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Robert Price , Neil Gaiman , S. T. Joshi , Jorges Luis Borges
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27 Jun 2014
Twenty-eight works in the vein of the master, H. P. Lovecraft, by some of his greatest disciples. A volume of treasures from modern masters such as Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and S. T. Joshi (Black Wings of Cthulhu), to famed storytellers including Jorge Luis Borges (The Aleph), Edmond Hamilton (The Star Kings), and Pulitzer Prize nominee Manley Wade Wellman (Rebel Boast).

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books; annotated edition edition (27 Jun 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781165262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781165263
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 388,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert Price is the editor of the journal Crypt of Cthulhu and one of the most acclaimed Lovecraft scholars and editors in the world. As a prominent American theologian, he brings a unique perspective to the works of HPL, drawing in authors from a wide spectrum of styles and backgrounds.

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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great book if you like the Cthulhu Mythos... the only problem I had with it was that it didn't include any of the usual suspects, HPL, CAS, et all, but it is a book of new cthulhu mythos stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Fedogan & Bremer! 11 Feb 2014
By Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire, Esq. - Published on
We who loved the Arkham House anthologies edited by August W. Derleth have been lucky in having Fedogan & Bremer follow in AH's footsteps and bring us books that carry on the tradition started by Derleth in the 1940's. One of the real delights of the publishing house has been the series of Cthulhu Mythos fiction edited for them by Robert M. Price, of which this is the latest.
CONTENTS [including some of ye copyright dates]:
Introduction, by Robert M. Price
Doom of the House of Duryea, by Earl Pierce, Jr. (1936)
The Seventh Incantation, by Joseph Payne Brennan (1963)
Black Noon, by C. M. Eddy (1973)
The Jewels of Charlotte, by Duane Rimel
The Letters of Cold Fire, by Manly Wade Wellman (1944)
Horror at Vecra, by Henry Hasse (1943)
Out of the Jar, by Charles A. Tanner
The Earth-Brain, by Edmond Hamilton (1932)
Through the Alien Angle, by Elwin G. Powers
Legacy in Crystal, by James Causey
The Will of Claude Asher, by C. Hall Thompson
The Final War, by David H. Keller, M.D. (1949)
The Dunstable Horror, by Arthur Pendragon (1964)
The Crib of Hell, by Arthur Pendragon
The Last Work of Pietro of Apono (mistitled on ye Contents Page), by Steffan B. Aletti (1969)
The Eye of Horus, by Steffan B. Aletti
The Cellar Room, by Steffan B. Aletti
Mythos, by John Glasby (1961)
There Are More Things. by Jorges Luis Borges (1975)
The Horror out of Time, by Randall Garrett (1978)
The Recurring Doom, by S. T. Joshi (1980)
Necrotic Knowledge, by Dirk W. Mosig
Night Bus, by Donald R. Burleson
The Pewter Ring, by Peter Cannon (1989)
John Lehmann Alone, by David Kaufman (1987)
The Purple Death, by Gustave Meyrinck (1997)
The Mists of Death, by Richard F. Searight and Franklin Searight (1999)
Shoggoth's Old Peculiar, by Neil Gaiman

'Tis an eccentric anthology, to be sure, but for me that is a part of its charm; for we will not easily find many of these stories anywhere else, and they are all of interest. One or two of the tales included are dubious choices, as these are supposedly stories influenced by Lovecraft, and he in no way influenced Meyrinck. An earlier version of "The Purple Death" was published in WEIRD TALES in 1935; the version herein was especially commissioned for this anthology. The Joshi tale is a very amateur work that he wrote in 1975, at age 17. But all in all, the stories here are of interest, they are entertaining and decidedly shew the influence of H. P. Lovecraft. (Lovecraft signed some few of his letters "Grandpa Cthulhu," and thus the book's title refers to these tales as being penned by ye acolytes of that nameless Great Old One, E'CH-PI-EL.) One of the wonderful features of this series of books from F&B are the whimsical dust jackets by Gahan Wilson. The book is a thick one, and a fine offering of Mythos entertainment of various quality. As Lovecraftian entertainment, the book succeeds admirably. I've included the copyright dates to shew the wide variety of dates in which the selected tales were written. This is a testament to Lovecraft's enduring influence on genre authors, which began while yet he lived, and will continue onward as long as Lovecraft inspires we writers to dream and dream.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loaded with action and highly recommended 10 Aug 2001
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
This anthology is a recommended pick for any Lovecraft fan: it presents over twenty stories inspired by the Lovecraft tradition, blending occult and supernatural atmospheres with the monsters of horror Lovecraft has perfected. Top-name authors and unknowns are paired together, with stories gleaned from scare fanzines and failing pulps. Acolytes Of Cthulhu is loaded with action and highly recommended.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellant cthulhu mythos collection 28 July 2001
By sfc567 - Published on
This is an unusually good collection of cthulhu mythos stories. They include both mythos stories and some non mythos stories with a mythos feel.While there are one or two clunkers the quality is generally excellant. Also these are not the usual reprints but are either rarely or never reprinted stories.Of particular note to me was BLACK NOON by C M EDDY which gave a glimpse into the life of H P LOVECRAFT whom the author knew. If you are a fan of lovecraft and the cthulhu mythos by all means try this book.
2 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blasphemy! 17 Aug 2010
By The Judge - Published on
Unfortunately, I can't comment on the quality of the stories in this anthology, since I couldn't even get through the introduction. I'll admit I'm not a fan of Robert M. Price to begin with, but the things he wrote in this introduction can only be describe as blasphemous, and I use that in the traditional religious context. Therefore, if you are a Christian and a fan of Lovecraftian fiction, I would recommend avoiding this book.
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