NK is publishing a book titled 'Move Under Ground' via the auspices of the nice people at Night Shade Press. His prior novella, Northern Gothic, was nominated for the Stoker award for Horror, and IMHO only lost because the competition was frigging INCREDIBLE that year. Like, 'hrmn, first novel, Clive Barker, or Neil Gaiman?' incredible.
The time is the early 1960s. Jack Kerouac is hiding in his Big Sur shack and drinking off his latest nervous breakdown when he stumbles upon the rise of R'lyeh right off the shore of the Pacific. Jack must get back on the road to find his old friend, the holy fool Neal Cassady, whose cryptic letters suggest that he might be the key to saving the world from Cthulhu's immense power.
The duo, together with pistol-packin' nerd William S. Burroughs, fight, drink, and love their way across the country to face down the cult that has spread its darkness to the heart of the American Dream. But is Neal along for the ride to save the world, or to help destroy it, just so that he'll have an ending for his book?
Tenative publication date: June 2004. (n.b. I am not pimping this book for sexual favors, the esteem of someone I barely know, or what. It's a very good book, and you owe it to yourself to read it.)
So worth it, guys. So very, very worth it.
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