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THE DECADE OF THE 1950s: while many places in the world are still recovering from the horrors of the Second World War, it is a good time for America. The economy and industry are roaring, the middle class is exploding, and everyone can own their own home. The nation is filled with pride after a hard-won victory. The future never seemed brighter, and yet...

...never before have we faced a global threat as dire as the atomic bomb. Humanity has always waged war, but now we can eradicate all life on the planet. Educational films promise survival of a nuclear blast. In movies, the classic monsters of the 30s and 40s are replaced by horrors spawned of the atom.

Enemies are everywhere, and there are dangers in our midst: devilish rock n’roll, morally corrupt books, and sinister comic books corrupt the minds of our youth.

The dreaded Red Menace of Communism is poised to overthrow our government and strip-away all of our personal freedoms. Their comrades are everywhere and could be anyone, including your neighbor, your friend, or a member of your family. There are godless Communists spreading across the globe, and they must be stopped by any means necessary!

So here you have the world of Atomic Age Cthulhu, bringing Lovecraftian horror to the postwar Golden Age.

The contents of this anthology include:

Bad Reception by Jeffrey Thomas

Unamerican by Cody Goodfellow

Fallout by Sam Stone

Eldritch Lunch by Adam Bolivar

Little Curly by Neil Baker

The Day the Music Died by Charles Christian

The Terror That Came to Dounreay by William Meikle

The Romero Transference by Josh Reynolds

It Came to Modesto by Ed Erdelac

Within the Image of the Divine by Bear Weiter

Yellow is the Color of the Future by Jason Andrew

Fears Realized by Tom Lynch

Professor Patriot and the Doom that Came to Niceville by Christine Morgan

Rose-Colored Glasses by Michael Szymanski

The Preserved Ones by Christopher M. Geeson

Putnam’s Monster by Scott T. Goudsward

Operation Switch by Pete Rawlik

Names on the Black List by Robert M. Price

The End of the Golden Age by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass 

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Graham E April 04, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Hey, I'm not being given the right product. I bought this and the similarly named Atomic-Age Cthulhu book that gives guides to playing in the 1950's and it seems to have just given me 2 copies of the former. I would like to know what's going on and either have this problem fixed asap or receive a refund as I have currently just bought the same book twice for different prices.
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Graham E April 06, 2016 2:20 am UTC
Alright so the product has been updated to offer the correct files which is nice but I feel that the description is misleading. This product is NOT a book for the Call of Cthulhu system but is in fact a book of fiction, using the Cthulhu Mythos, in the 1950s. This is unfortunately not mentioned anywhere in the writeup and is something that needs to be corrected. Even just a sentence that says, "these works of fiction" or something that lets the consumer know that these are stories not scenarios would be greatly appreciated.
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