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A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods

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The ongoing fight against the immortal Elder Gods enters the modern age. Magic, mayhem, and murder no longer reign in dusty books discovered in decrepit libraries. Today's monsters can be called be more than uncanny rituals in candlelit basements. Madness lurks on the internet and lives in the locker room. It breeds in the mall and ambushes its victims outside the club.

Published April 2019 by Pulse
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May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Though aimed at teenagers, this is a collection that is sure to wow anyone who likes their horror anthologies teeming with tentacles and misshapen things that go bump in the night (or day, or next universe over...) Packed with some of the best authors science fiction, fantasy, and horror have to offer, this collection makes the most of Lovecraft's mythos, to produce some of the best short stories I've read this year.

There's really no stories in here I didn't enjoy in some way - usually an anthol
Caroline Mersey
Read for BFS Short Fiction Anthology Award category.
Oct 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
Count on Seanan McGuire to use cliches and make desperate--but weak--attempts to overcompensate for boredom and poor pacing with stuff like "the way the walls joined together was just... wrong" (approximate quote). Never mind. ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you want a YA short fiction anthology full of monster punching, look no further! I became excited when I flipped through the table of contents, and I was not disappointed.

“Away Game” by Seanan McGuire is fun, and I love the eldritch cheer squad way more that the events of the story. I would read more about these girls. “Pickman's Daughter” by J. C. Koch is full of fun monsters punishing the banality of high school. “Us and Ours” by Premee Mohamed shows a great friend relationship, and it’s ea
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Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really solid collection of shorts focused on a central theme of YA + hunter/hunted + Cthullu mythos. Some well-known authors contributed to the anthology so the overall quality is way above average. Nice mix of different themes and directions. Good eclectic mix of content. As in most cases, some stories were well above the level of others, but overall a worthy collection.
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shades of H.P. Lovecraft, oh my. If you like that sort of thing.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like any short story collection, some are better than others but none are awful and more than a couple are fantastic.
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Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous book, many exciting stories, I got it for Seanan McGuire but loved the rest
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