Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

* An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop.

* A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary.

* A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures.

* Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet.

and much, much more!

The e-book includes 23 bonus stories not featured in the printed edition, for a total of 63 stories! Each story includes author notes, written for this collection.

Cover Art by Dixon Leavitt
Cover design by Emerson Matsuuchi

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, February 2015

Distributed by UFO Publishing
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Printed in the United States of America

ISBN: 978-0-9884328-5-7

Copyright 2015 by Alex Shvartsman

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Electronic version by Baen Books