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Cthulhu's Reign by Darrell Schweitzer
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Cthulhu's Reign focuses on life after Cthulhu's return. Or what's left of it. Necessarily bleak, the stories are also inventive, ranging from Richard A. Lupoff's Nothing Personal and Fred Chappell's Remnants which take an interstellar perspective to the personal Cthulhu haunting Ian Watson's The Walker in the Cemetery.

The concern over a collection like this is that you'd end up reading 15 variations of the same story, but that's not the case. Even though each tale is steeped in horror, Matt Cardin's The New Pauline Corpus attempts to integrate Cthulhu into Christianity, while Gregory Frost's The Seals of New R'lyeh is soundly noir.

My favorite story was Mike Allen's poignant Her Acres of Pastoral Playground about a farmer pretending everything is normal for the sake of his wife and daughter despite the overwhelming evidence that everything has changed.
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September 7, 2010 – Shelved
Started Reading
September 11, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 21, 2011 – Shelved as: cthulhu

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