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

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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. Inside you’ll find:

DETAILS by China Miéville: A curious boy discovers that within the splinters of cracked wood or the tangle of tree branches, the devil is in the details.

VISITATION by James Robert Smith: When Edgar Allan Poe arrives, a callow man finally gets what he always wanted—and what he may eternally despise.

MEET ME ON THE OTHER SIDE by Yvonne Navarro: A couple in love with terror travels beyond their wildest dreams—and into their nightmares.

A FATAL EXCEPTION HAS OCCURRED AT . . . by Alan Dean Foster: Internet terrorism extends far beyond transmitting threats of evil.


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About John Pelan

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John Pelan is an acclaimed author whose fiction includes the Lovecraftian novella The Colour out of Darkness. He is the editor of such groundbreaking anthologies as Darkside: Horror for the Next Millennium, The Devil Is not Mocked, and The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique. His solo stories have appeared in publications such as The Urbanite,, Enigmatic Tales, and Carpe Noctem. He is the founder of the publishing house Darkside Press, and cofounder of Midnight House. He lives in Seattle.Benjamin Adams is an editor and author whose stories have appeared in such anthologies as Blood Muse, Miskatonic University, 365 Scary Stories, Singers of Strange Songs, and Return to Lovecraft Country.From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 21, 2009 by Del Rey. 480 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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In China Miéville’s “Details,” an old woman recluse sees something looking at her from the lines of a brick wall and the leaves of a tree, something that is colonizing her memories and mind.

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If the 23 contributors to this uneven anthology avoid the obvious Cthulhu Mythos clichés, none comes close to emulating Lovecraft's trademark cosmic horror.

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Brite’s "Are You Loathsome Tonight?"—a stumbling attempt to draw terror from the bloated fate of Elvis Presley, concluding with a flimsily utilized quote from Lovecraft’s treatise "Supernatural Horror in Literature."

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