PRESS RELEASE: Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea

Dark Regions Press, LLC Portland, OR 03/21/2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Available on May 2nd 2017 from Dark Regions Press

Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Edited by S. T. Joshi Featuring Wraparound Cover Artwork by Aeron Alfrey will be offered in ebook and trade paperback format on May 2nd 2017 in the upcoming Cthulhu Mythos Books Indiegogo Campaign. Description "It is not at all surprising that the late Michael Shea was attracted to the work of H. P. Lovecraft, for both authors shared a fascination with myth, real or ersatz. Shea’s own writings draw upon myth and legend from as early as the Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 1700 B.C.E.), and his own vibrant Nifft the Lean novels evolve myths of their own while acknowledging debts to classical and Near Eastern myth (not to mention some tips of the hat to the historical sword-and-sorcery tales of Fritz Leiber). Lovecraft drew upon similar sources, as well as the mythmaking of the great Irish fantaisiste Lord Dunsany, to develop the Cthulhu Mythos as the quintessential expression of his notions of cosmic dread and human insignificance. But Michael Shea was anything but a pastichist; even when he was writing in novels or tales that avowedly imitated the work of others, his own dynamic originality kept bursting through—and the result is a series of works that, while drawing inspiration from prior texts, are infused with the distinctive vision of their creator." - S. T. Joshi, Introduction to Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea will be available on Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 in the Cthulhu Mythos Books Indiegogo Campaign from Dark Regions Press.  demiurge-front-cover2-1000px-min demiurge-full-cover-1000px-min
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