40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.
* An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop.
* A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary.
* A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures.
* Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet.
and much, much more!
The e-book includes 23 bonus stories not featured in the printed edition, for a total of 63 stories! Each story includes author notes, written for this collection.
Praise for "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma":
"Wit, sentiment, imagination - Alex Shvartsman's got them all." - Mike Resnick, Hugo award winner.
"Fantastic variety and scope... Prepare to be entertained, delighted and amazed." - Esther Friesner, Nebula award winner.
"His stories feature tightly constructed, intricate, puzzle-like plots with clever banter and plenty of fresh, twisted pop culture references." - Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula award winner
"Full of intriguing ideas and wit." - Jody Lynn Nye, bestselling author
"A wonderful collection of short stories that will make you laugh, think and feel." - Gini Koch, bestselling author
"If you ever need to explain Cthulhu to your Grandma, this is the place to start." - Henry Gee, senior editor at Nature.
Alex Shvartsman is a writer, editor, game designer, and translator from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories appeared in various magazines and anthologies since 2010. He's the winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.
He edits the Unidentified
Funny Objects series of anthologies. His other projects as editor
include Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic and Dark Expanse:
Surviving the Collapse.