This week a mad scientist’s daughter and her bad boy rock’n’roll boyfriend face The Horror of the Fly People. A blackmailing City trader sees hell breaking lose. Rebels against the Galactic Empire learn the history of the Last Resort. And a hacker tries to commit suicide after unleashing the Antichrist.
An explorer is stranded on an island inhabited by gigantic birds. Dr Heidegger experiments with water from the Fountain of Youth. Illara evades the Scroungers in space against a gorgeous backdrop of Jovian moons, Emily and Jeffrey’s lessons are interrupted when Callisto is put on a war alert, while Carter Ward and Dimara are hell bent on the destruction of the enemy fleet. We also have the first shocking installment in Tales of the Dead, the book that inspired Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their Romantic chums to set their seal on modern horror. Meanwhile, a new mystery troubles the castaways on the Mysterious Island. And Olaf the Varangian is appointed governor of the jail of the Blind Caesar.
—Gavin Chappell

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A few copies of this limited edition collection of Gary Murphy stories are still available from Summer of Schlock! 

Swords against Cthulhu III: A New Dark Age
Deadline: Until full
Payment: Exposure and Royalties
Flash fiction, Poetry, Short Stories (2,000-6,000 words)
Re-prints will also be considered.
Sword and sorcery in the aeon of Cthulhu Rising!
“The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
So saith Lovecraft.
Picture a future Earth, a savage world where science is jettisoned in favour of primitive superstition, where technology has become the idol of a new religion. A world where the truth of Cthulhu has been revealed, where a lunatic humanity has discovered its true insignificance—the punchline in a cosmic joke. A new dark age has descended upon a species that has learnt too much. Science and superstition and the sorcery of the Mad Arab create a world where only the strong survive, and barbarian warriors battle for existence in a bleak and pitiless universe…
Science fantasy tales of dying earths, of low tech dystopias, of medieval post-apocalyptic worlds—all with a Cthulhu Mythos slant—will be welcome in this anthology.
Submission guidelines:
Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)
Font and formatting: Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 point font; single line spacing. Please format the document to 1st line indentation of 1″. The page margin should be set to .1″ on all sides.
No headers, footers or page numbers.
Please check grammar.
Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication. All intellectual property rights over the author’s work remain with the author, with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.
This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.
Gavin Chappell will be presiding over this anthology.
Email your submission as an attachment to: Editor@schlock.co.uk
The email subject line must read ‘SUBMISSION SAC: Dark Age – your story title’ or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.
Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.

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