Sub Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Back Cover: The intricacies of chess meet the matchless Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Stories of doors, of passages, of patterns. Squares and threats, moves and counter-moves. Forbidden knowledge and cosmic horrors. ... Two young lovers and the hand that plays them ... A man trapped with an unwholesome companion uncovers the secret of a cosmic struggle ... A professor and his protégé find themselves pawns on an ancient chessboard ... A young Soviet boy’s chess match holds the fate of his nation in the balance ... A battered woman seeks safety in a shelter, only to find there might be no safety anywhere Let these five guides to the grotesque lead you into the dank depths of their imagination ... where the monsters lurk.
This is an anthology of of a mix of chess and H. P. Lovecraft. They are dark and brilliant. I will not go into detail about the stories as they are short. The book is also great as it benefits women’s shelters and programs for victims of domestic violence. I loved reading this book I’m not sure which story I liked best because I like each for different reasons. Absolutely brilliant!
Publisher: Bear Paw Publishing