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This October is going to be extra-creepy…

THE BOOK OF CTHULHU II arrives from Night Shade Books on October 16. I am thrilled to have my story “This Is How the World Ends” among the contents, along with 23 other stories by such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Laird Barron, Michael Chabon, Caitlin R. Kiernan, W.H. Pugmire, Fritz Leiber, and many other talented folks.

The first BOOK OF CTHULHU came out last year to stellar reviews and was called “the ultimate Cthulhu anthology.” So this second volume is bound to deliver the horror goods.

Here is the complete table of contents:

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