Through Dark Angles by Don Webb

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  • Works Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft
  • August 2014
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-61498-084-1
  • Cover art by Fergal Fitzpatrick
  • EPUB and MOBI e-books available


"The sinisterly humorous streak shown in the first two tales runs through much of the work in the collection, even in the truly chilling, extremely dark tale of life after the rise of Cthulhu: There were gods; mainly they ate us.

Webb is a very capable, as well as compelling, storyteller. My best suggestion to readers is to pick up a copy and enjoy the ride."—Robert Butterfield







"Through Dark Angles is a black and bleak comic parade, a series of excursions to places where Webb has intended, all along, to ‘abduct [the reader] from the workaday world into a
place of weird realism’. And he succeeds admirably."—John Howard, Wormwood 24


"It's a very nice collection overall and long overdue."—Don D'Ammassa


For nearly thirty years, Don Webb has been writing tales and poems that fuse the essence of H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic vision with his own unique and idiosyncratic view of life and the universe. In this volume, which selects the best of Webb’s Lovecraftian writing, we find such distinctive stories as “The Man Who Scared Lovecraft” (about an obscure pulp writer whose work Lovecraft may or may not have revised, with baleful results), “The Megalith Plague” (about bizarre goings-on in a remote Texas locale), “The Doom That Came to Devil’s Reef” (in which a little-known cousin of Lovecraft suffers a hideous fate), and “Casting Call” (about strange doings on the set of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery TV show). The twenty other works in this book, in both prose and verse, vivify the Lovecraftian universe with the terror, perversity, and black humor born of Webb’s fertile and perverse imagination.




“The writers I most admire are those whose unique voice or imagination shines from the page—radiating that sense of personality, of idiosyncrasy, that lets you know the robots didn't die-stamp this one. Don Webb is distinctly original, each of his stories a dark delight.”—Jeffrey Thomas


“I’m often awestruck by Don’s literary flame.  He is one of our darkest and most imaginative voices.”—Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.


“Don Webb has long been one of my favourite writers of the dark. His stories gleam with devilish wit, creeping dread, and a deep knowledge of the Mysteries. Webb is a genre unto himself.”—Richard Gavin


“Webb writes like a goddamn magus who has swallowed whole the entire corpus of esoteric knowledge which extends counterintuitively backward from the era of the encarnadined Dying Earth to the misty prehistoric rule of the Elder Ones.”—Paul DiFilippo


Don Webb is the prolific author of Essential Saltes (1999), When They Came (2006), and many other works of fiction and nonfiction. A resident of Austin, Texas, Webb teaches creative writing at UCLA Extension.


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