This is a post for fans of J.F. Gonzalez, giving you a status update on forthcoming unpublished works. I have finished going through his literary estate and am happy to report the following:
These two novellas serve as a prequel to SURVIVOR. The first novella, MONSTERS, was completed before Jesus’s death. The second novella, MABEL, was partially completed. Wrath James White will finish MABEL, based on Jesus’s outline and notes. The novellas will be published by Sinister Grin Press.
Jesus had three distinct mythoi. The CLICKERS mythos is one. FETISH, SURVIVOR, and BULLY have the common thread of William Grecko, the Eastside Butcher, and the snuff film ring. And THE CORPORATION, PRIMITIVE, BACK FROM THE DEAD, and THEY are tied together by the demon Hanbi/Hanpa. He’d also left loose links in SHAPESHIFTER, CONVERSION, THE BELOVED, and even VOYEUR (the novel he wrote under the pseudonym Angel Garcia). For example, THE CORPORATION is tied to SHAPESHIFTER by way of the insurance company, Free State Insurance.
Before his death, Jesus’s plan had been to tie all of these together into one mythos he called the Dark World Cycle. The first part of this plan involved LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA. The second part involved his new novel, RETREAT. The third part involved a sequel to RETREAT that would finalize everything and draw all the strings together.
The first two books were finished before his death, and are forthcoming from Miskatonic Books and Thunderstorm Books, respectively. The third book, RETREAT II, was partially completed at the time of his death. I will be completing the novel, based on his notes and outline, and thus, complete his mythos. The book will be published by Thunderstorm books, most likely in 2016.
UP JUMPED THE DEVIL:
This is a novella collection he had finished compiling before his death. It will be edited and published in 2015.
This is a re-write of his out of print first novel. Revisions were completed before his death. It will be published in 2015.
DIARY OF A MADMAN and SHADOWS IN THE ATTIC:
Two-volume compilation of Jesus’s non-fiction.
TWO OR POSSIBLY THREE MORE SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS:
Untitled and un-compiled at this point.
In addition to the above, there are several other uncompleted novels and novellas. Their status remains indefinite at this time.