Tomorrow's Cthulhu: Stories at the Dawn of Posthumanity (paperback)
Some things can’t be unlearned. These are the stories that repurpose your brain for what comes next.
A STRANGER TOMORROW
Super science. Madness. Transhumanism.
This is the dawn of posthumanity. Some things can’t be unlearned.
Gleaming labs whir with the hum of servers as scientists unravel the secrets of the universe. But as we peel away mysteries, the universe glances back at us. Even now, terrors rise from the Mariana Trench and drift down from the stars. Scientists are disappearing—or worse. Experiments take on minds of their own. Some fight back against the unknown, some give in, some are destroyed, and still others are becoming… more.
The human and inhuman are harder and harder to distinguish. Mankind is changing, whether it wants to or not, with brand new ways of thinking. What havoc is wreaked by those humans trying to harness and control their discoveries? As big science progresses and the very fundamentals of this universe are understood, what stories are being hushed up?
Of course, the Old Ones laugh at our laws, scientific and otherwise.
These are transhumanist near-future science fiction tales of the Cthulhu Mythos. These are tales of more than merely cosmic dread. They exist in our world of the next couple years. This is the era of big science and—what is that? We’ll be right back.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
Every year, Ellen Datlow scours the newly published horror short fiction and compiles her big list of those notable. For her list of Honorable Mentions 2016, Best Horror of the Year Volume Nine, we had 7 stories from Tomorrow's Cthulhu get the nod. We're thrilled! Congratulations to the authors:
Kaaron Warren's "68 Days" was a finalist for the Aurealis Awards for Best Horror Short Story and Best Science Fiction Short Story.
"I was pleased with the diversity of the tales, both in subject matter, styles, and by the broad spectrum of humanity we see reflected in its pages. There are some excellent short stories within begging to be turned into scenarios... Ultimately the collection won me over with its new takes on classic Mythos elements, wholesale invention that expands the genre, and through its interest in portraying people of color, women, and LGBTQ peoples, as the heroes and the tragic figures, and not the horror itself. " (Reckoning of the Dead)
"A fun twist on an ancient world.... Scott Gable and C. Dombrowski are great editors, and they obviously enjoy their work. You can trust them to have a good time." (GeekDad)
"The stories were riveting." (Fanboy Comics)
"The stories found in Tomorrow’s Cthulhu are masterful blends of science fiction and the creeping horrors that are familiar to any HP Lovecraft fan. Each tale provides a unique glimpse into the terrors that unsuspecting humans might face in the near future if the Old Gods should wake from their slumber." (Muzzleland Press)
"Consume it! Become one with its words." (RevolutionSF)
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