Waiting on Wednesday [175] – I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to highlight upcoming books you’re excited about with other readers and bloggers. Well, Sci-Fi Month is over, and while it was a blast reading/doing/blogging about everything sci-fi, I’m glad to be able to concentrate of the other genres I love, particularly horror. This book sounds like so much fun:

I am ProvidenceFor fans of legendary pulp author H. P. Lovecraft, there is nothing bigger than the annual Providence-based convention the Summer Tentacular. Horror writer Colleen Danzig doesn’t know what to expect when she arrives, but is unsettled to find that among the hob-knobbing between scholars and literary critics are a group of real freaks: book collectors looking for volumes bound in human skin, and true believers claiming the power to summon the Elder God Cthulhu, one of their idol’s most horrific fictional creations, before the weekend is out.

Colleen’s trip spirals into a nightmare when her roommate for the weekend, an obnoxious novelist known as Panossian, turns up dead, his face neatly removed. What’s more unsettling is that, in the aftermath of the murder, there is little concern among the convention goers. The Summer Tentacular continues uninterrupted, except by a few bumbling police.

Everyone at the convention is a possible suspect, but only Colleen seems to show any interest in solving the murder. So she delves deep into the darkness, where occult truths have been lurking since the beginning of time. A darkness where Panossian is waiting, spending a lot of time thinking about Colleen, narrating a new Lovecraftian tale that could very well spell her doom.


I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas. Releases in August 2016 from Night Shade Books. So, the funny thing is, I was just sent a copy of Mamatas’ book The Last Weekend, which comes out in January, so I was really excited to stumble upon this book on Goodreads. Plus, octopus on the cover? A big bonus;-) I love that this is about a book/writer’s convention!

What do you think? Let me know what you’re waiting on!

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Posted December 2, 2015 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 11 Comments


11 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [175] – I AM PROVIDENCE by Nick Mamatas

  1. I just remembered that I haven’t done a Waiting On Wednesday for a couple months… But I’ve been so busy with other things that it slipped my mind. *lol* If I had picked something this week, it would have been Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. The cover’s gorgeous, and the story sounds awesome, especially since it sounds like a YA fantasy with a friendship between two female leads as the centerpiece. We need more of those!
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    • Tammy

      I’m really excited to read Truthwitch as well! It’s got so much buzz, I hope it lives up to it:-)

    • Tammy

      I’ve read a couple of Lovecraft type stories lately, and I’ve really enjoyed them. I really enjoy this sub genre:-)

  2. I will have to keep my eyes on this. I just commented on another blog that for some reason, if a book has tentacles on it, I almost always want to read it without even really knowing what is about. Don’t know when that trend started for me, but I am finally owning it!
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