Month: May 2017


In the depths of the cosmos there is madness to be found and there are stories to be told…


The Elder Gods, Cthulhu, Nyarlethotep, and the like have a taste for fear, for madness, for flesh… But over the years they have grown bored with the taste of the standard straight, white male so often portrayed in the tales of the Mythos. Like a human being with a hankering for Thai after a steady diet of steak and potatoes, the Gods of the Mythos are craving something different…
  • An African Igbo head man defends his tribe against eldritch incursion with the help of his own Gods…
  • A couple of English debutantes throw epic parties while keeping the otherworldly at bay…
  • A deeply scarred man gathers strength from Sobek, the Egyptian God who claimed him young, as he stands against the horrors shoulder to shoulder with a Priestess of Bast…
  • A Jewish lesbian rides into town to save it from the Unspeakable, with a little help from her girlfriend and her rich heritage…

All this and more await you in these pages. Welcome to equal opportunity madness…

EOM: Equal Opportunity Madness

This is an anthology born in a panel at Balticon 49 in May 2015. The panel was all about being a fan of problematic things, and the example of loving the work of an author who is not a good person came up, particularly Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. Many people love the Mythos and Cthulhu pervades a lot of geek culture, but Lovecraft himself was a rampant racist and anti-Semite, and based on how he portrayed his female characters (when there were any), whether or not he had misogynist tendencies has been the subject of feisty debate. An audience member jokingly suggested that there should be a collection of stories that would make dear old Lovecraft roll over in his grave – like a black lesbian Jew triumphing over the Unspeakable. And all the authors on panel and in the audience said – “Heeeey, that sounds like fun!”


Scars of a Certain Value by Christine Lucas

The Horror of the Atoll by DJ Tyrer

With the Dark and the Storm by John Linwood Grant

The Sisters Derleth by Michelle D. Sonnier

A Singular Event, in Several Courses by Kris Dikeman

The Bath, Bottle, and Bar’nyeth Party by Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi

Innsmouth Blues by Jean Roberta

The Black Magnolia on the Bank of the Night’s River by Gordon White

The Thing at Akeley Farm by A.Z. Louise

But Who Can Catch Leviathan? by Chris Pearce

North Bronx Nightmare by Andrea Stanet

The P’tulpa Cult by Daniel S. Duvall

Golem by Jennifer R. Povey Jennifer R. Povey

Dreidel of Dread: The Very Cthulhu Chanukah by Alex Shvartsman