TALES OF MYTHOS HORROR IN THE 1950s
THE DECADE OF THE 1950s: while many places in the world are still recovering from the horrors of the Second World War, it is a good time for America. The economy and industry are roaring, the middle class is exploding, and everyone can own their own home. The nation is filled with pride after a hard-won victory. The future never seemed brighter, and yet...
...never before have we faced a global threat as dire as the atomic bomb. Humanity has always waged war, but now we can eradicate all life on the planet. Educational films promise survival of a nuclear blast. In movies, the classic monsters of the 30s and 40s are replaced by horrors spawned of the atom.
Enemies are everywhere, and there are dangers in our midst: devilish rock n’roll, morally corrupt books, and sinister comic books corrupt the minds of our youth.
The dreaded Red Menace of Communism is poised to overthrow our government and strip-away all of our personal freedoms. Their comrades are everywhere and could be anyone, including your neighbor, your friend, or a member of your family. There are godless Communists spreading across the globe, and they must be stopped by any means necessary!
So here you have the world of Atomic Age Cthulhu, bringing Lovecraftian horror to the postwar Golden Age.
Edited by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass. Cover art by Victor Leza. 228 pages. Trade Paperback.
The Tales Included:
- Bad Reception by Jeffrey Thomas
- Unamerican by Cody Goodfellow
- Fallout by Sam Stone
- Eldritch Lunch by Adam Bolivar
- Little Curly by Neil Baker
- The Day the Music Died by Charles Christian
- The Terror That Came to Dounreay by William Meikle
- The Romero Transference by Josh Reynolds
- It Came to Modesto by Ed Erdelac
- Within the Image of the Divine by Bear Weiter
- Yellow is the Color of the Future by Jason Andrew
- Fears Realized by Tom Lynch
- Professor Patriot and the Doom that Came to Niceville by Christine Morgan
- Rose-Colored Glasses by Michael Szymanski
- The Preserved Ones by Christopher M. Geeson
- Putnam’s Monster by Scott T. Goudsward
- Operation Switch by Pete Rawlik
- Names on the Black List by Robert M. Price
- The End of the Golden Age by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass