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The Children of Cthulhu

Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
(Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
The Children of Cthulhu


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Random House, Inc.
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

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by 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.

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.

DARK OF THE MOON by James Dorr: A cosmonaut watches helplessly as her husband walks on the surface of the moon?into inescapable horror.

SPECTACLE OF A MAN by 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 Cthulhu features 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.

Baker & Taylor
Drawn from H.P. Lovecraft's horrifying and eerily prophetic Cthulhu mythos, a new anthology of stories preys on our innermost fears and features contributions from such contemporary masters as Poppy Z. Brite, James Dorr, Paul Finch, Yvonne Navarro, James Van Pelt, Michael Reaves, and Steve Rasnic Tem.

Baker
& Taylor

Drawn from H.P. Lovecraft's horrifying and eerily prophetic Cthulhu mythos, an anthology of stories features contributions by Poppy Z. Brite, James S. Dorr, Paul Finch, Yvonne Navarro, James Van Pelt, and Michael Reaves.

Statement of Responsibility: edited by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams
Title: The children of Cthulhu
chilling new tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Pub.,, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 469 p. ;,22 cm.
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Report This Jul 11, 2013
  • LeahP19 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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.

Report This Oct 07, 2010
  • HPLovecraft rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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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