The Children of Cthulhu : Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
3 journalers for this copy...
Details by China Mieville
Visitation by James Robert Smith
The Invisible Empire James Van Pelt
A Victorian Pot Dresser by L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims
The Cabin In The Woods by Richard Laymon
The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking by Tim Lebbon
Sour Places by Mark Chadbourn
Meet Me On the Other Side by Yvonne Navarro
That's the Story of My Life by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams
Long Meg and Her Daughters by Paul Finch
A Fatal Exception Has Occurred AT... by Alan Dean Foster
Dark of the Moon by James S. Dorr
Red Clay by Michael Reaves
Principles and Parameters by Meredith L. Patterson
Are you Loathsome Tonight? by Poppy Z. Brite
The Serenade of Starlight by W.H. Pugmire, Esq.
Outside bySteve Rasnic Tem
Nor the Demons Down Under theSea by Caitlin R. Kiernan
A Spectacle of a Man byWestone Ochse
The Firebird Symphony by Brian Hodge
Teeth by Matt Cardin
I love Lovecraft, so these ought to be right up my alley. The highlight would have to be the Richard Laymon story which I haven't seen published anywhere!
Sending to Gorydetails, the winner of my H.P. Lovecraft release challenge (ok, she was the only participant other than myself, but she made some awesome releases, so this is a well deserved prize). Enjoy!
And then there's Navarro's "Meet Me on the Other Side," which not only approaches the Mythos from an unexpected viewpoint, but very nearly takes the reader along; I bet Clive Barker would love that one.
I liked the Pelan and Adams tale "That's the Story of My Life," not least because I figured out the historical tie-in before the end. And it works so well as a Lovecraftian tale, too...
Poppy Z. Brite's "Are You Loathsome Tonight" is one of the tales I'd read before, but it's always worth a re-visit. And Hodge's "The Firebrand Symphony" wins points for the best new Lovecraftian term: referring to Miskatonic U. students as "Miskateers"!
Funny, creepy, loathsome - what more could one want? Thanks again for this one!
I'm putting this book into Laevina's Fantasy/SF/Horror book box (see the forum post for the mailing order). The box will be on its way to BCer Oldbroad in Washington later today. Enjoy!
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