My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There’s a keen intelligence at work in Nick Mamatas’ fiction, and he’s not afraid to let it show. This collection of Lovecraftian works of his shows off his various talents in great fashion. His voice is distinctive, with noir touches mingling with philosophical musings, and a hint, and often more than a hint, of razor sharp sarcasm.
There’s tentacles here, and Mi-Go, nameless dread and ancient books, but it’s the shifting nature of reality that gets much of the focus in these stories, and the ground is rarely solid underfoot.
It’s a great collection, and heartily recommended to anyone wanting to see how Lovecraft’s vision can be molded into fiction relevant for a new day and age.