Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

UFO Publishing
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40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

* An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop.

* A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary.

* A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures.

* Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet.

and much, much more!

Each story includes author notes, written for this collection.

Praise for "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma":

"Wit, sentiment, imagination--Alex Shvartsman's got them all." -Mike Resnick, Hugo award winner.

"Fantastic variety and scope ... Prepare to be entertained, delighted and amazed." -Esther Friesner, Nebula award winner.

"His stories feature tightly constructed, intricate, puzzle-like plots with clever banter and plenty of fresh, twisted pop culture references." -Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula award winner

"Full of intriguing ideas and wit." -Jody Lynn Nye, bestselling author

"A wonderful collection of short stories that will make you laugh, think and feel." -Gini Koch, bestselling author

"If you ever need to explain Cthulhu to your Grandma, this is the place to start." -Henry Gee, senior editor at Nature.
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Publisher
UFO Publishing
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Published on
Jan 29, 2015
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Pages
352
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
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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).

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.”

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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

Complete Contributor List:
Neil Gaiman
Jody Lynn Nye
Mike Resnick
Ken Liu
Nick Mamatas
Esther Friesner
David Vaughan
Kevin Wetmore
Shaenon K. Garrity
Brian Trent
Alex Shvartsman
Rachael Klahn Jones
Yvonne Navarro
Scott Huggins
Gini Koch
Aidan Doyle
Konstantine Paradias
Amanda Helms
Laura Resnick
Matt Mikalatos
Laura Pearlman
Lucy A. Snyder

Original stories by David Vaughan, Jody Lynn Nye, Mike Resnick, Brian Trent, Yvonne Navarro, G. Scott Huggins, Gini Koch, Aidan Doyle, Amanda Helms, Laura Resnick, Laura Pearlman, Lucy Snyder, and Nick Mamatas.

Reprints by Esther Friesener, Kevin Wetmore, Shaenon K. Garrity, Alex Shvatsman, Ken Liu, Rachael K. Jones, Neil Gaiman, Konstantine Paradias, and Matt Mikalatos.
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