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.