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TOC: ‘The Book of Cthulhu II’ Edited by Ross E. Lockhart


Editor Ross E. Lockhart has posted the table of contents for his upcoming (10/2012) anthology The Book of Cthulhu II:

Here’s the book description:

Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as “the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and “a ‘must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness… and beyond.

For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft’s tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shattering manuscripts and moldering tomes to bring you The Book of Cthulhu 2, with even more tales of tentacles, terror, and madness.

Featuring monstrous stories by many of weird fiction’s brightest lights, The Book of Cthulhu 2 brings you even more tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s greatest creation: The Cthulhu mythos.

This year, the stars are right…

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Check out the contributor roster in this table of contents…

  1. “Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar” by Neil Gaiman
  2. “Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea (1957)” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  3. “This Is How the World Ends” by John R. Fultz
  4. “The Drowning at Lake Henpin” by Paul Tobin
  5. “The Ocean and All Its Devices” by William Browning Spencer
  6. “Take Your Daughters to Work” by Livia Llewellyn
  7. “The Big Fish” by Kim Newman
  8. “Rapture of the Deep” by Cody Goodfellow
  9. “Once More from the Top” by A. Scott Glancy
  10. “Hour of the Tortoise” by Molly Tanzer
  11. “I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee” by Christopher Reynaga
  12. “Objects from the Gilman-Waite Collection” by Ann K. Schwader
  13. “Of Melei, of Ulthar” by Gord Sellar
  14. “A Gentleman from Mexico” by Mark Samuels
  15. “The Hands that Reek and Smoke” by W. H. Pugmire
  16. “Akropolis” by Matt Wallace
  17. “Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
  18. “The Nyarlathotep Event” by Jonathan Wood
  19. “The Black Brat of Dunwich” by Stanley C. Sargent
  20. “The Terror from the Depths” by Fritz Leiber
  21. “Black Hill” by Orrin Grey
  22. “The God of Dark Laughter” by Michael Chabon
  23. “Sticks” by Karl Edward Wagner
  24. “Hand of Glory” by Laird Barron

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597804355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597804356
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