Tuesday, February 11, 2014
War Is Coming
World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories will be available for pre-order from Dark Regions books beginning February 25. The illo at left is not the cover but a promo piece by the right honorable M. Wayne Miller, who has provided numerous works for Dark Regions as well as for my own novels and collections. The book is set to be released in e-book, trade paperback, and hardback editions, with several pricing levels to offer buyers a host of different perks — including being "tuckerized" (featured as a character in an author's upcoming work) and even becoming ill-fated protagonists in specially written stories by one or more authors from the volume. More details on this when they are available.
My story, "The Game Changers," is set in the jungles of Vietnam, right after the Tet Offensive, but the tales herein cover warfare from virtually every period of history — from the legend of Achilles and Agamemnon to the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to World War II to present-day Afghanistan. Contributors include Neil Baker, David Conyers, Tim Curran, Ed Erdelac, Cody Goodfellow, Ted Grau, C. J. Henderson, David Kernot, William Meikle, Christine Morgan, Edward Morris, Konstantin Paradias, Robert M. Price, W. H. Pugmire, Peter Rawlik, John Shirley, Darryl Schweitzer, and Jeffrey Thomas.