A dark and irreverent anthology of Lovecraftian fiction set in Texas and the Southwest
About this project:
“I also placed another yarn with Strange Tales – ‘The Valley of the Lost’ – a horror tale in an early Texan setting. I'm trying to invest my native regions with spectral atmosphere, etched against a realistic setting.” Robert E. Howard to H.P. Lovecraft, April, 1932
It’s time to shine a light into the dark corners of the Southwest; places like Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, where the land is impossibly old, and civilization is new and precarious. The ground in these parts is soaked with blood, with oil, with sweat. There are no tears. They shoot you for wasting water around here.
Chicken Fried Cthulhu pays tribute to the authors who first carved out a place for themselves in the vast, open countryside, and paved the way for new authors to leave their indelible mark on Mythos fiction. But like the outlaws and outsiders who settled in the southwest, they prefer to do it their way: bloody, bawdy, and belligerent. Lovecraftian fiction done the only way we know how to do it: chicken fried!
Chicken Fried Cthulhu is a collection of new and reprint stories set in and around the southwest by southwestern writers. Included in this sensational line-up: Zelia Bishop, Christopher Brown, Stephen Graham Jones, Walter DeBill, Jr., Bradley Denton, Robert E. Howard, Joe Lansdale, Caroline Spector and Don Webb for starters. More authors will be announced during and after the Kickstarter is concluded. Thirteen authors (and more, with your help) with a unique, one-of-a-kind take on the Cthulhu Mythos that is unmistakably Weird. And we're going to debut the book at this year's World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Texas!
So, be a good shoggoth and head on over to the Kickstarter page and back this project before it is too late!Chicken Fried Cthulhu - Back It!