W.H. Pugmire

W.H. Pugmire


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in The United States
May 03, 1951

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William Shakespeare, H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde and Henry James.


Wilum lives in Seattle, WA and writes Cthulhu Mythos fiction full-time, and has many books forthcoming. He is the self-proclaimed "Queen of Eldritch Horror," and has been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since the early 1970s.

Writing weird fiction is his life, but congestive heart failure has slowed his writing. He considers his finest books to be "Some Unknown Gulf of Night" (Arcane Wisdom Press 2011), "Uncommon Places" (Hippocampus Press 2012) and "The Tangled Muse" (Centipede Press 2011).

Lovecraft scholar and biographer S. T. Joshi has described Pugmire as "the prose-poet of the horror/fantasy field; he may be the best prose-poet we have" and "perhaps the leading Lovecraftian author writing today."

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Sesqua Valley & Other Haunts

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The Fungal Stain and Other ...

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The Strange Dark One

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Encounters with Enoch Coffin

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The Tangled Muse

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Some Unknown Gulf of Night

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Gathered Dust and Others

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“Enoch considered the defiance in the painted eyes and the subtle perversion expressed with curling lips, and then he touched a pair of frozen lips as if the smiling portrait might whisper some secret word into his hand. ”
W.H. Pugmire, Encounters with Enoch Coffin

“She stood with her back to the antique upright mirror where her image, silhouetted by the slight slice of moonlight that filtered through thin curtains, was a nebulous blur.  She brought a smell with her, like that of upturned old earth, and he breathed deeply as he sat up in bed and drank her strange allure. ”
W.H. Pugmire, Encounters with Enoch Coffin

“The building was certainly innocuous in appearance, with its clean cream-colored wood and small-paned windows, its balconies and widow’s walk.  It looked a perfectly peaceful habitation from the outside, and it wasn’t until one walked into the house that its sinister aspects became discernible.  One passed the threshold and walked into a dark domain, a place that breathed of the past with its antique furnishings, its old oak paneling, its dead silence. ”
W.H. Pugmire, Encounters with Enoch Coffin

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