Shotguns v. Cthulhu
by Robin D. Laws (Goodreads Author) , Natania Barron (Goodreads Author), Steve Dempsey, Dennis Detwiller, Larry DiTillio, Chad Fifer, Adam Scott Glancy, Dave Gross (Goodreads Author) , more…Rob Heinsoo, Kenneth Hite, Daniel Harms, Chris Lackey, Nick Mamatas, Ekaterina Sedia, Kyla Ward, Jason Morningstar (Goodreads Author) …less
Pulse-pounding action meets cosmic horror in this exciting collection from the rising stars of the New Cthulhuiana. Steel your nerves, reach into your weapons locker, and tie tight your running shoes as humanity takes up arms against the monsters and gods of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Grab your pistols, your knives, your gearpunk grenades. Confront deep ones, mi-go,...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Stone Skin Press
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H.P. Lovecraft died in 1937, five months shy of his forty-seventh birthday. In his lifetime he published over sixty pieces of what he referred to as Cosmic Horror, a blend of science fiction and horror; nearly all of his stories revolved around a complex pantheon of ancient gods and otherworldly beings that has come to be known as the Cthulhu mythos. These works were nearly all short stories, with the exception of a handful of sustained narratives, including The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At t...more
I've never been much of an H.P. Lovecraft fan, but this montage of short stories really was a pleasure to read. Many different and vivid takes on the mithos, with some really hair raising and stomach churning tales... Made me want to write one myself.
Writer and game designer Robin D. Laws brought you such roleplaying games as Ashen Stars, The Esoterrorists, The Dying Earth, Heroquest and Feng Shui. He is the author of seven novels, most recently The Worldwound Gambit from Paizo. For Robin's much-praised works of gaming history and analysis, see Hamlet's Hit Points, Robin's Laws of Game Mastering and 40 Years of Gen Con.More about Robin D. Laws...