New Michael Shea Limited Edition Hardcover from Dark Regions Press

May 30, 2018

We are very excited to announce the first and only signed and numbered hardcover edition of Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea edited by S. T. Joshi! This premium limited edition hardcover is exclusively offered in the 2018 Dark Regions Press Collectors Club for preorder until September 1st 2018. The print run will be limited to the total number of preorders for the edition + 5 for extras/contributor copies. All copies will be numbered with none marked 'PC' or left blank. Number requests are available.

DEMIURGE: THE COMPLETE CTHULHU MYTHOS TALES OF MICHAEL SHEA HARDCOVER DETAILS

  • Signed by Linda Shea, editor S. T. Joshi and artist Aeron Alfrey
  • Bound in black leather
  • Wraparound dust jacket
  • Front cover & spine gold stampings
  • Print run limited to total number of preorders in Collectors Club preorder window + 5 extras (max 300 copies)
  • Price: $90, Preorder (Forthcoming)
  • Exclusive to Dark Regions Press Collectors Club members

Interested in Reserving a copy?

The signed and numbered hardcover edition of Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea is available exclusively in the 2018 Dark Regions Press Collectors Club which is managed on the crowdfunding website Patreon. 

STEP 1: Join 2018 Dark Regions Press Collectors Club at patreon.com/darkregionspress at $25 level or above

STEP 2: E-mail us at darkregions.com/contact  before September 1st 2018 to reserve your copy!

Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Edited by S. T. Joshi

For more than thirty years, Michael Shea has been making his own distinctive contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos devised by H. P. Lovecraft—an entire universe of gods and monsters that hundreds of writers have imitated. But Shea has done a lot more than merely mimic Lovecraft’s prose or add a new god or “forbidden book” to the Mythos. In his Mythos tales, Shea has infused his own unique vision and perspective.

The much-reprinted “Fat Face” takes us into the seedy underworld of prostitutes and drug dealers in San Francisco, while other tales such as “Dagoniad,” “Copping Squid,” and “Tsathoggua” vividly meld Lovecraftian cosmic horror with the contemporary world of California, with its swimming pools and beachcombers. Shea was also fascinated with Lovecraft’s novel of Antarctic horror, At the Mountains of Madness, and his stories “Under the Shelf” and “Beneath the Beardmore” take us to that frozen land of death and terror.

The title story, “Demiurge,” is a previously unpublished novella that draws upon Lovecraft’s tales of psychic possession in its chilling portrayal of a nameless monster who may be the harbinger of the overthrow of the entire human race.

Michael Shea (1946–2014) was the award-winning author of The Color out of Time, the Nifft the Lean series of fantasy novels, and the classic tales “Polyphemus” and “The Autopsy.” This volume of his complete Cthulhu Mythos tales has been assembled by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on Lovecraft and the Mythos.

This volume features wraparound cover artwork and five interior illustrations by renowned artist Aeron Alfrey (MADHOUSE).