MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU: New Lovecraftian Fiction

MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU: New Lovecraftian Fiction

EDITED BY PAULA GURAN    Book Number: 90649    Product format: Paperback

At the time of his death in 1937, H. P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown, but from early cult status, his readership expanded. His nightmarish visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of his readers. Now this master of the macabre is accepted as part of the literary mainstream, as an American author of note and the impact in literature, film, TV, music, graphic arts, gaming and theatre. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history remain not only viable motifs for modern speculative fiction, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of the universe. This outstanding anthology of original stories from both established, award-winning authors and exciting new voices collects tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft. It is an impressive line up with stories about alienation, inhumanity, desperation, cruelty, insanity, hopelessness and despair in stories by Laird Barron, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, John Langan, John Shirley and many more. 25 stories, 476pp, paperback.
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ISBN 9781472120038
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Reasonable anthology - but not very Lovecraftian
from ALLEN BROAD on 25/09/2022
As with all anthologies, this contains a range of stories that range from a definite influence from the title author to those which, while being fine as stand alone pieces really don't fit in with the Lovecraft universe. Any purist looking for further tales of the "Great Old Ones" or their minions on Earth will be disappointed but if you forget the title and treat it as an anthology of modern writing of horror/fantasy then you will probably be ok.