W. H. Pugmire

W. H. Pugmire

Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire (1951-2019) was a writer of horror fiction based in Seattle, Washington. His works typically are published as W. H. Pugmire (his adopted middle name derives from the story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe) and his fiction often pays homage to Lovecraftian lore. 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."

Originally published mainly in small presses, Pugmire produced a steady stream of book collections beginning in 1997. His stories have also been published in magazines and anthologies such as The Year's Best Horror Stories, Weird Tales, The Children of Cthulhu, The Book of Cthulhu, and many more. The Tangled Muse, a major retrospective of his work, was published in 2010.

Photo: Horror writer W. H. Pugmire signing books at World Horror Convention 2008 in Salt Lake City. Photo author: Gregory C. Lowney. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Edited by 2019-03-28 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (17)
2015  Monstrous Aftermath: Stories in the Lovecraftian Tradition
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2015  In the Gulfs of Dream and Other Lovecraftian Tales
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2014  The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal
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2013  Bohemians of Sesqua Valley
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2013  Encounters with Enoch Coffin
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2012  The Strange Dark One
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2012  Uncommon Places: A Collection of Exquisites
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2011  Gathered Dust and Others
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2011  The Tangled Muse
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2009  Weird Inhabitants of Sesqua Valley
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2006  The Fungal Stain and Other Dreams
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2003  Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts
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2002  A Clicking in the Shadows and Other Tales
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2001  Tales of Love and Death
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2000  Songs of Sesqua Valley
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1999  Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror
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1997  Tales of Sesqua Valley
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