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).
Twenty-three mirthful manifestations within the Cthulhu Mythos from best-selling and award-winning authors Neil Gaiman, Mike Resnick, Esther Friesner, Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Laura Resnick, Nick Mamatas, and many more!
Guaranteed to leave you howling. Because if you look at it just right, there’s nothing funnier than a soul writhing in cosmic horror before a tentacled maw of malevolence. As HPL himself saith: “From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
|0||Cover (for "The Cackle of Cthulhu")||Dave Seeley||—|
|1||Foreword (to "The Cackle of Cthulhu")||Alex Shvartsman||—|
|2||The Shunned Trailer||?||Esther Friesner||—|
|3||The Captain in Yellow||?||David Vaughan||—|
|4||My Little Old One™||?||Jodie Lynn Nye||—|
|5||Tales of a Fourth Grade Shoggoth||?||Kevin Wetmore||—|
|6||Friday Night at Brazee||?||Mike Resnick||—|
|7||To Whatever||?||Shaenon K. Garrity||—|
|8||The Doom that Came to Providence||?||Brian Trent||—|
|9||Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma||?||Alex Shvartsman||—|
|10||The Call of the Pancake Factory||Ken Liu||5.00|
|11||The Innsmouth of the South||?||Rachael K. Jones||—|
|13||In the Employee Manual of Madness||?||G. Scott Huggins||—|
|14||Shoggoth's Old Peculiar||Neil Gaiman||5.50|
|15||H.P. and Me||?||Gini Koch||—|
|16||The Greatest Leader||?||Aidan Doyle||—|
|17||But Someone's Got To Do It||?||Konstantine Paradias||—|
|18||The Call of Uncopyrighted Intelectual Property||?||Amanda Helms||—|
|19||Cthulhu, P.I.||?||Laura Resnick||—|
|20||A Stiff Bargain||?||Matt Mikalatos||—|
|21||The Girl Who Loved Cthulhu||?||Nick Mamatas||—|
|22||The Tingling Madness||?||Lucy A. Snyder||—|
|23||The Shadow Over My Dorm room||?||Laura Pearlman||—|