Description : Stories that range all the way from high fantasy to hard sf. - Avalon shimmers in the corners of your eyes while monsters forge you into a deadly weapon. - Your immortal lover is willing to sacrifice anything to pursue a walking city on a gigantic Alderson disc. Even you and your child. - Race across the silicon highways of a computer-chip, in a car no bigger than a microbe. - Stop Lovecraft before he wakes the Old Ones in their sunken cities or climb the Tower of Babel while Saddam Hussein aims his Space Cannon.
Description : Harriet Lovecraft has lived an unremarkable life tending to the village library as her three younger sisters attempt to secure happy marriages. But when a mysterious gentleman moves to town and young men start going missing, Harriet vows to uncover the truth. Her quest takes her to the shadowy edge of human knowledge, where monsters hunt and gods prowl, and where ideas are fashioned into weapons with the power to destroy the universe. Blending country house novels and cosmic horror tales, Love and Lovecraft is a genre-hopping adventure through the unpredictable landscape of myth, madness, tea, and tentacles.
Description : Your guide to manifesting love! The love you want is out there--it just needs to be channeled into your life. With Love Craft, you'll use ancient arts like astrology and the Law of Attraction to draw in the perfect relationship, one that meets all your desires and needs. This book also provides you with a revealing look into your past relationships and ideal partner. With this profound wisdom, you'll learn how to: Use the power of soul numbers to test your cosmic chemistry Set the intentions that will attract the love you deserve Concoct an enchanting meal that will nudge a love interest Use a sun sign's traits to ignite passion in the bedroom Align your relationships with the lasting energies of the stars and planets Whether you're already paired up or still looking for that special someone, Love Craft helps you bring unwavering love into your life.
Description : H. P. Lovecraft's stories are a natural outgrowth of the Gothic movement that began in the late 18th century and culminated in the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Such motifs as the quest for eternal life, the haunted castle, and the mystic power of incantations are found throughout Lovecraft's fiction, however much they may be modified by his dynamic Cthulhu Mythos and his later trend toward science fiction. In this all-new anthology, some of the leading contemporary writers of weird fiction reinterpret Gothic themes through a Lovecraftian lens, or draw out the Gothic implications of Lovecraft's own stories. John Shirley's "The Rime of the Cosmic Mariner" is narrated by the Romantic poet S. T. Coleridge as he encounters one of Lovecraft's most baleful gods. Caitlín R. Kiernan, in "As Red as Red," writes a terrifying pendant to the vampire theme as found in Lovecraft's "The Shunned House." Jonathan Thomas, in "Old Goodman Brown," rewrites Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale in a flawless recreation of 17th-century prose. Donald Tyson does the same in his powerfully cosmic rewriting of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." Nancy Kilpatrick's "Always a Castle?" takes us to England, where a hapless protagonist encounters Lovecraftian monsters. Donald R. Burleson and Mollie L. Burleson revise KING LEAR and A CHRISTMAS CAROL in a Lovecraftian vein, while Lois H. Gresh's tale shows how Lovecraftian entities were present during the worst days of the Inquisition. These and other tales show how old-time Gothic themes can be revivified by contemporary writers when they are mingled with the unique perspective of H. P. Lovecraft's imaginative vision.
Description : Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more—appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters' unique visage. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award–winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible). Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey...if you dare.
Description : From the notorious, bestselling author of ATOMISED: a scholarly love letter on the hugely influential and reclusive literary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft 'Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world.' In this prescient work, now with an introduction by Stephen King, Michel Houellebecq, the controversial and bestselling author of ATOMISED, focuses his considerable analytical skills on H.P. Lovecraft - one of the seminal horror writers of the early 20th century. Houellebecq's insights into the craft of writing illuminate both Lovecraft and Houellebecq's own work. The two are kindred spirits, sharing a uniquely dark worldview. But even as he outlines Lovecraft's rejection of this loathsome world, it is Houellebecq's adulation for the author that drives this work and makes it a love song, infusing the writing with an energy and passion that characterises Houellebecq's new novel. This is indispensable reading for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Houellebecq, or the past and future of horror.
Description : When H. P. Lovecraft first introduced his macabre universe in the pages of Weird Tales magazine, the response was electrifying. Gifted writers—among them his closest peers—added sinister new elements to the fear-drenched landscape. Here are some of the most famous original stories from the pulp era that played a pivotal role in reflecting the master’s dark vision. FANE OF THE BLACK PHARAOH by Robert Bloch: A man obsessed with unearthing dark secrets succumbs to the lure of the forbidden. BELLS OF HORROR by Henry Kuttner: Infernal chimes ring the promise of dementia and mutilation. THE FIRE OF ASSHURBANIPAL by Robert E. Howard: In the burning Afghan desert, a young American unleashes an ancient curse. THE ABYSS by Robert A. W. Lowndes: A hypnotized man finds himself in an alternate universe, trapped on a high wire between life and death. AND SIXTEEN MORE TALES OF ICY TERROR . . . THE THING ON THE ROOF by Robert E. Howard THE SEVEN GEASES by Clark Ashton Smith THE INVADERS 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 Schorer THE LORD OF ILLUSION by E. Hoffmann Price 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 MUSIC OF THE STARS by Duane W. Rimel THE AQUARIUM by Carl Jacobi THE HORROR OUT OF LOVECRAFT by Donald A. Wollheim TO ARKHAM AND THE STARS by Fritz Leiber From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : ”The reader would do well to remember that it is Lovecraft‘s shadow which overlies almost all of the important horror fiction.”—Stephen King Written by arguably the most important horror writer of the twentieth century, H. P. Lovecraft’s 1927 essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature” traces the evolution of the genre from the early Gothic novels to the work of contemporary American and British authors. Throughout, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer: Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in their work. This chilling collection also contains Henry James’ wonderfully atmospheric short novel The Turn of the Screw. For every fan of modern horror, here is an opportunity to rediscover the origins of the genre with some of most terrifying stories ever imagined.
Description : A definitive look at the life and work of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, by a leading scholar of the fantasy and horror field. INTRODUCTION, by Darrell Schweitzer NOTES ON AN ENTITY, by Robert Bloch A LITERARY COPERNICUS, by Fritz Leiber, Jr. THE FOUR FACES OF THE OUTSIDER, by Dirk W. Mosig THE FIRST LEWIS THEOBALD, by R. Boerem STORY-WRITING: A Letter from H. P. Lovecraft CHARACTER GULLIBILITY IN WEIRD FICTION, by Darrell Schweitzer SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVECRAFT, by Arthur Jean Cox THE DERLETH MYTHOS, by Richard L. Tierney GENESIS OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, by George Wetzel LOVECRAFT’S LADiES, by Ben P. Indick WHEN THE STARS ARE RIGHT, by Richard L. Tierney LOVECRAFT AND LORD DUNSANY, by Darrell Schweitzer H. P. LOVECRAFT AND PSEUDOMATHEMATICS, by Robert Weinberg TEXTUAL PROBLEMS IN LOVECRAFT: A Preliminary Survey, by S. T. Joshi H. P. LOVECRAFT: THE BOOKS, by Lin Carter H. P. LOVECRAFT: A BASIC READING LIST, compiled by Darrell Schweitzer