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The Book of Cthulhu by Ross E. Lockhart
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The Book of Cthulhu (edition 2011)

by Ross E. Lockhart (Editor)

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Title:The Book of Cthulhu
Authors:Ross E. Lockhart
Info:Night Shade Books (2011), Edition: 1St Edition, Paperback, 500 pages
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A good collection. Some I’d seen before, but some newer ones. I’m always surprised how different writers interpret Cthulhuness. Some are pure WTF, others are really interesting. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Jul 19, 2018 |
Very interesting reads set in the world of HP Lovecraft.
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  ariel.kirst | Nov 14, 2014 |
Favorites:
Andromeda among the Stars by Caitlin R. Kiernan
A Colder War by Charles Stross
Flash Frame by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear
Jihad over Innsmouth by Edward Morris
Bad Sushi by Cherie Priest
Lost Stars by Ann K. Schwader
The Shallows by John Langan ( )
  lgildersleeve | May 5, 2014 |
A hit-or-miss collection. Some fairly lame stories as well as quite good ones. Standouts include Andromeda Among the Stars (Caitlin R Kiernan), The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins (Molly Tanzer), and The Oram County Whoosit (Steve Duffy). ( )
  josh314 | Aug 4, 2012 |
This is a nice collection of Lovecraft-inspired stories - some are very close uses of the Cthulhu "Mythos", others are more fanciful or take elements of Lovecraft's style or attitude with less clear use of Cthulhu himself - which makes it a nice, varied collection. I think the editor also did a nice job with the arrangement, so that the stories flow well.

I will say that I was quite disappointed in the copyediting on this book, which was so bad that it interfered with my ability to enjoy the stories, because I kept having to stop and read around the copy errors to figure out what was going on. Fully 40% of the quotations are without start quotes or without end quotes, which can lead to confusion about when a quote exists and when it's narrative statement. Words are clearly missing from sentences, and there are misspellings - probably the worst offender of this was the use of "accept" for "except". Errors like these make a book rough going, and I don't know that many readers would keep slogging it out just to enjoy the stories. And that's a real shame, because the stories are compelling, and I found most of them enjoyable and clever! So, A+ for content, but D- for format. I think this may be a new or possibly independent publisher - if so, I hope that they can obtain some better help on proofreading, because it's a good product and a shame to have made it so unnecessarily difficult. ( )
  freddlerabbit | Jan 30, 2012 |
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Lockhart, Ross E.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, KageContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barron, LairdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Drake, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duffy, SteveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, John HornorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kiernan, Caitlin R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, T. E. D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Langan, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Pratt, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Priest, CherieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pugmire, W. H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pulver, Joseph S., Sr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saunders, Charles R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwader, Ann K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shea, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sterling, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stross, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tanzer, MollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Book description
The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today.
Table of Contents:

Caitlin R. Kiernan - Andromeda among the Stones Ramsey Campbell - The Tugging Charles Stross - A Colder War Bruce Sterling - The Unthinkable Silvia Moreno-Garcia - Flash Frame W. H. Pugmire - Some Buried Memory Molly Tanzer - The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins Michael Shea - Fat Face Elizabeth Bear - Shoggoths in Bloom T. E. D. Klien - Black Man With A Horn David Drake - Than Curse the Darkness Charles Saunders - Jeroboam Henley's Debt Thomas Ligotti - Nethescurial Kage Baker - Calamari Curls Edward Morris - Jihad over Innsmouth Cherie Priest - Bad Sushi John Hornor Jacobs - The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife Brian McNaughton - The Doom that Came to Innsmouth Ann K. Schwader - Lost Stars Steve Duffy - The Oram County Whoosit Joe R. Lansdale - The Crawling Sky Brian Lumley - The Fairground Horror Tim Pratt - Cinderlands Gene Wolfe - Lord of the Land Joseph Pulver, Sr. - To Live and Die in Arkham John Langan - The Shallows Laird Barron - The Men from Porlock
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The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today.… (more)

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