New Cthulhu by Neil Gaiman
The Recent Weird

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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 — 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.
 

About Neil Gaiman

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Guran is the editor of horror fiction books. She writes most of the DarkEcho.
 
Published October 24, 2011 by Prime Books. 528 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lovecraft's tales of cosmic horror has inspired some of the best talents in fantastic fiction, and Prime editor Guran's latest anthology puts 27 exemplars on tentacle-wreathed display.

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H.P. Lovecraft's dark world of the Great Old Ones and Elder Gods fin

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