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Atomic-Age Cthulhu

Tales of Mythos Horror in the 1950s (Chaosium Fiction)
An anthology of stories edited by

THE DECADE OF THE 1950s: while many places in the world are still recovering from the horrors of the Second World War, it is a good time for America. The economy and industry are roaring, the middle class is exploding, and everyone can own their own home. The nation is filled with pride after a hard-won victory. The future never seemed brighter, and yet...

...never before have we faced a global threat as dire as the atomic bomb. Humanity has always waged war, but now we can eradicate all life on the planet. Educational films promise survival of a nuclear blast. In movies, the classic monsters of the 30s and 40s are replaced by horrors spawned of the atom.

Enemies are everywhere, and there are dangers in our midst: devilish rock n'roll, morally corrupt books, and sinister comic books corrupt the minds of our youth.

The dreaded Red Menace of Communism is poised to overthrow our government and strip-away all of our personal freedoms. Their comrades are everywhere and could be anyone, including your neighbor, your friend, or a member of your family. There are godless Communists spreading across the globe, and they must be stopped by any means necessary!

So here you have the world of Atomic Age Cthulhu, bringing Lovecraftian horror to the postwar Golden Age.

The contents of this anthology include:

Bad Reception by Jeffrey Thomas

Unamerican by Cody Goodfellow

Fallout by Sam Stone

Eldritch Lunch by Adam Bolivar

Little Curly by Neil Baker

The Day the Music Died by Charles Christian

The Terror That Came to Dounreay by William Meikle

The Romero Transference by Josh Reynolds

It Came to Modesto by Ed Erdelac

Within the Image of the Divine by Bear Weiter

Yellow is the Color of the Future by Jason Andrew

Fear Realized by Tom Lynch

Professor Patriot and the Doom that Came to Niceville by Christine Morgan

Rose-Colored Glasses by Michael G. Szymanski

The Preserved Ones by Christopher M. Geeson

Putnam's Monster by Scott T. Goudsward

Operation Switch by Peter Rawlik

Names on the Black List by Robert M. Price

The End of the Golden Age by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass

Edited by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass. Cover art by Victor Leza. 228 pages.

Genre: Horror

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March 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Atomic-Age Cthulhu: Tales of Mythos Horror in the 1950s (Chaosium Fiction)
Author(s): Jeffrey Thomas, Cody Goodfellow, Sam Stone, Adam Bolivar, Neil Baker, Charles Christian, William Meikle, Josh Reynolds, Ed Erdelac, Bear Weiter, Jason Andrew, Tom Lynch, Christine Morgan, Michael Szymanski, Christo
ISBN: 1-56882-398-3 / 978-1-56882-398-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
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Title: Atomic-Age Cthulhu: Tales of Mythos Terror in the 1950s
Author(s): Robert Price, Peter Rawlik, Cody Goodfellow, Scott Goudsward, Tom Lynch, William Meikle, Christine Morgan
Publisher: Chaosium
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