'Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn’-‘In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.’
What happens to humanity when Cthuhlu’s dreams come to an end?
Cosmic horrors have touched and mutated humanity for ages. But in recent times, alien interference has been on the rise. Why? What mysterious forces are causing an increase in these encounters, and what ultimately will be humanity’s fate?
Governments around the globe are working in secret to uncover and unravel the taint of cosmic horror that infects the planet. Three investigators employed by a shadowy government agency encounter entities fueled by the malevolent energy of something known as “The Other.” As they peel back the layers obscuring the unknown horrors that inhabit the vast universe, the investigators enter a futile struggle against inhumanity, insanity and despair. This collection of linked short stories pulls the reader into a modern take on the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.
Joe Mills and Pete Ivalu are dead, and Dr. Adele Kramer is in a coma. Harjit Singh needs to replace them in his ongoing confrontation with The Other. He turns to Malcolm Mayweather, a firefighter injured by an escaping Shoggoth, freed by the fire started by Adele to destroy it. It draws Malcolm into the world of lost alien gods and terrifying creatures. Mutated rats in Saskatchewan. An extraterrestrial planning on terraforming Earth and replacing humanity with a primordial garden in Niagara. A lost pyramid to an insane god in Egypt. A cult that has lingered in plain sight for centuries in Scotland. An artifact that drove the Vikings from North America in Newfoundland. And a diseased woman raising an army of infected in Winnipeg.
As he gets drawn further into this fantastic realm, Malcolm deteriorates mentally and physically. But he must hold on because he is one of the key figures who will determine if the entirety of existence remains or is lost in an instant.
While Malcolm struggles with these challenges, Adele faces her own. Left floating in orbit around the Blind Idiot God Azathoth at the centre of the universe, she learns the depth of Nyarlathotep’s plans and her part in it all. An event is approaching, but what is it? And can they stop it?
This collection of linked short stories pulls the reader into a modern take on the world of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. It continues the tale begun in Book One.
Dr. Adele Kramer, marine biologist first brought to study a strange sea creature at Gallou Cove, Cape Breton, lies in a coma. Her consciousness it trapped at the centre of the universe, put there by Nyarlathotep to observe his father, Azathoth.
A voice calls out through the vastness and Adele is compelled to travel to the edge of existence, where truths of what is to come are revealled to her. The futility of humanity is laid bare, and she learns what she must know to prevent the eradication of reality.
The story of The Other continues, where finally the event which they need to stop is revealed.
Harjit Singh tracks down Charlene Hines, the mystery woman who is the key to the final unknown event. Teaming her with Malcolm Mayweather, they travel to Vancouver to interview a man recently awakened from a seventeen year long coma. What he reveals to them takes them to Quebec City, to search for information on Pierre Girault, the sorcery that imprisoned his spirit over two hundred years ago.
The series The Other approaches its harrowing conclusion, and the fate of all existence rests on the Department of Extraordinary Phenomena.
A lost painting from an obscure artist finds its way to a new owner hidden beneath another composition. The unnerving piece induces paranoia, strange dreams, and the unsettling realization that monsters exist around us.
Based on the Lovecraft classic Pickman's Model, this is the 15th published story in the series "The Other". Following modern day government investigators as they explore the rich tapestry of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, this story is a departure from the others in that it is written in Lovecraft's signature style and is told not from the point of view of the investigators, but from the person they are investigating.
A serial killer is terrorizing the city of Windsor. This killer may not be human.
Malcolm Mayweather and Charlene Hines are dispatched to investigate horrific ritualistic murders. Their investigations take them to a church where, in 1798, Freemasons entombed a terrible witch, a witch whose spirit has been released on the unsuspecting populace.