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
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 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:

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 transmittingthreats of evil.


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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub., 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0345441087
Characteristics: x, 469 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jul 11, 2013
  • leah_p 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.

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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