Synopses & Reviews
Pulse-pounding action meets cosmic horror in this exciting collection from the rising stars of the New Cthulhuiana, as humanity takes up arms against the monsters and gods of H. P. Lovecrafts Cthulhu Mythos. The fighting takes place in the past, present, and future, from the birth of the shotgun to the end of the world, and contributors who boast high name recognition among today's Cthulhu Mythos fans, including the cocreators of the Delta Green mythos setting and the cohosts of the H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, relentlessly hurtle readers into the madness and danger. The complete list of authors includes Natania Barron, Steve Dempsey, Dennis Detwiller, Larry DiTillio, Chad Fifer, A. Scott Glancy, Dave Gross, Dan Harms, Rob Heinsoo, Kenneth Hite, Chris Lackey, Robin D. Laws, Nick Mamatas, Ekaterina Sedia, and Kyla Ward.
"Like robber barons fracking the substrates of R'lyeh, these gifted writers have detonated what was and brought gurgling forth a grim new crude, all pump action and double barrels for a gluttonous para-world of eldritch consumption. Fill 'er up!" —John Scott Tynes, cocreator of Delta Green and Unknown Armies
Featuring more than 60 authors, this stunning volume brings a fresh take on the bestiary, the dictionary of mythological creatures, by imagining how beasts such as gorgons, minotaurs, and manitchores would cope in the modern age. Offering informational entries and short stories, the collection ranges from the horrific to the humorous, reacquaints readers to classic beasts, and introduces the newly discovered, thriving creatures of the cyber age like the meme mosquitoes, trashsquatches, and urbantelopes. From the casino where the griffin has taken up residence, to the gorgon’s new occupation and love interest, to the now happy sphinx who has moved to Manhattan, this bestiary is a unique and contemporary twist on the creatures that have captivated the human imagination since ancient times.
About the Author
Ed Greenwood is a librarian, game designer, and creator of The Forgotten Realms fantasy world. He has published more than 200 books which include The Elminster Series and The Cormyr Saga. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Robin D. Laws is best known for his groundbreaking roleplaying game design work. His most recent works of fiction are Blood of the City and New Tales of the Yellow Sign. He is the editor of Letters to Lovecraft, The Lion and the Aardvark, and Shotguns v. Cthulhu. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Nick Mamatas is the author of Move Under Ground, the coauthor of The Damned Highway, and the author of more than 90 short stories, which have been included in venues such as the New Haven Review and Shotguns v. Cthulhu. He lives in Berkeley, California.