The Kingsport Bibliography (draft)


March 1, 2016 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

This week I’m planning to reissue our call for submissions for future issues of the Arkham Gazette, in particular issue #4, which will be focused on Kingsport.  I’ve put together a bibliography of Kingsport-related materials, first RPG products, and then fiction.  This bibliography might possibly be of interest to readers, especially anyone considering writing something for our next issue, and so I’m sharing here on the SHP blog.

While I have reviewed all of the RPG materials (and am rereading them closely now for our annotated bibliography of Kingsport scenarios to be included in the next issue), I have definitely not read all, or even most, frankly, of the related fiction.  I suspect that many of the stories named here simply name-check Kingsport, so to speak, in the tradition of what I term the “Mythos reference dump” all too common in Mythos fiction.  If time allows, I’ll note the stories that are primarily set in Kingsport or otherwise relay some useful or interesting information about that town, as best my library permits.

Comments, amendments, and suggestions are most welcome.  I will update this bibliography as I get better information – I strongly suspect I’ve missed stories post 1999.  My primary fiction source was Chris Jarocha-Ernst’s excellent A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography and Concordance (published in 1999, hence my recent blindspot); David and Scott T. Gousward’s Horror Guide to Massachusetts was of help as well.

Where possible I have linked to the item in question, for sale or free download in the case of role-playing game materials, or in the public domain (for Lovecraft’s stories).  For fiction, I have only noted the story name and year first published and not the periodical (usually) or book they first appeared in – considering the frequency of reprinting with some Mythos stories, this should be enough to start looking for a particular story.  In a few cases fiction in question is a poem; these are marked [P].  Items I have read I will mark with a †; those which do not describe Kingsport or some related element will be marked with a *.

Post a comment if you have an questions, correction, or additions!


Role-playing Games:

† Aniolowksi, Scott David.  “Fade to Grey”, Tales of the Miskatonic Valley (1991)

† ___________.  “Shades of Tomorrow Lost”, More Adventures in Arkham Country (2010)

† ___________. “The Whore of Barharna”, Adventures in Arkham Country, 1993.

† Barrass, Glynn Owen.  “Servants of the Lake”, Doors to Darkness (2015 – sold only at Necronicon 2015)

† Chiddick, Marc.  “His Wildest Dreams”, The Unbound Book #0 (2002)

† Kramer, Bret.  “Drawn from the Water”, The Arkham Gazette #2 (20014)

† ___________.  “Ghosts of the Florentina”, More Adventures in Arkham Country (2010)

† Rios, Oscar.  “Christmas in Kingsport”, Christmas in Kingsport [monograph] (2006)

† ___________.  “Malice Everlasting”, New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley (2008)

† Ross, Kevin.  “Dead in the Water”, Kingsport: City in the Mists (1991).  [Cut section on using dreams in the scenario appears in The Unspeakable Oath #4.]

† ___________.  “Dreams and Fancies”, Kingsport: City in the Mists (1991)

† ___________.  “Dust to Dust”, Dead Reckonings (1998)

† ___________.  “The House on the Edge”, Kingsport: City in the Mists (1991)

† ___________.  Kingsport: City in the Mists.  (Chaosium, 1991).  Reprinted as H.P. Lovecraft’s Kingsport (2003)

† ___________.   “The Night War”, More Adventures in Arkham Country (2010)



Ambheul, James. “The Horror That Came to Innsmouth” (1995)

Bloch, Robert.  “Notebook Found in a Deserted House” (1951)

Breach, Arthur William Llyod.  “The Return of the White Ship: The Quest for Cathuria” (1994)

Burleson, Donald R.  “Connect the Dots” (1997)

Burleson, Mollie L.  “Keeping Festival” (1997)

Cabos, Llewellyn M.  “Candles Burning Blue” (1977)

___________. “The Colour from Beyond” (1978)

Campbell, Ramsey.  “The Tomb-Herd” (1978) [Original Draft of “The Church on High Street”]

† * Cannon, Peter.  “The Madness Out of Space” (1982)

___________. “It Was the Day of the Deep One” (1997)

† Carter, Lin.  “Remembrances” (1964) [P, from “Dreams of R’lyeh” sonnet cycle]

† ___________. “Zoth-Ommog” (1976)

___________. “The Strange Doom of Enos Harker” (1989)

Carter, Lin and Laurence J. Cornford.  “The Doom of Enos Harker” (1997) [An expansion on the Carter fragment “The Strange Doom of Enos Harker”.  See Price, Robert below for another reworking of this piece.]

Danagher, Michael.  “The Nooseneck Hill Horror” (1977)

Derleth, August.  The Lurker at the Threshold (1945)

___________.  “The House in the Valley” (1953) [Mentions a ‘Kingston’]

† * ___________.  “The Gable Window” (1957) [Also mention ‘Kingston’ – see note at bottom]

___________.  “The Fishermen of Falcon Point” (1959)

___________.  “The Shuttered Room” (1959)

Dileo, Warren.  “A Bird in the Hand Is…” (1974)

Eng, Steve.  “A Kingsport Christmas” (1980)

Glasby, John S.  “Devil Reef” (1998)

Gullette, Peter.   “The Summons of Hastur” (1972)

Hensley, Chad.  “In the Nethermost Cavern” [P} (1996)

Jantsang, Tani, Jeff Gerber, & Casey Ley.  “The Statement of Richard Daniel Upton” (1995)

Koblas, John J.  “The Quest of the Necronomicon” (1972)

† Lovecraft, H.P.   “The White Ship” (1919)

† ___________. “The Terrible Old Man” (1920)

† ___________. “The Festival” (1923)

† ___________. “The Silver Key” (1926)

† ___________. “The Strange High House in the Mist” (1926)

† ___________. “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” (1926/7)

† ___________. “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” (1927)

† ___________. “At the Mountains of Madness” (1931)

† ___________. “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (1931)

† ___________. “The Thing on the Doorstep” (1933)

† Lovecraft, H.P. and E. Hoffman Price.  “Through the Gates of the Silver Key” (1932/33)

Lumley, Brian.  The Transition of Titus Crow.  (1975)

Lupoff, Richard A.  “Documents in the Case of Elizabeth Akeley” (1982)

Marsh, Phillip, Tani Janstang, Casey Ley, Hadrian Hicks, & Jeff Gerber.  “A Private Inquiry into the Possible Whereabouts of Clara Boyd” (1990)

Minnis, Mark.  “The Prodigies of Monkfield Cabot” (1997)

Myers, Gary.  “The Gods of Earth” (1975)

Nicoll, Gregory E.  “The Unusual Case of Fredrick Harrison” (1976)

Peshke, Alan D.  “Yule Feast” [P] (1997)

Price, Robert M. & Lin Carter.  “The Strange Doom of Enos Harker” (1997) [I wonder if this is the same thing as the Cornford ‘expansion’ described above.]

Pugmire, Wilum. “The Phantom of Beguilement” (2001)

___________.  “The Fungal Stain” (2006)

___________.  “Mystic Articulation” (2013)

Shire, John.  “The Alternate Manuscripts” (1997)

† Stanley, Joan C.  Ex Libris Miskatonici.  (1993)

Stansfield, Fredeick.  “The Dervishes” [P] (1997)

Webb, Don.  “A Ship Afar” (1994)

Wilson, David Niall.  “Of Dark Things, and Midnight Places” (1994)

Worthy, Peter A.  “Sweet Dreams” (1997)

Note- In two of August Derleth’s stories he mentions a port town called Kingston. There is a Kingston in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, which is a port, and North and South Kingstown in Rhode Island – it is unclear if he was referring to a real-world location or misidentified Kingsport.

2 thoughts on “The Kingsport Bibliography (draft)

  1. Graham says:

    There is another Scott David Aniolowksi scenario with a Kingsport component. “The Whore of Barharna”, published in Adventures in Arkham Country (1993, reprinted 1997), is set in the Dreamlands, but includes a visit to Kingsport in the Waking World as part of the plotline.

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