Nightscapes -- Where the dark of night meets the reality of day

Volume 5, Number 1, Whole # 14

Edward P. Berglund
James V. Kracht


Welcome to the first issue of Nightscapes in the year 2001. It was supposed to be the second issue of the year 2000. But various things have plagued us, such as computer malfunctions, computer viruses, full-time real-world work, home remodeling, and general procrastination (read: burnout).

We profusely apologize to our readers and creators, and our art director, for the extended delay to this issue of Nightscapes. We also apologize to publishers, editors, and writers who sent material to be reviewed. Up until a week ago, we had the reviews written. The issue was uploaded to the server with no problem. And then our ISP calls to tell us that the reviews file has a virus. Same with the one on our hard drive. We had composed the reviews directly into the review html file, so there was no back up file. If Nightscapes # 15 is not ready to go by the time we get the reviews page redone, we'll put it online as an amendment to this issue. Again, our sincere apology to all concerned.

Apparently our 13th issue was well received. Why, you may ask? Four of the stories in our last issue were recommended for nomination for the 2000 Horror Writers Association (HWA) Stoker Awards, two for long fiction -- "De Marigny's Clock" by R.S. Cartwright (4600 )and "The Waite Inheritance" by Peter F. Guenter (11,300) -- and two for short fiction -- "The Greystorm Children" by Cullen Bunn (5300) and "Azathoth Awakens" by R.S. Cartwright (3500). Congratulations to these three contributors for at least being recommended for a nomination.

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We do hope you enjoy the material we have provided this time around, and will come back again for further pleasant, but horrifying, reading experiences.


Nightscapes is an electronic magazine that is devoted to the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft and all those creators who have followed. We hope to entertain you with fiction, artwork, poetry, and whatever else happens to come our way, whatever guise it may be in, as long as it deals with the Cthulhu Mythos.

We will always need the help of you, the reader and/or creator, for without you, we do not have a magazine. If you are a writer, artist, gamer, what-have-you, let us showcase your creations. All we ask is that whatever you submit, that it not have appeared on the Internet before now. (Of course, after the issue goes online, all rights are returned to the contributors. They can then put it online on their own web site or submit it to a print media publication.) We will be using one reprint story per issue, but this will be from the print media. If you are a reader, and you know of a story that appeared in the fanzines of the late 70's/early 80's that you think is worth reprinting, let us know. We'll try and get in contact with the author to get his permission to reprint it. Contact us at Nightscapes.

For the fan of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, there is never enough new stories. And a Mythos story doesn't have to be entirely in the Lovecraft mode. We have seen Mythos stories written as science fiction, fantasies, mysteries, westerns, and even romance tales. Whatever the genré, we hope you, the creators, will let us present your work to the readers under the Nightscapes banner! If you are not sure your creation is good enough, submit it and let us decide!

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Created: August 14, 2001; Updated: August 9, 2004