Beowulf Beastslayer is now funding on Kickstarter
This update doesn't relate to Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu, so feel free to ignore and delete it, but as someone who appreciates the classics, I thought you might like to... Read more
Dear reader I know I can count upon
William Shakespeare died 402 years ago, on 23rd April 1616, and less than 2 years ago Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuwas published. A coincidence? I think not. But we couldn't have... Read more
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II is funding now on Kickstarter!
Just a quick follow up to my last update about Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II.
The Kickstarter to fund production of this mega-sized anthology of giant monster stories... Read more
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters II
Although not directly related to Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu, I do have some news that may be of interest to fans of big stompy monsters and my own short fiction.... Read more
Elder Things, Pirates and Dinosaurs
Good morrow, gentlefolk all.
First of all, I hope that you have all had a chance to enjoy the delights that lie within the pages of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu.... Read more
"Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom."
One year on...
Kickstarter kindly emailed me today to remind me that it is one year since Shakespeare Vs Cthulhufunded, so I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for... Read more
"Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom."
"Joy delights in joy."
"Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
This bird of dawning singeth all night long;
And then, they say, no spirit dare... Read more
The Tragedy of the Knight and the Fool
Okay, so the proof copy of the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuhardback came back from the printer but there were some issues, so those have to fixed before we can give... Read more
“The art of our necessities is strange."
Just a quick update to let you know about the progress of the various Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu rewards. Hopefully by now those people who pledged to receive T-shirts have received... Read more
"Sweets to the sweet."
Not a long update this week as there's not much more to report. We still don't have a delivery deadline for the hardbacks, I'm afraid (thank you for your patience... Read more
"The apparel oft proclaims the man..."
Just a quick update this week to let you know that the t-shirts and art print rewards have been ordered (for those people who backed to receive them), and to... Read more
"Words, words, words."
A quick update this week to report on the outcome of the Arthur C Clarke Award this week.
"The Arthur C Clarke Award?" I hear you say. "But what's that... Read more
Happy Birthday, Mr Lovecraft!
You could be forgiven for thinking that Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu was all about Will.i.am Shakespeare - it has been published in the 400th anniversary year of his death, after all.... Read more
“I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety.”
This update was written last Sunday, but for some reason didn't post, and so that means you'll be getting two updates today. So here's the first, from last... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu (or Vice Versa)
I thought you might like to know that Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu features on Pornokitsch* today.
I wrote a Friday Five piece last year to promote the publication of SHARKPUNK... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu launches one week today!
It's been a week of many updates, but I didn't want to miss my weekly check in with you all, so here's another one...
Just to let you know, all... Read more
If downloads be the food of love, log on.
Those of you who have been keeping an eagle eye on the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu listing on Amazon will have noticed that the book's publication date is listed as today*. ... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu launches two weeks today!
Two weeks today sees the official launch of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu at Forbidden Planet in London, on Saturday 13th August at 1.00pm (GMT).
We already have a number of authors... Read more
Shall I compare thee to an Elder Thing?
It's an early update this week as I'm actually going away on holiday for a few days, in celebration of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhugoing off to the printers this week.... Read more
Pat Kelleher - The Terrors of the Earth
Today's preview, and the last story to be previewed from Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu, is Pat Kelleher's The Terrors of the Earth. I first met Pat when we were... Read more
John Reppion - Exeunt
As you will already know, if you have been following these weekly Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuupdates, three of the stories that appear in the anthology are set during William Shakespeare's... Read more
Is this a postcard I see before me?
Yes, four in fact.
As you may have guessed, the YORICK add-on rewards arrived today. So if you pledged to receive the postcard set by Nicole Wykes, you... Read more
"Expectation is the root of all heartache."
But, hark, what good news through yonder update breaks?
It is the news that the official book launch of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuwill be taking place at the Forbidden Planet... Read more
Own a piece of earth that Shakespeare stood on
Yes, it's yet another update - the 40th, if I'm not mistaken - but I should warn you that this one doesn't relate directly to Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu... Read more
A Midsummer Night's Update
With the momentous EU referendum result here in the UK, today has all felt rather like a Midsummer Night's dream... or should that be nightmare?
But talking of A Midsummer... Read more
Ed Fortune - The King in Yellow Stockings
Today my backer rewards for Cthulhu - The Art of Richard Luongarrived (and only four months late, which is good going for a Kickstarter). I pledged to receive a... Read more
Adrian Chamberlin - The Suns of York
I first met Adrian Chamberlin through Dark Continents Publishing, and having heard him read from one of his stories and wax lyrical about horror at the Big Green Bookshop Phobophobia... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu - An Anthologie of Fine Stories Inspir'd by the Bard of Stratford and the Lovecraftian Mythos
It's the update you've all been waiting for - the table of contents for the forthcoming ultimate genre mash-up anthology of the year!
(Those of you who have been... Read more
Et tu, Cthulhu?
Andrew Lane's contribution to Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuis unusual because it is one of only two stories in the anthology not set during the last 600 years or so. As... Read more
Graham McNeill - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Another coup for Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuwas getting renowned Black Library scribe Graham McNeill to pen a tale for the anthology. Having been a fan of his work for a... Read more
So what did you think of Upstart Crow, Ben Elton's new Blackadder-esque comedy about Shakespeare's life, that started this week on BBC2?
The faux Elizabethan/Stuart era animation of... Read more
Ian Edginton - The Undiscovered Country
Today is Free Comic Book Day, so it seemed appropriate, in this week's update, to highlight the story written by someone who is better known for his comics output... Read more
Josh Reynolds - A Tiger's Heart, A Player's Hide
Three of the stories that appear in Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu are set during William Shakespeare's lifetime and the first of these is Josh Reynolds' A Tiger's Heart, A Player's Hide... Read more
William Shakespeare 1564-1616
Today, Saturday 23rd April 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the English language's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare.
His impact on the English language, and indeed on... Read more
Jan Siegel - #Tempest
You will hopefully be pleased to hear that all of the stories are now in for the anthology, meaning that you have almost 100,000 words of Shakespearean Cthulhu goodness to... Read more
The Collect Call of Cathulhu
The other day I was trying to recall when I first discovered Lovecraft's creations and the wider Cthulhu mythos. I remember reading Lamb's Tales From Shakespeareat school, and studying... Read more
Jonathan Oliver - Star-Crossed
The vast majority of the stories in Shakespeare Vs Cthulhueither take place during the lifetime of William Shakespeare or are contemporaneous with the settings of the plays they were... Read more
The Return of Nathan Creed!
That's right, Nathan - or should that be, Nathaniel? - Creed is coming back in Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu, and in a story not even written by me!
Who's Nathan... Read more
Yesterday I was at Eastbourne's inaugural steampunk event, Through the Looking-Glass, at the Winter Garden (which was the ideal venue), promoting my previous Kickstarter project Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland.... Read more
C L Werner - Once More Unto the Breach
Clint Werner and I go way back, to the early days of the Black Library and Inferno! magazine, so probably almost 20 years! When I started editing short story anthologies... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu cover reveal!
I've been wanting to share this with you for a while, which is why this week's update is arriving in your inbox a little early. So, without further ado, here... Read more
James Lovegrove - Exit, Pursued By…?
I have been keen to have James Lovegrove contribute to an anthology of mine for some time, so I was delighted when he agreed to be a part of Shakespeare... Read more
For those in the know, today marks the third anniversary of an increasingly infamous Kickstarter. Three years after achieving funding, the project in question has so far failed to deliver... Read more
Adrian Tchaikovsky - Something Rotten
Here is your regularly scheduled fortnightly update. (I know there have been a couple of others since the first one of these, but I made a promise so...)
I was... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Postcards... What do you want to see?
Nicole Wykes, the ace artist behind the 'Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu' image you have seen so much of on this Kickstarter, is ready to produce the other three designs for the... Read more
Michael Carroll - A Madness Most Discreet
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu has funded!
Thank you, to everyone, who has backed the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Kickstarter, blogged about it, retweeted my tweets, liked my Facebook posts, and generally supported the project.
The Kickstarter ran... Read more
The second Stretch Goal is in sight!
There are less than two hours left to go on the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Kickstarter, and our second art Stretch Goal is in sight. In fact, it is so... Read more
New OPHELIA Art Prints Add-on and SHAKESPEARE Reward Added!
"Painting, sir, I have heard say, is a mystery." ~ Pompey, Measure for Measure.
With just 36 hours to go for the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Kickstarter, another Add-on has... Read more
48 hours to go!
Verily, there are just two days left to run on the genre mash-up anthology Kickstarter of the year, and just one more FALSTAFF T-shirt add-on would take us to the first... Read more
Why it is vitally important you lend your social media support to the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Thunderclap campaign, please.
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu is currently funded, but until the Kickstarter ends at 1.00pm GMT on 1st February 2016 that could all change. So, as you can imagine, the next week... Read more
New FALSTAFF T-shirt Add-on added!
"Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man." ~ Polonius, Hamlet
Having backed the Shakespeare... Read more
We've made it, but we're not out of danger yet...
Thank you, all of you, for the support you've shown Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu. As a direct result of your backing the project, the Kickstarter is currently funded.
However, to... Read more
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu on Thunderclap!
What is Thunderclap? Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.
How does it work?If you reach your supporter goal, Thunderclap will... Read more
Two weeks and counting...
"The time is out of joint. O cursèd spite, That ever I was born to set it right!" ~ Hamlet, Hamlet
There are just two weeks left to run on... Read more
Stretch Goal #1
"By my so potent art." ~ Prospero, The Tempest
With our funding goal in sight, and still two weeks to run on the Kickstarter, we have published details of the... Read more
New PUCK and MIRANDA Add-ons added!
"O brave new world, That has such people in't!" ~ Miranda, The Tempest
If you back the Shakespeare Vs CthulhuKickstarter, you don't only get the chance to own a... Read more
We've made the century!
As of writing, Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu has 100 backers and is almost two-thirds funded, and still has 26 days left to run!
Thank you for all your support so far,... Read more
Staff Pick and Featured Publishing Project!
Great news, Shakespeareans and Cthulhians!
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhuhas been made a Staff Pick by those wonderful people who work for Kickstarter. Not only that, but of the 4,372 projects... Read more
Have yourself a very Cthulhu Christmas!
The Kickstarter has been live for five days and we are already almost 25% funded!
Thank you for your support so far. Please keep spreading the word to your friends... Read more