Sam Halford investigates new story collection Achtung! Cthulhu DARK TALES From The Secret War – Volume 1
I’ve been boiling over with excitement about this collection for months, ever since I finished writing my contribution for it: Shadow of the Black Sun. I actually read the story at a live performance in June last year, as part of Bristol’s Fantasy & Science Fiction Fringe event. In December I got to read a sample of Shadow of the Black Sun during the Dark Tales event at Dragonmeet in London, and meeting half a dozen of the other authors involved just ramped up the anticipation to nerve-jangling levels. This is going to be such a great book! All of this curated and herded by the exceptionally talented editor John Houlihan.
I’ve seen Modiphius go from strength to strength and I am super pleased to announce I am working with them on my post-apocalyptic RPG Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur, with a green light from Chaosium for me to produce a 3rd edition of Yellow Dawn tied into their sublime 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu RPG.
YELLOW DAWN has also scored the interest of a Hollywood screenwriter who approached me a couple of weeks ago, and plans are now in motion for him to write a movie based on the world of my novels, twisted through the lens of a Mythos apocalypse.
As for Achtung! Cthulhu DARK TALES…
SAM HALFORD SAYS: “WW2 with tentacles? Count us in! Achtung! Cthulhu began life as a table-top roleplaying game, which saw allied troops fight against a Nazi division called the Black sun and their rivals Nachtwolfe, the latter essentially being alien powered Germans. The allies, meanwhile, fight this secret war before the two sides can unleash their ultimate weapon – think Captain America with horrifying alien technology, relics from the old gods and terrifying creatures that science cannot explain. With the aid of a Kickstarter funding campaign, game company Modiphius wanted to expand the world of Achtung! Cthulhu back into literature, to add more detail to the beloved works of Lovecraft and his Call Of Cthulhu setting.” Click Image to read more…