Forever Azathoth: Pastiches and Parodies
by Peter Cannon
Cover Artist: Jason Eckhardt
Subterranean Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596064119
Date: 31 August 2011 /
From back of book: H.P. Lovecraft once wrote: "As a rule, I don't think that a comic or flippant style--or one with much satire--mixes well with the weird." Peter Cannon has devoted most of his writing career to breaking this rule, usually at the expense of Lovecraft himself.
This volume collects the finest and funniest of Cannon's parodies and pastiches, starting with the title story, a six-part sequel to Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep". Various Edward Derby heirs and scholars contend for control of the poet-prodigy's literary legacy, too absorbed in their own affairs to take much heed of the supernatural mischief made possible by mind transfer.
Before there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, there were the three "Wodecraft" tales, in which P.G. Wodehouse's characters show considerable savoir faire in the face of cosmic dread. Cannon also mashes up LoveCraft with William Faulkner and James Herriot, of All Creatures Great and Small fame, receives similar treatment.
Those who like their Mythos fiction leavened with a dose of deadpan humor won't want to miss Forever Azathoth.
(Source: Subterranean Press)