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New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird Paperback – November 22, 2011
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Gotta love a streak like that in a multi-author anthology.
The road from that point isn’t quite so well-paved. Putting her best foot forward as she has, editor Guran eventually had to run short of A-list material. Not that the rest of the book is bad -- it’s just comparatively spotty -- and indeed some wonderful stories are spread over the remaining stretch. Paul McAuley’s vivid “Take Me to the River” feels fairly as though its author had lived it. China Miéville’s “Details” is so well anchored in our world that I was tempted to test its premise. Charles Stross’ closer “A Colder War” (the only story in the collection I’d read before) is a sad and inventive tale of a Cthulhoid doomday weapon. And Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette’s “Mongoose” is simply a delight. Never mind that I had a poor grasp of their interstellar exterminator’s vocabulary. That’s part of the fun. This one needs to be a movie!
China Mieville's "Details," Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald," and Charles Stross's "A Colder War" are among the stories likely to be familiar to most fans of Lovecraftian fiction. Deservedly so--they're great stories. I also especially liked Caitlin Kiernan's "Pickman's Other Model (1929)," Marc Laidlaw's "The Vicar of R'lyeh," Michael Marshall Smith's "Fair Exchange," and Norman Partridge's "Lesser Demons."
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird is a well-chosen and smartly edited anthology; one nice touch is the use of quotations from HPL as epigraphs. The anthology's main shortcoming is that it is but one entry in the increasingly crowded field of Cthulhu-themed or Lovecraftian anthos, and treads a somewhat well-trodden path. But better a little repetition than the unthinkable: a dearth of cosmic horror. That would be a real nightmare.
One really doesn't have to be Lovecraftian-oriented, or a Lovecraftian aficionado, to enjoy these-just to love and appreciate GOOD horror writing. But if you're not already a Lovecraft disciple-you just may well be when you're finished! I'm so thankful I bought this book, so I can go back and savour these stories again and again and again.