"The Lovecraft Squad"-a super-secret worldwide organization dedicated to battling the eldritch monstrosities given form in H.P. Lovecraft's fevered imagination. The Armies of the Night are rising. Such clandestine cults as The Olde Fellowes and the Esoteric Order of Dagon, who worship a group of ancient deities called the Great Old Ones, are harnessing occult powers to open the doorways to the Dreamscape and other dimensions beyond space and time. Now something big is coming-something that is already sowing the seeds of madness and chaos into the psyche of the world-and only the agents of the Human Protection League stand between this rising tide of evil and the enslavement and eventual destruction of the human race itself . . . Set against such historic events as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, San Francisco's "Summer of Love," the first moon landing, the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Watergate break-in, the dedicated members of the HPL battle supernatural threats all across the world and from out beyond the stars as in house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming . . .
|PROLOGUE: THE BLACK SHIP
|ONE: THE DREAMS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
|TWO: WEIRD SHADOWS OVER INNSBRUCK
|THREE: THE WINDOW OF ERICH ZANN
||Michael Marshall Smith|
|FOUR: THE DUNWICH HORRORS
||John Llewellyn Probert|
|FIVE: THE SHADOW OVER THE MOON
|SIX: INTO THE DREAMLANDS
|SEVEN: WATER GATE
||Sean Hogan and Lynda E. Rucker|
|EIGHT: VOODOO VS. CTHULHU!
|NINE: COOL AIR
|EPILOGUE: THE CATS OF ARTHUR
||Peter Atkins |
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||Smith & Jones|
"The cohesion of the stories works so well that the collection could be written by one author playing with style throughout interconnected stories . . . The tones range from terrifying to more tongue-in-cheek, but they all move forward to a huge reveal and an exciting climax . . . You do not need to be a fan of Lovecraft to enjoy the stories collected here. Be ready to take a wild ride through the mid-20th century with The Old Ones."
CRIMINAL ELEMENT, November 10, 2018
"The Lovecraft Squad: Dreaming is a hugely enjoyable anthology, and Stephen Jones has once again worked his magic as editor to pull together some of the best and most imaginative writers in the horror and cosmic horror genres to deliver original, engaging and chilling tales based around the Human Protection League shared universe . . . The anthology works because the writers poke their heads behind the curtains of intra-government infighting and political conspiracies, which occurred in real-life, and then integrate those fascinating subjects with the heady, cosmic horrors of the Lovecraftian universe."
—SCI-FI AND FANTASY REVIEWER, September 24, 2018
"Series creator Jones continues the adventures of the Lovecraft Squad, more properly known as the Human Protection League, in this entertaining shared-world anthology that marries fiction to historical events . . . The authors-including Kim Newman, Stephen Baxter, and Michael Marshall Smith-have fun crafting a secret history of 20th-century America and using historical figures and clever inside references as critical commentary on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Series fans will find this a satisfying addition."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, July 2, 2018