Philip Kenan does not appear to be the most reliable narrator. Obsessed with H. P. Lovecraft's Great Old Ones, he keeps malign cosmic entities at bay by constantly revising his novel, The Despicable Quest. While Philip's preoccupied with the monsters lurking behind every cubicle at his dead-end job, his exasperated girlfriend flees -- heading straight into the horror that lies at the heart of the corporate world. William Browning Spencer's imaginative update on Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos offers a witty and wicked satire of office culture. This macabre masterpiece from one of America's foremost cult authors won the 1995 International Horror Critics Guild Award for Best Novel. "If Woody Allen had ever written a Cthulhu Mythos novel, it might have come out like this." -- The New York Review of Science Fiction "An explosive story of menace, suspense, mystery, and love. Don't miss it." -- Roger Zelazny Author William Browning Spencer is "a brilliant writer of fantasy who's also a very considerable serious novelist." -- Kirkus Reviews
American novelist and short-story writer William Browning Spencer resides in Austin, Texas. The 1995 recipient of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story, he incorporates surrealism and dark humor into his science fiction and tales of horror.