For those unfamiliar with Delta Green, I would say that they collect the bleakest, darkest, most soul-eroding windows into modern Lovecraftian horror. Unsanctioned tradecraft in a never ending war against the unimaginable horrors that lurk behind the corners of reality, trying to hold back the tide, one sanity breaking battle at a time. Needless to say, agents never survive unscathed, if they survive at all.
"Extraordinary Renditions" is the fruit of the Kickstarter for the previous Delta Green story collection, "Tales From Failed Anatomies". The Kickstarter was so successful, that it gave birth to two story collections. "Tales From Failed Anatomies" was outstanding, but I have to say that "Extraordinary Renditions" felt even better. Or worse, if you are the characters held within its pages.
With a massive collection of amazing writers like Adam Scott Glancy, Dennis Detwiller, Kenneth Hite, Greg Stolze, Shane Ivey, Cody Goodfellow, and more, each story gives us a glimpse to different moments in time for Delta Green, from the old days, through the cowboy years, to modern day. Something that made it stand out from previous collections was that it also portrayed the post PATRIOT ACT 911 Delta Green, and the schizm between the old guard and the new blood that has been returned to the fold of government black projects. Stories like the spectacular "Passing The Torch" exemplify this beautifully (or horribly, if you happen to be an agent).
Mind-expanding, terrifying, fascinating and hard to put down.
I would certainly hope that Delta Green and Arc Dream decide to publish subsequent collections in the future. If they would release one of these a year, I would be a happy (and possibly less sane) man.
Also, I would gladly be a backer for another Delta Green story project. Count me in, until the angles take me.
[5 of 5 Stars!]