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CiWMAfter a bit of a delay getting the final bugs stomped out (and the indexing skills of Kenneth Hite implemented), Jason Colavito’s Cthulhu in World Mythology is now available in PDF form in the Atomic Overmind Press store. This also marks yet another step toward getting the book into physical form, a process we start this week! Want both the ebook and PDF versions together? We can accommodate you there as well, and the book is available in ebook form from both Amazon.com, and in the Barnes and Noble Nook store.

If you;re interested in checking out an excerpt of the book, head on over to Jason Colavito’s personal site, jasoncolavito.com.  And. in case you missed it, Matt Staggs over at the Random House SUVUDU blog interviewed Jason about the book back in January. You can find that interview here.

CiWMAtomic Overmind Press is proud to announce the long-awaited electronic publication of Jason Colavito’s Cthulhu in World Mythology!

Denied by generations of scholars as mere fiction, astonishing new mythological and archaeological evidence proves that an advanced and ancient global cult spread the worship of the octopus-headed Great Cthulhu and his Old Ones to every corner of the prehistoric world—and gives a shockingly eldritch and miasmal cast to some of history’s most important mythological tales. Why is it that the Greeks feared a terrible monster with writhing tentacles? Why did peoples of the Pacific build cyclopean stone “Houses of the Octopus” to enact the periodic resurrection of that strange mollusk?

Profound and persuasive, Jason Colavito’s historical bombshell Cthulhu in World Mythology is the result of the author’s lifelong pursuit of the truth behind the widespread allusions to Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Azathoth, and the Old Ones in world literature. The author masterfully weaves together (in alphabetical order) ancient history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, astrology, astronomy, Atlantis theory, demonology, linguistics, literary theory, mythology, the occult, religious studies, and xenoarchaeology to tell the hidden history of early humanity.

Cthulhu in World Mythology author Jason Colavito was interviewed by the finefolks over at RandomHouse’s science fiction site suvudu.com.  Check it out for even more information and background on his development and writing of this monumental work.

Kindle users can purchase Cthulhu in World Mythology over at Amazon.com.  If the Nook is your reader of choice, you can find the book at the Barnes & Noble online store. Finally, both EPUB and mobi formats are available in the Atomic Overmind webstore. A PDF release will follow next week, with a print release later on in March 2014.

Review copy requests and press inquires should be directed to theovermind@atomicovermind.com. Cthulhu fhtagn!

 

NTotYSAfter some production delays, it’s finally on its way…Robin D. Laws’s short story collection New Tales of the Yellow Sign! This collection expands the classic horror mythos of weird tales pioneer and Lovecraft precursor Robert W. Chambers into new vistas of unease and imagination. Over the course of eight troubling stories, writer and visionary game designer Robin D. Laws lures you into diseased timelines, impossible pasts, and the all-too-terrifying present. The limited hardcover Author’s Edition was released at Gen Con 2012, and we’re now ready to unleash the softcover edition on an unsuspecting world.  New Tales of the Yellow Sign can be pre-ordered in print for in the Atomic Overmind Store, along with the Epub, Mobi and PDF versions as well. We’re even offering a combo deal if you want to start reading immediately.

So, sterilize your suicide chamber, harken to the remorseless clicking of your black box, and whistle for the monstrous creature that lives in your basement. The pallid mask awaits.

New Tales of the Yellow Sign can also be found in Kindle form on amazon.com, or in Epub form over at Smashwords. The Ebook forms can be found on DrivethruFiction.com.

 

Next up, a little update about what’s on the agenda as far as book releases go from Atomic Overmind Press in 2013. We’ve got some things backed up from last year, and we’re anxious to get them out there for everyone’s enjoyment.

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New Tales of the Yellow Sign

First up for release this year is Robin D. Laws’s short story collection New Tales of the Yellow Sign. This collection expands the classic horror mythos of weird tales pioneer and Lovecraft precursor Robert W. Chambers into new vistas of unease and imagination. Over the course of eight troubling stories, writer and visionary game designer Robin D. Laws lures you into diseased timelines, impossible pasts, and the all-too-terrifying present.You can already get it in Kindle form on amazon.com, or in epub form over at SmashwordsNew Tales of the Yellow Sign will be available in PDF form in just a few short weeks, and should be available in print form in mid-March. We’ll be putting up pre-orders for it starting next week.

Cthulhu in World Mythology

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Next up is Jason Colavito’s  magnum opus Cthulhu in World Mythology. Ancient myths, once dismissed as fantasies, can now be seen in their true light—as a record of the coming of Cthulhu and his reign on the early Earth. Strange archaeological sites, once dismissed as merely “religious,” can now be viewed as deliberate imitations of Cthulhu’s lost city of R’lyeh and its non-Euclidean architecture. If you have ever watched Ancient Aliens and wondered whether ancient astronauts were real, Cthulhu in World Mythology provides essential proof. The print release will hit stores in May of this year, but the PDF and Epub/Kindle versions. will be unleashed in late March. We’ll start pre-orders for the print version when the e-versions release. Delve into the pages of Cthulhu in World Mythology if you have an open mind and are ready to hear Cthulhu’s call!

Zombies 101

101_zombiesThe third book we have confirmed is the second in our 101 series (finally), Zombies 101! We all know the zombie apocalypse is on the way, and Zombies 101 is here to help! Author Kenneth Hite and his Brains Trust (Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales, Cthulhu 101) walks you through the tangled maze of lore concerning the risen dead in legend, fiction, media, pop culture…and even your very own backyard! Pay close attention, because the dead are stirring in their graves… Zombies 101 will also feature the art stylings of Cthulhu 101 artist Drew Pocza!

This second installment in the 101 series will mark a bit of a change for the 101 Series, as we’ll be switching to hardcover for this and subsequent installments. We’ll also be formatting it for release in electronic forms beyond simply PDF as well, so it should be fun all around. Current plans are to have this one ready just in time for Halloween 2013!

Reprints & Other Business

Currently, both Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales and Cthuthu 101 are currently out of print, and we’ll be doing our best to get them back into print later in the year. Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales will likely get some sort of deluxe re-release (Ken and I are still talking possibilities for this over) while Cthulhu 101 will get upgraded to the new hardcover format mentioned in the Zombies 101 information above. Gameplaywright’s The Bones: Us and our Dice is still available as well.

And, of course, there are the requisite ideas that are floating around that might coalesce into something interesting. But if last year taught me anything, it’s to keep a lid on those until they are fully formed. Rest assured that notice will be posted about them here when/if they do come together.

Comments? Questions? Please talk about it in the Atomic Overmind Press Forums!

Did our ancestors worship Great Cthulhu thousands of years ago?

We now have proof, and the truth can be told!

Denied by generations of scholars as mere fiction, astonishing new mythological and archaeological evidence proves that an advanced and ancient global cult spread the worship of the octopus-headed Great Cthulhu and his Old Ones to every corner of the prehistoric world—and gives a shockingly eldritch and miasmal cast to some of history’s most important mythological tales. Why is it that the Greeks feared a terrible monster with writhing tentacles? Why did peoples of the Pacific build cyclopean stone “Houses of the Octopus” to enact the periodic resurrection of that strange mollusk?

Profound and persuasive, Jason Colavito’s historical bombshell Cthulhu in World Mythology is the result of the author’s lifelong pursuit of the truth behind the widespread allusions to Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Azathoth, and the Old Ones in world literature. The author masterfully weaves together (in alphabetical order) ancient history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, astrology, astronomy, Atlantis theory, demonology, linguistics, literary theory, mythology, the occult, religious studies, and xenoarchaeology to tell the hidden history of early humanity.

Ancient myths, once dismissed as fantasies, can now be seen in their true light—as a record of the coming of Cthulhu and his reign on the early Earth. Strange archaeological sites, once dismissed as merely “religious,” can now be viewed as deliberate imitations of Cthulhu’s lost city of R’lyeh and its non-Euclidean architecture. If you have ever watched Ancient Aliens and wondered whether ancient astronauts were real, Cthulhu in World Mythology provides essential proof. Prehistoric myths and legends aren’t just tales of alien beings but of specific extraterrestrials: the Great Old Ones themselves! This scholarly masterpiece by history’s most insightful scholar of prehistoric extraterrestrial intervention upends academia’s traditional view of ancient mythology. Within the pages of this perception-shattering historical work , the reader will find:

  • revolutionary new understanding of the influence of Great Cthulhu on cultures and peoples worldwide!
  • Shocking new evidence for Cthulhu worship drawn from impeccable scholarly sources!
  • The true origin of many ancient gods and myths finally explained!

Drawing on suppressed and forgotten scholarly works from prehistory to the modern age, this book demonstrates that behind the façade of ancient “gods” like Zeus and Quetzalcoatl, there squirm and roil the tentacles of Great Cthulhu himself! Delve into the pages of Cthulhu in World Mythology if you have an open mind and are ready to hear Cthulhu’s call!

Cthulhu in World Mythology is a 196-page trade paperback from Atomic Overmind Press, acclaimed publishers of Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales, and Cthulhu 101. It will release in September of 2012, with a preview release at the Gen Con Indy 2012. Edited by Atomic Overmind Press’ own resident Mythos scholar Kenneth Hite, this important work will rock the very foundations of the historical community!

Jason Colavito is an author and editor whose books include The Cult of Aliens Gods and Knowing Fear. He investigates the connections between science, history, and speculative fiction and in his spare time serves as the world’s most important expert on prehistoric extraterrestrial intervention in human history.

Atomic Overmind Press is an Alexandria, Virginia-based publishing house, founded in 2008. The Overmind and his creative partners are dedicated to bringing the best in esoteric science-fiction, fantasy, horror, fringe culture, and hobby gaming to a global audience. The Overmind proudly stands ready to weather the storm of academic controversy this work will doubtless produce.

In the dying years of the 19th century, a book changed the world—or worlds. A slim, sinister text called The King in Yellow drove those who read it to madness. Despite suppression by anxious authorities, it spread through global culture, and history itself, like a virus. Now the contagion bears hideous fruit.

Disturbing, dissonant and riddled with negative capability.

Simon Rogers, Pelgrane Press

New Tales of the Yellow Sign expands the classic horror mythos of weird tales pioneer and Lovecraft precursor Robert W. Chambers into new vistas of unease and imagination. Over the course of eight troubling stories, writer and visionary game designer Robin D. Laws lures you into diseased timelines, impossible pasts, and the all-too-terrifying present.

Poison and beauty lie before you, in any color you want.

– Kenneth Hite, author, Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales

Sterilize your suicide chamber, harken to the remorseless clicking of your black box, and whistle for the monstrous creature that lives in your basement. The pallid mask awaits.

All of these New Tales of the Yellow Sign orbit lost Carcosa, black star points poked through the white scrim of consensus reality by the force of Chambers’ book. But each swings past on its own trajectory, a mix of styles and concerns in counterpoint to Chambers’ unified “Gallic studio atmosphere” of the Yellow Decade. Each story launches itself in fugue from one (or more) of Chambers’ originals, passages that Laws plays adagio or largo on different instruments, plays for modern dancers and not Victorian wallflowers.

– Kenneth Hite, from his Foreword

New Tales of the Yellow Sign is a 170-page trade paperback from Atomic Overmind Press, acclaimed publishers of Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales, and Cthulhu 101.It will release in September of 2012, with a preview release at the Gen Con Indy 2012.

The novels of author and game designer Robin D. Laws include Pierced HeartThe Rough and the Smooth, and The Worldwound Gambit. Robin created the GUMSHOE investigative roleplaying rules system and such games as Feng Shui, The Dying Earth, The Esoterrorists and Ashen Stars.

Atomic Overmind Press is an Alexandria, Virginia-based publishing house, founded in 2008. The Overmind and his creative partners are dedicated to bringing the best in esoteric science-fiction, fantasy, horror, fringe culture, and hobby gaming to a global audience.