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Countdown to Cthulhu: R'lyeh Rising

...How do you increase your mind's potential?...

Oh, wait... that's the slogan for those other guys' book. Ours is...

...I've got it written down here...


-=Cthulhu fhtagn!=-

(be glad I couldn't figure out the blink tag)

Rapture, smapture. Here's what's really coming down the pipe... On September 14, 2011, Dread R'lyeh rises from the sea, unleashing sanity-wracking terror. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Hear the phone ringing? You know what that means? It means Old Squid-head's about to rise out of the ocean, and he's hungry. The dead gonna rise. The burrowers beneath gonna burrow. Non-euclidean hounds gonna howl at myriad moons. And oh, yeah, the stars...

Will you be ready? Will you go mad from the revelation? Or will you flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age...?

Find out these answers... and more! in The Book of Cthulhu. Twenty-seven tales of tentacles, terror, and madness inspired by H. P. Lovecraft to comfort you in these perfidious and malignant days. Available September 1 at booksellers--and e-booksellers--everywhere.

Just listen to a few of the benefits early readers of The Book of Cthulhu have reported:

- Increased energy
- Heightened perceptions
- Stronger linguistic skills
- Ability to call up the dead via their essential salts
- Looming, but somehow motivating, sense of dread
- When confronted by a gaping, carnivorous cosmos, day-to-day stress just melts away

The Book of Cthulhu will be available everywhere September 1, 2011. Until then, consider this your Countdown to Cthulhu. We'll be posting Mythos-related links, lore, and survival tips right up until the big, green sticky spawn of the stars pops his awful squid-head and writhing feelers out of the surf and says "howdy!"

But first, a word from our sponsor...

Coming September 2011

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

First described by visionary author H. P. Lovecraft, the Cthulhu mythos encompass a pantheon of truly existential cosmic horror: Eldritch, uncaring, alien god-things, beyond mankind's deepest imaginings, drawing ever nearer, insatiably hungry, until one day, when the stars are right....

As that dread day, hinted at within the moldering pages of the fabled Necronomicon, draws nigh, tales of the Great Old Ones: Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Hastur, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, and the weird cults that worship them have cross-pollinated, drawing authors and other dreamers to imagine the strange dark aeons ahead, when the dead-but-dreaming gods return.

Now, intrepid anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has delved deep into the Cthulhu canon, selecting from myriad mind-wracking tomes the best sanity-shattering stories of cosmic terror. Featuring fiction by many of today's masters of the menacing, macabre, and monstrous, The Book of Cthulhu goes where no collection of Cthulhu mythos tales has before: to the very edge of madness... and beyond!

Do you dare open The Book of Cthulhu? Do you dare heed the call?

Table of Contents:

Caitlín R. Kiernan - Andromeda among the Stones
Ramsey Campbell - The Tugging
Charles Stross - A Colder War
Bruce Sterling - The Unthinkable
Silvia Moreno-Garcia - Flash Frame
W. H. Pugmire - Some Buried Memory
Molly Tanzer - The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins
Michael Shea - Fat Face
Elizabeth Bear - Shoggoths in Bloom
T. E. D. Klein - Black Man With A Horn
David Drake - Than Curse the Darkness
Charles R. Saunders - Jeroboam Henley's Debt
Thomas Ligotti - Nethescurial
Kage Baker - Calamari Curls
Edward Morris - Jihad over Innsmouth
Cherie Priest - Bad Sushi
John Hornor Jacobs - The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife
Brian McNaughton - The Doom that Came to Innsmouth
Ann K. Schwader - Lost Stars
Steve Duffy - The Oram County Whoosit
Joe R. Lansdale - The Crawling Sky
Brian Lumley - The Fairground Horror
Tim Pratt - Cinderlands
Gene Wolfe - Lord of the Land
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. - To Live and Die in Arkham
John Langan - The Shallows
Laird Barron - The Men from Porlock

Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-59780-232-1
eISBN: 978-1-59780-355-7


And now, without further ado, here's your daily Countdown to Cthulhu:

cyclops shark captured in Mexico - Kind of cute for a dead, fish-faced freak.

Who Will be Eaten First? - Jack Chick, Lovecraftian-style.

Goomi's Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) - Shoggies!

...more tomorrow!


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