An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares.Read more...
An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R'lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today's best weird fiction writers--both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices--THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU collects tales of cosmic horror that traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore . . .
With stories by: Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Amanda Downum, Ruthanna Emrys, Richard Gavin, Lois H. Gresh, Lisa L. Hannett, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, John Langan, Yoon Ha Lee, Usman T. Malik, Helen Marshall, Silvia Moreno, Norman Partridge, W. H. Pugmire, Veronica Schanoes, Michael Shea, John Shirley, Simon Strantzas, Sandra McDonald, Damien Angelica Walters, Don Webb, Michael Wehunt, and A.C. Wise
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-18
- Reviewer: Staff
As Guran (Warrior Women) freely acknowledges in her introduction, “This anthology has little to do specifically with Cthulhu and everything to do with ‘new Lovecraftian fiction.’ ” But with the large number of similar volumes appearing every year, it’s a challenge to come up with a memorable evocation of Lovecraft’s vision of cosmic horror. Brian Hodge’s “It’s All the Same Road in the End,” one of the best such stories in recent years, is about two brothers on the trail of their amateur musical historian grandfather, Willard Chambers, who disappeared 50 years earlier. Hodge displays a gift for subtle atmospherics and fully develops the unlikely setting for his sunlit horror. Despite contributions from genre luminaries such as Laird Barron and John Langan, the other 22 entries here won’t linger in the reader’s mind. (June)