Lovecraft monsters destroying cities?!
February 6, 2008 10:23 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for an online story about modern warfare and lovecraftian monsters. Can you help me find it again?

I found a link to this story awhile ago. The main premise was that there was a secret project to develop a super weapon. The Russians (?) had been on a similar path and were the first to unleash the weapon. I didn't get to read it all, but I think the secret super weapons were lovecraftian type monsters who were under some sort of control. It was written in the style of debriefing documents. It may have been written sometime in the late 80's.
posted by kookywon to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
A Colder War, by Charles Stross aka cstross.
posted by enn at 10:27 AM on February 6, 2008


Thanks so much! I've been looking around for this for awhile.
posted by kookywon at 10:29 AM on February 6, 2008


Charles Stross is awesome. Just wanted to say.
posted by lyam at 11:19 AM on February 6, 2008


Jesus christ that was awesome. Spooky.
posted by notsnot at 11:22 AM on February 6, 2008


His novels "The Atrocity Archive" and "The Jennifer Morgue" also play with modern Lovecraftian stuff, and are good fun. They have a good amount of spoof in them as well, though they still have reasonable stakes for the players involved. His website indicates that Jennifer Morgue is going to finally come out in paperback here in the US this year.
posted by phearlez at 11:27 AM on February 6, 2008


His website indicates that Jennifer Morgue is going to finally come out in paperback here in the US this year.

You can get Atrocity and Morgue together in one hardback edition via the SF Book Club.
posted by meehawl at 11:38 AM on February 6, 2008


You might get a kick out of Tim Powers' Declare.
posted by juv3nal at 11:53 AM on February 6, 2008


Also, you might like B.P.R.D. It's a graphic novel set in the Hellboy universe that focuses on a team of paramilitary folks who have to go out and fight Lovecraftian monsters pretty frequently. One biggun starts marching its way across the States in one of the books.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:08 PM on February 6, 2008


Some other stuff you might enjoy: Derek Pegritz's blog/story in parts (here's the previous incarnation), Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, if you've never read it, and Paul Malmont's recent novel The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril.
posted by j.edwards at 12:47 PM on February 6, 2008


Or The Great Old Pumpkin.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 3:23 PM on February 11, 2008


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