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Appearing in "The Thing on the Roof!"

Featured Characters:

  • Mr. Erwin (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Manfred Samuels (First appearance)
  • Herr Tussmann (First and only known appearance; dies) (Main story and flashback)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Earthspace (Main story and flashback)
    • Earth (Main story and flashback)
      • Undisclosed occidental country
        • Tussmann Estate
      • Central America (Only in flashback)
        • Temple of the Toad (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
        • Mexico City (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
  • Hell (Invoked)

Items:

Synopsis for "The Thing on the Roof!"

An explorer unlocks an Eldrich horror from its crypt.

Appearing in "All the Shapes of Fear!"

Featured Characters:

  • Buddy (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Ellen (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Good Lord (Invoked)
  • Jimmy (First appearance) (Death)
  • Jimmy's Mother (First appearance)
  • Doctor (Unnamed)
  • Police Officer (Unnamed)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Westfield Heights

Vehicles:

  • Buddy's Motorcycle (First appearance)

Synopsis for "All the Shapes of Fear!"

A hospitalized motorcyclist sends an image of his own bandaged hand back into the past to warn himself from running down an unnoticed child, but the frightening hand only distracts him from noticing the kid and the accident occurs anyway.

Appearing in "The Girl Who Cast No Shadow"

Featured Characters:

  • Reginald Atkins (First and only known appearance; dies)

Antagonists:

  • Marcia Trent (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • Ningal (First appearance) (Appears in main story, and as a statue in flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Sir Edwin Trent (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Flinders Petrie (Mentioned)
  • George Smith (Mentioned)
  • David Hogarth (Mentioned)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • England
  • Egypt (Mentioned)
  • Nineveh (Mentioned)
  • Turkey (Only in flashback)
    • Ephesus (Mentioned)
    • Ankara (Only in flashback)
      • Lost Temple (Unnamed) (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Euphrates River (Only in flashback)
      • Gaziantep (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Assyria (Mentioned)

Items:

  • Elgin Marbles (Mentioned)

Vehicles:

  • Boat (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "The Girl Who Cast No Shadow"

A man walking the London streets at night comes across a girl who casts no shadow. Intrigued, he asks for her story. She tells him of a statue of a demon named Ningal locked in the museum that has stolen her shadow. She says she is unable to access the room where it is kept to reacquire her shadow. The man offers to help and they succeed in breaking in. The statue comes to life and devours the man. The woman reveals herself as the demon's priestess and promises more human sacrifices if it but spares her life. The story ends by warning the reader not to speak to any shadowless girl you may come across walking lonely the London streets at night.

Solicit Synopsis

"The Thing on the Roof!" Robert E. Howard strikes again!

Notes

  • The Thing on the Roof! is adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard, which is considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos.[2]
  • In All the Shapes of Fear!, Effinger is credited as George Effinger.

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