Cthulhu's Reign

Cthulhu's Reign is an anthology of original horror short stories edited by Darrell Schweitzer. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in April 2010.[1]

Cthulhu's Reign
Cthulhu's Reign
Cover of first edition, 2010
Authoredited by Darrell Schweitzer
CountryUnited States
GenreHorror short stories
PublisherDAW Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages309 pp.


The book collects fifteen short stories by various authors, with an introduction by the editor. All share the Cthulhu Mythos setting originated by H. P. Lovecraft, with the twist that the dreaded revival of the fearsome "Great Old Ones" who once ruled the Earth is not a future possibility but an event that has actually come to pass, taking the Mythos from the realm of contemporary horror into that of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction.



The anthology was reviewed by Martin Andersson in Dead Reckonings no. 8, Fall 2010, and Chris Braak in Black Gate, Spring 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cthulhu's Reign title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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