Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft & Various Artists

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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature"

Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre.

In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition:

¸  The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals.
¸  Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil.
¸  Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price.
¸  The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University.

PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES!


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About H.P. Lovecraft & Various Artists

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Robert M. Price holds doctoral degrees from Drew University in both theology and New Testament. He is currently Professor of Biblical Criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute in Amherst, New York, and editor of the Journal of Higher Criticism. His books include Deconstructing Jesus, Paul as Text: The Apostle and the Apocrypha, and The Widow Traditions in Luke-Acts: A Feminist-Critical Scrutiny. He has published in the American Rationalist, Dialogue, Evangelical Quarterly, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Hervormde Teologiese Studies, Reformed Journal, and elsewhere. Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 - March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. He is now regarded as one of the leading horror authors of the 20th century. Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His most recent include Under the Dome, Just Past Sunset, and Lisey's Story. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
 
Published October 12, 2011 by Del Rey. 482 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two stories by Lovecraft are here, —The Call of Cthulhu— and —The Haunter of the Dark,— both Lovecraft at his clearest yet most eldritch (i.e., uncanny, alien, weird), while —Jerusalem’s Lot— finds a young Stephen King vamping old H.P.

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Still, all the best fiction is here in a book sure to help reinforce Lovecraft's place in the American literary canon.

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The Colour Out of Space: Tales of Cosmic Horror, selected by D.

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