The Cackle of Cthulhu

The Cackle of Cthulhu

by Alex Shvartsman

Publication Date: 02/01/2018

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TOP AUTHORS POKE FUN AND PAY TRIBUTE TO H.P. LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU MYTHOS.


Knock, knock!

Who’s there?

Cthul.

Cthul who?

Exactly! I've come to tickle your funnybone.

Oh, and also to eat your soul.


In 1928, Weird Tales debuted “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft, and the Cthulhu Mythos was born. In the 90 years since, dozens of writers have dared play within HPL’s mind-blowing creation—but never with such terrifyingly funny results. Now top authors lampoon, parody, and subvert Lovecraft’s Mythos. See Cthulhu cut short his nap at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to invade North Korea! Watch the Unspeakable Eater of Souls solve crimes on the pulpy streets of Innsmouth! And speaking of largish Elder Gods, listen to a plastic Elvis doll dispense folksy advice straight from the heart of the Emperor of Dread! Again Ol’ Tentacle-Face is confronted by frail humans who dare defy the Incarnation of Ultimate Evil—but this time not by brave monster hunters and terrified villagers, but by fan fiction writers, clueless college students, and corporate lawyers (okay, we realize it’s hard to know who to root for in that confrontation).


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Praise for the Unidentified Funny Objects anthologies, edited by Alex Shvartsman:


“This book is a delight. There are a lot of giggles here, and every now and then you’ll laugh your head off. This is a hoot from start to finish.”—Galaxy’s Edge


“Shvartsman delivers a wonderful anthology and if you want to broaden your humorous SFF reading, Unidentified Funny Objects is a great place to start.”— A Fantastical Librarian


Praise for Alex Shvartsman:


“Shvartsman is an entertaining writer who can take on many voices and make them his.” –Locus


“Alex Shvartsman’s comedy is bright and direct with clever dialogue of both the inner and outer sort.”—Tangent Online

ISBN:
9781625796240
9781625796240
Category:
Short stories
Publication Date:
02-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Baen Books

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