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The Cackle of Cthulhu

Knock, knock!

Who’s there?


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).

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.”

0Cover (for "The Cackle of Cthulhu")Dave Seeley
1Foreword (to "The Cackle of Cthulhu")Alex Shvartsman
2The Shunned Trailer?Esther Friesner
3The Captain in Yellow?David Vaughan
4My Little Old One™?Jodie Lynn Nye
5Tales of a Fourth Grade Shoggoth?Kevin Wetmore
6Friday Night at Brazee?Mike Resnick
7To Whatever?Shaenon K. Garrity
8The Doom that Came to Providence?Brian Trent
9Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma?Alex Shvartsman
10The Call of the Pancake FactoryKen Liu5.00
11The Innsmouth of the South?Rachael K. Jones
12WWRD?Yvonne Navarro
13In the Employee Manual of Madness?G. Scott Huggins
14Shoggoth's Old Peculiar 2 opinionesNeil Gaiman5.50
15H.P. and Me?Gini Koch
16The Greatest Leader?Aidan Doyle
17But Someone's Got To Do It?Konstantine Paradias
18The Call of Uncopyrighted Intelectual Property?Amanda Helms
19Cthulhu, P.I.?Laura Resnick
20A Stiff Bargain?Matt Mikalatos
21The Girl Who Loved Cthulhu?Nick Mamatas
22The Tingling Madness?Lucy A. Snyder
23The Shadow Over My Dorm room?Laura Pearlman

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The Cackle of Cthulhu

Inglés, 272 págs.
Antología colectiva, Dedicado
Baen Books, Ene 2018
ISBN: 9781481483001

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