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The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories [Kindle Edition]

H.P. Lovecraft , T.E.D. Klein , Lawrence Watt-Evans , Clark Ashton Smith , Robert E. Howard , Brian Stableford , Brian McNaughton , Robert Bloch , Henry Kuttner , Lin Carter , Adrian Cole , John Gregory Betancourt , Colin Azariah-Kribbs
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This volume assembles no less than 40 stories set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Ranging from Lovecraft's own tales (including classics such as the novel At the Mountains of Madness, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Colour Out of Space") to works by his friends and contemporaries (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert Bloch), to later followers (Henry Kuttner, Lin Carter, Brian McNaughton), and contemporary afficianados (Brian Stableford, Mark McLaughlin, Adrian Cole) -- and many more. This is one collection no Lovecraft fan can afford to miss!

Included are:

"At the Mountains of Madness," by H. P. Lovecraft

"The Events at Poroth Farm," by T.E.D. Klein

"The Return of the Sorcerer," by Clark Ashton Smith

"Worms of the Earth," by Robert E. Howard

"Envy, the Gardens of Ynath, and the Sin of Cain," by Darrell Schweitzer

"Drawn from Life," by John Glasby

"In the Haunted Darkness," by Michael R. Collings

"The Innsmouth Heritage," by Brian Stableford

"The Doom That Came to Innsmouth," by Brian McNaughton

"The Shadow Over Innsmouth," by H. P. Lovecraft

"The Nameless Offspring," by Clark Ashton Smith

"The Hounds of Tindalos," by Frank Belknap Long

"The Faceless God," by Robert Bloch

"The Children of Burma," by Stephen Mark Rainey

"The Call of Cthulhu," by H.P. Lovecraft

"The Old One," by John Glasby

"The Holiness of Azédarac," by Clark Ashton Smith

"Those of the Air," by Darrell Schweitzer and Jason Van Hollander

"The Graveyard Rats," by Henry Kuttner

"Toadface," by Mark McLaughlin

"The Whisperer in Darkness," by H. P. Lovecraft

"The Eater of Hours," by Darrell Schweitzer

"Ubbo-Sathla," by Clark Ashton Smith

"The Space-Eaters," by Frank Belknap Long

"The Fire of Asshurbanipal," by Robert E. Howard

"Beyond the Wall of Sleep," by H.P. Lovecraft

"Something in the Moonlight," by Lin Carter

"The Salem Horror," by Henry Kuttner

"Down in Limbo," by Robert M. Price

"The Dweller in the Gulf," by Clark Ashton Smith

"Azathoth," by H.P. Lovecraft

"Pickman’s Modem," by Lawrence Watt-Evans

"The Hunters from Beyond," by Clark Ashton Smith

"Ghoulmaster," by Brian McNaughton

"The Spawn of Dagon," by Henry Kuttner

"Dark Destroyer," by Adrian Cole

"The Dunwich Horror," by H. P. Lovecraft

"The Dark Boatman," by John Glasby

"Dagon and Jill," by John P. McCann

And don't forget to search this ebook store for more entries in the Megapack series -- collections covering Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery, Adventure ... and many more!

Product Details

  • File Size: 2935 KB
  • Print Length: 908 pages
  • Publisher: Wildside Press (April 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007V8RQC4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the price an excellent buy April 19, 2012
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I just bought and downloaded the Kindle Cthulhu Mythos megapack. The selection of stories is very good, featuring some of the best of the classic Cthulhu Mythos tales, but added a few stories that have been published in the last few years. Pictmans Modem was a nice touch on a classic Hp Lovecraft story and was fun to read.

The basic formating for the stories was serviceable. NO illustrations, but for .99 cents its kinda hard to complain.

Many of the stories contained in this collection have had mountains of reviews and commentary and I don't feel the need to add to that. I am reading from a e-reader that is not a kindle, but has a kindle reader software on it and I am reading the stories just fine. Some folks might find the navigation of the stories a bit hard to do, but again, when you can pick up a great selection of Mythos stories for the cost of a can of soda....I find it hard to nitpick.

For those that have not gotten into Lovecraft and his followers, its a nice gateway book to start at.

Long time fans might not find much new here, but if you have a E-reader and would like to revisit some of the classic Cthulhu stories....this is a great buy.

All in all, its a solid buy for folks that like horror/dark fantasy stories.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I first became aware of H.P. Lovecraft and his 'Cthulhu Mythos' back in the 1960's; when the gruesome paperback covers irresistibly drew my attention to them. Despite my parents' grave misgivings, they bought me several, and I was hooked on Cthulhu, Shoggoths, The Necronomicon and its author: the "Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred (if you have to ask, this review isn't for you).

While there are endless 'Cthulhu' collections, they each tend to focus on a single aspect of the Mythos: the author, Old Ones, Dagon, pastiches, etc. What makes this collection a standout, is that it packages important Mythos tales from authors spanning the entire history of its creation: From HPL, himself (all the classics, including 'At The Mountains Of Madness'), ending with the hysterically funny/scary 'Dagon & Jill', written by noted cartoon scripter John P. McCann ('Freakazoid').

After finishing the stories, the reader will come away with a much broader/deeper appreciation for the pervasive influence of HPL's Mythos in our modern media: 'Doctor Who', 'The X-Files', 'Fringe', many of Stephen King's books, the 'Evil Dead' movies and even this years movie 'Prometheus' all have at least one foot standing firmly in Miskatonic University (located in the fictional Arkham, MA...yes, you are welcome Batman fans).

Bottom Line: If you are already a fan of HPL, this will just add to your mania.
If you have always wondered what the HPL/Mythos hullabaloo is about...just start reading this collection (and, leave on the lights!)...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Novice or the Veteran of Lovecraft May 30, 2012
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I picked this up having read quite a few of the 40+ stories in it already, but happy to see them amassed in one great eBook collection. I was not dissapointed with the stories I had never previously read, and have already recommended it to a couple of friends who've never read much of Lovecraft and the Cthulhu stories or offshoots. I told them this is a great and exhaustive starting point for the tales, and readers should agree.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some great stories May 3, 2012
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I bought this on the reccomendation of a friend. I am halfway through the book and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Some of the short stories are better than others, but there has not been a real stinker in this collection so far. Several stories related to Innsmouth really flesh out that portion of the Cthulu mythos.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cthulhugoddess approved November 26, 2012
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This collection is a must for any H.P Lovecraft or Cthulhu fan. For 99 cents it is an absolute steal! F'taghn! Ia! Ia!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent January 28, 2013
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This is the best collection of Cthulhu Mythos stories by multiple authors I've ever seen. Specifically, the inclusion of hard to find authors like T.E.D. Klein is wonderful. This collection is a wonderful introduction to readers new to the Mythos, but is also a great pack of stories who are otherwise hard to find individually. This is must-have for any fan of Lovecraftian Horror and/or the Cthulhu Mythos.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Collection October 2, 2012
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I'm always on the lookout for more Lovecraft-inspired fiction, and this collection does not disappoint. A mix of tales both familiar and not-so familiar, this is a definite boon to anyone's collection and will certainly help slake your eldritch thirst.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cthullhu ftaghn May 2, 2012
By chrisam
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What a great bargain for seasoned fans of Lovecraft, as well an introduction to new readers. In addition to works by the master himself , there are several mythos stories by desciples such as Robert E . Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch.
Not to even mention the the newer converts to Cthulhu.
My advice; grab it for this bargain price. You will thank me forever.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good intro to lovecraft
An excellent collection. All the basic lovecraft and some other collaborations with lovecraft. Some stories arent directly cthulu stories, but they flesh out the mythology instead... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Mollie Neary
5.0 out of 5 stars Cthulhu Rlyeh Fhtagn!
Lots of great stories and it is nice to have the classics when away. A decent overview of what it is all about.
Published 19 days ago by W. Vreeland
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovecraft & Co. create a Universe of Cosmic Horror!
I would actually give this collection 4 1/2 stars. 90+% of the stories were great while only a small fraction I didn't care for. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Mark Stanislawski
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent mix of Lovecraft and his Weird Tales contemporaries
This is the best Lovecraftian Mythos collection I've found yet (having read more than a few), because it puts draws heavily from Lovecraft's contemporaries for a very Weird Tales... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Samuel Van Oort
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read for a cheap price!
I've always wanted to read these short stories. They are a bit dated, but are still fun to read and give you a good background to a classic series.
Published 1 month ago by Kenneth M. Froehlke
1.0 out of 5 stars Digital Rights Management on public domain content
This collection contains many stories that are in the public domain. Therefore the presence of Digital Rights Management restrictions on them is completely inappropriate, if not... Read more
Published 3 months ago by JIsaacs1962
5.0 out of 5 stars An old friend to allow me to read my favorite fantasy stories
I've read Lovecraft for many years. This collection has all the stories in the series from many authors. If you're a Lovecraft fan you'll like it.
Published 3 months ago by Veloman
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for lovers of Lovecraft's Cthulu Mythos.
This is a great collection, with stories by H.P. Lovecraft, followed by stories in the same style by other authors. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JoAnna "Mojo" Redman-Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Cthulhu Megapack satisfying
One could debate what to include in a collection of this title. My feeling is the editors did a grand job of selection, I enjoyed reading stories core to the genesis of the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Balsis
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent; a real fun read
Excellent mix of authors, some of which I wasn't familiar with, but really enjoyed. I knew of H P Lovecraft and have read everything that Robert E. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michael Fenerin
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