The last example of a Cthulhu Mythos-inspired story comes from the pen (or word processor) of Grant Fjermedal. As a champion sailboat racer, he has chosen a setting he knows inside and out.
Grant is the author of Magic Bullets, about the leading edge of medicine, and The Tomorrow Makers, about robotics, both from Macmillan. He’s a science reporter for Omni as well. His interest in science will serve him in good stead when he finally gets around to the often-threatened point of giving up nonfiction and turning to the far less lucrative area of science fiction. Despite this predilection toward the sciences, his first published story is all-out horror, commissioned especially for Fantasy Macabre #77, 7985. It’s a pretty shattering tale from the hand of an author generally noted for his upbeat charm.