sam Stone

“Little Curly” by Neil Baker

“It Came to Modesto” by Ed Erdelac

“The Terror That Came to Dounreay” by William Meikle

“The Romero Transference” by Josh Reynolds

“Within the Image of the Divine” by Bear Weiter

“Names on the Black List” by Robert Price

“Yellow is the Color of the Future” by Jason Andrew

“Eldritch Lunch” by Adam Bolivar

“Professor Patriot and the Doom that Came to Niceville” by Christine Morgan

“Fears Realized” by Tom Lynch

“Unamerican” by Cody Goodfellow

“The Preserved Ones” by Christopher M. Geeson

“Rose-Colored Glasses” by Michael Szymanski

“Day the Music Died” by Charles Christian

“Putnam’s Monster” by Scott T. Scott Goudsward

“Operation Switch” by Peter Rawlik

“The End of the Golden Age” by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass

Edited by Kevin Ross & Brian M. Sammons

An old west horror anthology. This book will collect 19 truly terrifying tales that cover a wide range of weirdness found west of the Mississippi. Kevin and I have assembled an impressive lineup and this is sure to be one hell of a book. It is set to come out from Chaosium, but until it saddles up for the long ride, give the table of contents a gander for a glimpse of what you’ll be in for.    

Kevin Ross, “Introduction – Six-guns and Shadows”

John Shirley, “The Claw Spurs”

Silvia Moreno-Garcia, “Cemetery Man”

Kelda Crich, “Jiang Shi in Chinatown”

Don Webb, “Innocents Abroad”

Cody Goodfellow, “Forked Tongue”

Christine Morgan, “The Buzzard Women”

Bruce L. Priddy, “The Flute Players”

Edward M. Erdelac, “In Thunder’s Shadow”

Andrew Kelly, “Silver Wolf”

Mark Onspaugh, “Whisper”

Jeffrey Thomas, “The Dark Cell”

John F.D. Taff, “The Two of Guns”

Lawrence Berry, “Red Shadows in Terror Canyon”

Brian M. Sammons, “Feast of Famine”

Michael G. Szymanski, “Son of the Wild Moon”

Pete Rawlik, “Drake Takes a Hand”

Sam Stone, “The Puppet Master”

C.L. Werner, “Uncle Gunnysack”

Eric Red, “The Buzzard”

Open Submissions

Here you will find guidelines to any open anthology that I happen to be editing. Feel free to contact me with any of your questions and good luck if you want to submit something.

None right now. Check back for updates.