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H. P. Lovecraft's Favorite Weird Tales: Discover the Roots of Modern Horror!

Douglas A. Anderson

Expanded Edition!

H.P. Lovecraft's favorite horror stories, those that inspired and awed him -- with four additional stories from the original edition!

H.P. Lovecraft made lists of both literary and popular stories "having the greatest amount of truly cosmic horror and macabre convincingness." These lists of his favorite weird tales make for a truly landmark Lovecraftian anthology. We present Lovecraft's own favorites horror stories, including some well-known classics, alongside of a number of excellent rare tales by forgotten authors. Many of these stories are classics, inspiring several generations since of the world's best horror authors. Contributors include Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, M. P. Shiel, A. Merritt, Walter de la Mare, Paul Suter, M. L. Humphreys, H. F. Arnold, Everil Worrell, Arthur J. Burks, and John Martin Leahy. This is the anthology of favorite weird tales that Lovecraft himself hoped to compile!

This expanded edition features four additional stories not included in Lovecraft's original lists, culled from his later letters. Included are stories like the classic "Passing of a God" by Henry S. Whitehead, and some additional tales by acclaimed authors Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith.

"To understand why Lovecraft regarded these stories as the touchstone for greatness in the literature of supernatural horror is to understand the significance of the genre itself. The classic works included in this collection, along with Lovecraft's own best tales, both justify and represent the essence of this form of human expression." - Thomas Ligotti

The Imago Sequence and Other Stories

Laird Barron

To the long tradition of eldritch horror pioneered and refined by writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti, comes Laird Barron, an author whose literary voice invokes the grotesque, the devilish, and the perverse with rare intensity and astonishing craftsmanship. Collected here for the first time are nine terrifying tales of cosmic horror, including the World Fantasy Award-nominated novella "The Imago Sequence," the International Horror Guild Award-nominated "Proboscis," and the never-before published "Procession of the Black Sloth." Together, these stories, each a masterstroke of craft and imaginative irony, form a shocking cycle of distorted evolution, encroaching chaos, and ravenous insectoid hive-minds hidden just beneath the seemingly benign surface of the Earth.

American Elsewhere

Robert Jackson Bennett

Some places are too good to be true.

Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map.

In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things.

After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different...

From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbors we thought we knew.

New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

Ramsey Campbell

Contents:

  • ix - Introduction (New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos) - essay by Ramsey Campbell
  • 3 - Crouch End - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by Stephen King
  • 33 - The Star Pools - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by A. A. Attanasio
  • 73 - The Second Wish - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 101 - Dark Awakening - [Cthulhu Mythos] - shortstory by Frank Belknap Long
  • 115 - Shaft Number 247 - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by Basil Copper
  • 145 - Black Man with a Horn - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by T. E. D. Klein
  • 187 - The Black Tome of Alsophocus - [Cthulhu Mythos] - shortstory by H. P. Lovecraft and Martin S. Warnes
  • 197 - Than Curse the Darkness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by David Drake
  • 223 - The Faces at Pine Dunes - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • 255 - Notes on Contributors (New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos) - essay by uncredited

Cthulhu's Dark Cults: Ten Tales of Dark & Secretive Orders

David Conyers

Contents:

  • viii - Introduction (Cthulhu's Dark Cults) - essay by David Conyers
  • 1 - The Eternal Chinaman - novelette by John Sunseri
  • 31 - Captains of Industry - novelette by John Goodrich
  • 57 - Perfect Skin - shortstory by David Witteveen
  • 71 - Covenant of Darkness - (2005) - shortstory by William Jones
  • 84 - The Whisper of Ancient Secrets - shortstory by Penelope Love
  • 103 - Old Ghost - shortstory by Peter A. Worthy
  • 122 - The Nature of Faith - novelette by Oscar Rios
  • 153 - The Devil's Diamonds - novelette by Cody Goodfellow
  • 174 - Requiem for the Burning God - novelette by Shane Jiraiya Cummings
  • 215 - Sister of the Sands - shortstory by David Conyers

Dead Sea

Tim Curran

When the crew of a lost freighter finds themselves trapped in a gruesome dimension--of sea monsters, ghost ships, and the undead--it is up to them to locate the U.S.S. Lancet and convince a nearly insane physicist to help them return home.

Lovecraft Unbound: Twenty Stories

Ellen Datlow

The stories are legendary, the characters unforgettable, the world horrible and disturbing. Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time, but the creations he left behind after his death in 1935 have shaped modern horror more than any other author in the last two centuries: the shambling god Cthulhu, and the other deities of the Elder Things, the Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones, and Herbert West, Reanimator, a doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible cost. In Lovecraft Unbound, more than twenty of today's most prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft.

Lovecraft's Monsters

Ellen Datlow

Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations--Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more--appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters' unique visage.

Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award–winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible).

Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey...if you dare.

Table of Contents:

  • Only the End of the World Again by Neil Gaiman
  • Bulldozer by Laird Barron
  • Red Goat Black Goat by Nadia Bulkin
  • The Same Deep Waters as You by Brian Hodge
  • A Quarter to Three by Kim Newman
  • The Dappled Thing by William Browning Spencer
  • Inelastic Collisions by Elizabeth Bear
  • Remnants by Fred Chappell
  • Love is Forbidden, We Croak & Howl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Sect of the Idiot by Thomas Ligotti
  • Jar of Salts by Gemma Files
  • Black is the Pit From Pole to Pole by Howard Waldrop and Steven Utley
  • Waiting at the Crossroads Motel by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • I've Come to Talk with you Again by Karl Edward Wagner
  • The Bleeding Shadow by Joe R. Lansdale
  • That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable by Nick Mamatas
  • Haruspicy by Gemma Files
  • Children of the Fang by John Langan

The Deep

Nick Cutter

From the acclaimed author of The Troop--which Stephen King raved "scared the hell out of me and I couldn't put it down.... old-school horror at its best"--comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining.

A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to function involuntarily. There is no cure.

But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, a heretofore-unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia"--a universal healer, from initial reports--has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the 'Gets.

In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths...and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

August Derleth

Contents:

  • vii - The Cthulhu Mythos - essay by August Derleth
  • 3 - The Call of Cthulhu - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1928) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 31 - The Return of the Sorcerer - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1931) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 45 - Ubbo-Sathla - [Hyperborea] - (1933) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 53 - The Black Stone - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1931) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 69 - The Hounds of Tindalos - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1929) - shortstory by Frank Belknap Long
  • 83 - The Space-Eaters - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1928) - novelette by Frank Belknap Long
  • 111 - The Dweller in Darkness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1944) - novelette by August Derleth
  • 146 - Beyond the Threshold - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1941) - novelette by August Derleth
  • 170 - The Shambler from the Stars - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1935) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 179 - The Haunter of the Dark - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 201 - The Shadow from the Steeple - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1950) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 222 - Notebook Found in a Deserted House - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1951) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 242 - The Salem Horror - [Michael Leigh] - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 259 - The Haunter of the Graveyard - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by J. Vernon Shea
  • 272 - Cold Print - [Cthulhu Mythos] - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell [as by J. Ramsey Campbell ]
  • 286 - The Sister City - [Cthulhu Mythos] - shortstory by Brian Lumley
  • 300 - Cement Surroundings - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 321 - The Deep Ones - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by James Wade
  • 351 - The Return of the Lloigor - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novella by Colin Wilson
  • 402 - Biographical (Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos) - shortfiction by uncredited

Fragile Things

Neil Gaiman

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it...

In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters...

In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder...

Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams--and nightmares...

In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an excusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird...

Such marvelous creations and more--including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction--can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction (2006) - essay
  • A Study in Emerald - (2003) - novelette
  • The Fairy Reel - (2004) - poem
  • October in the Chair - (2002) - shortstory
  • The Hidden Chamber - (2005) - poem
  • Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire - (2004) - shortstory
  • Closing Time - (2003) - shortstory
  • Going Wodwo - (2002) - poem
  • Bitter Grounds - (2003) - novelette
  • Other People - (2001) - shortstory
  • Keepsakes and Treasures: A Love Story - (1999) - shortstory
  • Good Boys Deserve Favours - (1995) - shortstory
  • Strange Little Girls - (2001) - shortstory
  • Harlequin Valentine - (1999) - shortstory
  • Locks - (1999) - poem
  • The Problem of Susan - (2004) - shortstory
  • Instructions - (2000) - poem
  • My Life - (2002) - poem
  • Feeders and Eaters - (2002) - shortstory
  • Diseasemaker's Croup - (2003) - shortstory
  • Goliath - (1998) - shortstory
  • Pages from a Journal Found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky - (2002) - shortstory
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties - shortstory
  • The Day the Saucers Came - (2006) - poem
  • Sunbird - (2005) - novelette
  • Inventing Aladdin - (2003) - poem
  • The Monarch of the Glen - (2003) - novelette
  • Credits (Fragile Things) - (2006) - essay

I, Cthulhu

Neil Gaiman

Short story originally published in Dagon #16, 1987. Full title of the story is: I, Cthulhu, or, What's A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9' S, Longitude 126° 43' W)?

Read the full story for free at Tor.com.

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar

Neil Gaiman

WFA nominated short story. It originally appeared in the anthology The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998), edited by Mike Ashley. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999), edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, and The Book of Cthulhu 2 (2012), edited by Ross E. Lockhart. It is included in the collection Smoke and Mirrors (1998) and also appeared as a chapbook.

Smoke and Mirrors

Neil Gaiman

In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion... and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders-where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks. Explore a new reality, obscured by smoke and darkness yet brilliantly tangible, in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.

Harrison Squared

Daryl Gregory

From award winning author Daryl Gregory, a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.

Harrison Harrison--H2 to his mom--is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school. On Harrison's first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea.

Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources--and an unusual host of allies--to defeat the danger and find his mother.

We Are All Completely Fine

Daryl Gregory

Nebula- and World Fantasy-nominated Novella

Harrison is the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he's in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. And for some reason, Martin never takes off his sunglasses.

Unsurprisingly, no one believes their horrific tales until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these questionably-sane outcasts join a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within, and which are lurking in plain sight.

Cult of the Dead and Other Weird and Lovecraftian Tales

Lois H. Gresh

Some tales take us to the remote corners of the world, such as the Peru of "Cult of the Dead" or the Antarctica of "Devil's Bathtub." Like Lovecraft, Gresh fuses weirdness and science fiction in such tales as "Mandelbrot Mindrot" and "Willie the Protector." Lovecraft's "The Shadow over Innsmouth" has been a particularly fruitful source of inspiration for Gresh, as such tales as "Dreams of Death" and "Necrotic Cove" attest.

New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird

Paula Guran

Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft.

Contents:

  • "Introduction" by Paula Guran
  • "The Same Deep Waters as You" by Brian Hodge
  • "Mysterium Tremendum" by Laird Barron
  • "The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings" by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • "Bloom" by John Langan
  • "At Home with Azathoth" by John Shirley
  • "The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys
  • "Necrotic Cove" by Lois H. Gresh
  • "On Ice" by Simon Strantzas
  • "The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward" by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
  • "All My Love, A Fishhook" by Helen Marshall
  • "The Doom That Came to Devil Reef" by Don Webb
  • "Momma Durtt" by Michael Shea
  • "They Smell of Thunder" by W. H. Pugmire
  • "The Song of Sighs" by Angela Slatter
  • "Fishwife" by Carrie Vaughn
  • "In the House of the Hummingbirds" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • "Who Looks Back?" by Kyla Ward
  • "Equoid" by Charles Stross
  • "The Boy Who Followed Lovecraft" by Marc Laidlaw

New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird

Paula Guran

For more than eighty years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - today remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. In the first decade of the twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. NEW CTHULHU: THE RECENT WEIRD presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction - bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters - eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.

H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life

Michel Houellebecq

From the notorious, bestselling author of ATOMISED: a scholarly love letter on the hugely influential and reclusive literary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft

'Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world.' In this prescient work, now with an introduction by Stephen King, Michel Houellebecq, the controversial and bestselling author of ATOMISED, focuses his considerable analytical skills on H.P. Lovecraft, one of the seminal horror writers of the early 20th century.

Houellebecq's insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq's own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft's rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq's adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion that characterises Houellebecq's new novel. This is indispensable reading for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Houellebecq, or the past and future of horror.

The City Born Great

N. K. Jemisin

Hugo Award nominated short story.

New York City is about to go through a few changes. Like all great metropolises before it, when a city gets big enough, old enough, it must be born; but there are ancient enemies who cannot tolerate new life. Thus New York will live or die by the efforts of a reluctant midwife... and how well he can learn to sing the city's mighty song.

Read this story online for free at Tor.com.

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

Kij Johnson

Hugo Award nominated novella.

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women's College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest.

H. P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror

Stephen Jones

A best of the best anthology that Lovecraft himself appreciated and recommended.

Contents:

  • 1 - Supernatural Horror in Literature - [Supernatural Horror in Literature] - (1927) - essay by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 66 - The Signalman - (1866) - shortstory by Charles Dickens
  • 78 - The House and the Brain - (1859) - novelette by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (variant of The Haunted and the Haunters; or, The House and the Brain)
  • 113 - The Body Snatcher - (1884) - shortstory by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 130 - The Spider - (1915) - novelette by Hanns Heinz Ewers (trans. of Die Spinne 1908)
  • 151 - The Foot of the Mummy - (1882) - shortstory by Théophile Gautier (trans. of Le pied de momie 1840)
  • 161 - The Horla - [Le Horla - 2] - (1890) - novelette by Guy de Maupassant (trans. of Le Horla 1887)
  • 183 - The Fall of the House of Usher - (1839) - shortstory by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 202 - The Damned Thing - (1893) - shortstory by Ambrose Bierce
  • 211 - The Upper Berth - (1885) - novelette by F. Marion Crawford
  • 229 - The Yellow Sign - [The King In Yellow] - (1895) - novelette by Robert W. Chambers
  • 248 - The Shadows on the Wall - (1903) - shortstory by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman [as by Mary E. Wilkins]
  • 263 - The Dead Valley - (1895) - shortstory by Ralph Adams Cram
  • 271 - Fishhead - (1913) - shortstory by Irvin S. Cobb
  • 282 - Lukundoo - (1907) - shortstory by Edward Lucas White
  • 295 - The Double Shadow - [Poseidonis] - (1933) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 306 - The Mark of the Beast - (1890) - shortstory by Rudyard Kipling
  • 318 - Negotium Perambulans - (1922) - shortstory by E. F. Benson
  • 333 - Mrs. Lunt - (1926) - shortstory by Hugh Walpole [as by Sir Hugh Walpole]
  • 346 - The Hog - [Carnacki (William Hope Hodgson)] - (1947) - novelette by William Hope Hodgson
  • 385 - The Great God Pan - (1894) - novella by Arthur Machen
  • 434 - Count Magnus - (1904) - shortstory by M. R. James
  • 448 - Lovecraft and the 'Literature of Cosmic Fear' - (1993) - essay by Stephen Jones

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

Alan Moore
H. P. Lovecraft
Leslie S. Klinger

From across strange aeons comes the long-awaited annotated edition of "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale" (Stephen King).

"With an increasing distance from the twentieth century... the New England poet, author, essayist, and stunningly profuse epistolary Howard Phillips Lovecraft is beginning to emerge as one of that tumultuous period's most critically fascinating and yet enigmatic figures," writes Alan Moore in his introduction to The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. Despite this nearly unprecedented posthumous trajectory, at the time of his death at the age of forty-six, Lovecraft's work had appeared only in dime-store magazines, ignored by the public and maligned by critics. Now well over a century after his birth, Lovecraft is increasingly being recognized as the foundation for American horror and science fiction, the source of "incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction" (Joyce Carol Oates).

In this volume, Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with clarity and historical insight, charting the rise of the erstwhile pulp writer, whose rediscovery and reclamation into the literary canon can be compared only to that of Poe or Melville. Weaving together a broad base of existing scholarship with his own original insights, Klinger appends Lovecraft's uncanny oeuvre and Kafkaesque life story in a way that provides context and unlocks many of the secrets of his often cryptic body of work.

Over the course of his career, Lovecraft--"the Copernicus of the horror story" (Fritz Leiber)--made a marked departure from the gothic style of his predecessors that focused mostly on ghosts, ghouls, and witches, instead crafting a vast mythos in which humanity is but a blissfully unaware speck in a cosmos shared by vast and ancient alien beings. One of the progenitors of "weird fiction," Lovecraft wrote stories suggesting that we share not just our reality but our planet, and even a common ancestry, with unspeakable, godlike creatures just one accidental revelation away from emerging from their epoch of hibernation and extinguishing both our individual sanity and entire civilization.

Following his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger collects here twenty-two of Lovecraft's best, most chilling "Arkham" tales, including "The Call of Cthulhu," At the Mountains of Madness, "The Whisperer in Darkness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Colour Out of Space," and others. With nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, and more than 1,000 annotations, this volume illuminates every dimension of H. P. Lovecraft and stirs the Great Old Ones in their millennia of sleep.

280 color illustrations

The Night Ocean

Paul La Farge

rom the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle.

Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer's life: In the summer of 1934, the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow's family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends--or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it's suicide. Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn't believe them.

A tour-de-force of storytelling, The Night Ocean follows the lives of some extraordinary people: Lovecraft, the most influential American horror writer of the 20th century, whose stories continue to win new acolytes, even as his racist views provoke new critics; Barlow, a seminal scholar of Mexican culture who killed himself after being blackmailed for his homosexuality (and who collaborated with Lovecraft on the beautiful story "The Night Ocean"); his student, future Beat writer William S. Burroughs; and L.C. Spinks, a kindly Canadian appliance salesman and science-fiction fan -- the only person who knows the origins of The Erotonomicon, purported to be the intimate diary of Lovecraft himself.

As a heartbroken Marina follows her missing husband's trail in an attempt to learn the truth, the novel moves across the decades and along the length of the continent, from a remote Ontario town, through New York and Florida to Mexico City. The Night Ocean is about love and deception -- about the way that stories earn our trust, and betray it.

The Ballad of Black Tom

Victor LaValle

Sturgeon and Hugo Award nominated novella.

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.

Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.

A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror

H. P. Lovecraft

A complete short novel, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is a tale of terror unilke any other. The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless--or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures...and the carved stones tens of millions of years old...and, finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones. Three additional strange tales, written as only H.P. Lovecraft can write, are also included in this macabre collection of the strange and the weird.

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

H. P. Lovecraft

Table of Contents:

  • By Way of Introduction (Beyond the Wall of Sleep) - essay by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei
  • Autobiography: Some Notes on a Nonentity - essay by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Commonplace Book - (1938) - essay by H. P. Lovecraft (variant of Commonplace Book)
  • History and Chronology of the Necronomicon - short fiction (variant of History of the Necronomicon 1938)
  • Memory - (1923) - poem
  • What the Moon Brings -(1922) - poem
  • Nyarlathotep - (1920) - poem
  • Ex Oblivione - (1921) - poem
  • The Tree - (1921) - short story
  • The Other Gods - (1933) - short story
  • The Quest of Iranon - (1935) - short story
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath - (1920) - short story
  • The White Ship - (1919) - short story
  • From Beyond - (1934) - short story
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep - (1919) - short story
  • The Unnamable - (1925) - short story
  • The Hound - (1924) - short story
  • The Moon-Bog - (1926) - short story
  • The Evil Clergyman - (1939) - short story
  • Herbert West--Reanimator - (1922) - novelette (variant of Herbert West: Reanimator)
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath - novella
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward - novel
  • The Crawling Chaos - (1921) - short story by Winifred V. Jackson and H. P. Lovecraft [as by H. P. Lovecraft and Elizabeth Berkeley ]
  • The Green Meadow - (1918) - short story by Winifred V. Jackson and H. P. Lovecraft [as by H. P. Lovecraft and Elizabeth Berkeley ]
  • The Curse of Yig - short story by H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop [as by Zealia Brown-Reed ]
  • The Horror in the Museum - (1933) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald [as by Hazel Heald ]
  • Out of the Eons - (1935) - novelette by Hazel Heald and H. P. Lovecraft [as by Hazel Heald ]
  • The Mound - novella by H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop [as by Zealia Brown-Reed ]
  • The Diary of Alonzo Typer - (1938) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft and William Lumley [as by William Lumley ]
  • The Challenge from Beyond - (1935) - short story by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long [as by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long, Jr. ]
  • In the Walls of Eryx - (1939) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft and Kenneth Sterling
  • Ibid - (1938) - short story
  • Sweet Ermengarde - short story
  • Providence - (1924) - poem
  • On a Grecian Colonnade in a Park - (1920) - poem
  • Old Christmas - (1918) - poem
  • New England Fallen - poem
  • On a New England Village Seen by Moonlight - (1915) - poem
  • Astrophobos - (1918) - poem
  • Sunset - (1917) - poem
  • A Year Off - poem
  • A Summer Sunset and Evening - (1937) - poem
  • To Mistress Sophia Simple, Queen of the Cinema - (1919) - poem
  • The Ancient Track - (1930) - poem
  • The Eidolon - (1918) - poem
  • The Nightmare Lake - (1919) - poem
  • The Outpost - (1930) - poem
  • The Rutted Road - (1917) - poem
  • The Wood - (1929) - poem
  • Hallowe'en in a Suburb - (1926) - poem
  • Primavera - (1925) - poem
  • October - (1920) - poem
  • To a Dreamer - (1921) - poem
  • Despair - (1919) - poem
  • Nemesis - (1918) - poem
  • Psychopompos - (1919) - poem
  • The Book - (1934) - poem
  • Pursuit - (1934) - poem
  • The Key - (1935) - poem
  • Recognition - (1936) - poem
  • Homecoming - (1935) - poem
  • The Lamp - (1931) - poem
  • Zaman's Hill - (1934) - poem
  • The Port - (1930) - poem
  • The Courtyard - (1930) - poem
  • The Pigeon-Flyers - poem
  • The Well - (1930) - poem
  • The Howler - (1932) - poem
  • Hesperia - (1930) - poem
  • Star-Winds - (1930) - poem
  • Antarktos - (1930) - poem
  • The Window - (1931) - poem
  • A Memory - poem
  • The Gardens of Yin - (1932) - poem
  • The Bells - (1930) - poem
  • Night-Gaunts - (1936) - poem
  • Nyarlathotep - (1931) - poem
  • Azathoth - (1931) - poem
  • Mirage - (1931) - poem
  • The Canal - (1932) - poem
  • The Familiars - (1930) - poem
  • The Elder Pharos - (1931) - poem
  • Expectancy - poem
  • Nostalgia - (1930) - poem
  • Background - (1930) - poem
  • The Dweller - (1930) - poem
  • Alienation - (1931) - poem
  • Harbour Whistles - (1930) - poem
  • Recapture - (1930) - poem
  • Evening Star - poem
  • Continuity - (1936) - poem
  • Yule Horror - (1926) - poem (variant of Festival 1925)
  • 408 - To Mr. Finlay, Upon His Drawing for Mr. Bloch's Tale, "The Faceless God" - (1937) - poem (variant of To Virgil Finlay: Upon His Drawing for Robert Bloch's Tale, "The Faceless God")
  • To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., Upon His Phantastick Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures - (1938) - poem (variant of To Clark Ashton Smith)
  • Where Once Poe Walked - (1937) - poem
  • Christmas Greeting to Mrs. Phillips Gamwell--1925 - (1925) - poem
  • Brick Row - (1930) - poem
  • The Messenger - (1938) - poem
  • The Cthulhu Mythology: A Glossary - (1942) - essay by Francis T. Laney
  • An Appreciation of H. P. Lovecraft - essay by W. Paul Cook

Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

"[Lovecraft's] dream fantasy works are as terrifying and haunting as his tales of horror and the macabre. A master craftsman, Lovecraft brings compelling visions of nightmarish fear, invisible worlds and the demons of the unconscious. If one author truly represents the very best in American literary horror, it is H. P. Lovecraft."
--John Carpenter, Director of At the Mouth of Madness, Halloween, and Christine

This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales:

  • THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH--Hate, genocide, and a deadly curse consume the land of Mnar.
  • THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER--"You fool, Warren is DEAD!"
  • THE NAMELESS CITY--Death lies beneath the shifting sands, in a story linking the Dream Cycle with the legendary Cthulhu Mythos.
  • THE CATS OF ULTHAR--In Ulthar, no man may kill a cat...and woe unto any who tries.
  • THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH--The epic nightmare adventure with tendrils stretching throughout the entire Dream Cycle.
  • AND TWENTY MORE TALES OF SURREAL TERROR

H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies

H. P. Lovecraft

With more than 100 movies based on his writing, H.P. Lovecraft ranks among the most adapted authors in history--along with Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. His unnervingly scary tales appeal to both diehard fans of horror and readers with mainstream tastes, and H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies presents the very best of his filmed stories. Additionally, this unique collection provides an enlightening historical introduction, short headnotes for each story calling out interesting trivia, and an appendix with credits for each screen version.

THE STORIES INCLUDE:

  • "The Colour out of Space": filmed twice, once as a vehicle for Boris Karloff called Die, Monster, Die!
  • "The Dunwich Horror," also filmed two times, once with Dean Stockwell "Pickman's Model" and "Cool Air": both for Rod Serling's Night Gallery TV program
  • "The Call of Cthulhu," which laid the foundation for the Cthulhu Mythos

Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

H. P. Lovecraft

This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft's most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip.

"I think it is beyond doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the Twentieth Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." Stephen King

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

H. P. Lovecraft

A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie.

"I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." -Stephen King

Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical- and visionary-American writer.

The Dunwich Horror and Others

H. P. Lovecraft

The Dunwich Horror and Others contains the following tales:

  • H. P. Lovecraft and His Work by August Derleth
  • In the Vault
  • Pickman's Model
  • The Rats in the Walls
  • The Outsider
  • The Colour out of Space
  • The Music of Erich Zann
  • The Haunter of the Dark
  • The Picture in the House
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • Cool Air
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • The Terrible Old Man
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • The Shadow Out of Time

The Horror in the Museum

H. P. Lovecraft

Some tales in this collection were inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, others he revised, two he co-authored–but all bear the mark of the master of primordial terror.

  • The Horror in the Museum – Locked up for the night, a man will discover the difference between waxen grotesqueries and the real thing.
  • The Electric Executioner – Aboard a train, a traveler must match wits with a murderous madman.
  • The Trap – This mirror wants a great deal more than your reflection.
  • The Ghost - Eater–In an ancient woodland, the past comes to life with a bone-crunching vengeance.

AND TWENTY MORE STORIES OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL!

The Lurking Fear and Other Stories (Cry Horror!)

H. P. Lovecraft

Twelve soul-chilling stories by the master of horror will leave you shivering in your boots and afraid to go out in the night. Only H.P. Lovecraft can send your heart racing faster than it's ever gone before. And here are the stories to prove it.

The Road to Madness

H. P. Lovecraft

One of the most influential practitioners of American horror, H.P. Lovecraft inspired the work of Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker. As he perfected his mastery of the macabre, his works developed from seminal fragments into acknowledged masterpieces of terror. This volume traces his chilling career and includes:

  • Imprisoned With the Pharaohs -- Houdini seeks to reveal the demons that inhabit the Egyptian night.
  • At the Mountains of Madness -- An unsuspecting expedition uncovers a city of untold terror, buried beneath an Antarctic wasteland.
  • Herbert West: Reanimator -- Mad experiments yield hideous results in this, the inspiration for the cult film Re-Animator.
  • Cool Air -- An icy apartment hides secrets no man dares unlock.
  • The Terrible Old Man -- The intruders seek a fortune but find only death!

AND TWENTY-FOUR MORE BLOOD-CHILLING TALES!

Bird Box

Josh Malerman

Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world--a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.

Something is out there...

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey--a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside--and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?

Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman's breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams

C. L. Moore

Jirel of Joiry, the first of the great female warriors, the beautiful commander of the strongest fortress in the kingdom, would face any danger to defend her beloved country. She wielded her bright sword against mighty armies, the sinister magic of evil sorcerers and fearsome castles guarded by the dead, even daring to descend into Hell itself...

Northwest Smith, the scarred and weathered outlaw, the legendary hero of the spaceways, forced to confront the terrible mysteries, the terrifying, mythic monsters of the universe...

Jirel of Joiry and Northwest Smith are C.L. Moore's greatest creations and she used them not only to spin spellbinding tales but also to explore the mysteries of the human psyche.

This is the omnibus edition of the collections Jirel of Joiry (aka Black Gods) and Scarlet Dream.

The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft

John Pelan

Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft's shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu Mythos. In twenty-one dark visions, a host of outstanding contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in a misbegotten new world that could have been spawned only by the master of the macabre himself, H. P. Lovecraft.

Contents:

  • vii - Introduction: The Call of Lovecraft - essay by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams
  • 1 - Details - shortstory by China Miéville
  • 21 - Visitation - shortstory by James Robert Smith
  • 33 - The Invisible Empire - novelette by James Van Pelt
  • 57 - A Victorian Pot Dresser - novelette by L. H. Maynard and M. P. N. Sims
  • 85 - The Cabin in the Woods - novelette by Richard Laymon
  • 109 - The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking - shortstory by Tim Lebbon
  • 125 - Sour Places - shortstory by Mark Chadbourn
  • 141 - Meet Me on the Other Side - shortstory by Yvonne Navarro
  • 161 - That's the Story of My Life - shortstory by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams
  • 181 - Long Meg and Her Daughters - novella by Paul Finch
  • 243 - A Fatal Exception Has Occurred At ... - shortstory by Alan Dean Foster
  • 261 - Dark of the Moon - shortstory by James S. Dorr
  • 275 - Red Clay - shortstory by Michael Reaves [as by J. Michael Reaves ]
  • 291 - Principles and Parameters - novelette by Meredith L. Patterson
  • 325 - Are You Loathsome Tonight? - (1998) - shortstory by Poppy Z. Brite
  • 331 - The Serenade of Starlight - shortstory by W. H. Pugmire (variant of Serenade of Starlight) [as by W. H. Pugmire, Esq. ]
  • 345 - Outside - shortstory by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • 355 - Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea - [Dandridge Cycle] - shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 371 - A Spectacle of a Man - shortstory by Weston Ochse
  • 389 - The Firebrand Symphony - (2001) - novelette by Brian Hodge
  • 437 - Teeth - novelette by Matt Cardin
  • 463 - Notes on the Contributors (Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft) - essay by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams

Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos

Robert M. Price

When H. P. Lovecraft first introduced his macabre universe in the pages of Weird Tales magazine, the response was electrifying. Gifted writers--among them his closest peers--added sinister new elements to the fear-drenched landscape. Here are some of the most famous original stories from the pulp era that played a pivotal role in reflecting the master's dark vision.

Contents:

  • Fane of the Black Pharaoh - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • Introduction (Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos) - (1992) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • Ithaqua - (1941) - shortstory by August Derleth
  • Music of the Stars - (1943) - shortstory by Duane W. Rimel
  • Preface (Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos) - (1992) - essay by Robert Bloch
  • Spawn of the Green Abyss - (1946) - novelette by C. Hall Thompson
  • The Abyss - (1941) - shortstory by Robert A. W. Lowndes
  • The Aquarium - (1962) - shortstory by Carl Jacobi
  • The Bells of Horror - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • The Guardian of the Book - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Hasse
  • The Horror Out of Lovecraft - (1969) - shortstory by Donald A. Wollheim
  • The House of the Worm - (1933) - novelette by Mearle Prout
  • The Invaders - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • The Lair of the Star-Spawn - (1932) - novelette by August Derleth and Mark Schorer
  • The Lord of Illusion - (1982) - shortstory by E. Hoffmann Price
  • The Scourge of B'Moth - (1929) - novelette by Bertram Russell
  • The Seven Geases - [Hyperborea] - (1934) - novelette by Clark Ashton Smith
  • The Thing on the Roof - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1932) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • The Thing That Walked on the Wind - (1933) - shortstory by August Derleth
  • The Warder of Knowledge - (1992) - shortstory by Richard F. Searight
  • To Arkham and the Stars - (1966) - shortstory by Fritz Leiber
  • The Fire of Asshurbanipal (alternative version) - (1972) - novelette by Robert E. Howard

The New Lovecraft Circle

Robert M. Price

H. P. Lovecraft was the eerily prescient genius who first electrified readers in Weird Tales magazine. His tales changed the face of horror forever and inspired the bloodcurdling offerings of a new generation. These brilliant dark visionaries forge grisly trails through previously uncharted realms of mortal terror.

Contents:

  • ix - Preface (The New Lovecraft Circle) - essay by Ramsey Campbell
  • xi - Introduction (The New Lovecraft Circle) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 - The Plain of Sound - (1964) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 14 - The Stone on the Island - (1964) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 25 - The Statement of One John Gibson - (1984) - shortstory by Brian Lumley
  • 43 - Demoniacal - (1972) - shortstory by David Sutton
  • 51 - The Kiss of Bugg-Shash - (1978) - shortstory by Brian Lumley
  • 67 - The Slitherer from the Slime - (1958) - shortstory by Lin Carter and Dave Foley [as by H. P. Lowcraft]
  • 75 - The Doom of Yakthoob - [The Book of Episodes - 1] - (1971) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 77 - The Fishers from Outside - (1988) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 91 - The Keeper of the Flame - shortstory by Gary Myers
  • 95 - Dead Giveaway - (1976) - shortstory by J. Vernon Shea
  • 112 - Those Who Wait - novelette by James Wade
  • 136 - The Keeper of Dark Point - (1967) - novelette by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby]
  • 164 - The Black Mirror - novelette by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby ]
  • 190 - I've Come to Talk with You Again - (1995) - shortstory by Karl Edward Wagner
  • 195 - The Howler in the Dark - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1984) - novelette by Richard L. Tierney
  • 220 - The Horror on the Beach - (1976) - novelette by Alan Dean Foster
  • 242 - The Whisperers - (1977) - shortstory by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 257 - Lights! Camera! Shub-Niggurath! - novelette by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 287 - Saucers from Yaddith - (1984) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 303 - Vastarien - (1987) - shortstory by Thomas Ligotti
  • 316 - The Madness Out of Space - (1982) - novelette by Peter Cannon [as by Peter H. Cannon ]
  • 347 - Aliah Warden - (1985) - shortstory by Roger Johnson
  • 355 - The Last Supper - (1981) - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 359 - The Church at Garlock's Bend - (1987) - shortstory by David Kaufman
  • 372 - The Spheres Beyond Sound - (1987) - shortfiction by Stephen Mark Rainey [as by Mark Rainey]

The Grimscribe's Puppets

Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

Thomas Ligotti is beyond doubt one of the Grandmasters of Weird Fiction. In The Grimscribe's Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., has commissioned both new and established talents in the world of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to Ligotti and celebrate his eerie and essential nightmares. Poppy Z. Brite once asked, "Are you out there, Thomas Ligotti?" This anthology proves not only is he alive and well, but his extraordinary illuminations have proven to be a visionary and fertile source of inspiration for some of today’s most accomplished authors.

Table of Contents

Livia Llewellyn "Furnace"
Daniel Mills "The Lord Came at Twilight"
Michael Cisco "The Secrets of the Universe"
Kaaron Warren "The Human Moth"
Joel Lane "Basement Angels"
Darrell Schweitzer "No Signal"
Robin Spriggs "THE XENAMBULIST: A Fable in Four Acts"
Nicole Cushing "The Company Town"
Cody Goodfellow "The Man Who Escaped This Story"
Michael Kelly "Pieces of Blackness"
Eddie M. Angerhuber "The Blue Star"
Jon Padgett "20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism"
Robert M. Price "The Holiness of Desolation"
Michael Griffin "Diamond Dust"
Richard Gavin "After the Final"
Scott Nicolay "Eyes Exchange Bank"
Simon Strantzas "By Invisible Hands"
Paul Tremblay "Where We Will All Be"
Allyson Bird "Gailestis"
Jeffrey Thomas "The Prosthesis"
John Langan "Into the Darkness, Fearlessly"
Gemma Files "Oubliette"

Lovecraft Country

Matt Ruff

The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George--publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide--and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite--heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors--they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn--led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb--which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his--and the whole Turner clan's--destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism--the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

Cthulhu's Reign

Darrell Schweitzer

Some of the darkest hints in all of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos relate to what will happen after the Old Ones return and take over the earth. What happens when Cthulhu is unleashed upon the world? What happens when the other Old Ones, long since banished from our universe, break through and descend from the stars? What would the reign of Cthulhu be like on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master? Find out in these exciting, brand-new stories.

Contents:

  • 1 - Introduction (Cthulhu's Reign) - essay by Darrell Schweitzer
  • 8 - The Walker in the Cemetery - novelette by Ian Watson
  • 37 - Sanctuary - shortstory by Don Webb
  • 56 - Her Acres of Pastoral Playground - shortstory by Mike Allen
  • 73 - Spherical Trigonometry - shortstory by Ken Asamatsu
  • 91 - What Brings the Void - novelette by Will Murray
  • 112 - The New Pauline Corpus - shortstory by Matt Cardin
  • 128 - Ghost Dancing - shortstory by Darrell Schweitzer
  • 139 - This Is How the World Ends - shortstory by John R. Fultz
  • 150 - The Shallows - novelette by John Langan
  • 176 - Such Bright and Risen Madness in Our Names - shortstory by Jay Lake
  • 184 - The Seals of New R'lyeh - shortstory by Gregory Frost
  • 200 - The Holocaust of Ecstasy - shortstory by Brian Stableford
  • 218 - Vastation - shortstory by Laird Barron
  • 236 - Nothing Personal - shortstory by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 247 - Remnants - novella by Fred Chappell
  • 303 - About the Authors (Cthulhu's Reign) - essay by uncredited
  • 309 - About the Editor (Cthulhu's Reign) - essay by uncredited

Mindswap

Robert Sheckley

In the future, interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people. It certainly is for Marvin, a college student who wants to take a really good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford, a mindswap, in which your consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien lifeform. But Marvin is unlucky, and finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal, a body that he has to vacate fast. But that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin's earthly body, and Marvin has to find a body on the black market.

Travel from world to world with Marvin, each one crazier than the last, as he keeps finding far from ideal bodies in awful situations, just to stay alive.

Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

Alex Shvartsman

40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

When a snow globe-shaped pocket dimension containing the Great Old One ends up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop, proprietor Sylvia experiences the difficulties of Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma.

Sylvia's adventures continue in High-Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity. A mysterious object hidden inside a Pandora's box is sought after by the Fae. Will it go to the Tooth Fairy--a short, brutish half-elf who works as an enforcer for the Unseelie Court--or Puck, the iPhone-wielding, social media-addicted ambassador of Queen Titania?

A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces his most dangerous adversary yet, and discovers that an operative's greatest weakness is Doubt. Conrad Brent is an agent of The Watch; he protects the ordinary residents of Brooklyn from supernatural threats. Learn his greatest secret in A Shard Glows in Brooklyn, then find out what happens when he must confront a toupee-wearing real estate magnate with a penchant for pasting his name everywhere and firing people, in Requiem for a Druid.

Humanity must choose sides in the first intergalactic war in recorded history. Will they remain loyal as the junior members of the Galactic Union, or throw their lot in with the rebels in hopes of acquiring advanced technologies? What is the ultimate Price of Allegiance? In Fate and Other Variables, a computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the metaphysical Book of Fate and change their futures.

Want more? How about:

  • Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet.
  • Giant alien, telepathic spiders that sing.
  • Spaceships that look like dragons.
  • Love strong enough to extinguish stars during the heat death of the universe.
  • A demon that uses a pentagram to summon an accountant from New Jersey.
  • Ward magic powered by the size of the practitioner's library.
  • An invading armada of alien space cats.
  • and the strangest poker game you've ever heard of!

Where the Evil Dwells

Clifford D. Simak

The empty Lands lay waiting - empty of humans but full of sleepless malice, and harbouring one power more dreadful than anything in myth. Other titles by this award-winning science fiction writer include "Cosmic engineers", "So Bright the Vision" and "Highway of Eternity".

Forge of the Elders

L. Neil Smith

This is an omnibus edition of First Time the Charm (variant of Contact and Commune), Second to One (variant of Converse and Conflict), and Third Among Equals.

Just when the 21st century thought it was safe to throw Marxism on the ash heap of history once and for all, a worldwide economic collapse suddenly made freedom seem less desirable than security, and the Total State turned out to be the comeback kid. In the US, where the power elite had long shown heartfelt affection for collectivism and making the trains (nationalized, of course) run on time, communism had a second coming. Which meant that Earth was now the Red Planet. The few holdouts and counterrevolutionaries would be dealt with in good time.

Of course, collectivization only made the worldwide depression worse. But then the People's Astronomers noticed an asteroid with unusual spectrographic properties, seemingly a treasure trove of valuable minerals that might rejuvenate the Earth's economy. So three aged NASA shuttles were pulled out of mothballs. crewed by a team of handpicked misfits whom no one would miss, and sent to the asteroid.

However, someone else was there first, under an airtight canopy made by genetically engineered trees. And they weren't human, even if they were from Earth. The Elders were "nautiloids," like intelligent giant squids in Volkswagen-sized shells, from a parallel universe where they were Earth's dominant species. Worst of all, they were CAPITALISTS!

Resume with Monsters

William Browning Spencer

Philip Kenan does not appear to be the most reliable narrator. Obsessed with H. P. Lovecraft's Great Old Ones, he keeps malign cosmic entities at bay by constantly revising his novel, The Despicable Quest. While Philip's preoccupied with the monsters lurking behind every cubicle at his dead-end job, his exasperated girlfriend flees — heading straight into the horror that lies at the heart of the corporate world.

William Browning Spencer's imaginative update on Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos offers a witty and wicked satire of office culture. This macabre masterpiece from one of America's foremost cult authors won the 1995 International Horror Critics Guild Award for Best Novel.

"If Woody Allen had ever written a Cthulhu Mythos novel, it might have come out like this." —The New York Review of Science Fiction

"An explosive story of menace, suspense, mystery, and love. Don't miss it." — Roger Zelazny

Author William Browning Spencer is "a brilliant writer of fantasy who's also a very considerable serious novelist." — Kirkus Reviews

Mr. X

Peter Straub

Every year on his birthday, Ned Dunstan is cursed with visions of horror committed by a savage figure he calls "Mr. X." This year, Ned's visions will become flesh and blood.

A dreadful premonition brings Ned home to find his mother on her deathbed. She reveals the never-before-disclosed name of his father and warns him of grave danger. Driven by a desperate sense of need, Ned explores his dark past and the astonishing legacy of his kin. Accused of violent crimes he has not committed and pursued by a shadowy twin, Ned enters a hidden world of ominous mysteries, where he must confront his deepest nightmares....

The Kraken Sea

E. Catherine Tobler

Fifteen-year-old Jackson is different from the other children at the foundling hospital. Scales sometimes cover his arms. Tentacles coil just below his skin. Despite this Jackson tries to fit in with the other children. He tries to be normal for Sister Jerome Grace and the priests. But when a woman asks for a boy like him, all that changes. His name is pinned to his jacket and an orphan train whisks him across the country to Macquarie's.

At Macquarie's, Jackson finds a home unlike any he could have imagined. The bronze lions outside the doors eat whomever they deem unfit to enter, the hallways and rooms shift and change at will, and Cressida--the woman who adopted him--assures him he no longer has to hide what he is. But new freedoms hide dark secrets. There are territories, allegiances, and a kraken in the basement that eats shadows.

As Jackson learns more about the new world he's living in and about who he is, he has to decide who he will stand with: Cressida, the woman who gave him a home and a purpose, or Mae, the black-eyed lion tamer with a past as enigmatic as his own. The Kraken Sea is a fast paced adventure full of mystery, Fates, and writhing tentacles just below the surface, and in the middle of it all is a boy searching for himself.

Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology

Jim Turner

In Cthulhu 2000, a host of horror and fantasy's top authors captures the spirit of supreme supernatural storyteller H. P. Lovecraft--with eighteen chilling contemporary tales that would have made the master proud.

Contents:

  • Cthulhu 2000 - essay by Jim Turner
  • The Barrens - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1989) - novella by F. Paul Wilson
  • Pickman's Modem - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1992) - shortstory by Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Shaft Number 247 - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1980) - novelette by Basil Copper
  • His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1990) - shortstory by Poppy Z. Brite
  • The Adder - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1989) - shortstory by Fred Chappell
  • Fat Face - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1987) - novelette by Michael Shea
  • The Big Fish - [The Diogenes Club] - (1993) - novelette by Kim Newman
  • "I Had Vacantly Crumpled It into My Pocket ... But By God, Eliot, It Was a Photograph from Life!" - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1964) - shortstory by Joanna Russ
  • H.P.L. - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1990) - novelette by Gahan Wilson
  • The Unthinkable - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1991) - shortstory by Bruce Sterling
  • Black Man with a Horn - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1980) - novelette by T. E. D. Klein
  • Love's Eldritch Ichor - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1990) - novelette by Esther M. Friesner
  • The Last Feast of Harlequin - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1990) - novelette by Thomas Ligotti
  • The Shadow on the Doorstep - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1986) - shortstory by James P. Blaylock
  • Lord of the Land - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1990) - novelette by Gene Wolfe
  • The Faces at Pine Dunes - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1980) - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • On the Slab - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1981) - shortstory by Harlan Ellison
  • 24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1985) - novella by Roger Zelazny

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Golden Anniversary Anthology

Jim Turner

Contents:

  • ix - Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn! - essay by Jim Turner [as by James Turner (I) ]
  • 3 - The Call of Cthulhu - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1928) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 33 - The Return of the Sorcerer - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1931) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 48 - Ubbo-Sathla - [Hyperborea] - (1933) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 56 - The Black Stone - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1931) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 74 - The Hounds of Tindalos - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1929) - shortstory by Frank Belknap Long
  • 88 - The Space-Eaters - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1928) - novelette by Frank Belknap Long
  • 116 - The Dweller in Darkness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1944) - novelette by August Derleth
  • 153 - Beyond the Threshold - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1941) - novelette by August Derleth
  • 177 - The Shambler from the Stars - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1935) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 187 - The Haunter of the Dark - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 211 - The Shadow from the Steeple - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1950) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 231 - Notebook Found in a Deserted House - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1951) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 250 - The Salem Horror - [Michael Leigh] - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 267 - The Terror from the Depths - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1976) - novelette by Fritz Leiber
  • 313 - Rising with Surtsey - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1971) - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 343 - Cold Print - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1969) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 359 - The Return of the Lloigor - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1969) - novella by Colin Wilson
  • 410 - My Boat - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1976) - shortstory by Joanna Russ
  • 427 - Sticks - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1974) - novelette by Karl Edward Wagner
  • 449 - The Freshman - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1979) - shortstory by Philip José Farmer
  • 468 - Jerusalem's Lot - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1978) - novelette by Stephen King
  • 503 - Discovery of the Ghooric Zone - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1977) - shortstory by Richard A. Lupoff (variant of Discovery of the Ghooric Zone - March 15, 2337)

The Web of Easter Island

Donald Wandrei

The Web of Easter Island was first written in 1932 under the title Dead Titans, Waken!. The manuscript was rejected by several publishers including Harper & Brothers, but was eventually revised and published by Arkham House. It is loosely related to the Cthulhu Mythos (it is dedicated to H. P. Lovecraft) and follows the exploits of Carter E. Graham from England to Easter Island, where ancient horror is discovered and combated.

Dead Titans, Waken! has been edited for publication by S.T. Joshi and was to have been issued during the 1990s by Fedogan and Bremer, however, it was finally published by Centipede Press in a limited edition of 300 copies in March 2012.

The Mind Parasites

Colin Wilson

The story is about Professor Gilbert Austin's conflict with the Tsathogguans, invisible mind parasites that menace the most brilliant people on earth.

An Evil Guest

Gene Wolfe

Lovecraft mets Blade Runner. This is a stand-alone supernatural horror novel with a 30s noir atmosphere. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants -- and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award winner, Soldier of Sidon, and his stunning Pirate Freedom, Wolfe turns to the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of supernatural horror.

Set a hundred years in the future, An Evil Guest is a story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious sorcerer and private detective, and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided--perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. And the rich man is the benefactor of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said, "That is not dead which can eternal lie."

Black Wings of Cthulhu: 21 Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

Black Wings of Cthulhu: Book 1

S. T. Joshi

Contents:

  • 7 - Introduction (Black Wings) - (2010) - essay by S. T. Joshi
  • 15 - Pickman's Other Model (1929) - (2008) - novelette by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 47 - Desert Dreams - (2010) - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 61 - Engravings - (2010) - shortstory by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • 73 - Copping Squid - (2009) - novelette by Michael Shea
  • 99 - Passing Spirits - (2010) - shortstory by Sam Gafford
  • 121 - The Broadsword - [The Children of Old Leech] - (2010) - novella by Laird Barron
  • 171 - Usurped - (2010) - novelette by William Browning Spencer
  • 195 - Denker's Book - (2010) - shortstory by David J. Schow
  • 207 - Inhabitants of Wraithwood - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (2010) - novelette by W. H. Pugmire
  • 247 - The Dome - (2010) - shortstory by Mollie L. Burleson
  • 259 - Rotterdam - (2010) - shortstory by Nicholas Royle
  • 279 - Tempting Providence - (2010) - novelette by Jonathan Thomas
  • 321 - Howling in the Dark - (2010) - shortstory by Darrell Schweitzer
  • 337 - The Truth About Pickman - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (2010) - shortstory by Brian Stableford
  • 359 - Tunnels - (2010) - shortstory by Philip Haldeman
  • 383 - The Correspondence of Cameron Thaddeus Nash - (2010) - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • 419 - Violence, Child of Trust - (2010) - shortstory by Michael Cisco
  • 431 - Lesser Demons - (2010) - novelette by Norman Partridge
  • 463 - An Eldritch Matter - (2010) - shortstory by Adam Niswander
  • 473 - Substitutions - (2010) - novelette by Michael Marshall Smith
  • 497 - Susie - (2010) - shortstory by Jason Van Hollander

Black Wings of Cthulhu 2: 18 Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

Black Wings of Cthulhu: Book 2

S. T. Joshi

Contents:

  • 7 - Introduction: "Black Wings of Cthulhu 2" - (2012) - essay by S. T. Joshi
  • 11 - When Death Wakes Me to Myself - (2012) - shortfiction by John Shirley
  • 45 - View - (2012) - shortfiction by Tom Fletcher
  • 61 - Houndwife - (2012) - shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 85 - King of Cat Swamp - (2012) - shortfiction by Jonathan Thomas
  • 107 - Dead Media - (2012) - shortfiction by Nick Mamatas
  • 125 - The Abject - (2012) - shortfiction by Richard Gavin
  • 149 - Dahlias - (2012) - shortfiction by Melanie Tem
  • 159 - Bloom - (2012) - shortfiction by John Langan
  • 195 - And the Sea Gave Up the Dead - (2012) - shortfiction by Jason C. Eckhardt
  • 213 - Casting Call - (2012) - shortfiction by Don Webb
  • 231 - The Clockwork King, the Queen of Glass, and the Man with the Hundred Knives - (2012) - shortfiction by Darrell Schweitzer
  • 251 - The Other Man - (2012) - shortfiction by Nicholas Royle
  • 263 - Waiting at the Crossroads Motel - (2012) - shortfiction by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • 275 - The Wilcox Remainder - (2012) - shortfiction by Brian Evenson
  • 291 - Correlated Discontents - (2012) - shortfiction by Rick Dakan
  • 317 - The Skinless Face - (2012) - shortfiction by Donald Tyson
  • 353 - The History of a Letter - (2012) - shortstory by Jason V Brock
  • 369 - Appointed - (2012) - shortfiction by Chet Williamson

Black Wings of Cthulhu 3: 17 Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

Black Wings of Cthulhu: Book 3

S. T. Joshi

Contents:

  • China Holiday - (2014) - novelette by Peter Cannon
  • Dimply Dolly Doofy - (2014) - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • Down Black Staircases - (2014) - novelette by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • Further Beyond - (2014) - novella by Brian Stableford
  • Hotel del Lago - (2014) - shortstory by Mollie L. Burleson
  • Houdini Fish - (2014) - novelette by Jonathan Thomas
  • Introduction (Black Wings of Cthulhu 3) - (2014) - essay by S. T. Joshi
  • Necrotic Cove - (2014) - shortstory by Lois H. Gresh [as by Lois Gresh ]
  • One Tree Hill (The World as Cataclysm) - (2013) - shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Spiderwebs in the Dark - (2014) - novelette by Darrell Schweitzer
  • The Hag Stone - (2014) - novelette by Richard Gavin
  • The Man with the Horn - (2014) - shortstory by Jason V Brock
  • The Megalith Plague - (2014) - shortstory by Don Webb
  • The Turn of the Tide - (2014) - shortstory by Mark Howard Jones
  • Thistle's Find - (2014) - shortstory by Simon Strantzas
  • Underneath an Arkham Moon - (2014) - shortstory by Jessica Amanda Salmonson and W. H. Pugmire
  • Waller - (2014) - novella by Donald Tyson
  • Weltschmerz - (2014) - novelette by Sam Gafford

Black Wings of Cthulhu 4: 17 New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

Black Wings of Cthulhu: Book 4

S. T. Joshi

Contents:

  • A Prism of Darkness - (2015) - shortfiction by Darrell Schweitzer
  • Black Ships Seen South of Heaven - (2015) - shortfiction by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Broken Sleep - (2015) - shortfiction by Cody Goodfellow
  • Contact - (2015) - shortfiction by John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey
  • Cult of the Dead - (2015) - shortfiction by Lois H. Gresh
  • Dark Redeemer - (2015) - shortfiction by Will Murray
  • Fear Lurks Atop Tempest Mount - (2015) - shortfiction by Charles Lovecraft
  • Half Lost in Shadow - (2015) - shortstory by W. H. Pugmire
  • In the Event of Death - (2015) - shortfiction by Simon Strantzas
  • Night of the Piper - (2015) - shortfiction by Ann K. Schwader
  • Revival - (2015) - shortfiction by Stephen Woodworth
  • Sealed by the Moon - (2015) - shortfiction by Gary Fry
  • The Dark Sea Within - (2015) - shortfiction by Jason V Brock
  • The Rasping Absence - (2015) - shortfiction by Richard Gavin
  • The Wall of Asshur-sin - (2015) - shortfiction by Donald Tyson
  • Trophy - (2015) - shortfiction by Melanie Tem
  • We Are Made of Stars - (2015) - shortfiction by Jonathan Thomas

The Book of Cthulhu

Book of Cthulhu: Book 1

Ross E. Lockhart

The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century''s most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today.

Contents:

  • Introduction (The Book of Cthulhu) - essay by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Andromeda Among the Stones - [Dandridge Cycle] - (2002) - novelette by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Tugging - (1976) - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • A Colder War - (2000) - novelette by Charles Stross
  • The Unthinkable - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1991) - shortstory by Bruce Sterling
  • Flash Frame - (2011) - shortstory by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Some Buried Memory - shortfiction by W. H. Pugmire
  • The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins - (2011) - shortstory by Molly Tanzer
  • Fat Face - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1987) - novelette by Michael Shea
  • Shoggoths in Bloom - (2008) - shortstory by Elizabeth Bear
  • Black Man with a Horn - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1980) - novelette by T. E. D. Klein
  • Than Curse the Darkness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1980) - novelette by David Drake
  • Jeroboam Henley's Debt - (1982) - shortstory by Charles R. Saunders
  • Nethescurial - (1991) - shortstory by Thomas Ligotti
  • Calamari Curls - (2006) - shortstory by Kage Baker
  • Jihad Over Innsmouth - (2007) - shortstory by Edward R. Morris [as by Edward Morris ]
  • Bad Sushi - (2007) - novelette by Cherie Priest
  • The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife - shortfiction by John Hornor Jacobs
  • The Doom That Came to Innsmouth - (1999) - shortstory by Brian McNaughton
  • Lost Stars - (2003) - shortstory by Ann K. Schwader
  • The Oram County Whoosit - (2008) - novelette by Steve Duffy
  • The Crawling Sky - [Reverend Jedidiah Mercer] - (2009) - novelette by Joe R. Lansdale
  • The Fairground Horror - (1976) - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • Cinderlands - (2010) - shortstory by Tim Pratt
  • Lord of the Land - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1990) - novelette by Gene Wolfe
  • To Live and Die in Arkham - (2010) - shortfiction by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • The Shallows - (2010) - novelette by John Langan
  • The Men from Porlock - shortfiction by Laird Barron

The Book of Cthulhu 2

Book of Cthulhu: Book 2

Ross E. Lockhart

When Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world, it was critically acclaimed as "the ultimate Cthulhu anthology" and "a 'must read' for fans of Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos," The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness... and beyond.

For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft's tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shattering manuscripts and moldering tomes to bring you The Book of Cthulhu II, with even more tales of tentacles, terror, and madness.

Featuring monstrous stories by many of weird fiction's brightest lights, The Book of Cthulhu II brings you even more tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's greatest creation: The Cthulhu mythos.

This year, the stars are right...

Contents:

  • Introduction (The Book of Cthulhu II) - essay by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Shoggoth's Old Peculiar - (1998) - shortstory by Neil Gaiman
  • Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea (1957) - shortfiction by Caitlín R. Kiernan (variant of Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea 2002)
  • This Is How the World Ends - (2010) - shortstory by John R. Fultz
  • The Drowning at Lake Henpin - shortfiction by Paul Tobin
  • The Ocean and All Its Devices - (1994) - novelette by William Browning Spencer
  • Take Your Daughters to Work - (2007) - shortstory by Livia Llewellyn
  • The Big Fish - (1993) - novelette by Kim Newman
  • Rapture of the Deep - (2009) - shortstory by Cody Goodfellow
  • Once More, from the Top - (2001) - shortstory by Adam Scott Glancy
  • The Hour of the Tortoise - shortfiction by Molly Tanzer
  • I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee - shortstory by Christopher Reynaga
  • Objects from the Gilman-Waite Collection - (2003) - shortstory by Ann K. Schwader
  • Of Melei, of Ulthar - (2009) - shortstory by Gord Sellar
  • A Gentleman from Mexico - (2007) - shortstory by Mark Samuels
  • The Hands That Reek and Smoke - (2008) - shortfiction by W. H. Pugmire
  • Akropolis - (2007) - shortstory by Matt Wallace
  • Boojum - (2008) - shortstory by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
  • The Nyarlathotep Event - (2011) - shortfiction by Jonathan Wood
  • The Black Brat of Dunwich - (1997) - shortstory by Stanley C. Sargent
  • The Terror from the Depths - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1976) - novelette by Fritz Leiber
  • Black Hill - (2011) - shortstory by Orrin Grey
  • The God of Dark Laughter - (2001) - shortstory by Michael Chabon
  • Sticks - (1974) - novelette by Karl Edward Wagner
  • Hand of Glory - shortfiction by Laird Barron

The Hastur Cycle: Second Revised Edition

Call of Cthulhu: Book 1

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Hastur Cycle: Second Revised Edition - interior artwork by Earl Geier
  • vii - The Mythology of Hastur - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • vii - Carcosa - (1969) - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 1 - Haïta the Shepherd - (1891) - shortstory by Ambrose Bierce
  • 7 - An Inhabitant of Carcosa - (1886) - shortstory by Ambrose Bierce
  • 11 - The Repairer of Reputations - [The King In Yellow] - (1895) - novelette by Robert W. Chambers
  • 38 - The Yellow Sign - [The King In Yellow] - (1895) - novelette by Robert W. Chambers
  • 54 - The River of Night's Dreaming - (1981) - novella by Karl Edward Wagner
  • 84 - More Light - (1970) - novelette by James Blish
  • 113 - The Novel of the Black Seal - (1895) - novelette by Arthur Machen (variant of Novel of the Black Seal)
  • 145 - The Whisperer in Darkness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1931) - novella by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 199 - Documents in the Case of Elizabeth Akeley - (1982) - novelette by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 233 - The Mine on Yuggoth - (1964) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 244 - Planetfall on Yuggoth - (1972) - shortstory by James Wade
  • 248 - The Return of Hastur - (1939) - novelette by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth ]
  • 271 - The Feaster from Afar - (1976) - shortstory by Joseph Payne Brennan
  • 283 - Black Lotus - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 20] - (1965) - poem by Lin Carter
  • 283 - The Unspeakable - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 21] - (1965) - poem by Lin Carter
  • 284 - Carcosa - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 22] - (1961) - poem by Lin Carter
  • 284 - The Candidate - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 23] - (1965) - poem by Lin Carter
  • 285 - Carcosa Story about Hali - (1989) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 288 - King in Yellow: A Tragedy in Verse - (1993) - shortstory by Lin Carter and Robert M. Price [as by Lin Carter]

Singers of Strange Songs: A Celebration of Brian Lumley

Call of Cthulhu: Book 2

Scott David Aniolowski

Contents:

  • Singers of Strange Songs: A Celebration of Brian Lumley - interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • ix - Introduction: The Caller of the Black and the Lord of the Worms - essay by Scott David Aniolowski
  • 1 - City Out of Time - (1977) - poem by Brian Lumley
  • 2 - Cement Surroundings - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1969) - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 21 - Bad Soil - shortstory by Don D'Ammassa
  • 34 - The Temple of Yig - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 43 - Not to Force the Rhymes - novelette by Benjamin Adams
  • 69 - In His Daughter's Darkling Womb - novelette by Tina L. Jens
  • 94 - The Reliable Vacuum Company - shortstory by James Robert Smith
  • 107 - The Nullity of Choice - shortstory by John Tynes
  • 118 - Where I Go, Mi-Go - shortstory by Lois H. Gresh
  • 135 - Subway Accident - shortstory by Gregory Nicoll
  • 140 - The High Rollers - shortstory by James Robert Smith and Benjamin Adams
  • 158 - A Forty Share in Innsmouth - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 168 - Shudder Wyrm - novelette by Stephen Mark Rainey
  • 187 - Spaghetti - (1985) - novella by Brian Lumley

The Scroll of Thoth: Simon Magus and the Great Old Ones

Call of Cthulhu: Book 3

Richard L. Tierney

Contents:

  • The Scroll of Thoth - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • ix - Introduction: Sword of the Avatar - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - The Sword of Spartacus - [Simon of Gitta] - (1978) - novelette
  • 18 - The Fire of Mazda - [Simon of Gitta] - (1984) - novelette
  • 55 - The Seed of the Star-God - [Simon of Gitta] - (1984) - novelette
  • 92 - The Blade of the Slayer - [Simon of Gitta] - (1986) - shortstory
  • 112 - The Soul of Kephri - [Simon of Gitta] - (1984) - novelette
  • 149 - The Ring of Set - [Simon of Gitta] - (1977) - novelette
  • 172 - The Worm of Urakhu - [Simon of Gitta] - (1988) - novelette
  • 208 - Curse of the Crocodile - [Simon of Gitta] - (1987) - shortstory
  • 227 - The Treasure of Horemkhu - [Simon of Gitta] - (1987) - novelette
  • 262 - The Scroll of Thoth - [Simon of Gitta] - (1977) - novelette
  • 277 - The Dragons of Mons Fractus - [Simon of Gitta] - (1984) - novelette
  • 313 - The Pillars of Melkarth - [Simon of Gitta] - (1990) - novella

The Innsmouth Cycle: The Taint of the Deep Ones

Call of Cthulhu: Book 4

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Innsmouth Cycle: The Taint of the Deep Ones - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • vii - Introduction: Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny - essay by Robert M. Price
  • xv -  The Innsmouth Look - interior artwork by David T. Pudelwitts
  • 1 - Of Yoharneth-Lahai - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory by Lord Dunsany
  • 3 - The Harbor-Master - (1899) - novelette by Robert W. Chambers
  • 24 - Fishhead - (1913) - shortstory by Irvin S. Cobb
  • 34 - The Shadow Over Innsmouth - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 88 - The Deep Ones - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1969) - novelette by James Wade
  • 120 - A Darker Shadow Over Innsmouth - (1969) - shortstory by James Wade
  • 125 - The Innsmouth Head - (1975) - shortstory by Franklyn Searight
  • 142 - Innsmouth Gold - (1986) - shortstory by Henry J. Vester, III
  • 165 - Custos Sanctorum - (1987) - shortstory by Roger Johnson
  • 178 - Rapture in Black - (1988) - shortstory by Stephen Mark Rainey
  • 189 - Live Bait - (1996) - shortstory by Stanley C. Sargent
  • 206 - Devil Reef - shortstory by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby ]
  • 224 - The Transition of Zadok Allen - (1995) - shortstory by Robert M. Price [as by Lewis Theobald, III ]
  • 230 - Shadow Over Innsmouth - (1942) - poem by Virginia Anderson
  • 231 - Innsmouth--Dread City by the Sea - (1950) - poem by R. Flavie Carson
  • 232 - After Innsmouth - (1990) - poem by Ann K. Schwader

The Complete Pegana: All the Tales Pertaining to the Realm of Pegana

Call of Cthulhu: Book 5

Lord Dunsany

Contents:

  • vii - Introduction (The Complete Pegana) - (1998) - essay by S. T. Joshi
  • 1 - The Gods of Pegana - [Pegana] - (1905) - collection
  • 7 - The Gods of Pegana - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 8 - Of Skarl the Drummer - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 9 - Of the Making of the Worlds - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 11 - Of the Game of the Gods - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 13 - The Chaunt of the Gods - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 14 - The Sayings of Kib - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 15 - Concerning Sish - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 17 - The Sayings of Slid - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 20 - The Deeds of Mung - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 22 - The Chaunt of the Priests - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 23 - The Sayings of Limpang-Tung - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 25 - Of Yoharneth-Lahai - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 26 - Of Roon, the God of Going - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 30 - The Revolt of the Home Gods - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 33 - Of Dorozhand - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 35 - The Eye in the Waste - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 37 - Of the Thing That Is Neither God Nor Beast - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 40 - Yonath the Prophet - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 42 - Yug the Prophet - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 43 - Alhireth-Hotep the Prophet - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 44 - Kabok the Prophet - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 46 - Of the Calamity That Befel Yun-Ilara by the Sea - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 48 - Of How the Gods Whelmed Sidith - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 51 - Of How Imbaun Became High Prophet in Aradec - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 54 - Of How Imbaun Met Zodrak - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 57 - Pegana - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 60 - The Sayings of Imbaun - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 62 - Of How Imbaun Spake of Death to the King - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 63 - Of Ood - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 64 - The River - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 67 - The Bird of Doom and the End - [Pegana] - (1905) - shortstory
  • 69 - Time and the Gods - (1906) - collection
  • 73 - Time and the Gods - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 77 - The Coming of the Sea - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 82 - A Legend of the Dawn - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 89 - The Vengeance of Men - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 93 - When the Gods Slept - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 100 - The King That Was Not - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 103 - The Cave of Kai - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 109 - The Sorrow of Search - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 116 - The Men of Yarnith - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 123 - For the Honour of the Gods - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 127 - Night and Morning - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 130 - Usury - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 133 - Mlideen - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 135 - The Secret of the Gods - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 138 - The South Wind - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 141 - In the Land of Time - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 150 - The Relenting of Sarnidac - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 155 - The Jest of the Gods - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory
  • 156 - The Dreams of a Prophet - [Pegana] - (1906) - shortstory (variant of The Dreams of the Prophet)
  • 159 - The Journey of the King - [Pegana] - (1906) - novelette
  • 195 - Beyond the Fields We Know - [Pegana] - (1919) - essay
  • 199 - Idle Days on the Yann - [Beyond the Fields We Know - 1] - (1910) - shortstory
  • 217 - A Shop in Go-by Street - [Beyond the Fields We Know - 2] - (1912) - shortstory
  • 225 - The Avenger of Perdóndaris - [Beyond the Fields We Know - 3] - (1912) - shortstory

Encyclopedia Cthulhiana, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror

Call of Cthulhu: Book 6

Daniel Harms

Contents:

  • Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: Second Edition - (1998) - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: Second Edition - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: Second Edition - interior artwork by M. Wayne Miller
  • vii - Foreword to the First Edition (Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: Second Edition) - essay by Daniel Harms
  • 363 - Appendix A: History of the Necronomicon - essay by Daniel Harms (variant of Appendix A: Chronology of the History of the Necronomicon 1994)
  • 376 - Appendix B: Locations of the Necronomicon - (1994) - essay by Daniel Harms
  • 382 - Appendix C: Contents of the Necronomicon - essay by Daniel Harms (variant of Appendix C: Some Contents of the Necronomicon 1994)
  • 385 - Appendix D: Timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos - essay by Shannon Appel
  • 407 - Bibliography (Encyclopedia Cthulhiana) - (1994) - essay by Daniel Harms

The Ithaqua Cycle: The Wind-Walker of the Icy Wastes

Call of Cthulhu: Book 7

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Ithaqua Cycle - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • ix - Ghost Riders in the Sky - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - About "The Wendigo" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 2 - The Wendigo - (1910) - novella by Algernon Blackwood
  • 40 - About "The Thing from Outside" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 41 - The Thing from Outside - (1923) - shortstory by George Allan England (variant of The Thing From--"Outside")
  • 57 - About "The Thing That Walked on the Wind" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 58 - The Thing That Walked on the Wind - (1933) - shortstory by August Derleth
  • 68 - About "The Snow-Thing" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 69 - The Snow-Thing - (1941) - shortstory by August Derleth (variant of Ithaqua)
  • 80 - About "Beyond the Threshold" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 81 - Beyond the Threshold - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1941) - novelette by August Derleth
  • 102 - About "Born of the Winds" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 103 - Born of the Winds - (1975) - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 145 - About "Spawn of the North" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 146 - Spawn of the North - (1975) - shortstory by George C. Diezel, II and Gordon Linzner
  • 161 - About "They Only Come Out at Night" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 162 - They Only Come Out at Night - (1975) - shortstory by Randy Medoff
  • 169 - About "Footsteps in the Sky" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 170 - Footsteps in the Sky - (1986) - shortstory by Pierre Comtois
  • 187 - About "Jendick's Swamp" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 188 - Jendick's Swamp - (1987) - shortstory by Joseph Payne Brennan
  • 200 - About "The Wind Has Teeth" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 201 - The Wind Has Teeth - (1990) - novelette by G. Warlock Vance and Scott H. Urban
  • 219 - About "Stalker of the Wild Wind" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 220 - Stalker of the Wild Wind - (1993) - shortstory by Stephen Mark Rainey [as by Stephen M. Rainey ]
  • 234 - The Country of the Wind - (1994) - shortstory by Pierre Comtois
  • 234 - About "The Country of the Wind" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 244 - About "Wrath of the Wind-Walker" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 245 - Wrath of the Wind-Walker - shortstory by James Ambuehl

Nightmare's Disciple

Call of Cthulhu: Book 8

Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

In this original novel of Mythos mystery and horror, a serial killer is terrorizing Schenectady. NY. Detective Chrisopher James Stewart must follow the trail of mutilated bodies and solve the enigmatic clues before the murderer strikes again.

Here is a wealth of terror and exuberant scenes, a detailed Cthulhu Mythos novel of the present day. In it H. P. Lovecraft is more prophet than anyone dares to dream.

The Antarktos Cycle

Call of Cthulhu: Book 9

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • ix - Introduction: Lovecraft's Cosmic History - (1999) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - Antarktos - [Fungi from Yuggoth - 15] - (1930) - poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 3 - The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket - [Pym - 1] - (1838) - novel by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 141 - The Sphinx of the Ice Fields (excerpt) - (1975) - shortfiction by Jules Verne
  • 165 - The Greatest Adventure - (1929) - novel by John Taine
  • 305 - At the Mountains of Madness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novel by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 393 - The Tomb of the Old Ones - (1999) - novella by Colin Wilson
  • 489 - At the Mountains of Murkiness - (1940) - shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 498 - The Thing from Another World - (1938) - novella by John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • 547 - The Brooding City - (1990) - shortstory by John S. Glasby
  • 562 - The Dreaming City - (1987) - shortstory by Roger Johnson

Tales Out of Innsmouth: New Stories of the Children of Dagon

Call of Cthulhu: Book 10

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • Tales Out of Innsmouth: New Stories of the Children of Dagon - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • vii - The One That Got Away - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - About "The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 2 - The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft and John S. Glasby
  • 52 - About "Understudy" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 53 - Understudy - (1997) - shortstory by Gary Myers
  • 62 - About "The Doom That Came to Innsmouth" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 63 - The Doom That Came to Innsmouth - shortstory by Brian McNaughton
  • 88 - About "Return to Y'ha-nthlei" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 89 - Return to Y'ha-nthlei - (1997) - shortstory by John S. Glasby
  • 106 - About "The Old Ones' Signs" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 107 - The Old Ones' Signs - shortstory by Pierre Comtois
  • 131 - About "Fleas of the Dragon" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 132 - Fleas of the Dragon - [Teddy London] - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 173 - About "Mail Order Bride" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 174 - Mail Order Bride - shortstory by Ann K. Schwader
  • 190 - About "The Idol" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 191 - The Idol - shortstory by Scott David Aniolowski
  • 205 - About "The Guardian of the Pit" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 206 - The Guardian of the Pit - (1996) - shortstory by Franklyn Searight
  • 221 - About "Trust Me" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 222 - Trust Me - shortstory by Stanley C. Sargent
  • 228 - About "Just a Tad Beyond Innsmouth" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 229 - Just a Tad Beyond Innsmouth - (1997) - shortstory by Stanley C. Sargent
  • 241 - About "The Deep End" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 242 - The Deep End - shortstory by Gregory Luce
  • 269 - About "It Was the Day of the Deep One" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 270 - It Was the Day of the Deep One - (1997) - shortstory by Peter Cannon [as by Peter H. Cannon]

The Three Impostors

Call of Cthulhu: Book 12

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen (1863-1947), popular Welsh writer of the bizarre and fantastic, created some of the finest horror stories ever written. On the surface, everything appears normal and cheerful in this bustling suburb of neatly laid out homes and well-trimmed hedges. But nothing is really as it seems. For in this world of impostors, conspiracies combine with dark forces to veil a once-ordinary London neighborhood in a cloud of mystery and fear.

A masterpiece of Gothic horror and suspense that inspired such writers as H. P. Lovecraft, The Three Impostors is Machen's famous collection of "weird tales" — a string of shocking short stories woven together with a fine narrative thread. Rich with terror, adventure, satire, deception, and dreamlike fantasy, it is a classic of occult literature written by a stylistic master.

Song of Cthulhu: Tales of the Spheres Beyond Sound

Call of Cthulhu: Book 13

Stephen Mark Rainey

Like any eclectic catalog of dark music, this volume of stories explores many levels of emotion, each writer composing his own unique movement to the symphony. Here, you will find a wide range of voices, some spinning tales of pure, deep dread, much as might be found in the most successful works of HPL himself. Others venture into territory that the Old Gent would never have imagined, or wanted to imagine... There's even a touch of whimsy to be found, yet always mingled with the strain of darkness like that faced by Erich Zann in his gatrret in the rue d'Auseil.

Contents:

  • Song of Cthulhu: Tales of the Spheres Beyond Sound - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • xiii - Introduction (Song of Cthulhu: Tales of the Spheres Beyond Sound) - essay by Stephen Mark Rainey
  • 1 - The Music of Erich Zann - (1922) - shortstory by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 8 - The Dark Beauty of Unheard Horrors - (1992) - essay by Thomas Ligotti
  • 14 - In the Rue d'Auseil - shortstory by Fred Chappell
  • 19 - The Plain of Sound - (1964) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell [as by J. Ramsey Campbell ]
  • 29 - The Last Show at Verdi's Supper Club - (1992) - shortstory by Stephen Mark Rainey
  • 37 - Water Music for the Tillers of Soil - (1999) - shortstory by Tom Piccirilli
  • 49 - Shallow Fathoms - shortstory by M. Christian
  • 57 - How Nyarlathotep Rocked Our World - shortstory by Gregory Nicoll
  • 69 - Listen - shortstory by James Robert Smith
  • 75 - Mud - (2000) - shortstory by Brian McNaughton
  • 88 - Paedomorphosis - (1998) - shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 99 - Intruders - shortstory by Hugh B. Cave
  • 111 - Chant - shortstory by Robert Weinberg
  • 121 - Ghoul's Tale: A Narrative from the Necronomicon Transcribed from the Dee Edition - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 126 - The Next Big Thing - shortstory by Rob Suggs
  • 141 - The Flautists - shortstory by Edward P. Berglund
  • 148 - Fall from Grace - shortstory by D. F. Lewis
  • 154 - Drums - novelette by William R. Trotter
  • 181 - The Enchanting of Lila Woods - shortstory by E. A. Lustig
  • 201 - Yog-Sothoth, Superstar - shortstory by Thomas F. Monteleone

Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard

Call of Cthulhu: Book 14

Robert E. Howard

Contents:

  • xiii - Introduction: Raven, Son of Morn (Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard) - (2001) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - The Black Stone - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1931) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 - Worms of the Earth - [Bran Mak Morn] - (1932) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 44 - The Little People - (1970) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 50 - People of the Dark - (1932) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 66 - The Children of the Night - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1931) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 80 - The Thing on the Roof - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1932) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 90 - The Abbey (fragment) - (1975) - shortfiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 99 - The Fire of Asshurbanipal - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1936) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 119 - The Door to the World - (1977) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. [as by Robert E. Howard and Joseph S. Pulver ]
  • 139 - The Hoofed Thing - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1970) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard (variant of Usurp the Night)
  • 156 - Dig Me No Grave - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1937) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 168 - The House in the Oaks - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1971) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard and August Derleth
  • 184 - The Black Bear Bites - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1974) - shortstory by Robert E. Howard
  • 196 - The Shadow Kingdom - [Kull of Valusia] - (1929) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 221 - The Gods of Bal-Sagoth - [Turlogh O'Brien] - (1931) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 252 - Skull-Face - [Steve Harrison] - (1929) - novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 323 - Black Eons - [James Allison] - (1985) - novelette by Robert E. Howard and Robert M. Price
  • 340 - The Challenge from Beyond (Part 1 of 5) - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1935) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (variant of The Challenge from Beyond) [as by C. L. Moore ]
  • 343 - The Challenge from Beyond (Part 2 of 5) - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1935) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (variant of The Challenge from Beyond) [as by A. Merritt ]
  • 344 - The Challenge from Beyond (Part 3 of 5) - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1935) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (variant of The Challenge from Beyond) [as by H. P. Lovecraft ]
  • 350 - The Challenge from Beyond (Part 4 of 5) - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1935) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (variant of The Challenge from Beyond) [as by Robert E. Howard ]
  • 352 - The Challenge from Beyond (Part 5 of 5) - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1935) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (variant of The Challenge from Beyond) [as by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.]

The Book of Eibon

Call of Cthulhu: Book 15

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • xi - Ultima Thule and Mhu Thulan (map) - interior artwork by Laurence J. Cornford
  • xvii - The Ebony Book: Introduction to The Book of Eibon - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 - About "History and Chronology of The Book of Eibon" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 4 - History and Chronology of The Book of Eibon - shortfiction by Lin Carter (variant of History & Chronology of the Book of Eibon 1984)
  • 9 - About "The Life of Eibon" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 10 - The Life of Eibon According to Cyron of Varaad - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 20 - About "Eibon Saith" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 21 - Eibon Saith; or, The Apophthegmata of Eibon - (1997) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 27 - About "The Double Tower" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 28 - The Double Tower: The History of Zloigm the Necromancer - (1973) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter (variant of The Double Tower) [as by Lin Carter ]
  • 34 - About "The Devouring of S'lithik Hhai" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 35 - The Devouring of S'lithik Hhai: The History of X'hyl the Apothecary - (1998) - shortstory by John R. Fultz (variant of The Devouring of S'lithik Hhai)
  • 43 - About "The Scroll of Morloc" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 45 - The Scroll of Morloc: The History of the Shaman Yhemog - (1975) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter (variant of The Scroll of Morloc) [as by Lin Carter ]
  • 53 - About "The Descent into the Abyss" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 55 - The Descent into the Abyss: The History of the Sorcerer Haon-Dor - (1981) - novelette by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter (variant of The Descent Into the Abyss 1980) [as by Lin Carter ]
  • 65 - About "The Secret in the Parchment" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 66 - The Secret in the Parchment: The History of the Thaumaturge Ptomeron - (1988) - shortstory by Lin Carter (variant of The Secret in the Parchment)
  • 72 - About "The Face from Below" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 74 - The Face from Below: The History of Pnom the Exoercist - shortstory by Laurence J. Cornford
  • 81 - About "The Sphinx of Abormis" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 82 - The Sphinx of Abormis: The History of the Wizard Hormagor - shortstory by Laurence J. Cornford
  • 88 - About "The Alkahest" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 89 - The Alkahest: The History of Enoycla the Alchemist - shortstory by Laurence J. Cornford
  • 96 - About "The Coming of the White Worm" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 97 - The Coming of the White Worm: The History of Evagh the Warlock (Chapter IX of The Book of Eibon) - [Hyperborea] - (1941) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith (variant of The Coming of the White Worm)
  • 115 - About "The Light from the Pole" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 117 - The Light from the Pole: The History of Pharazyn the Enchanter - (1981) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter (variant of The Light From the Pole 1980)
  • 130 - About "The Stairs in the Crypt" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 131 - The Stairs in the Crypt: The History of the Necromancer Avalzaunt - (1976) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter (variant of The Stairs in the Crypt)
  • 141 - About "The Feaster from the Stars" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 143 - The Feaster from the Stars: The History of Yzduggor the Eremite - (1984) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter (variant of The Feaster from the Stars) [as by Lin Carter ]
  • 150 - About "The Green Decay" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 151 - The Green Decay: The History of Nabulus the Wonder-Worker - (1997) - shortstory by Robert M. Price (variant of The Green Decay)
  • 159 - About "The Utmost Abomination" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 161 - The Utmost Abomination - (1973) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter
  • 171 - About "Uttressor" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 172 - Uttressor - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith and Laurence J. Cornford and Richard L. Tierney
  • 184 - About "Annotations for the Book of Night" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 185 - Annotations for the Book of Night - (1997) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 191 - About "The Burrower Beneath" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 193 - The Burrower Beneath - (1997) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 199 - About "In the Vale of Pnath" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 200 - In the Vale of Pnath - (1975) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 205 - About "Shaggai" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 206 - Shaggai - (1971) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 211 - About "The Haunting of Uthnor" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 212 - The Haunting of Uthnor - shortstory by Laurence J. Cornford
  • 218 - About "The Offspring of the Tomb" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 219 - The Offspring of the Tomb - shortstory by Laurence J. Cornford
  • 227 - About "The Demon of the Ring" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 229 - The Demon of the Ring - shortstory by Laurence J. Cornford
  • 235 - About "The Door to Saturn" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 236 - The Door to Saturn - [Hyperborea] - (1932) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 257 - About "Payrus of the Dark Wisdom" by Lin Carter - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 258 - The Unbegotten Source - [Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom - 1] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 261 - The Polar Ones - [Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom - 2] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 263 - The Elder Beings - [Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom - 3] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 264 - The Great Race of Yith - [Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom - 4] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 265 - The City of the Archives - [Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom - 5] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 266 - The Coming of Cthulhu - [Papyrus of the Dark Wisdom - 6] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 273 - About "Psalms of the Silent" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 274 - Petition: To Tsathoggua - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 276 - To Atlach-Nacha - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 277 - The Prayer of Yzduggor the Apostate - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 278 - Prayer to Lord Yok-Zothoth - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 279 - The Appeasement of Ghizguth - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 280 - The Summoning of Pharol - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 281 - The Unresponding Gods (from the Fragementary "Genealogies of Pnom" Preserved by the Wizard Eibon) - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 283 - The House of Haon-Dor - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 284 - The Dark Sorcerer - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 285 - The Contemplative God - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 286 - The Door to Cykranosh; or, Eibon's Lament - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 287 - Hyperborea; or, Eibon's Prophecy - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 288 - The Minions of Zstylzhemgni - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 289 - Ycnágnnissz - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 290 - Ubbo-Sathla - poem by Michael Fantina
  • 290 - Ubbo-Sathla - interior artwork by Jason C. Eckhardt
  • 291 - Azathoth - poem by Michael Fantina
  • 292 - Tsathoggua

The Necronomicon: The Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab

Call of Cthulhu: Book 16

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Necronomicon: Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab - (1996) - interior artwork by Earl Geier
  • The Necronomicon: Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab: Second Edition, Expanded and Corrected - (2002) - interior artwork by Andy Hopp
  • ix - The Figure in the Flying Carpet - (1996) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 4 - The Terrible Parchment - (1937) - shortstory by Manly Wade Wellman
  • 12 - Dr. Xander's Cottage - (1941) - shortstory by Martin D. Brown
  • 16 - The Mantle of Graag - (1941) - shortstory by Robert A. W. Lowndes and Henry Dockweiller and Frederik Pohl [as by Robert A. W. Lowndes and Henry Dockweiller and Frederick Pohl ]
  • 25 - Settler's Wall - (1968) - novelette by Robert A. W. Lowndes (variant of The Long Wall 1942)
  • 54 - The Howler in the Dark - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1984) - novelette by Richard L. Tierney
  • 90 - Demons of Cthulhu - (1959) - shortstory by Robert Silverberg
  • 106 - The Castle in the Window - (1968) - shortstory by Steffan B. Aletti
  • 119 - Concerning the Forthcoming Inexpensive Paperback Translation of the Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred - (1992) - novelette by John Brunner
  • 155 - The Adder - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1989) - shortstory by Fred Chappell
  • 185 - Preface to the Al-Azif - (1996) - shortstory by L. Sprague de Camp (variant of Preface (Al Azif) 1973)
  • 192 - John Dee's Necronomicon: A Fragment - (1996) - shortstory by Frank Belknap Long
  • 197 - Introitus (The Necronomicon: The Dee Translation) - [The Necronomicon: The Dee Translation] - (1989) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 197 - The Doom of Yakthoob - [The Book of Episodes - 1] - (1971) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 200 - The Thing Under Memphis - [The Book of Episodes - 2] - (1984) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 204 - In the City of Pillars - [The Book of Episodes - 3] - (1974) - shortstory by Lin Carter (variant of The City of Pillars)
  • 209 - The Vault Beneath the Mosque - [The Book of Episodes - 5] - (1985) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 213 - Mnomquah - [The Book of Episodes - 6] - (1985) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 221 - The Madness Out of Time - [The Book of Episodes - 7] - (1986) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 229 - Dreams of the Black Lotus - [The Book of Episodes - 8] - (1987) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 236 - The Shadow from the Stars - [The Book of Episodes - 9] - (1988) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 242 - The Transition of Abdul Alhazred - [The Book of Episodes - 10] - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 248 - Of the Powers of the Sorcerer - [The Book of Preparations - 1] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 249 - Of that Which Is Needful to Sorcery - [The Book of Preparations - 2] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 250 - Of the Old Ones and the Favors They Bestow - [The Book of Preparations - 3] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 252 - Of the Times and Seasons to Be Observed - [The Book of Preparations - 4] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 254 - Of the Powers of the Moon - [The Book of Preparations - 5] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 255 - Concerning Them from Outside - [The Book of Preparations - 6] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 257 - The Punishment of the Old Ones - [The Book of Preparations - 7] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 259 - Of that Which Is Foretold of Their Return - [The Book of Preparations - 8] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 260 - The Liers-in-Wait - [The Book of Preparations - 9] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 261 - Of the Worlds Beyond this World, and the Modes of Travel - [The Book of the Gates - 1] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 263 - Of Foul Necromancy - [The Book of the Gates - 2] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 265 - The Peril that Lurketh Beyond Time - [The Book of the Gates - 3] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 266 - Those that Aid the Unnamable Devourers - [The Book of the Gates - 4] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 267 - Of Tindalos, and the Hounds Thereof - [The Book of the Gates - 5] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 269 - If Thou Wouldst Raise the Dead - [The Book of the Gates - 6] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 270 - To Send Back Down that Which Thou Hast Called Up - [The Book of the Gates - 7] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 271 - Of the Signs of Hnaa - [The Book of the Gates - 8] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 273 - Of the Dream-Gates - [The Book of the Gates - 9] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 274 - Of Koth, and the Sign of Koth - [The Book of the Gates - 10] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 275 - The Ritual of the Silver Key - [The Book of the Gates - 11] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 277 - 'Umr At-Tawil - [The Book of the Gates - 12] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 279 - Of Opening the Door to Yog-Sothoth - [The Book of the Gates - 13] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 281 - Of Them from Outside and Their Spawn - [The Book of the Gates - 15] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 281 - The Ninth Verse that Summoneth Yog-Sothoth - [The Book of the Gates - 14] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 283 - Somewhat of the Gates that Open to Beyond - [The Book of the Gates - 16] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 285 - Of Leng and the Mysteries Thereof - [The Book of the Gates - 17] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 286 - Of the Coming-Hence of the Old Ones - [The Book of the Gates - 18] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 289 - The Openers of the Way - [The Book of the Gates - 19] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 290 - Of Calling Up that Which Thou Canst Not Put Down - [The Book of Dismissals - 1] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 292 - Of the Several Modes to Enforce the Dismissal - [The Book of Dismissals - 2] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 294 - Of Ib, and the Vengeance Thereof - [The Book of Dismissals - 3] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 297 - Of the Five-Pointed Star Carven of Grey Stone - [The Book of Dismissals - 4] - (1990) - shortfiction by Lin Carter
  • 301 - The Sussex Manuscript - (1989) - novelette by Fred L. Pelton
  • 351 - Why Abdul Al Hazred Went Mad - (1950) - shortstory by D. R. Smith
  • 361 - History of the Necronomicon (An Outline) - (1938) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft (variant of History of the Necronomicon)
  • 367 - Necronomicon - shortstory by Robert C. Culp
  • 383 - The Saga of Abdul Alhazred - novelette by Stephen T. Larkin
  • 416 - The Life of the Master - (1996) - interior artwork by David T. Pudelwitts [as by David Pudelwitts ]
  • 416 - The Life of the Master (A Biography of Abdul Alhazred by His Student, El-Rashi) - (1984) - shortstory by David T. St. Albans
  • 434 - A Critical Commentary on the Necronomicon - (1988) - novella by Robert M. Price

The Tsathoggua Cycle: Terror Tales of the Toad God

Call of Cthulhu: Book 19

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • xi - Bat/rachian: Introduction to the Tsathoggua Cycle - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 2 - About "From the Parchments of Pnom" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 - From the Parchments of Pnom - (1997) - essay by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 8 - About "The Seven Geases" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 9 - The Seven Geases - [Hyperborea] - (1934) - novelette by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 33 - About "The Testament of Athammaus" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 34 - The Testament of Athammaus - [Hyperborea] - (1932) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 56 - About "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 57 - The Tale of Satampra Zeiros - [Satampra Zeiros] - (1931) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 71 - About "The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 72 - The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles - [Satampra Zeiros] - (1958) - shortstory by Clark Ashton Smith (variant of The Theft of Thirty-nine Girdles)
  • 84 - About "Shadow of the Sleeping God" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 85 - The Shadow of the Sleeping God - (1998) - shortstory by James Ambuehl
  • 99 - About "The Curse of the Toad" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 100 - The Curse of the Toad - (1978) - shortstory by Terry Dale and Loay Hall
  • 100 - About "Dark Swamp" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 109 - Dark Swamp - (1983) - shortstory by James Arthur Anderson [as by James Anderson ]
  • 118 - About "The Old One" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 119 - The Old One - (1989) - novelette by John S. Glasby
  • 148 - About "The Oracle of Sàdoqua" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 149 - The Oracle of Sàdoqua - (1989) - shortstory by Ron Hilger
  • 165 - About "Horror Show" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 166 - Horror Show - (1997) - shortstory by Gary Myers
  • 176 - About "The Tale of Toad Loop" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 177 - The Tale of Toad Loop - (1998) - shortstory by Stanley C. Sargent
  • 193 - About "The Crawling Kingdom" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 194 - The Crawling Kingdom - (1996) - shortstory by Rod Heather
  • 206 - About "The Resurrection of Kzadool-Ra" - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 207 - The Resurrection of Kzadool-Ra - (1987) - shortstory by Henry J. Vester, III

Arkham Tales: Legends of the Haunted City

Call of Cthulhu: Book 20

William Jones

Contents:

  • vii - Introduction to Arkham Tales - essay by William Jones
  • 1 - Mysterious Dan's Legacy - shortstory by Matthew Baugh
  • 19 - Vaughn's Diary - shortstory by Robert Vaughn
  • 36 - The Orb - shortstory by Tony Campbell
  • 54 - The Nether Collection - shortstory by Cody Goodfellow
  • 74 - Worms - shortstory by Pat Harrigan
  • 91 - They Thrive in Darkness - shortstory by Ron Shiflet
  • 108 - What Sorrows May Come - shortstory by Lee Clark Zumpe
  • 125 - Arkham Pets - shortstory by James Ambuehl
  • 130 - Small Ghost - shortstory by Michael Minnis
  • 148 - Burnt Tea - shortstory by Michael Dziesinski
  • 165 - Arkham Rain - shortstory by John Goodrich
  • 183 - Regrowth - shortstory by David Conyers
  • 199 - The Idea of Fear - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 212 - Disconnected - shortstory by Brian M. Sammons
  • 237 - The Lady in the Grove - shortstory by Scott Lette
  • 253 - On Leave to Arkham - shortstory by Bill Bilstad
  • 272 - Geometry of the Soul - shortstory by Jason Andrew

The Spiraling Worm: Man vs. the Cthulhu Mythos

Call of Cthulhu: Book 21

John Sunseri
David Conyers

Contents:

  • 5 - Introduction (The Spiraling Worm) - essay by C. J. Henderson
  • 8 - Made of Meat - [Harrison Peel - 1] - (2005) - shortstory by David Conyers
  • 27 - To What Green Altar - [Harrison Peel - 2] - novelette by John Sunseri
  • 67 - Impossible Object - [Harrison Peel - 3] - (2005) - shortstory by David Conyers
  • 87 - False Containment - [Harrison Peel - 4] - (2005) - novelette by David Conyers
  • 120 - Resurgence - [Harrison Peel - 5] - novelette by John Sunseri
  • 163 - Weapon Grade - [Harrison Peel - 6] - novella by David Conyers
  • 206 - The Spiraling Worm - [Harrison Peel - 7] - novella by David Conyers and John Sunseri
  • 309 - Afterword (The Spiraling Worm) - essay by David Conyers and John Sunseri
  • 315 - About the Authors (The Spiraling Worm) - essay by uncredited

Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World

Call of Cthulhu: Book 22

William Jones

Contents:

  • 9 - The Long Road Home - shortstory by Paul Melniczek
  • 23 - In Waters Black the Lost Ones Sleep - novelette by Angeline Hawkes
  • 49 - Where Men Had Seldom Trod - novelette by Lee Clark Zumpe
  • 77 - Something to Hold the Door Closed - shortstory by Lon Prater
  • 89 - Terror from Middle Island - shortstory by Durant Haire and Stephen Mark Rainey
  • 105 - Children of the Mountain - shortstory by Stewart Sternberg
  • 117 - They Who Dwell Below - shortstory by William Jones
  • 133 - Wagon Train for the Star - shortstory by Scott Lette
  • 149 - Incident at Dagon Wells - shortstory by Ron Shiflet
  • 165 - Ahiga and the Machine - shortstory by Robert J. Santa
  • 177 - The Dead Man's Hand - shortstory by Jason Andrew
  • 189 - Jedediah Smith and the Undying Chinaman - shortstory by Charles P. Zaglanis
  • 205 - Snake Oil - shortfiction by Matthew Baugh
  • 221 - Cemetery, Nevada - novelette by Tim Curran
  • 251 - The Rider of the Dark - (2004) - shortstory by Darrell Schweitzer

The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson: Horriplicating Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

Call of Cthulhu: Book 23

William Jones

Contents:

  • 11 - Author's Note (The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson) - essay
  • 15 - Foreword (The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson) - shortfiction
  • 19 - Feasters of the Dark - (2003) - shortstory
  • 35 - The Transgression of Effram Harris - (2004) - shortstory
  • 45 - Shadow of the Past - novelette
  • 75 - The Whispering Dead - novelette
  • 103 - The Haunted Horror - shortstory
  • 115 - Harami - (2004) - shortstory
  • 129 - The Missing Curiosity - novelette
  • 159 - The Mysterious Millionaire - novelette
  • 191 - An Ancient Summoning - shortstory
  • 217 - Through the Eye of a Needle - (2006) - shortstory
  • 237 - Afterword (The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson) - shortfiction

The Klarkash-Ton Cycle: Clark Ashton Smith's Cthulhu Mythos Fiction

Call of Cthulhu: Book 24

Clark Ashton Smith

Contents:

  • v - Introduction to The Klarkash-Ton Cycle - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - The Ghoul - (1934) - shortstory
  • 8 - A Rendering from the Arabic - shortstory
  • 25 - The Hunters from Beyond - (1932) - shortstory
  • 44 - The Vaults of Abomi - shortstory
  • 67 - The Nameless Offspring - (1932) - novelette
  • 88 - Ubbo-Sathla - [Hyperborea] - (1933) - shortstory
  • 98 - The Werewolf of Averoigne - [Averoigne] - (1984) - shortstory
  • 115 - The Eidolon of the Blind - shortfiction
  • 133 - Vulthoom - [Mars (Clark Ashton Smith)] - (1935) - novelette
  • 162 - The Treader of the Dust - (1935) - shortstory
  • 172 - The Infernal Star - (1989) - novelette
  • 203 - Story Intros (The Klarkash-Ton Cycle) - essay by Robert M. Price

Mysteries of the Worm: Early Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

Call of Cthulhu: Book 25

Robert Bloch

Contents:

  • Mysteries of the Worm - interior artwork by Steven Gilberts
  • 2 - The Secret in the Tomb - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 - The Secret in the Tomb - (1935) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 9 - The Suicide in the Study - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 10 - The Suicide in the Study - (1935) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 15 - The Shambler from the Stars - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 16 - The Shambler from the Stars - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1935) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 24 - The Faceless God - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 25 - The Faceless God - (1936) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 39 - The Grinning Ghoul - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 40 - The Grinning Ghoul - (1936) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 49 - The Opener of the Way - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 50 - The Opener of the Way - (1936) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 62 - The Dark Demon - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 63 - The Dark Demon - (1936) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 72 - The Brood of Bubastis - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 73 - The Brood of Bubastis - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 85 - The Mannikin - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 86 - The Mannikin - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 100 - The Creeper in the Crypt - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 101 - The Creeper in the Crypt - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 110 - The Secret of Sebek - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 111 - The Secret of Sebek - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 125 - Fane of the Black Pharaoh - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 126 - Fane of the Black Pharaoh - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 141 - The Eyes of the Mummy - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 142 - The Eyes of the Mummy - (1938) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 154 - The Sorcerer's Jewel - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 155 - The Sorcerer's Jewel - (1939) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 169 - Black Bargain - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 170 - Black Bargain - (1942) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 185 - The Unspeakable Betrothal - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 186 - The Unspeakable Betrothal - (1949) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 198 - The Shadow from the Steeple - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 199 - The Shadow from the Steeple - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1950) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 217 - Notebook Found in a Deserted House - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 218 - Notebook Found in a Deserted House - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1951) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 236 - Terror in Cut-Throat Cove - (1993) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 237 - Terror in Cut-Throat Cove - (1958) - novelette by Robert Bloch
  • 269 - Philtre Tip - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 270 - Philtre Tip - (1961) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 276 - Afterword (Mysteries of the Worm) - (1981) - essay by Robert Bloch
  • 280 - Demon-Dreaded Lore: Robert Bloch's Contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos - (1993) - essay by Lin Carter (variant of Demon-Dreaded Lore 1981)

The Yith Cycle: Lovecraftian Tales of the Great Race

Call of Cthulhu: Book 26

Robert M. Price

The Yith Cycle: Lovecratian Tales of the Great Race and Time Travel

Contents:

  1. 7 - Emanations from Yith - essay by Robert M. Price
  2. 13 - John Taine, "The Purple Sapphire" - essay by Robert M. Price
  3. 14 - The Purple Sapphire - (1924) - novel by John Taine
  4. 197 - Duane W. Rimel, "Dreams of Yith" - essay by Robert M. Price
  5. 198 - The Dreams of Yid - poem by Duane W. Rimel
  6. 199 - Dreams of Yith - (1934) - poem by Duane W. Rimel and H. P. Lovecraft [as by Duane W. Rimel ]
  7. 203 - Duane W. Rimel, "The Jewels of Charlotte" - essay by Robert M. Price
  8. 204 - The Jewels of Charlotte - (1935) - shortstory by Duane W. Rimel
  9. 211 - Richard F. Searight, "The Sealed Casket" - essay by Robert M. Price
  10. 212 - The Sealed Casket - (1935) - shortstory by Richard F. Searight
  11. 219 - Richard F. Searight, "The Warder of Knowledge" - essay by Robert M. Price
  12. 220 - The Warder of Knowledge - (1992) - shortstory by Richard F. Searight
  13. 233 - H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time" - essay by Robert M. Price
  14. 235 - The Shadow Out of Time - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novella by H. P. Lovecraft
  15. 294 - H. P. Lovecraft, "The Challenge from Beyond - essay by Robert M. Price
  16. 295 - The Challenge from Beyond - [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] - (1935) - shortstory by H. P. Lovecraft and C. L. Moore and A. Merritt and Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long [as by H. P. Lovecraft ]
  17. 302 - August W. Derleth, "The Shadow Out of Space" - essay by Robert M. Price
  18. 303 - The Shadow Out of Space - (1957) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth ]
  19. 321 - August W. Derleth, "The Dark Brotherhood" - essay by Robert M. Price
  20. 322 - The Dark Brotherhood - (1966) - shortfiction by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth ]
  21. 345 - Alan D. Gullette, Walter C. de Bill, Jr., and Ted C. Pons "The Horror from Yith' - essay by Robert M. Price
  22. 346 - The Horror from Yith, Part I: The Shadow from Yith - (1973) - shortfiction by Alan Gullette [as by Alan D. Gullette ]
  23. 361 - The Horror from Yith, Part II: The Horror from Yith - (1974) - shortfiction by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
  24. 377 - The Horror from Yith, Part III: Beneath the Dunes - (1975) - shortfiction by Ted C. Pons
  25. 387 - Walter C. DeBill Jr., "The Changeling" - essay by Robert M. Price
  26. 388 - The Changeling - (2002) - shortfiction by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
  27. 424 - P. Schyuler Miller, "The Sands of Time - essay by Robert M. Price
  28. 425 - The Sands of Time - [Sands of Time - 1] - (1937) - novella by P. Schuyler Miller
  29. 453 - Richard L. Tierney, "Countdown for Kalara" - essay by Robert M. Price
  30. 454 - Countdown for Kalara - (1980) - novelette by Richard L. Tierney
  31. 503 - Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire, "The Winds of Yith" - essay by Robert M. Price
  32. 504 - The Winds of Yith - (1987) - shortfiction by W. H. Pugmire

Eldritch Evolutions: 26 Weird Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Horror

Call of Cthulhu: Book 27

Lois H. Gresh

Contents:

  • 9 - Underlying Darkness - essay
  • 11 - Introduction (Eldritch Evolutions) - essay by Robert Weinberg
  • 14 - Snip My Suckers - (1995) - shortstory
  • 21 - Psychomidew Love - shortstory (variant of Psychomildew Love 1995)
  • 29 - Soleman - shortstory (variant of Sole Man 1996)
  • 48 - Where I Go, Mi-Go - (1997) - shortstory
  • 69 - Mandelbrot Moldrot - (1996) - novelette
  • 89 - Cafebabe - (1993) - shortstory
  • 104 - Digital Pistil - (1994) - shortstory
  • 114 - Let Me Make You Suffer - (1995) - shortstory
  • 127 - Little Whorehouse of Horrors - (1998) - shortstory
  • 138 - Watch Me If You Can - (1993) - shortstory
  • 152 - Algorithms & Nasal Structures - (1998) - shortstory
  • 166 - Debutante Ball - shortstory
  • 173 - Smokestack Snout Neurology - shortstory
  • 184 - The Battle of BatBrew Bulge - shortstory
  • 195 - Underground Pipeline - shortstory
  • 209 - Instant Gratification - (1994) - shortstory
  • 221 - Lust of the Giant Sloth - shortstory
  • 235 - AnOde to Thee: (or: Surfing Those Tubular Waves) - (1994) - shortstory (variant of AnOde to Thee, Or: Surfing Those Tubular Waves 1993)
  • 239 - Geisha Black - shortstory
  • 250 - Skinhead Bonehead - shortstory
  • 262 - Wee Sweet Girlies - shortstory
  • 275 - Julia Brainchild - (2010) - shortstory
  • 290 - There's No Place Like Void - (2011) - shortstory
  • 306 - Showdown at Red Hook - shortstory
  • 320 - Scourge of the Old Ones - (2011) - shortstory
  • 332 - The Lagoon of Insane Plants - (2011) - shortstory

Undead & Unbound: Unexpected Tales from Beyond the Grave

Call of Cthulhu: Book 28

Brian M. Sammons

Contents:

  • 6 - Introduction (Undead & Unbound) - essay by Brian M. Sammons and David Conyers
  • 9 - Blind Item - shortstory by Cody Goodfellow
  • 25 - Dead Baby Keychain Blues - shortstory by Gary McMahon
  • 37 - A Personal Apocalypse - shortstory by Mercedes M. Yardley
  • 51 - The Unexpected - shortstory by Mark Allan Gunnells
  • 63 - Incarnate - shortstory by David Dunwoody
  • 83 - Marionettes - shortstory by Robert Neilson
  • 103 - Undead Night of the Undeadest Undead - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 121 - I Am Legion - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 127 - When Dark Things Sleep - shortstory by Damien Walters Grintalis
  • 137 - Descanse En Paz - shortstory by William Meikle
  • 149 - Thunder in Old Kilpatrick - shortstory by Gustavo Bondoni
  • 163 - Phallus Incarnate - shortstory by Glynn Barrass [as by Glynn Owen Barrass ]
  • 177 - Wreckers - shortstory by Tom Lynch
  • 187 - Scavenger - shortstory by Oscar Rios
  • 199 - In the House of Millions of Years - shortstory by John Goodrich
  • 209 - Romero 2.0 - shortstory by Brian M. Sammons and David Conyers
  • 229 - Mother Blood - shortstory by Scott David Aniolowski
  • 247 - The Unforgiving Court - shortstory by David Schembri
  • 271 - North of the Arctic Circle - shortstory by Peter Rawlik
  • 276 - Contributor Biographies (Undead & Unbound) - essay by uncredited

Eldritch Chrome: Unquiet Tales of a Mythos-Haunted Future

Call of Cthulhu: Book 29

Brian M. Sammons

Contents:

  • 6 - Introduction (Eldritch Chrome) - essay by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Barrass [as by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass]
  • 9 - Obsolete, Absolute - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 16 - The Place that Cannot Be - shortstory by D. L. Snell
  • 30 - The Battle of Arkham - shortstory by Peter Rawlik
  • 40 - The Wurms In the Grid - shortstory by Nickolas Cook
  • 56 - SymbiOS - shortstory by William Meikle
  • 64 - Playgrounds of Angolaland - shortstory by David Conyers
  • 83 - Sonar City - shortstory by Sam Stone
  • 99 - The Blowfly Manifesto - shortstory by Tim Curran
  • 117 - Flesh & Scales - shortstory by Ran Cartwright
  • 130 - Inlibration - shortstory by Michael Tice
  • 140 - Hope Abandoned - shortstory by Tom Lynch
  • 152 - Immune - shortstory by Terrie Leigh Relf
  • 167 - Real Gone - shortstory by David Dunwoody
  • 182 - CL3ANS3 - shortstory by Carrie Cuinn
  • 192 - Dreams of Death - shortstory by Lois H. Gresh [as by Lois Gresh]
  • 203 - The Gauntlet - shortstory by Glynn Barrass and Brian M. Sammons [as by Glynn Owen Barrass and Brian M. Sammons]
  • 224 - Indifference - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 246 - Open Minded - shortstory by Jeffrey Thomas
  • 263 - Contributor Biographies - essay by uncredited

Steampunk Cthulhu: Mythos Terror in the Age of Steam

Call of Cthulhu: Book 31

Brian M. Sammons

Contents:

  • 6 - Introduction (Steampunk Cthulhu) - essay by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Barrass [as by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass ]
  • 10 - Those Above - shortstory by Jeffrey Thomas
  • 30 - The Blackwold Horror - shortstory by Adam Bolivar
  • 40 - No Hand to Turn the Key - shortstory by Carrie Cuinn
  • 56 - The Reverend Mr. Goodworks & the Yeggs of Yig - shortstory by Edward M. Erdelac
  • 78 - Carnacki--The Island of Doctor Munroe - [Carnacki (William Meikle)] - shortstory by William Meikle
  • 92 - Pain Wears No Mask - shortstory by John Goodrich
  • 106 - Before the Least of These Stars - shortstory by Lee Clark Zumpe
  • 130 - The Promised Messiah - shortstory by D. J. Tyrer
  • 142 - Unfathomable - shortstory by Christine Morgan
  • 169 - The Flower - shortstory by Christopher M. Geeson
  • 181 - Tentacular Spectacular - shortstory by Thana Niveau
  • 198 - Fall of an Empire - shortstory by Glynn Barrass and Brian M. Sammons [as by Glynn Owen Barrass and Brian M. Sammons ]
  • 220 - The Baying of the Hounds - shortstory by Leigh Kimmel
  • 232 - Mr. Brass & the City of Devils - shortstory by Josh Reynolds
  • 247 - The Source - shortstory by D. L. Snell
  • 271 - Happy Birthday, Dear Cthulhu - shortstory by Robert Neilson
  • 291 - The Strange Company - shortstory by Peter Rawlik [as by Pete Rawlik]

Cthulhu's Heirs: New Cthulhu Mythos Fiction

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 3

Thomas M. K. Stratman

Stratman describes the tales as "more than 20 writers' visions into the landscape of Lovecraft Country."

Contents:

  • "Watch the Whiskers Sprout" by D. F. Lewis
  • "The Death Watch" by Hugh B. Cave
  • "The Return of the White Ship: The Quest for Cathuria" by Arthur William & Lloyd Breach
  • "Kadath/the Vision and the Journey" by t. Winter-Damon
  • "The Franklyn Paragraphs" by Ramsey Campbell
  • "Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock" by Robert M. Price
  • "1968 RPI" by Joe Murphy
  • "Those of the Air" by Darrell Schweitzer and Jason van Hollander
  • "Mr. Skin" by Victor Milán
  • "Just Say No" by Gregory Nicoll
  • "The Scourge" by Charles M. Saplak
  • "Pickman's Legacy" by Gordon Linzner
  • "Of Dark Things & Midnight Places" by David Niall Wilson
  • "The Likeness" by Dan Perez
  • "An Early Frost" by Scott David Aniolowski
  • "Scene: A Room" by Craig Anthony
  • "The Seven Cities of Gold" by Crispin Burnham
  • "Shadows of Her Dreams" by Cary G. Osborne
  • "The Herald" by Daniel M. Burrello
  • "Typo" by Michael D. Winkle
  • "Star Bright, Star Byte" by Marella Sands

The Shub-Niggurath Cycle: Tales of the Black Goat with a Thousand Young

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 4

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Shub-Niggurath Cycle: Tales of the Black Goat With a Thousand Young - interior artwork by Dreyfus
  • xi - Introduction (Shub-Niggurath Cycle) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 - The Horn of Vapula - (1932) - shortstory by Lewis Spence
  • 13 - The Demoniac Goat - (1947) - novelette by M. P. Dare
  • 31 - The Ghostly Goat of Glaramara - (1979) - shortstory by J. S. Leatherbarrow
  • 41 - The Moon-Lens - (1964) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 55 - The Ring of the Hyades - (1989) - novelette by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby ]
  • 81 - A Thousand Young - (1989) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 95 - The Seed of the Star-God - [Simon of Gitta] - (1984) - novelette by Richard L. Tierney
  • 131 - Harold's Blues - (1976) - shortstory by Glen Singer
  • 143 - Dreams in the House of Weir - (1980) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 159 - Visions from Yaddith - (1988) - poem by Lin Carter
  • 163 - Prey of the Goat - shortstory by Margaret L. Carter [as by M. L. Carter ]
  • 177 - Sabbath of the Black Goat - shortstory by Stephen Mark Rainey [as by Stephen M. Rainey ]
  • 187 - The Curate of Temphill - (1993) - shortstory by Robert M. Price and Peter Cannon [as by Robert M. Price and Peter H. Cannon]
  • 201 - Grossie - shortstory by David Kaufman
  • 213 - To Clear the Earth - shortstory by Will Murray

The Azathoth Cycle: Tales of the Blind Idiot God

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 6

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Azathoth Cycle - interior artwork by Dreyfus
  • v - The Mad God: An Introduction to The Azathoth Cycle - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - Azathoth - poem by Edward Pickman Derby
  • 9 - Azathoth in Arkham - shortstory by Peter Cannon
  • 20 - The Revenge of Azathoth - shortstory by Peter Cannon
  • 31 - The Pit of the Shoggoths - novelette by Stephen Mark Rainey [as by Stephen M. Rainey ]
  • 50 - Hydra - [Azathoth] - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 64 - The Madness Out of Time - [The Book of Episodes - 7] - (1986) - shortstory by Lin Carter
  • 71 - The Insects from Shaggai - (1964) - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • 93 - The Sect of the Idiot - [Azathoth] - (1988) - shortstory by Thomas Ligotti
  • 103 - The Throne of Achamoth - [Simon of Gitta] - (1985) - novelette by Richard L. Tierney and Robert M. Price
  • 129 - The Last Night of Earth - shortstory by Gary Myers
  • 135 - The Daemon-Sultan - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 144 - Idiot Savant - novelette by C. J. Henderson
  • 168 - The Space of Madness - [Azathoth] - (1993) - shortstory by Stephen Studach
  • 178 - The Nameless Tower - novelette by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby ]
  • 197 - The Plague Jar - novelette by Allen Mackey
  • 223 - The Old Ones' Promise of Eternal Life - essay by Robert M. Price [as by Robert M. Price, Ph.D.]

The Book of Iod: The Eater of Souls & Other Tales

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 7

Henry Kuttner

Contents:

  • The Book of Iod - interior artwork by Earl Geier
  • v - The Khut-N'hah Mythos - (1995) - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - The Secret of Kralitz - (1936) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 11 - The Eater of Souls - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 17 - The Salem Horror - [Michael Leigh] - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 37 - The Black Kiss - [Michael Leigh] - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and Robert Bloch
  • 59 - The Jest of Droom-Avista - (1937) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 65 - Spawn of Dagon - [Elak] - (1938) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 85 - The Invaders - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 105 - The Frog - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 125 - Hydra - [Azathoth] - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 143 - Bells of Horror - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner (variant of The Bells of Horror)
  • 161 - The Hunt - (1939) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • 179 - Beneath the Tombstone - (1984) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 189 - Dead of Night - [Anton Zarnak] - (1988) - shortstory by Lin Carter

Made in Goatswood: New Tales of Horror in the Severn Valley

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 8

Scott David Aniolowski

Contents:

  • Made in Goatswood - interior artwork by Earl Geier
  • ii - Made in Goatswood (frontispiece) - interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • vi - Needing Ghosts and Ancient Images - essay by Scott David Aniolowski
  • xi - The Severn River Valley (map) - interior artwork by J. Todd Kingrea
  • 1 - A Priestess of Nodens - shortstory by A. A. Attanasio
  • 9 - Ghost Lake - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 21 - Beauty - shortstory by Fred Behrendt
  • 35 - Unseen - shortstory by Penelope Love
  • 51 - Fortunes - shortstory by Keith Herber [as by Keith 'Doc' Herber ]
  • 57 - Cross My Heart, Hope to Die - shortstory by J. Todd Kingrea
  • 75 - I Dream of Wires - shortstory by Scott David Aniolowski
  • 91 - The Turret - novelette by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 125 - The Second Effort - shortstory by John Tynes
  • 131 - The Queen - shortstory by Diane Sammarco
  • 143 - The Undercliffe Sentences - shortstory by Peter Cannon
  • 161 - The Awakening - shortstory by Gary Sumpter
  • 175 - Random Access - shortstory by Michael G. Szymanski
  • 189 - Free the Old Ones - novelette by C. J. Henderson
  • 211 - The Music of the Spheres - shortstory by Kevin A. Ross
  • 223 - Growing Pains - shortstory by Richard Watts
  • 233 - The Beard of Byatis - novelette by Robert M. Price
  • 255 - The Horror Under Warrendown - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell

The Dunwich Cycle: Where the Old Gods Wait

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 9

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Dunwich Cycle: Where the Old Gods Wait - interior artwork by Earl Geier
  • ix - What Roodmas Horror - essay by Robert M. Price
  • xiii -  The Dunwich Cycle: Where the Old Gods Wait (frontispiece) - interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • 1 - The Great God Pan - (1894) - novella by Arthur Machen
  • 48 - The White People - (1904) - novelette by Arthur Machen
  • 82 - The Dunwich Horror - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1929) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 122 - The Shuttered Room - (1959) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth ]
  • 153 - The Round Tower (Being the Narrative of Armitage Harper) - (1990) - novelette by Robert M. Price
  • 177 - The Devil's Hop Yard - (1978) - novelette by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 192 - The Road to Dunwich - (1973) - shortstory by Ben P. Indick [as by Ben Indick ]
  • 203 - The Tree-House - (1995) - shortstory by W. H. Pugmire and Robert M. Price
  • 216 - You Can't Take It With You - [Teddy London] - (1987) - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 236 - Wilbur Whateley Waiting - (1987) - shortstory by Robert M. Price

The Cthulhu Cycle: Thirteen Tentacles of Terror

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 11

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Cthulhu Cycle: Thirteen Tentacles of Terror - interior artwork by Earl Geier
  • vii - The Other Name of Azathoth - essay by Robert M. Price
  • vii - The Kraken - (1830) - poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson [as by Alfred Lord Tennyson]
  • xvii - Cthulhu as drawn by H. P. Lovecraft - interior artwork by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 2 - A Shop in Go-by Street - [Beyond the Fields We Know - 2] - (1912) - shortstory by Lord Dunsany
  • 10 - Count Magnus - (1904) - shortstory by M. R. James
  • 24 - The Call of Cthulhu - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1928) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 54 - The Black Island - [The Trail of Cthulhu - 5] - (1952) - novelette by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 88 - Some Notes Concerning a Green Box - (1971) - shortstory by Alan Dean Foster
  • 98 - Patiently Waiting - [Inspector Legrasse] - (1996) - novelette by C. J. Henderson
  • 136 - The Sign of Kutullu - (1974) - shortstory by David C. Smith
  • 142 - Recrudescence - (1988) - novelette by Leonard Carpenter
  • 184 - Rude Awakening - (1995) - shortstory by Will Murray
  • 198 - The Eye of Hlu-Hlu - (1993) - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 214 - Black Fire - (1995) - shortstory by Will Murray
  • 226 - In the Light of the Lamp - (1993) - shortstory by Steven Paulsen
  • 240 - Zombies from R'lyeh - (1994) - novelette by Pierre Comtois

The Xothic Legend Cycle: The Complete Mythos Fiction of Lin Carter

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 13

Lin Carter

Contents:

  • The Xothic Legend Cycle: The Complete Mythos Fiction of Lin Carter - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • vii - Xothic Romance: Terrors Out of Time - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - The Red Offering - shortfiction
  • 6 - The Dweller in the Tomb - (1971) - shortstory
  • 17 - The Thing in the Pit - (1980) - shortstory
  • 27 - Out of the Ages - (1975) - novelette
  • 49 - The Horror in the Gallery - shortfiction
  • 95 - The Winfield Heritance - (1981) - novelette
  • 116 - Perchance to Dream - [Anton Zarnak] - (1988) - shortstory
  • 127 - Strange Manuscript Found in the Vermont Woods - (1988) - shortstory
  • 146 - Editor's Note (Dreams from R'lyeh: A Sonnet Cycle) - [Dreams from R'lyeh] - (1975) - shortfiction
  • 149 - Arkham - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 2] - (1964) - poem
  • 149 - Remembrances - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 1] - (1964) - poem
  • 150 - The Festival - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 3] - (1964) - poem
  • 150 - The Old Wood - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 4] - (1964) - poem
  • 151 - The Locked Attic - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 5] - (1964) - poem
  • 151 - The Shunned Church - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 6] - (1964) - poem
  • 152 - The Last Ritual - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 7] - (1964) - poem
  • 152 - The Library - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 8] - (1965) - poem
  • 153 - Black Thirst - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 9] - (1971) - poem
  • 153 - The Elder Age - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 10] - (1968) - poem
  • 154 - Lost R'lyeh - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 11] - (1966) - poem
  • 154 - Unknown Kadath - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 12] - (1966) - poem
  • 155 - Abdul Alhazred - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 13] - (1966) - poem
  • 155 - Hyperborea - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 14] - (1968) - poem
  • 156 - The Book of Eibon - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 15] - (1968) - poem
  • 156 - Tsathoggua - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 16] - (1965) - poem
  • 157 - Black Zimbabwe - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 17] - (1975) - poem
  • 157 - The Return - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 18] - (1966) - poem
  • 158 - Black Lotus - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 20] - (1965) - poem
  • 158 - The Sabbat - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 19] - (1961) - poem
  • 159 - Carcosa - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 22] - (1961) - poem
  • 159 - The Unspeakable - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 21] - (1965) - poem
  • 160 - The Candidate - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 23] - (1965) - poem
  • 160 - The Dream-Daemon - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 24] - (1961) - poem
  • 161 - Dark Yuggoth - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 25] - (1961) - poem
  • 161 - The Silver Key - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 26] - (1966) - poem
  • 162 - Spawn of the Black Goat - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 28] - (1968) - poem
  • 162 - The Peaks Beyond Throk - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 27] - (1968) - poem
  • 163 - Beyond - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 29] - (1968) - poem
  • 163 - The Accursed - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 30] - (1968) - poem
  • 164 - The Million Favored Ones - [Dreams from R'lyeh - 31] - (1968) - poem
  • 165 - Something in the Moonlight - (1980) - novelette
  • 179 - The Fishers from Outside - (1988) - shortstory
  • 194 - Behind the Mask - (1987) - shortstory
  • 209 - The Strange Doom of Enos Harker - shortfiction with Robert M. Price
  • 219 - The Soul of the Devil-Bought - [Anton Zarnak] - shortfiction by Robert M. Price
  • 234 - The Bell in the Tower - (1989) - shortstory by H. P. Lovecraft and Lin Carter

The Nyarlarthotep Cycle: The God of a Thousand Forms

Cthulhu Cycle: Book 14

Robert M. Price

Contents:

  • The Nyarlathotep Cycle: The God of a Thousand Forms - interior artwork by Dave Carson
  • vii - Introduction: The Theology of Nyarlathotep - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 - Alhireth-Hotep the Prophet - [Pegana] - shortstory by Lord Dunsany [as by Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany]
  • 3 - The Sorrow of Search - [Pegana] - shortstory by Lord Dunsany [as by Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany]
  • 9 - Nyarlathotep - [Dream Cycle] - (1920) - poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 14 - Three Poems - essay by Robert M. Price
  • 15 - The Second Coming - (1920) - poem by William Butler Yeats
  • 16 - Silence Falls on Mecca's Walls - (1987) - poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 - Nyarlathotep - [Fungi from Yuggoth - 21] - (1931) - poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 18 - The Dreams in the Witch House - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1933) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft (variant of The Dreams in the Witch-House)
  • 49 - The Haunter of the Dark - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 69 - The Dweller in Darkness - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1944) - novelette by August Derleth
  • 101 - The Titan in the Crypt - (1963) - shortstory by J. G. Warner
  • 114 - Fane of the Black Pharaoh - (1937) - shortstory by Robert Bloch
  • 129 - Curse of the Black Pharaoh - novella by Lin Carter
  • 201 - The Curse of Nephren-Ka - shortstory by John Cockcroft
  • 206 - The Temple of Nephren-Ka - shortstory by Philip J. Rahman and Glenn Rahman [as by Glenn A. Rahman and Philip J. Rahman]
  • 215 - The Papyrus of Nephren-Ka - shortstory by Robert C. Culp
  • 224 - The Snout in the Alcove - (1977) - shortstory by Gary Myers
  • 233 - The Contemplative Sphinx - (1989) - poem by Richard L. Tierney
  • 235 - Ech-Pi-El's Ægypt - poem by Ann K. Schwader
  • 237 - The Elder Lords - poem by Ann K. Schwader
  • 238 - The Tomb of Nephren-Ka - poem by Ann K. Schwader
  • 239 - Lord of the Dead - poem by Ann K. Schwader
  • 239 - Dream-Gates - poem by Ann K. Schwader

The Disciples of Cthulhu

Disciples of Cthulhu: Book 1

Edward P. Berglund

Contents:

  • ii - The Disciples of Cthulhu (frontispiece) - interior artwork by Jack Gaughan
  • vii - Editor's Foreword (The Disciples of Cthulhu) - essay by Edward P. Berglund
  • 9 - Introduction (The Disciples of Cthulhu) - essay by Robert Bloch
  • 15 - The Fairground Horror - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 50 - The Silence of Erika Zann - shortstory by James Wade
  • 61 - All-Eye - shortstory by Bob van Laerhoven (trans. of Hingoo 1978)
  • 74 - The Tugging - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • 101 - Where Yidhra Walks - novelette by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
  • 130 - The Feaster from Afar - shortstory by Joseph Payne Brennan
  • 141 - Zoth-Ommog - novella by Lin Carter
  • 194 - Darkness, My Name Is - novelette by Eddy C. Bertin
  • 242 - The Terror from the Depths - [Cthulhu Mythos] - novelette by Fritz Leiber

The Disciples of Cthulhu II: Blasphemous Tales of the Followers

Disciples of Cthulhu: Book 2

Edward P. Berglund

Bad things tend happen to people who go where they are not wanted, or who over-stay their welcome once they reach their destination.

This book contains thirteen new personal explorations of the Cthulhu Mythos. As its title suggests, this is a companion volume to Edward P. Berglund's earlier classic Mythos collection, The Disciples of Cthulhu. Both books are published by Chaosium, but their contents are entirely different. Twelve of the stories in Disciples II are original and have never been published before.

All the stories record the dire fates of people whose destinies intertwine with the Mythos.

Contents:

  • xiii - Editor's Preface (The Disciples of Cthulhu II: Blasphemous Tales of the Followers) - (2003) - essay by Edward P. Berglund
  • 1 - The Bookseller's Second Wife - (2003) - novelette by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
  • 32 - Eldritch - (2003) - novelette by Fred Olen Ray and Brad Linaweaver
  • 53 - The Web - (2003) - shortstory by Gary Myers
  • 60 - Passing Through - (2003) - shortstory by Robert Weinberg
  • 73 - The Idol - (1999) - shortstory by Scott David Aniolowski
  • 90 - Time in the Hourless House - (2003) - shortstory by A. A. Attanasio
  • 95 - Special Order - (2003) - novelette by John Henry Campbell and Terry Lee Sanders and Oreta Forrestine Hinamon Taylor [as by Henry Lee Forrest]
  • 121 - Lujan's Trunk - (2003) - shortstory by Donald R. Burleson
  • 135 - The San Francisco Treat - (2003) - shortstory by C. J. Henderson
  • 141 - Acute Spiritual Fear - (2003) - novelette by Robert M. Price
  • 172 - The Eldridge Collection - (2003) - novelette by Will Murray
  • 194 - An Arkham Home Companion - (2003) - shortstory by Brad Strickland
  • 198 - The Last Temptation of Ricky Perez - (2003) - shortstory by Benjamin Adams

The Night Land

Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction: Book 24

William Hope Hodgson

The Night Land is a classic horror novel by William Hope Hodgson, first published in 1912. As a work of fantasy it belongs to the Dying Earth subgenre. H. P. Lovecraft's described the novel as "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written". According to critical consensus, in this work, despite his often laboured and clumsy language, Hodgson achieves a deep power of expression, which focuses on a sense not only of terror but of the ubiquity of potential terror, of the thinness of the invisible bound between the world of normality and an underlying reality for which humans are not suited.

A Dreamer and a Visionary: H. P. Lovecraft in His Time

Liverpool SF Studies: Book 27

S. T. Joshi

H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognized as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his lifetime, become such an icon in horror literature?

S. T. Joshi, the leading authority on Lovecraft, traces in detail the course of Lovecraft's life and shows how Lovecraft was engaged in the political, economic, social and intellectual currents of his time.

H. P. Lovecraft and Others: Shadows Over Innsmouth

Lovecraft and Others: Book 1

Stephen Jones

Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's classic, today's masters of horror take up their pens and turn once more to that decayed, forsaken New England fishing village with its sparkling treasure, loathsome denizens, and unspeakable evil. This anthology features seventeen chilling stories by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell and Kim Newman, as well as the original masterpiece of horror.

Contents:

  • ix - Introduction: Spawn of the Deep Ones (Shadows Over Innsmouth) - essay by Stephen Jones
  • 1 - The Shadow Over Innsmouth - [Cthulhu Mythos] - (1936) - novelette by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 51 - Beyond the Reef - novella by Basil Copper
  • 101 - The Big Fish - [The Diogenes Club] - novelette by Kim Newman [as by Jack Yeovil ]
  • 127 - Return to Innsmouth - (1992) - shortstory by Guy N. Smith
  • 132 - The Crossing - shortstory by Adrian Cole
  • 146 - Down to the Boots - (1989) - shortstory by D. F. Lewis
  • 149 - The Church in High Street - (1962) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 161 - Innsmouth Gold - shortstory by David Sutton
  • 173 - Daoine Domhain - (1992) - novelette by Peter Tremayne
  • 191 - A Quarter to Three - (1988) - shortstory by Kim Newman
  • 195 - The Tomb of Priscus - novelette by Brian Mooney
  • 221 - The Innsmouth Heritage - (1992) - shortstory by Brian Stableford
  • 237 - The Homecoming - shortstory by Nicholas Royle
  • 255 - Deepnet - shortstory by David Langford
  • 260 - To See the Sea - novelette by Michael Marshall Smith
  • 285 - Dagon's Bell - (1988) - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 316 - Only the End of the World Again - shortstory by Neil Gaiman
  • 330 - Afterwords: Contributors' Notes (Shadows Over Innsmouth) - essay by uncredited

H. P. Lovecraft and Others: Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth

Lovecraft and Others: Book 2

Stephen Jones

For decades, H. P. Lovecraft's masterpiece of terror has inspired writers with its gripping account of a village whose inhabitants have surrendered to an ancient and hideous evil. In this companion to the acclaimed anthology Shadows Over Innsmouth, World Fantasy Award winning editor Stephen Jones has assembled eleven of today's most prominent and well-respected horror authors - the finest of the Lovecraftian acolytes.. Included is Lovecraft's own unpublished draft of The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Contents:

  • 1 - Introduction: Weird Shadows... - essay by Stephen Jones
  • 6 - Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" - (1931) - shortstory by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 13 - The Quest for Y'ha-nthlei - novelette by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby ]
  • 34 - Brackish Waters - novelette by Richard A. Lupoff
  • 62 - Voices in the Water - shortstory by Basil Copper
  • 81 - Another Fish Story - [The Diogenes Club] - novelette by Kim Newman
  • 115 - Take Me to the River - novelette by Paul J. McAuley [as by Paul McAuley ]
  • 142 - The Coming - (1997) - shortstory by Hugh B. Cave
  • 156 - Eggs - (2000) - shortstory by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • 169 - From Cabinet 34, Drawer 6 - novelette by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 196 - Raised by the Moon - (2001) - novelette by Ramsey Campbell
  • 211 - Fair Exchange - shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith
  • 228 - The Taint - novella by Brian Lumley
  • 281 - Afterwords: Contributors' Notes - essay by uncredited

H. P. Lovecraft and Others: Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Lovecraft and Others: Book 3

Stephen Jones

Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century's master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Contents:

  • xiii - Introduction: Weirder Shadows... - essay by Stephen Jones
  • 1 - The Port - [Fungi from Yuggoth - 8] - (1930) - poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 2 - Innsmouth Bane - (2005) - shortstory by John S. Glasby [as by John Glasby ]
  • 17 - Richard Riddle, Boy Detective in "The Case of the French Spy" - [The Diogenes Club] - (2005) - novelette by Kim Newman
  • 46 - Innsmouth Clay - (1971) - shortstory by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
  • 58 - The Archbishop's Well - novelette by Reggie Oliver
  • 83 - You Don't Want To Know - novelette by Adrian Cole
  • 108 - Fish Bride - (2009) - shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 119 - The Hag Stone - novelette by Conrad Williams
  • 153 - On the Reef - (2011) - shortfiction by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 162 - The Song of Sighs - shortstory by Angela Slatter
  • 179 - The Same Deep Waters as You - novelette by Brian Hodge
  • 218 - The Winner - (2005) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 232 - The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings - shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • 237 - The Chain - shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith
  • 258 - Into the Water - shortstory by Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • 275 - Rising, Not Dreaming - (2011) - shortstory by Angela Slatter
  • 279 - The Long Last Night - (2012) - novelette by Brian Lumley
  • 314 - Afterwords: Contributors' Notes - essay by Stephen Jones

The Watchers Out of Time

Masters of Horror: Book 5

H. P. Lovecraft
August Derleth

Venture at your own risk into a realm where the sun sinks into oblivion -- and all that is unholy, unearthly, and unspeakable rises. These rare, hard-to-find collaborations of cosmic terror are back in print, including:

  • Wentworth's Day - A fellow figures his debt to a dead man is null and void, until he discovers just how terrifying interest rates can be.
  • The Shuttered Room - A sophisticated gentleman must settle his grandfather's estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets.
  • The Dark Brotherhood - A beautiful woman and her companion meet the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, in a tale as terrifying as anything Poe himself ever created.
  • Innsmouth Clay - A sculptor returns from Paris to create a statue not entirely of this world -- and not at all under his control.
  • Witches' Hollow - A new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature.

Monster Hunter Vendetta

Monster Hunter International: Book 2

Larry Correia

Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old One's invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen's full time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.

With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don't need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous...

Hammers on Bone

Persons Non Grata: Book 1

Cassandra Khaw

John Persons is a private investigator with a distasteful job from an unlikely client. He's been hired by a ten-year-old to kill the kid's stepdad, McKinsey. The man in question is abusive, abrasive, and abominable.

He's also a monster, which makes Persons the perfect thing to hunt him. Over the course of his ancient, arcane existence, he's hunted gods and demons, and broken them in his teeth.

As Persons investigates the horrible McKinsey, he realizes that he carries something far darker. He's infected with an alien presence, and he's spreading that monstrosity far and wide. Luckily Persons is no stranger to the occult, being an ancient and magical intelligence himself. The question is whether the private dick can take down the abusive stepdad without releasing the holds on his own horrifying potential.

A Song for Quiet

Persons Non Grata: Book 2

Cassandra Khaw

Deacon James is a rambling bluesman straight from Georgia, a black man with troubles that he can't escape, and music that won't let him go. On a train to Arkham, he meets trouble -- visions of nightmares, gaping mouths and grasping tendrils, and a madman who calls himself John Persons. According to the stranger, Deacon is carrying a seed in his head, a thing that will destroy the world if he lets it hatch.

The mad ravings chase Deacon to his next gig. His saxophone doesn't call up his audience from their seats, it calls up monstrosities from across dimensions. As Deacon flees, chased by horrors and cultists, he stumbles upon a runaway girl, who is trying to escape her father, and the destiny he has waiting for her. Like Deacon, she carries something deep inside her, something twisted and dangerous. Together, they seek to leave Arkham, only to find the Thousand Young lurking in the woods.

The song in Deacon's head is growing stronger, and soon he won't be able to ignore it any more.

H. P. Lovecraft

Starmont Reader's Guide: Book 13

S. T. Joshi

Contains twenty four short stories, novelettes, and short novels, including The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and At the Mountains of Madness, as well as twenty six poems. This edition has a fine introduction by S.T. Joshi, photographs of H.P. Lovecraft, and an attractive binding, uniform with others in this series.

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Starry Wisdom: Book 1

D. M. Mitchell

THE STARRY WISDOM - contemporary visions of cosmic transformation, mutation and madness - many inspired directly by the life and writings of H.P. Lovecraft, others reflecting his strangely presentient themes in their own bizarre sub-texts.

Here the primal beings of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stalk a post-modern landscape of social collapse, ethnic cleansing, genetic engineering and nuclear devastation - nightmare prophecies from his pulp pages which have now come chillingly true.

In THE STARRY WISDOM, the undercurrents of sexual and ecological displacement which powered Lovecraft's work have finally been laid bare, providing this maligned genius with a long-overdue retrospective and revealing him to be a true prophet of the 20th century.

Contents:

  • 7 - Introduction (The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft) - (1994) - essay by Ramsey Campbell
  • 9 - Foreword (The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft) - (1994) - essay by D. M. Mitchell
  • 13 - Lovecraft in Heaven - (1994) - shortstory by Grant Morrison
  • 19 - Third Eye Butterfly - (1994) - shortfiction by James Havoc and Mike Philbin
  • 24 - A Thousand Young - (1989) - shortstory by Robert M. Price
  • 33 - The Night Sea-Maid Went Down - (1971) - shortstory by Brian Lumley
  • 40 - From This Swamp - (1994) - shortstory by Henry Wessells
  • 43 - Prisoner of the Coral Deep - (1964) - shortstory by J. G. Ballard
  • 47 - Black Static - (1994) - novelette by David Conway
  • 61 - Red Mass - (1994) - shortstory by Dan Kellett
  • 65 - Wind Die You Die We Die - (1968) - shortstory by William S. Burroughs
  • 69 - The Call of Cthulhu - (1994) - shortstory by John Coulthart and H. P. Lovecraft
  • 101 - Potential - (1973) - shortstory by Ramsey Campbell
  • 107 - Walpurgisnachtmusik - (1994) - shortstory by Simon Whitechapel
  • 115 - Meltdown - (1994) - shortstory by D. F. Lewis
  • 121 - Beyond Reflection - (1990) - shortstory by John Beal
  • 124 - This Exquisite Corpse - (1994) - shortfiction by C. G. Brandrick and D. M. Mitchell
  • 127 - Extracted from the Mouth of the Consumer, Rotting Pig - (1994) - shortstory by Michael Gira
  • 133 - Hypothetical Materfamilias - (1994) - shortstory by Adele Olivia Gladwell
  • 141 - The Sound of a Door Opening - (1993) - shortstory by Don Webb
  • 147 - The Courtyard - (1994) - shortstory by Alan Moore
  • 155 - Pills for Miss Betsy - (1994) - shortfiction by Rick Grimes
  • 162 - The Dreamers in Darkness - (1993) - shortstory by Peter Smith
  • 166 - Sex-Invocation of the Great Old Ones (23 Nails) - (1994) - poem by Stephen Sennitt
  • 168 - Ward 23 - (1994) - shortstory by D. M. Mitchell
  • 176 - About the Contributors (The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft) - (1994) - essay by uncredited

Songs of the Black Wurm Gism: Hymns to H.P. Lovecraft

Starry Wisdom: Book 2

D. M. Mitchell

SONGS OF THE BLACK WURM GISM: CULT, OCEANIC, INSECT, PORN; A VORTEX OF COSMIC MAYHEM STALKED BY RAVENING LYSERGIC ENTITIES. A POST-HUMAN PSYCHEDELIC SEIZURE OF LOVECRAFTIAN TEXT, ART AND FRAGMENTS.

SONGS OF THE BLACK WÃ RM GISM picks up where the acclaimed anthology THE STARRY WISDOM left off and goes beyond way beyond! what H.P. Lovecraft dared to show. Editor D.M. Mitchell presents an illustrated brainstorm of visceral deep-sea dream currents, aberrant trans-species sex visions, and frenzied ophidian entropy. Illustrated throughout.

Contributors include: ALAN MOORE, GRANT MORRISON, david britton, ian miller, john beal, david conway, kenji siratori, herzan chimera, james havoc, JOHN COULTHART, D.M. MITCHELL, reza negarastani, & many others

Reborn

The Anderson Project: Book 1

Ken Liu

One of three stories inspired by the same painting by Richard Anderson. Anthologized in The Anderson Project.

Ken Liu is among the most prominent new award-winning SF writers of the last decade, and this vision of a really uncanny alien invasion set in Boston, MA, is a stunner, with echoing reverberations, of love, identity, resistance and revolution.


Read this story online for free at Tor.com.

The Crooked Letter

The Books of the Cataclysm: Book 1

Sean Williams

When mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo travel to Europe on holidays, they don't expect the end of the world to follow them. Seth's murder, however, puts exactly that into motion.

From opposite sides of death, the Castillo twins grapple with a reality neither of them suspected, although it has been encoded in myths and legends for millennia. The Earth we know is just one of many 'realms', three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives. And their afterlives.

In the tradition of Philip Pullman and Ursula K. Le Guin and inspired by numerous arcane sources, the "Books of the Cataclysm" begin in the present world but soon propel the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

Maplecroft

The Borden Dispatches: Book 1

Cherie Priest

The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean's depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.

Chapelwood

The Borden Dispatches: Book 2

Cherie Priest

Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named "Harry the Hacker" by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens.

This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity. An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch the earth of all life.

Unless she stops it...

The Litany of Earth

The Innsmouth Legacy

Ruthanna Emrys

The state took Aphra away from Innsmouth. They took her history, her home, her family, her god. They tried to take the sea. Now, years later, when she is just beginning to rebuild a life, an agent of that government intrudes on her life again, with an offer she wishes she could refuse. "The Litany of Earth" is a dark fantasy story inspired by the Lovecraft mythos.

Read the full story for free at Tor.com, or listen to a podcast of this story at Drabblecast.

Winter Tide

The Innsmouth Legacy: Book 1

Ruthanna Emrys

After attacking Devil's Reef in 1928, the U.S. government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, and they emerged without a past or a future.

The government that stole Aphra's life now needs her help. FBI agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant, and hasten the end of the human race.

Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkness of human nature.

Includes bonus Aphra Marsh novelette "The Litany of Earth".

Equoid

The Laundry Files

Charles Stross

Hugo-winning Novella

The "Laundry" is Britain's super-secret agency devoted to protecting the realm from the supernatural horrors that menace it. Now Bob Howard, Laundry agent, must travel to the quiet English countryside to deal with an outbreak of one of the worst horrors imaginable. For, as it turns out, unicorns are real. They're also ravenous killers from beyond spacetime...


Read this story online for free at Tor.com.

The Atrocity Archives

The Laundry Files: Book 1

Charles Stross

Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.

In the title piece, Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, completes his theorem on 'Phase Conjugate Grammars for Extra-dimensional Summoning'. Turing's work paves the way for esoteric mathematical computations that, when carried out, have side effects that leak through a channel underlying the structure of the Cosmos. Out there in the multiverse are 'listeners' who can sometimes be coerced into opening gates.

In 1945, Nazi Germany's Ahnenerbe-SS, in an attempt to escape the Allied onslaught, performs just such a summoning on the souls of more than six million. A gate opens to an alternate universe through which the SS move people and material - to live to fight another day. But their summoning brings forth more than the SS have bargained for - an evil, patiently waiting all this time while learning the ways of humans, now poises to lunch on Earth. Secret intelligence agencies, esoteric theorems, Lovecraftian horrors, Middle East terrorist connections, a damsel in distress, and a final battle on the surface of a dying planet round out this story.

Includes the Hugo-award-winning novella "The Concrete Jungle", which can be read for free here.

The Jennifer Morgue: plus Pimpf

The Laundry Files: Book 2

Charles Stross

Bob Howard - a T-shirt wearing computer geek and field agent for the super-secret British government agency The Laundry - must save the world from eldritch horrors, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, in this fast-paced spy thriller. Bob's current mission is to stop the evil Ellis Billington from achieving world domination, but he must overcome obstacles including the Gravedust device, which permits communication with the dead; destiny-entanglement protocol; banishment weapons; and Ramona Random, a lethal but beautiful agent for the U.S. counterpart to The Laundry. Billington plans to raise the eldritch horror Jennifer Morgue from the vasty deeps, and communicate with a dead warrior for the purpose of ruling the world.

Blending physics and applied mathematics with the practice of summoning and demonology, this spy-meets-horror novel will keep sci-fi fans on the edge of their seats.

This volume also includes a bonus story, "Pimpf," featuring The Laundry agent Bob Howard in the world of virtual gaming, as well as an afterword entitled "The Golden Age of Spying."

The Fuller Memorandum

The Laundry Files: Book 3

Charles Stross

Computational demonologist Bob Howard is taking a much-needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in The Laundry's archives when a top secret dossier known as The Fuller Memorandum vanishes - along with his boss, who the agency's executives believe stole the file.

Determined to discover exactly what the memorandum contained (and perhaps clear his boss), Bob runs afoul of Russian agents, ancient demons, and the apostles of a hideous faith, who have plans to raise a very unpleasant undead entity known as the Eater of Souls.

Now Bob must use all of his skills to learn the secret of the Fuller Memorandum in order to save the world - and avoid becoming an item on the Eater of Souls' dinner menu...

The Apocalypse Codex

The Laundry Files: Book 4

Charles Stross

Bob Howard may be humanity's last hope.

Start praying...

For outstanding heroism in the field (despite himself), computational demonologist Bob Howard is on the fast-track for promotion to management within The Laundry, the super-secret British government agency tasked with defending the realm from occult threats. Assigned to "External Assets," Bob discovers the company—unofficially—employs freelance agents to deal with sensitive situations that may embarrass Queen and Country.

So when Ray Schiller—an American televangelist with the uncanny ability to miraculously heal the ill—becomes uncomfortably close to the Prime Minister, External Assets dispatches the brilliant, beautiful, and entirely unpredictable Persephone Hazard to infiltrate the Golden Promise Ministry and discover why the preacher is so interested in British politics. And it's Bob's job to make sure Persephone doesn't cause an international incident.

But it's a supernatural incident that Bob needs to worry about—a global threat even The Laundry may be unable to clean up...

The Annihilation Score

The Laundry Files: Book 6

Charles Stross

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER...

Dr Mo O'Brien is an intelligence agent at the top secret government agency known as 'the Laundry'. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess and deal with the witnesses.

But the Laundry is recovering from a devastating attack and when average citizens all over the country start to develop supernatural powers, the police are called in to help. Mo is appointed as official police liaison, but in between dealing with police bureaucracy, superpowered members of the public and disgruntled politicians, Mo discovers to her horror that she can no longer rely on her marriage, nor on the weapon that has been at her side for eight years of undercover work, the possessed violin known as 'Lecter'.

If this wasn't bad enough, a mysterious figure known as Dr Freudstein is committing heists and sending increasingly threatening messages to the police. Who is Freudstein and what is he planning?

The Nightmare Stacks

The Laundry Files: Book 7

Charles Stross

After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence -- as Alex has no stomach for predatory bloodsucking -- he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative-in-training.

Dispatched to Leeds, Alex's first assignment is to help assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker into The Laundry's new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is Alex's hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his parents that he's left banking for civil service, while hiding his undead condition, is causing more anxiety than learning how to live as a vampire secret agent preparing to confront multiple apocalypses.

Alex's only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a drama student appearing in the local Goth Festival who is inexplicably attracted to him despite his awkward personality and massive amounts of sunblock.

But Cassie has secrets of her own -- secrets that make Alex's night life behaviors seem positively normal...