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The book of Cthulhu : tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft (edició 2011)

de Ross E. Lockhart (Editor)

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The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.… (més)
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Títol:The book of Cthulhu : tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft
Autors:Ross E. Lockhart
Informació:San Francisco, Calif. : Night Shade Books, c2011.
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"Andromeda Among the Stones," by Caitlin R. Kiernan (2003): 7.25
- Overlong by about 6 pages and overly allusive by about half. This story of a portal connecting realms of man and monster, of a family tasked with closing that divide (or were they?), nonetheless somehow wraps this all around the First World War in a quite inadequate way, as the references to it are strained, and its incorporation into the supernatural narrative flimsy at best. The story works best when it became a 'trapped with potentially insane father' story, although, by the end, might not have done enough to cast his sanity into doubt.

"The Tugging," by Ramsey Campbell (1976): 6.75
- Maybe I don’t like Lovecraft. Maybe that whole ‘we’re alluding to eldritch unknowables in the midst of dense, vaporous prose’ thing isn’t for me. Or maybe I’ve just been floating around in its literary effluvia for so long that I don’t recognize how oversaturated everything is, how familiar I am with the twists and turns that were the draw in the first place, that that which was the draw is now that which is the opposite force, and what I do respond to positively are all those things in the interstices of the story [here: the workings of the newspaper, the trajectory of that old cult, and the down-and-out art scene] that are simple joyces in the structure rather than the crowd-facing front-facing facade. The STORY: a newspaperman has dreams of cosmic apocalypse that he shares with his father and grandfather, coinciding with an errant mass in space headed towards Earth. Eventually we get the sense that things will end badly. It doesn’t help that Campbell, here, seems to be so strangely inept at what I imagine the Lovecraftian elements are [strange imagery, simultaneously bulbous and suggestive prose, dimly etching the margins of time and being]. His sentences are so syntactically strange that they read as if from someone with English as a second language [case in point: that whole seduction/sex scene. oof. ‘’No,’ he said, probing her ear with his tongue, triggering her ready … they began laughing as a car’s beam shone up from Mercy Hill and seized for a moment on her hand, his handle … she was all around him, working to draw him deeper and out, he was lapped softly, thrusting roughly at her grip on him to urge it to return redoubled.’]. Moreover, there’s simply no momentum to the story; it simply marinates in the self-knowledge of a ‘Monstrous Becoming,’ and hopes that sufficient for us, as well -- thus the loose narrative and character ends scattered throughout [the art student, the family, the passive nothing of a fake human, his girlfriend].

"A Colder War," by Charles Stross (1997): 7
- The thing about Story Based on X is that it helps quite a bit to know anything at all about X. And in this case, X = Lovecraft and the Cthulu stuff, which therefore means X = little to me. The concept is nonetheless interesting to me. An inverse problem: I know a bit about the story's "content," the Iran-Contra Affair and Ollie North and all that, although the degree of narrative-level interest that holds for me is pretty negligible. And, as a frame, it can’t take that interest for granted—it should at least work to justify its strange grounding. The piece: an alternate Cold War, in which blocs build up competing Cthulu arsenals, until things inevitably fall apart and it Gets Loose. Concludes with a fine twist (or was it?), that would have worked better in a shorter story and/or one in which that twist were at all prefigured previously.
  Ebenmaessiger | Oct 8, 2019 |
A good collection. Some I’d seen before, but some newer ones. I’m always surprised how different writers interpret Cthulhuness. Some are pure WTF, others are really interesting. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Jul 19, 2018 |
Very interesting reads set in the world of HP Lovecraft.
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  ariel.kirst | Nov 14, 2014 |
Favorites:
Andromeda among the Stars by Caitlin R. Kiernan
A Colder War by Charles Stross
Flash Frame by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear
Jihad over Innsmouth by Edward Morris
Bad Sushi by Cherie Priest
Lost Stars by Ann K. Schwader
The Shallows by John Langan ( )
  lgildersleeve | May 5, 2014 |
A hit-or-miss collection. Some fairly lame stories as well as quite good ones. Standouts include Andromeda Among the Stars (Caitlin R Kiernan), The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins (Molly Tanzer), and The Oram County Whoosit (Steve Duffy). ( )
  josh314 | Aug 4, 2012 |
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Lockhart, Ross E.Editorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Baker, KageCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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Kiernan, Caitlin R.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Klein, T. E. D.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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Moreno-Garcia, SilviaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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Priest, CherieCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Pugmire, W. H.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Pulver, Joseph S., Sr.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Saunders, Charles R.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Schwader, Ann K.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Shea, MichaelCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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