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The Taint and Other Novellas (Best Mythos Tales) by [Brian Lumley]
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Brian Lumley is the author of the Necroscope series and many other novels of horror, adventure, and science fiction, inlcluding KHAI OF KHEM, the Titus Crow series, and the TALES OF THE PRIMAL LAND. Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award for his short fiction. His website is


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Dedicated horror fans immediately recognize the Cthulhu Mythos, the monstrous cosmology invented by H. P. Lovecraft and expanded into a compendious mythology by many other genre hands. The Mythos encompasses a culture of ancient, malevolent beings, many of them submerged in Earth's oceans, that lure susceptible humans into hellish servitude via dreams and telepathy. With a series of mythos-driven novels on his résumé, Lumley is not only the subgenre's most prolific practitioner but also arguably its most imaginative. Collected here for the first time are all his Cthulhuian novellas, including one of his earliest mythos pieces, The Horror at Oakdeene, about a mental-asylum intern who becomes a little too familiar with the inmates' dark obsessions. Other tales describe an encounter with a deadly wind-walking spirit, the fate awaiting an anthropologist who discovers a small-town carnival's stash of Cthulhuian relics, and the tragedy befalling the heir to a cursed Scottish estate. Lumley's knack for nightmarish scenarios and chilling language puts his writings at the forefront of contemporary horror fiction. Hays, Carl --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • Publication Date : March 30, 2011
  • File Size : 720 KB
  • Publisher : Subterranean Press (March 30, 2011)
  • Print Length : 484 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1844165922
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B004VBH4QM
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings