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Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos Paperback – September 14, 1998
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Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature"
Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre.
In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition:
, The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals.
, Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil.
, Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price.
, The Freshman by Philip Jose Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University.
PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES!
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Top Customer Reviews
The perspectives on Lovecraft's works are amazing in their diversity - Joanna Russ's "My Bost" is particularly different and beautiful, and Richard Lupoff's "Discovery of the Ghooric Zone" is one of the interesting things that a truely obsessed Lovecraftian scholar will ever read.
There are no bad stories in here - that's not easy to say about an anthology of work like this. My personal favorite is Fritz Lieber's "Terror From the Depths", but other stories like "Cold Print" and "Sticks" bring new dimensions to Lovecraft's great works. Every piece in this book is a wonderful additon to the Cthulhu Mythos.
If you're looking for original work by Lovecraft, this isn't it. But if you're trying to learn a little bit more about his work, and see some perspectives on his work by some of the great authors of our time, please do yourself a favor and pick this up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great collection of mythos tales by a great selection of authors. Kept me reading!Published 14 months ago by Kevin Brown
Opened up the book and the story was upside down as opposed to cover which was rightside up. Poor quality control on publishers part.Published 15 months ago by carl rusch
Was expecting a book of the same name exculsively by Lovecraft. My fault for not investigating further.Published 17 months ago by Heidi Swartz
FYI, this review has some minor spoilers (very, very minor). I personally don't care about spoilers because I feel like I can enjoy the story either way, but if they bother you,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by James
During the 70's, Lovecraft had a big revival, and there was a two volume paperback release i recall that topped one publisher's release of his works, this book, in an earlier form. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Michael Conner
Not one bad story in my opinion. I love all the stories from HPL himself of course (I am such a fan that I have a H P Lovecraft portrait tattooed on my left arm), but the stories... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Benjamin A Harris
Here are some of the premiere stories in the CT Mythos genre represented by many authors up to this day. The story. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by M. Masztal
First got this book 11 years ago but lost so I got it from Amazon. Probably my favorite book. The artwork is also pretty dope on the cover.Published on December 13, 2013 by Steve Corrales
Fantastic collection of Lovecraft-inspired stories. My gosh, the line-up of authors is a dream team. Robert Bloch is always a special treat. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by JStewartBooks