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Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu

Shakespeare Vs. Cthulhu

Edited by Jonathan Green

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Snowbooks proudly presents fifteen stories of eldritch horror that blend the Bard’s most famous plays with Lovecraft’s most terrifying creations. But before you dip into this curséd tome, be warned – that way madness lies...

Size: 198 x 129 mm367 PagesISBN: 9781909679856
Publication: August 2, 2016


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Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu
An anthologie of fine stories inspir’d by the Bard of Stratford and the Lovecraftian Mythos
Imagine if it had been William Shakespeare, England’s greatest playwright, who had discovered the truth about the Great Old Ones and the cosmic entity we know as Cthulhu, rather than the American horror writer H P Lovecraft.
Imagine if Stratford’s favourite son had been the one to learn of the dangers of seeking after forbidden knowledge and of the war waged between the Elder Gods in the Outer Darkness, and had passed on that message, to those with eyes to see it, through his plays and poetry. Welcome to the world of Shakespearean Cthulhu!
To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Snowbooks proudly presents fifteen stories of eldritch horror that blend the Bard’s most famous plays with Lovecraft’s most terrifying creations. But before you dip into this curséd tome, be warned – that way madness lies...

Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than sixty books to his name. Well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, he has also written fiction for such diverse properties as Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Moshi Monsters, LEGO and Judge Dredd. He is the creator of the Pax Britannia series for Abaddon Books and has written eight novels set within this steampunk universe, featuring the debonair dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver. He is also the author of an increasing number of non-fiction titles, including the award-winning YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. He has recently taken to editing and compiling short story anthologies, including the critically-acclaimed GAME OVER and SHARKPUNK, published by Snowbooks. To find out more about his current projects visit and follow him on Twitter @jonathangreen.

After 15 years designing video games, Kev Crossley turned his hand to illustration, contributing to numerous D20 gaming books alongside work for comics including 2000AD, Mam Tor and Kiss4k. His art and writing have appeared in over twenty art books published by Quarto and Ilex among others, and he is the author and illustrator of three books of his own; Fantasy Clip Art (2006), 101 Top Tops From Professional Fantasy Painters (2011) and Character Design From The Ground Up (2014). Kev writes and illustrates regularly for Imagine FX magazine and affiliated publications, and in 2012 he illustrated Ian Livingstone’s 30th Anniversary Fighting Fantasy title, Blood Of The Zombies. In 2015 he produced illustrations for Total Warhammer and Jonathan Green’s Alice’s Nightmare In Wonderland gamebook.

Spawned in 1957, Malcolm Barter studied Illustration & Design at Ipswich School of Art. He has freelanced in Publishing, Editorial & Advertising, notably illustrating Ian Livingstone’s classic Fighting Fantasy gamebook The Forest of Doom. He is also a fully qualified Horticulturalist. Now back illustrating, his recent work has included more Fighting Fantasy, having been tracked down and dragged back by French publishers in 2013. He currently resides in Suffolk with his daughter Poppy and a modest bonsai collection.

Neil Roberts is a freelance illustrator, sculptor, 3D modeller, writer, lecturer and comic book artist residing in deepest, darkest Lincolnshire, UK. He is responsible for the covers on the New York Times bestselling series, The Horus Heresy, which has sold over one million books. His art also covers 2000AD, Doctor Who, Battletech and much, much more. A classically trained painter, Neil spent many years in the video games industry working on a wide range of games and believes in applying a traditional approach, using modern technology, to create memorable imagery.

Russ Nicholson is an illustrator of Fantasy, best known for his contribution to Fantasy Gamebooks, such as the Fighting Fantasy series, including the first such book, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, TSR’s Fiend Folio, Games Workshop publications, including White Dwarf Magazine and for the seven books in the Fabled Lands series. Recently he has produced work for Le Grimoire, Dungeon World, Goodman Games, RuneQuest, Kobold Press, Scriptarium, Calific, Tin Man Games and the American folk punk band Blackbird Raum, as well as others.

Tiernen Trevallion has worked as an Illustrator and artist since being convinced to leave school in the early ‘80s. Most recently his work has included comic strips for 2000AD and Renegade, illustration for the Black Library and cover and promotional art for Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here – Symphonic. Tiernen is also working on several collaborations and projects of his own, which may or may not involve angry puffins.

Tony Hough has been a fantasy and SF illustrator since 1987 and a Lovecraft fan for even longer. He studied Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for English Lit and thought they were “quite good”. His eclectic work has featured in many magazines, books and games as well as on a snowboard, which rocks!

  • Introduction: That Way Madness Lies, by Mr Jonathan Green
  • Prologue: Star-Crossed, by Mr Jonathan Oliver
  • Act One
    • A Madness Most Discreet, by Mr Michael Carroll 
    • Something Rotten, by Mr Adrian Tchaikovsky
    • Once More Unto the Breach, by Mr C L Werner
    • A Tiger’s Heart, A Player’s Hide, by Mr Josh Reynolds
  • Interlude: What Dreams May Come, by Mistress Nimue Brown
  • Act Two
    • The “Iä”s of March, by Mr Andrew Lane
    • The Undiscovered Country, by Mr Ian Edginton
    • The Suns of York, by Mr Adrian Chamberlin
    • A Reckoning, by Mr Guy Haley
  • Interlude: The Green-Ey’d Monster, by Mistress Danie Ware
  • Act Three
    • Exit, pursued by…?, by Mr James Lovegrove
    • The King in Yellow Stockings, by Mr Ed Fortune
    • The Terrors of the Earth, by Mr Pat Kelleher
    • Exeunt, by Mr John Reppion
  • Epilogue: Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Mr Graham McNeill
  • Curtain: #Tempest, by Mistress Jan Siegel
  • Dramatis Personae
    • About the Authors
    • About the Illustrators
    • About the Editor
    • Acknowledgements
    • Kickstarter Backers

Format: Hardback

Size: 198 x 129 mm

367 Pages

6 B&W illustrations

ISBN: 9781909679856

Publication: August 2, 2016

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