Broken Eye Books is publishing The Night Museum by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. as an ongoing serial of weird fiction short stories and novelettes, interludes and documents. These tales will be given life over the coming months in various narrative styles and structures, reflecting the variety of things to be discovered and encountered in the Night Museum.
What is the Night Museum? It is the boundaryless repository of all things ever thought, experienced, made, imagined—all things dreamed of, discarded, found, won, lied over, both the faraway and nearby, that exist under the labyrinthine, black-shadowed skirts of Mother Night. The Night Museum is the home to the mysterious Boatman, to the writers Loftus and Bori, and to the curator Book, a steampunk projection who sometimes serves as an escort to those who come to the Night Museum without a field guide. And there are creatures aplenty: the Voy and Ogr the cricket, who serves as Mother Night’s eyes and ears, and the nightwolves and a spider that lives in Mortlook, the Janitor of Lunacy—(he and a character named Fable have a long night to share with you)—and a murderous ghost named Hild and many others. You'll see a murder mystery, a mysterious package arriving in the dead of night, and perhaps something from the bestiary and more, all told in the inimitable poetic prose of the author.
"Many times over the past few years," says Joe, "I have thought about returning to the Night Museum, but somehow, despite my mountains of notes, the opportunity never arose. I’ve dusted off my notes for Broken Eye Books and have begun exploring . . .
"The Night Museum and the character Book first appeared in my novel The Orphan Palace (2011), and it is with great pleasure I return to investigate the contents of its many corridors, salons, balconies, and landscapes."
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. has released four mixed-genre collections, a collection of King in Yellow tales, and two novels and has edited A Season in Carcosa, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning The Grimscribe’s Puppets, and Cassilda’s Song. His fiction and poetry has appeared in many notable anthologies, including Autumn Cthulhu, The Children of Old Leech, Ellen Datlow’s The Year’s Best Horror, The Book of Cthulhu, A Mountain Walked, and Best Weird Fiction of the Year.
Broken Eye Books is an independent press, here to bring you the odd, strange, and offbeat side of speculative fiction. Our stories tend to blend genres, highlighting the weird and blurring its boundaries with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Discover our books at brokeneyebooks.com.