Cthulhu Lives! An Eldritch Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft Paperback – August 26, 2014
At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too vast to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collected imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft's greatest creation becomes restless...
This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft's work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the vast darkness of an uncaring universe – a darkness populated by vast, utterly alien horrors. Our continued survival relies upon our utter obscurity, something that every fresh scientific wonder threatens to shatter.
The dazzling stories in Cthulhu Lives! show the disastrous folly of our arrogance. We think ourselves the first masters of Earth, and the greatest, and we are very badly mistaken on both counts. Inside these covers, you'll find a lovingly-curated collection of terrors and nightmares, of catastrophic encounters to wither the body and blight the soul. We humans are inquisitive beings, and there are far worse rewards for curiosity than mere death.
The truth is indeed out there – and it hungers.
In a genre awash with cheap imitations and hollow homages, Salome Jones has assembled a tribute anthology that is both subtle and wondrous. Cthulhu Lives! is full of dark stars that shed wicked light on to new terrors that will delight fans of Lovecraftian horror and weird fiction. --Peter Rawlik, author of Reanimators
About the Author
- Publisher : Ghostwoods Books; 1st edition (August 26, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0957627149
- ISBN-13 : 978-0957627147
- Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.68 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,648,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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HPL-like stories are generally predictable, as to mood, pace and character-lack-of-depth. Sooo, I rate a book of this type by the goodness of the contents: 18 stories - 4 As,and 5 Bs, for a pretty good half-a-book. Unfortunately, 6 Cs and 3 Failures, for the other half. Reassonable readers may differ!
I particularly liked "Demon in Glass" by E. Dane Anderson, "Scritch, Scratch" by Lynne Hardy, and "Icke"by Greg Stolze.
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Cthulhu Lives! is a fantastic collection of new short stories, inspired by the creations of H.P. Lovecraft. Some stories are set in our past or presented as an alternate history, whilst others are bang-up-to date and very relevant in their setting. There’s genuine Lovecraftian quality in each and every tale though, and you can tell that everyone involved, authors and all, must have a deep appreciation and reverence for the original works. An excellent, excellent, excellent read.
Now, who’s going to sing me “Soft Kitty” before I go to sleep, to get these horrors out of my mind?
I hope there is another volume in the works, or maybe two.
In an age of disposable literature - Cthulhu Lives! is a keeper.