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"What will you discover when you meet this gallery of fools and villains and dreamers?"

—Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

The Necronomicon. For centuries, scholars of the occult have sought out the darkly fabled tome, hoping to gain insight into the secret workings of the universe—or unbridled power. Instead, the book rewards their pursuit with madness and devastation.

Under the guidance of Shirley Jackson Award-winning editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., The Leaves of a Necronomicon traces the impact of a single copy of the mysterious work on its owners and those around them as it passes from hand to hand across the decades.

The history is told in braided novel form, with chapters contributed by a gathering of outstanding horror and dark fantasy authors, including S. P. Miskowski, Michael Cisco, Damien Angelica Walters, Nick Mamatas, Anna Tambour, and Jeffrey Thomas.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: From Hand to Hand . . . to Hand— by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • Chapter 1: The Bookmaker by Nate Pedersen
  • Chapter 2: The Collector of Rare Editions by Donald Tyson
  • Chapter 3: Down to a Sunless Sea by Allyson Bird
  • Chapter 4: Dawn Watch by Daniel Mills
  • Chapter 5: Liquor City by Nick Mamatas
  • Interlude: In Waves by S. P. Miskowski
  • Chapter 6: Eyes on Fire by Cody Goodfellow
  • Chapter 7: Horrors Worse than Hell by Robert M. Price
  • Chapter 8: Laying the Words by Don Webb
  • Interlude: Mysteries Don’t Sleep by Anna Tambour
  • Chapter 9: The Sun Saw by Mike Allen
  • Chapter 10: American Ghost by John Claude Smith
  • Chapter 11: Flickering I Roam by E. Catherine Tobler
  • Chapter 12: Sewn into Pieces, Stitched into Place by Damien Angelica Walters
  • Chapter 13: Too Many Pages by Simon Strantzas
  • Chapter 14: 11:00 by Nikki Guerlain
  • Chapter 15: Void Kiss by Michael Cisco
  • Interlude: Letter Found Sitting atop a Rare Old Handbook of Dark Portent by Anna Tambour
  • Chapter 16: And I Watered It in Fears by Sunny Moraine
  • Chapter 17: Miles and Kathrine at the Crimson by Michael Griffin
  • Chapter 18: Passages for the Dying and the Dead by S. P. Miskowski
  • Chapter 19: Ménage à Trois by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Chapter 20: The Persuader by Jeffrey Thomas
  • Afterword: Over the Moon by Anna Tambour

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Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
Mike Allen, Allyson Bird, Michael Cisco, Cody Goodfellow, Michael Griffin, Nikki Guerlain, Ross E. Lockhart, Nick Mamatas, Daniel Mills, S. P. Miskowski, Sunny Moraine, Nate Pedersen, Robert M. Price, John Claude Smith
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Simon Strantzas, Anna Tambour, Jeffrey Thomas, E. Catherine Tobler, Donald Tyson, Damien Angelica Walters, Don Webb
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    Posted by Kim White on 14th Nov 2022

    The concept for this compilation was excellent but the execution is, sadly, horrible. The first two stories are brilliant, and captured the mythos/horror theme beautifully. I genuinely felt The Chiller in my spine on reaching the end of story #2. ( Chiller as in the movie) But the following stories just did not reach the same high standard. I’d have expected each chapter to follow the last chronologically. They did not. Some hardly even related to the first two chapters. One chapter was so racist and misogynistic that I found it deeply offensive. Yes, that author may have been trying to capture past norms, but for today’s audience I think it was unacceptable. I think the main failure was in the selection of material, and maybe the authors of the chapters were not given a detailed enough brief, to ensure their stories did fit the concept. The Editor should have been more demanding of the contributors, to ensure the finished book flowed logically in time. As it is, it’s a mess. I only got halfway through the book, it so disheartened me I could not continue. So, maybe, the end chapters may be as good as the first two. But I wouldn’t bother buying Leaves unless you have cash to spare and buy it for just the first two chapters.