He's been losing it for as long as he can remember. And yet, when a strange old man asks him to consider that only he, out of everyone in the world, knows the real truth, Thomas' life begins to spiral out of control.
He loses interest in his job and is fired. He refuses his wife's suggestion of psychiatric care, and she leaves him. In the end, Thomas is alone. Except he's not, because someone seems to be following him.
What if you were Thomas? Where would you go? What would you do? What if you realized every person in your life had been scripted to be there? And what if the person watching all this time was you?
Thomas World explores what happens when the borders of reality begin to weaken, become porous... when things start bleeding through the edges, challenging ones perceptions of the universe.
Tales of Tentacles, Terror, and Madness from the publisher that brought you Wastelands, The Living Dead, and Brave New Worlds
Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
First described by visionary author H. P. Lovecraft, the Cthulhu mythos encompasses 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 twenty-seven sanity-shattering stories of cosmic terror. Featuring fiction by many of today's masters of the menacing, macabre, and monstrous, including Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and Thomas Ligotti, The Book of Cthulhu goes where no collection of Cthulhu mythos tales has gone before: to the very edge of madness... and beyond!
EX-MERCENARY AND PIRATE INTERDICTION SPECIALIST Dante Bogart knows he's the one who handed his shady employers the virus that makes the dead rise to devour the living while laughing their asses off. Whether they were using it to create super-soldiers, build biological weapons, or live forever, he hasn't got the foggiest. But he knows the virus escaped. Dante even tried to blow the whistle on the nightmare via a tell-all video that "went viral"—but that was back before the black ops boys deep-sixed him at a secret interrogation site on the Panama-Colombia border. So he wakes up in the jungle with the five intervening years missing from his memory and his hippie ex-girlfriend married—to his best friend, no less. Dante knows he's got to do what he can to cure the laughing sickness that's slaughtering the world. Doing that will require a trip in a hijacked nuclear warship through the nightmare that was the Panama Canal, then around Cape Horn to San Francisco, where survivalist hackers have holed up in the Moorish castle known as the Armory to resist laughing corpses and corporate stooges alike, taking Dante's whistle-blowing viral video as their underground Gospel.