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Cthulhu Mythos anthology

Cthulhu Mythos anthology


A Cthulhu Mythos anthology is a type of short story collection that contains stories written in or related to the
Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction launched by H. P. Lovecraft. Such anthologies have helped to define and
popularize the genre.

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos


Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author

H. P. Lovecraft and Others

Coverartist

Lee Brown Coye

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Arkham House

Publication date 1969


Mediatype

Print (Hardback)

Pages

vii, 407 pp

ISBN

NA

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, edited by August Derleth and published by Arkham House in 1969, is considered the
first Cthulhu Mythos anthology. It contained two stories by Lovecraft, a number of reprints of pieces written by
members of Lovecraft's circle of correspondents, and several new tales written for the collection by a new generation
of Cthulhu Mythos writers. It was published in an edition of 4,024 copies.
Derleth prefaced the collection with "The Cthulhu Mythos", an outline of his (sometimes controversial) views on the
development and content of the Mythos. In this introduction, Derleth prematurely declared the genre to be dead--"for
certainly the Mythos as an inspiration for new fiction is hardly likely to afford readers with enough that is new and
sufficiently different in execution to create a continuing and growing demand".[1]
Lin Carter later wrote that Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos "marked the beginning of a new era in the history of the
Mythos for many reasons, and one of the most important was that it introduced a number of new writers in the
Mythos."[2]

Contents
The contents of the original 1969 edition are:

"The Cthulhu Mythos" by August Derleth


"The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Return of the Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith
"Ubbo-Sathla" by Clark Ashton Smith
"The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard
"The Hounds of Tindalos" by Frank Belknap Long
"The Space-Eaters" by Frank Belknap Long
"The Dweller in Darkness" by August Derleth

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"Beyond the Threshold" by August Derleth


"The Shambler from the Stars" by Robert Bloch
"The Haunter of the Dark" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Shadow from the Steeple" by Robert Bloch
"Notebook Found in a Deserted House" by Robert Bloch
"The Salem Horror" by Henry Kuttner
"The Haunter of the Graveyard" by J. Vernon Shea*
"Cold Print" by J. Ramsey Campbell*
"The Sister City" by Brian Lumley*
"Cement Surroundings" by Brian Lumley*
"The Deep Ones" by James Wade*
"The Return of the Lloigor" by Colin Wilson*

*First appeared in the collection

Reprints
New York: Ballantine, 1971 (2 vols.).
London: Grafton, 1988.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House November 1989 (variant contents). This later revised edition, edited and
introduced by James Turner, drops the stories by Shea and Wade, and the two by Lumley, and adds the following
seven tales:
"The Terror from the Depths" by Fritz Leiber
"Rising with Surtsey" by Brian Lumley
"My Boat" by Joanna Russ
"Sticks" by Karl Edward Wagner
"The Freshman" by Philip Jose Farmer
"Jerusalem's Lot" by Stephen King
"Discovery of the Ghooric Zone" by Richard A. Lupoff
For full details of the revised ed see Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Golden Anniversary Anthology below.

The Disciples of Cthulhu


The Disciples of Cthulhu
Author

edited by Edward P. Berglund

Coverartist

Karel Thole

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

DAW Books

Publication date 1976


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

Pages

288 pp

ISBN

NA

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The Disciples of Cthulhu was edited by Edward P. Berglund and published by DAW Books in 1976. Berglund later
described it as "the first professional, all-original, Cthulhu Mythos anthology".[3]
Perhaps responding to the introduction to Derleth's collection, Berglund wrote in his preface: "Whether or not there
is a market for the Cthulhu Mythos stories, established and amateur writers will continue to write them for their own
and their friends' amusement and enjoyment. It is inevitable that one or more readers of this volume will be
influenced into trying his hand at writing within the Cthulhu Mythos genre."

Contents
The contents are:

"Editor's Foreword" by Edward P. Berglund


"Introduction" by Robert Bloch
"The Fairground Horror" by Brian Lumley
"The Silence of Erika Zann" by James Wade
"All-Eye" by Bob Van Laerhoven
"The Tugging" by Ramsey Campbell
"Where Yidhra Walks" by Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
"The Feaster from Afar" by Joseph Payne Brennan

"Zoth-Ommog" by Lin Carter


"Darkness, My Name Is" by Eddy C. Bertin
"The Terror from the Depths" by Fritz Leiber
When the collection was reprinted by Chaosium in 1996, the Carter and Brennan stories were replaced by "Dope
War of the Black Tong", a new Robert M. Price pastiche of Carter and Robert E. Howard, and "Glimpses" by A. A.
Attanasio, which was supposed to be published in the original Disciples but ended up in the Arkham House
anthology Nameless Places instead.

New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos


New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author

edited by Ramsey Campbell

Coverartist

Jason Van Hollander

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Arkham House

Publication date 1980


Mediatype

Print (Hardback)

Pages

xi, 257 pp

ISBN

0-87054-085-8

New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos was edited by Ramsey Campbell and published by Arkham House in 1980 in an
edition of 3,647 copies. In his introduction, Campbell noted that "[i]n recent years the Mythos at times has seemed in
danger of becoming conventionalized," despite the fact that "Lovecraft's intention and achievement was precisely to
avoid the predictability and resultant lack of terror which beset the conventional macabre fiction of his day."

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Therefore, Campbell wrote, "in this anthology I have tended to favor less familiar treatments or uses of the
Mythos.... They contain few erudite occultists, decaying towns, or stylistic pastiches.... Indeed, one of our tales hints
at the ultimate event of the Mythos without ever referring to the traditional names."[4]
One story in the book is an expansion, by Martin S. Warnes, of Lovecraft's fragment "The Book".

Contents
The contents are:

"Introduction"
"Crouch End" by Stephen King
"The Star Pools" by A. A. Attanasio
"The Second Wish" by Brian Lumley
"Dark Awakening" by Frank Belknap Long
"Shaft Number 247" by Basil Copper
"Black Man with a Horn" by T. E. D. Klein
"The Black Tome of Alsophocus" by H. P. Lovecraft & Martin S. Warnes
"Than Curse the Darkness" by David Drake
"The Faces at Pine Dunes" by Ramsey Campbell

"Notes on Contributors"

Reprints
Arkham House
second printing, 1982 (2,057 copies).
third printing, 1987 (no print numbers given).
Others
London: Grafton, 1988.

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Golden Anniversary Anthology


Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author

H. P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands

Illustrator

Jeffrey K. Potter

Coverartist

Jeffrey K. Potter

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Arkham House

Publication date 1990


Mediatype

Print (Hardback)

Pages

xiv, 529 pp

ISBN

ISBN 0-87054-159-5

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Arkham House released a new edition of Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos in 1990, edited by James Turner with a
substantially different selection of stories, reflecting the editor's disdain for "Mythos pastiches in which eccentric
New England recluses utter the right incantations in the wrong books and are promptly eaten by a giant frog named
Cthulhu." It was released in an edition of 7,015 copies.
Turner eliminates some authors from the earlier edition (totalling four stories, those by Wade, Shea and two by
Lumley) --while still suggesting that "a few of the earliest pieces in this volume...now seem like pop-cultural kitsch."
The added seven stories, he writes, are from "the relative handful of successful works that have been influenced by
the Cthulhu Mythos...exemplifying the darkly enduring power of H. P. Lovecraft over a disparate group of writers
who have made their own inimitable contributions to the Mythos."[5]

Contents
The contents are:

"I! I! Cthulhu Fhtagn!", by James Turner


"The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Return of the Sorcerer" by Clark Ashton Smith
"Ubbo-Sathla" by Clark Ashton Smith
"The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard

"The Hounds of Tindalos" by Frank Belknap Long


"The Space-Eaters" by Frank Belknap Long
"The Dweller in Darkness" by August Derleth
"Beyond the Threshold" by August Derleth
"The Shambler from the Stars" by Robert Bloch
"The Haunter of the Dark" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Shadow from the Steeple" by Robert Bloch
"Notebook Found in a Deserted House" by Robert Bloch
"The Salem Horror" by Henry Kuttner
"The Terror from the Depths" by Fritz Leiber
"Rising with Surtsey" by Brian Lumley
"Cold Print" by Ramsey Campbell
"The Return of the Lloigor" by Colin Wilson
"My Boat" by Joanna Russ
"Sticks" by Karl Edward Wagner
"The Freshman" by Philip Jose Farmer
"Jerusalem's Lot" by Stephen King
"Discovery of the Ghooric Zone" by Richard A. Lupoff

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Reprints
Arkham House
second printing, 2000 (no print numbers given).
Others
New York: Ballantine/Del Rey, 1998.

Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos


Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos
Author

edited by Robert M. Price

Coverartist

Gahan Wilson

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Fedogan & Bremer

Publication date 1992


Mediatype

Print (Hardback)

Pages

327 pp

ISBN

ISBN 1-878252-02-X

Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos was edited by Robert M. Price and published by Fedogan & Bremer in 1992. In an
introduction, Price provides a "sketch of the Lovecraft Mythos and its evolution into the Cthulhu Mythos"--raising a
defense of August Derleth's interpretation of the Mythos along the way. Price writes that his intent in making
selections was to assemble "an alternate version" of Derleth's Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, though limited in scope
to the writers of the pulp era. He included several pieces long out of print or reprinted only in obscure fanzines, and
tried to focus on "stories in which certain important Mythos names or items are either first mentioned or most fully
explained by the author who created them".[6]

Contents
The contents are:

"Preface", by Robert Bloch


"Introduction", by Robert M. Price
"The Thing on the Roof" by Robert E. Howard
"The Fire of Asshurbanipal" by Robert E. Howard
"The Seven Geases" by Clark Ashton Smith
"Fane of the Black Pharaoh" by Robert Bloch
"The Invaders" by Henry Kuttner
"Bells of Horror" by Henry Kuttner
"The Thing That Walked on the Wind" by August Derleth
"Ithaqua" by August Derleth
"The Lair of the Star-Spawn" by August Derleth & Mark Shorer
"The Lord of Illusion" by E. Hoffmann Price

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"The Warder of Knowledge" by Richard F. Searight


"The Scourge of B'Moth" by Bertram Russell
"The House of the Worm" by Mearle Prout
"Spawn of the Green Abyss" by C. Hall Thompson
"The Guardian of the Book" by Henry Hasse
"The Abyss" by Robert A. W. Lowndes
"Music of the Stars" by Duane W. Rimel
"The Aquarium" by Carl Jacobi
"The Horror Out of Lovecraft" by Donald A. Wolheim
"To Arkham and the Stars" by Fritz Leiber

Reprints
New York: Ballantine/Del Rey, 2002.

Cthulhu's Heirs
Cthulhu's Heirs
Author

edited by Thomas M. K. Stratman

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Chaosium

Publication date 1994


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

ISBN

ISBN 1-56882-013-5

Cthulhu's Heirs was edited by Thomas M. K. Stratman and published by Chaosium in 1994. With the exception of
contributions by Ramsey Campbell and Hugh B. Cave, the stories included are original to the collection. Stratman
describes the tales as "more than 20 writers' visions into the landscape of Lovecraft Country."[7]

Contents
The contents are:

"Watch the Whiskers Sprout" by D. F. Lewis


"The Death Watch" by Hugh B. Cave
"The Return of the White Ship: The Quest for Cathuria" by Arthur William & Lloyd Breach
"Kadath/the Vision and the Journey" by t. Winter-Damon
"The Franklyn Paragraphs" by Ramsey Campbell
"Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock" by Robert M. Price
"1968 RPI" by Joe Murphy
"Those of the Air" by Darrell Schweitzer and Jason van Hollander
"Mr. Skin" by Victor Miln
"Just Say No" by Gregory Nicoll
"The Scourge" by Charles M. Saplak
"Pickman's Legacy" by Gordon Linzner

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"Of Dark Things & Midnight Places" by David Niall Wilson


"The Likeness" by Dan Perez
"An Early Frost" by Scott David Aniolowski
"Scene: A Room" by Craig Anthony
"The Seven Cities of Gold" by Crispin Burnham
"Shadows of Her Dreams" by Cary G. Osborne
"The Herald" by Daniel M. Burrello
"Typo" by Michael D. Winkle
"Star Bright, Star Byte" by Marella Sands

The Starry Wisdom


The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft
Author

edited by D. M. Mitchell

Country

England

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Creation Books

Publication date 1994


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

Pages

191

ISBN

ISBN 1-871592-32-1

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft was edited by D. M. Mitchell and published by Creation Books in
1994. Declaring that "Lovecraft has suffered much at the hands of unmindful critics and even more from uninspired
and talentless imitators," Mitchell declares that the collection's goal is "to dig deeper, to bypass the superficial and
access the subterranean channels of archetype and inspiration with which Lovecraft was connected.... [Lovecraft]
crafted morbid and disturbing allegories of social and biological upheaval--cryptically prophetic and spiritually
exploratory--this latent content of his work now needs excavating."[8]
Some of the stories in the collectionnotably those by Burroughs and Ballardwere not inspired by Lovecraft, but
were seen by Mitchell as sharing his "visions of cosmic alienation". In those stories that make direct references to the
Cthulhu Mythos, they are "used only in passing--in the same informal way in which Lovecraft himself intended."[9]

Contents
The contents are:

"Lovecraft in Heaven" by Grant Morrison


"Third Eye Butterfly" by James Havoc and Mike Philbin
"A Thousand Young" by Robert M. Price
"The Night Sea-Maid Went Down" by Brian Lumley
"From this Swamp" by Henry Wessels
"Prisoner of the Coral Deep" by J. G. Ballard
"Black Static" by David Conway
"Red Mass" by Dan Kellett

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"Wind Die. You Die. We Die" by William S. Burroughs


"The Call of Cthulhu" by John Coulthart & H. P. Lovecraft
"Potential" by Ramsey Campbell
"Walpurgisnachtmusik" by Simon Whitechapel
"Meltdown" by D. F. Lewis
"Beyond Reflection" by John Beal
"This Exquisite Corpse" by C. G. Brandrick & D. M. Mitchell
"Extracted from the Mouth of the Consumer, Rotting Pig" by Michael Gira
"Hypothetical Materfamilias" by Adele O. Gladwell
"The Sound of a Door Opening" by Don Webb
"The Courtyard" by Alan Moore
"The Dreamers in Darkness" by Peter Smith
"Pills for Miss Betsy" by Rick Grimes
"23 Nails" by Stephen Sennitt
"Ward 23" by D. M. Mitchell

Cthulhu 2000
Cthulhu 2000
Author

edited by Jim Turner

Illustrator

Bob Eggleton

Coverartist

Bob Eggleton

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Arkham House

Publication date 1995


Mediatype

Print (Hardback)

Pages

xvi, 413 pp

ISBN

ISBN 0-87054-169-2

Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology was edited by Jim Turner and published by Arkham House in 1995 in an
edition of 4,927 copies. As in his earlier collection, Turner criticizes the "latter-day Mythos pastiche" as simply "a
banal modern horror story, preceded by the inevitable Necronomicon epigraph and indiscriminately interspersed with
sesquipedalian deities, ichor-oozing tentacles, sundry eldritch abominations, and then the whole sorry mess rounded
off with a cachinnating chorus of "I! I!"-chanting frogs." He declares that "the works collected in the present
volume are not great Lovecraft stories; they rather are great stories in some way inspired by Lovecraft."[10]

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Contents
The contents are:

"Cthulhu 2000", by Jim Turner


"The Barrens" by F. Paul Wilson
"Pickman's Modem" by Lawrence Watt-Evans
"Shaft Number 247" by Basil Copper
"His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood" by Poppy Z. Brite
"The Adder" by Fred Chappell
"Fat Face" by Michael Shea
"The Big Fish" by Kim Newman
"'I Had Vacantly Crumpled It Into My Pocket...But by God, Eliot, It Was a Photograph from Life!'" by Joanna
Russ
"H.P.L." by Gahan Wilson
"The Unthinkable" by Bruce Sterling
"Black Man with a Horn" by T. E. D. Klein
"Love's Eldritch Ichor" by Esther M. Friesner
"The Last Feast of Harlequin" by Thomas Ligotti

"The Shadow on the Doorstep" by James P. Blaylock


"Lord of the Land" by Gene Wolfe
"The Faces at Pine Dunes" by Ramsey Campbell
"On the Slab" by Harlan Ellison
"24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai" by Roger Zelazny

Reprints
New York: Ballantine/Del Rey, 1999.

The New Lovecraft Circle


The New Lovecraft Circle
Author

edited by Robert M. Price

Coverartist

Gahan Wilson

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Fedogan & Bremer

Publication date 1996


Mediatype

Print (Hardback)

Pages

371 pp

ISBN

ISBN 1-878252-16-X

The New Lovecraft Circle was edited by Robert M. Price and published by Fedogan & Bremer in 1996 in an edition
of 2,000 copies. Presenting the book as a sequel to Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos, which focused on the circle of
writers around Lovecraft that were collected in the first half of Derleth's Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Price declares

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that "the present collection means to ape the second half, to commemorate that dawn of a new era of Mythos fiction."
He describes the contents as "little known and seldom seen stories by most of the seven members of the New
Lovecraft Circle numbered by Lin Carter and by other, more recent adepts as well, for the tradition grows. The cult
will not be stamped out."[11]

Contents
The contents are:

"Preface", by Ramsey Campbell


"Introduction", by Robert M. Price
"The Plain of Sound" by Ramsey Campbell
"The Stone on the Island" by Ramsey Campbell
"The Statement of One John Gibson" by Brian Lumley
"Demoniacal" by David Sutton
"The Kiss of Bugg-Shash" by Brian Lumley
"The Slitherer from the Slime" by H. P. Lowcraft
"The Doom of Yakthoob" by Lin Carter
"The Fishers from Outside" by Lin Carter

"The Keeper of the Flame" by Gary Myers


"Dead Giveaway" by J. Vernon Shea
"Those Who Wait" by James Wade
"The Keeper of Dark Point" by John Glasby
"The Black Mirror" by John Glasby
"I've Come to Talk with You Again" by Karl Edward Wagner
"The Howler in the Dark" by Richard L. Tierney
"The Horror on the Beach" by Alan Dean Foster
"The Whisperers" by Richard Lupoff
"Lights! Camera! Shub-Niggurath!" by Richard Lupoff
"Saucers from Yaddith" by Robert M. Price
"Vastarien" by Thomas Ligotti
"The Madness out of Space" by Peter H. Cannon
"Aliah Warden" by Roger Johnson
"The Last Supper" by Donald R. Burleson
"The Church at Garlock's Bend" by David Kaufman
"The Spheres Beyond Sound (Threnody)" by Stephen Mark Rainey

Reprints
New York: Ballantine/Del Rey, 2004.

Song of Cthulhu

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Song of Cthulhu
Author

edited by Stephen Mark Rainey

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Chaosium

Publication date July 2001


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

Pages

200

ISBN

978-1-56882-117-7

Song of Cthulhu was published by Chaosium in July 2001, edited by Stephen Mark Rainey. This themed anthology
featured stories about using music to interact with various of the entities from H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, as
typified in Lovecraft's story, "The Music of Erich Zann," which is included in the anthology. Cover art by Harry
Fassl.

Contents
The contents are:

"The Music of Erich Zann" by H. P. Lovecraft


"The Dark Beauty of Unheard Horrors" by Thomas Ligotti
"In the Rue d'Auseil" by Fred Chappell
"The Plain of Sound" by Ramsey Campbell
"The Last Show at Verdi's Supper Club" by Stephen Mark Rainey
"Water Music for the Tillers of Soil" by Tom Piccirilli
"Shallow Fathoms" by M. Christian
"How Nyarlathotep Rocked Our World" by Gregory Nicoll
"Listen" by James Robert Smith
"Mud" by Brian McNaughton
"Paedomorphosis" by Caitlin R. Kiernan
"Intruders" by Hugh B. Cave
"Chant" by Robert Weinberg
"Ghoul's Tale" by Robert M. Price
"The Next Big Thing" by Rob Suggs
"The Flautists" by Edward P. Berglund
"Fall From Grace" by D. F. Lewis
"Drums" by William R. Trotter
"The Enchanting of Lila Woods" by E. A. Lustig
"Yog-Sothoth, Superstar" by Thomas F. Monteleone

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The Children of Cthulhu


The Children of Cthulhu
Author

edited by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Ballantine Books

Publication date 2002


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

ISBN

ISBN 0-345-44926-6

The Children of Cthulhu, published by Ballantine Books in 2002, was edited by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams.
In the introduction, the editors wrote:
For this collection, we asked authors to break past the '[if it ain't broke,] don't fix it' mentality and bring
Lovecraft's original concepts kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century.... The stories in this
collection range from the historical to the futuristic. What they share is each writer's reaction to the vision of
H. P. Lovecraft and an affinity for his core concepts.:[12]
All the stories are original to the volume with the exception of Poppy Z. Brite's "Are You Loathsome Tonight?"
which originally appeared in her 1998 collection of the same name.

Contents
The contents are:

"Details" by China Miville


"Visitation" by James Robert Smith
"The Invisible Empire" by James Van Pelt
"A Victorian Pot Dresser" by L. H. Maynard & M. P. N. Sims
"The Cabin in the Woods" by Richard Laymon
"The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking" by Tim Lebbon
"Sour Places" by Mark Chadbourn
"Meet Me on the Other Side" by Yvonne Navarro
"That's the Story of My Life" by John Pelan & Benjamin Adams
"Long Meg and Her Daughters" by Paul Finch
"A Fatal Exception Has Occurred At..." by Alan Dean Foster
"Dark of the Moon" by James S. Dorr
"Red Clay" by J. Michael Reaves
"Principles and Parameters" by Meredith L. Patterson
"Are You Loathsome Tonight?" by Poppy Z. Brite
"The Serenade of Starlight" by W. H. Pugmire, Esq.
"Outside" by Steve Rasnic Tem
"Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea" by Caitln R. Kiernan
"The Spectacle of a Man" by Weston Ochse
"The Firebrand Symphony" by Brian Hodge
"Teeth" by Matt Cardin

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Cthulhu Unbound
Cthulhu Unbound
Author

edited by John Sunseri and Thom Brannan

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Permuted Press

Publication date 2009


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

ISBN

978-1-934861-13-4

Followedby

Cthulhu Unbound 2

Cthulhu Unbound was published by Permuted Press on March 30 2009. It was edited by John Sunseri and Thom
Brannan. The volume is a cross-genre anthology, telling Lovecraft-inspired comedies, space opera, hardboiled noir,
etc. Cover art by Cyril Van Der Haegen.

Contents

"Noir-lathotep" by Linda Donahue


"The Invasion Out of Time" by Trent Roman
"James and the Dark Grimoire" by Kevin Lauderdale
"Hellstone and Brimfire" by Doug Goodman
"Star Crossed" by Bennet Reilly
"The Covenant" by Kim Paffenroth
"The Hindenburg Manifesto" by Lee Clark Zumpe
"In Our Darkest Hour" by Steven Graham
"Blood Bags and Tentacles" by DL Snell
"Bubba Cthulhu's Last Stand" by Lisa Hilton
"Turf" by Richard D. Moore
"The Menagerie" by Ben Thomas
"The Patriot" by John Goodrich
"The Shadow over Las Vegas" by John Claude Smith
"Locked Room" by CJ Henderson

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Cthulhu Unbound 2
Author

edited by John Sunseri and Thom Brannan

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Permuted Press

Publication date July 31, 2009


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

Pages

276

ISBN

978-1-934861-14-1

Precededby

Cthulhu Unbound

Followedby

Cthulhu Unbound 3

Cthulhu Unbound 2 was published by Permuted Press on July 31, 2009. It was edited by John Sunseri and Thom
Brannan. The volume is a cross-genre anthology, telling Lovecraft-inspired stories that are comedies, space operas,
hardboiled noir, etc. Cover art by Michael Dashow.

Contents
The contents are:

"Passing Down" by Inez Schaechterle


"The Tenants of Ladywell Manor" by Willie Meikle
"The Hunters Within the Corners" by Douglas P. Wojtowicz
"Surely You Joust" by Patrick Thomas
"References in Cthonic, Eldritch, Roiling Creations are Recondite" by Warren Tusk
"New Fish" by Kiwi Courters
"Tomb on a Dead Moon" by Tim Curran
"The Long, Deep Dream" by Peter Clines
"Santiago Contra el Culto de Cthulhu" by Mark Zirbel
"Stomach Acid" by David Conyers and Brian M. Sammons
"Sleeping Monster Futures" by Brandon Alspaugh
"Nemo at R'lyeh" by Joshua Reynolds
"What's a Few Tentacles Among Friends?" by Sheila Crosby
"An Incident Occurring in the Huachuca Mountains, West of Tombstone" by Gary Vehar
"Abomination With Rice" by Rhys Hughes

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Cthulhu Unbound 3
Author

edited by Brian M. Sammons and David Conyers

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Science fiction, Horror short stories

Publisher

Permuted Press

Publication date October 9, 2012


Mediatype

E-book and Print (Paperback)

Pages

277

Precededby

Cthulhu Unbound 2

Cthulhu Unbound 3 was published by Permuted Press on October 9, 2012. It was edited by Brian M. Sammons and
David Conyers. The volume is a cross-genre anthology of four Cthulhu Mythos novellas.

Contents
The contents are:

"Unseen Empire" by Cody Goodfellow


"MirrorrorriM" by D.L. Snell
"Nemesis Theory" by Tim Curran
"The Rlyeh Singularity" by David Conyers and Brian M. Sammons

Cthulhu's Reign
Cthulhu's Reign
Author

edited by Darrell Schweitzer

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

DAW

Publication date April, 2010


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

Pages

309

ISBN

978-0-7564-0616-5

Cthulhu's Reign was published by DAW in April, 2010. It was edited by Darrell Schweitzer. The volume's twist is
that the dreaded revival of the fearsome "Great Old Ones" who once ruled the Earth is not a future possibility but an
event that has actually come to pass.

Cthulhu Mythos anthology

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Contents
The contents are:

"Introduction" by Darrell Schweitzer


"The Walker in the Cemetery" by Ian Watson
"Sanctuary" by Don Webb
"Her Acres of Pastoral Playground" by Mike Allen
"Spherical Trigonometry" by Ken Asamatsu
"What Brings the Void" by Will Murray
"The New Pauline Corpus" by Matt Cardin
"Ghost Dancing" by Darrell Schweitzer
"This is How the World Ends" by John R. Fultz
"The Shallows" by John Langan
"Such Bright and Risen Madness in Our Names" by Jay Lake
"The Seals of New R'lyeh" by Gregory Frost
"The Holocaust of Ecstasy" by Brian Stableford
"Vastation" by Laird Barron
"Nothing Personal" by Richard A. Lupoff

"Remnants" by Fred Chappell

The Book of Cthulhu


The Book of Cthulhu
Author

edited by Ross E. Lockhart

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Fantasy, Horror short stories

Publisher

Night Shade Books

Publication date September, 2011


Mediatype

Print (Paperback)

Pages

540

ISBN

978-1-59780-232-1

The Book of Cthulhu was published by Night Shade Books in September, 2011. It was edited by Ross E. Lockhart.
Two stories, Laird Barron's "The Men from Porlock," and John Hornor Jacobs's "The Dream of the Fisherman's
Wife," are original to the volume.

Cthulhu Mythos anthology

Contents
The contents are:

"Introduction" by Ross E. Lockhart


"Andromeda among the Stones" by Caitln R. Kiernan
"The Tugging" by Ramsey Campbell
"A Colder War" by Charles Stross
"The Unthinkable" by Bruce Sterling
"Flash Frame" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Some Buried Memory" by W. H. Pugmire
"The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins" by Molly Tanzer
"Fat Face" by Michael Shea
"Shoggoths in Bloom" by Elizabeth Bear
"Black Man with a Horn" by T. E. D. Klein
"Than Curse the Darkness" by David Drake
"Jerobam Henley's Debt" by Charles R. Saunders
"Nethescurial" by Thomas Ligotti
"Calimari Curls" by Kage Baker

"Jihad over Innsmouth" by Edward Morris


"Bad Sushi" by Cherie Priest
"The Dream of the Fishermans Wife" by John Hornor Jacobs
"The Doom that Came to Innsmouth" by Brian McNaughton
"Lost Stars" by Ann K. Schwader
"The Oram County Whoosit" by Steve Duffy
"The Crawling Sky" by Joe R. Lansdale
"The Fairground Horror" by Brian Lumley
"Cinderlands" by Tim Pratt
"Lord of the Land" by Gene Wolfe
"To Live and Die in Arkham" by Joseph S. Pulver
"The Shallows" by John Langan
"The Men from Porlock" by Laird Barron

Notes
[1] August Derleth, "The Cthulhu Mythos", Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.
[2] Lin Carter, Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos, p. 175.
[3] Edward P. Berglund, "Preface to the Revised Edition", The Disciples of Cthulhu.
[4] Ramsey Campbell, "Introduction", New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.
[5] James Turner, "I! I! Cthulhu Fhtagn!" Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Golden Anniversary Anthology.
[6] Robert M. Price, "Introduction", Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos.
[7] Thomas M. K. Stratman, "The Nameless Manuscript", Cthulhu's Heirs, p. 8.
[8] D. M. Mitchell, "Foreword", The Starry Wisdom, p. 9.
[9] Mitchell, pp. 9-10.
[10] Jim Turner, "Cthulhu 2000", Cthulhu 2000, p. xv.
[11] Robert M. Price, "Introduction", The New Lovecraft Circle, p. xvii.
[12] John Pelan and Benjamin Adams, "The Call of Lovecraft, The Children of Cthulhu, pp. ix-x.

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Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp.9192,
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Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998.
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External links
"The Disciples of Cthulhu" (http://www.epberglund.com/RGttCM/tdoc.htm), from E. P. Berglund's website

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