|Trim Size / Pages||9 x 6 in / 368|
The third volume in the new interconnected trilogy that reveals the origins of “The Lovecraft Squad”—a super-secret worldwide organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in H. P. Lovecraft’s fevered imagination.
In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. The Armies of the Night are rising. Such clandestine cults as the Olde Fellowes and the Esoteric Order of Dagon, who worship a group of ancient deities called the Great Old Ones, are harnessing occult powers to open the doorways to the Dreamscape and other dimensions beyond space and time. Now something big is coming—something that is already sowing the seeds of madness and chaos into the psyche of the world—and only the agents of the Human Protection League stand between this rising tide of evil and the enslavement and eventual destruction of the human race itself . . . Set against such historic events as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, San Francisco’s “Summer of Love,” the first Moon landing, the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Watergate break-in, the dedicated members of the Lovecraft Squad battle supernatural threats all across the world—and from beyond the stars. Featuring original contributions by: Stephen Baxter, Brian Hodge, Sean Hogan, Lisa Morton, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, John Llewellyn Probert, Lynda E. Rucker, Angela Slatter, and Michael Marshall Smith.
“The authors—including Kim Newman, Stephen Baxter, and Michael Marshall Smith—have fun crafting a secret history of 20th-century America and using historical figures and clever inside references as critical commentary on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Series fans will find this a satisfying addition.” Publishers Weekly
“A hugely enjoyable anthology. Jones has once again worked his magic as editor to pull together some of the best and most imaginative writers in the horror and cosmic horror genres to deliver original, engaging and chilling tales based around the Human Protection League shared universe.” Sci Fi & Fantasy Reviewer
“One of our field’s most celebrated horror editors.” Locus, The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy [Praise for Stephen Jones]
“Stephen Jones keeps his severed finger on horror’s pulse.” Time Out [Praise for Stephen Jones]