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! Do you dare open The Book of Cthulhu? Do you dare heed the call?