That Ain’t Right: Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Nathan Crowder, Sean Frost, Erik Scott de Bie

Cover Art for That Ain't Right
Editions:Paperback - Print Edition: $ 10.99
ISBN: 978-0692270219
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Pages: 278
Kindle - Amazon Edition: $ 4.99
ISBN: B00MQDI6FA
ePub - Smashwords Edition: $ 4.99
ISBN: 9781310995378

"Growing up in Arkham, you hear things. Ghost stories wrapped in magickal moon lore with a heaping helping of elder gods and forbidden books, all swapped between boys and girls over dwindling campfires. We collected alternate histories like kids on TV traded baseball cards. As a child of Arkham, you just took for granted you lived in a special town, but seeing that difference up close and personal, in the place where you gave up evenings and weekends so college admissions might think you were well-rounded and responsible, well, seeing that kind of truth was an awful big shock."
-- "Arkquarium" by Folly Blaine

Mad Scientist Journal has brought together eighteen tales of people who have either lived in this strange corner of New England or had the misfortune of visiting. Mixed in with nods to classic Lovecraft icons are stories that bring a new eye to the genre. Tales of horse drawn carriages share space with orbital shuttles, alternate worlds, and football.

Included in this collection are Sanford Allen, Brandon Barrows, Folly Blaine, Darin M. Bush, Kelda Crich, Nathan Crowder, Erik Scott de Bie, Sean Frost, Phil Gonzales, Brian Hamilton, Samuel Marzioli, Erick Mertz, Craig D. B. Patton, Jenna M. Pitman, Evan Purcell, Damir Salkovic, Emily C. Skaftun, and Cliff Winnig.

About the Authors

Nathan Crowder

Classically trained pianist Nathan Crowder wishes he was cool enough to have been in a prog rock band. He has an abiding love for music and desert thunderstorms. Creator and curator of the superhero universe of Cobalt City, he lives in the wilds of North Seattle, surviving on a diet of coffee and irony. His career is managed by his black cat Shiva in exchange for room and kibble.


Sean Frost

Sean Frost is a software developer in Michigan, who writes comics and stories while watching horror and science fiction movies. He lives with four demanding cats and a very understanding wife. It is entirely likely that he has a few too many hobbies.


Erik Scott de Bie

Erik Scott de Bie is a 30-something speculative fiction author and game designer.

He has published eight novels to date, including novels in the storied Forgotten Realms, his World of Ruin epic fantasy setting (Shadow of the Winter King [2014] and the forthcoming Shield of the Summer Prince [2016]), as well as stand-alone novels for Broken Eye Books (Scourge of the Realm) and the Ed Greenwood Group (Blind Justice).

His short work has appeared in numerous anthologies and online, and he is the author of the multimedia superhero project, Justice/Vengeance (including fiction, spoken word, and comics).

In his work as a game designer, he has contributed to products from such companies as Wizards of the Coast and Privateer Press, and he is a lead creative consultant on Red Aegis from Vorpal Games.

He lives in Seattle with his wife, cats, and dog.