The Book of Cthulhu II

Ross E. Lockhart
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The Book of Cthulhu II (The Book of Cthulhu #2) - Ross E. Lockhart

Edited by Ross E. Lockhart.

Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as “the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and “a ‘must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness... and beyond.

For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft’s tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shattering manuscripts and moldering tomes to bring you The Book of Cthulhu 2, with even more tales of tentacles, terror, and madness.

Featuring monstrous stories by many of weird fiction’s brightest lights, The Book of Cthulhu 2 brings you even more tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s greatest creation: The Cthulhu mythos.

This year, the stars are right...

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!


  • Introduction by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Shoggoth's Old Peculiar by Neil Gaiman
  • Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • This Is How the World Ends by John R. Fultz
  • The Drowning at Lake Henpin by Paul Tobin
  • The Ocean and All Its Devices by William Browning Spencer
  • Take Your Daughters to Work by Livia Llewellyn
  • The Big Fish by Kim Newman
  • Rapture of the Deep by Cody Goodfellow
  • Once More, from the Top by A. Scott Glancy
  • The Hour of the Tortoise by Molly Tanzer
  • I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee by Christopher Reynaga
  • Objects from the Gilman-Waite Collection by Ann K. Schwader
  • Of Melei, of Ulthar by Gord Sellar
  • A Gentleman from Mexico by Mark Samuels
  • The Hands That Reek and Smoke by W. H. Pugmire
  • Akropolis by Matt Wallace
  • Boojum by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
  • The Nyarlathotep Event by Jonathan Wood
  • The Black Brat of Dunwich by Stanley C. Sargent
  • The Terror from the Depths by Fritz Leiber
  • Black Hill by Orrin Grey
  • The God of Dark Laughter by Michael Chabon
  • Sticks by Karl Edward Wagner
  • Hand of Glory by Laird Barron
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Release date: October 16, 2012
Genres: horrorweird fiction, anthology
Tags: cthulhu mythos
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Updated: January 23, 2014