Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Crossover Covers: Dept. of Monsterology: Sabbaticals


At Dunsany College, Professor Booker’s secretary, Mrs. Chandrasekeran, tells a caller that he is not in, and tries to remember where Emma Hampton is on an expedition with one of Dunsany’s field teams, naming the Leng Plateau and Westchester House as possible sites. Team Carnacki is in Scotland, while Team Challenger is on an expedition in South America, on a plateau inhabited by dinosaurs. Javier de Tovar refers to the Yiggian digs in North Africa and Sardinia. The Plateau of Leng is from H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos stories. Westchester House is from the titular scenario for the role-playing game Call of Cthulhu. Team Carnacki is named for Thomas Carnacki from William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder. The South American plateau must be Maple White Land, which was discovered by Team Challenger’s namesake Professor George Edward Challenger in Doyle and Malone’s The Lost World. Yig is from Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop’s “The Curse of Yig” and “The Mound.”

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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