Books by H.P. Lovecraft

Released: March 3, 2014

"Totally uninspired—a missed opportunity to explore H.P. Lovecraft in even greater depths of interactive madness. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
A disappointingly bland and feature-poor rendering of H.P. Lovecraft's classic short story about a great and terrible creature slumbering deep beneath the ocean floor. Read full book review >
H.P. LOVECRAFT by H.P. Lovecraft
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Black-robed by Library of America, the real King rises from darkness in his homeland. His reputation abroad glows."
A landmark that lifts Lovecraft from pulp to Poe as a master of macabre fantasy and horror, despite Edmund Wilson's infamous destructive essay "Tales of the Marvelous and Ridiculous." Read full book review >
CTHULHU 2000 by H.P. Lovecraft
Released: June 1, 1999

CTHULHU 2000A Lovecraftian AnthologyLovecraft, H.P. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

A collection of 22 cosmic wonder tales that pay tribute to this century's most revered master of the macabre. The jacket miscalls these reprints originals. In the spiral black vortices of the ultimate void of Chaos reigns the blind idiot god Azathoth, the supreme deity in the Lovecraft pantheon of slime-tentacled horrors from out of space and time. At the zenith of the publication of pulp mags, Lovecraft did not write space opera like the sagas of Edmond Hamilton with his lively Captain Future series. Instead, he created his own genre and filled it with huge psycholgloppy horrors. Do the Cthulhu trade thoughts and live on the sea-bottom while being set on taking over the planet, as one Lovecraft pasticheur suggests? In an introduction, James Turner says that while early Lovecraft had the Cthulhu as merely demonic, the more adult Lovecraft became cosmic—and yet there is no set shape or static system to his Cthulhu cosmogony. These gigantic cosmic slipslops and their Mythos (strange word!) make the visiting extraterrestrials of The X-Files mere kindergarten fodder. Two stories by Lovecraft are here, —The Call of Cthulhu— and —The Haunter of the Dark,— both Lovecraft at his clearest yet most eldritch (i.e., uncanny, alien, weird), while —Jerusalem's Lot— finds a young Stephen King vamping old H.P. Among others on hand are Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, Ramsey Campbell, Joann Ross, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, and Colin Wilson with Brian Lumley as utterly committed Lovecraftians. And alone worth the price of this paperback is Richard A. Luboff's gorgeously grandiose —Discovery of the Ghooric Zone,— about three cyborgs having sex aboard a spaceship traveling beyond Pluto to our monstrously massive but mysteriously known tenth planet, Yuggoth, which has its own complex systems of moons. Hey, try to beat that. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

If you rub up against a mammoth in your sleep, should you scream or just enjoy it? From realms beyond the wall of sleep, telling of people and places with names such as Sarnath, Ulthar, Celephais and Nyarlathotep, again slinks Lovecraft (1890-1937), father of modern horror, here offering three unpublished fragments of dreams and an anthology of 20 other works in a Dream Cycle linking up with his revered Cthulhu Mythos. This cycle is not Lovecraft's but that of a nameless editor's with a round eye for cyclopean nightmares and an encyclopedic memory of Lovecraft's dreams. Four hundred pages of nocturnal vapors, each paragraph hung with hippocephalic winged beasts, gaunt gargoyles, and thoughts like flickering waxwings, may daunt most readers. But as a prosy guide through the figured silks and curious lamplight of the hypogeal, it's not to be missed. As the Master writes, in a kind of purple narcolepsy: ``Morning after morning he would lie on the cliffs and look over the world's rim at the cryptical aether beyond, listening to spectral bells and the wild cries of what might have been gulls.'' Read full book review >