Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

by Alex Shvartsman
Release date: February 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, short stories

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.

(updated 2015-09-15)

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