The Children of Cthulhu

The Children of Cthulhu

Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft

Book - 2002
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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 prescientCthulhu 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 DETAILSby China Mi'ville: A curious boy discovers that within the splinters of cracked wood or the tangle of tree branches, the devil is in the details. VISITATIONby 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 SIDEby 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 transmittingthreatsof evil. DARK OF THE MOONby James Dorr: A cosmonaut watches helplessly as her husband walks on the surface of the moon'into inescapable horror. SPECTACLE OF A MANby Weston Ochse: Crucifixion becomes a seductive maelstrom of madness with this postmodern twist on an ancient torture. The true horror of Lovecraft's extraordinary fiction lies in the unknown. He beguiles us with very real worlds filled with sheer terror, which lie just beyond comprehension.Children of Cthulhufeatures twenty-one modern masters bring who Lovecraft's original ideas and stark images roaring into the twenty-first century in all their grisly, godless glory.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345449269
0345449266
Branch Call Number: FIC/Child 3588a4 1
Characteristics: x, 469 p.

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leah_p Jul 11, 2013

I barely know anything about Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, but it's still terribly obvious that these stories are barely held together by both weak and overt references. I say stick to the original works.

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HPLovecraft
Oct 07, 2010

An anthology of "Lovecraft" inspired tales intended to be "unique" entries in the Cthulhu Mythos. Unfortunately, the majority of these short stories are not very unique nor very Lovecraftian. The odd pinch of Yog-Sothothery in a story does not a Lovecraftian tale make.

Only recommended if you've read everything else the Cthulhu Mythos has to offer.

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