The Necronomicon: Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab

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Chaosium, 2002 - Fiction - 576 pages
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Although skeptics claim that the "Necronomicon" is a fantastic tome created by H.P. Lovecraft, true seekers into the esoteric mysteries of the world know the truth: the "Necronomicon" is the blasphemous tome of forbidden knowledge written by the mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred. Even today, after attempts over the centuries to destroy any and all copies in any language, some few copies still exist, secreted away.
Within this book you will find stories about the "Necronomicon," different versions of the "Necronomicon," and two essays on this blasphemous tome. Now you too may learn the true lore of Abdul Alhazred.

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User Review  - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing

Now here's a great idea...take a book that someone (in this case, HP Lovecraft) totally made up and only makes reference to in his stories, then reproduce that book in its entirety in different ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Largely UGH. I enjoyed many (though not all) of the stories themselves but the faux-scholarship of Lin Carter and Robert M. Price was largely pointless and overlong. Not the strongest entry in the series but far from the worst. Read full review


The Terrible Parchment Manly Wade Wellman
Dr Xanders Cottage Martin D Brawn
Settlers Wall Robert A W Lowndes

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Frederik Pohl" has won all the major awards in the field of science fiction, including three Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards, both for Best Novel; the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, also for Best Novel; he was accorded the accolade of Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He's also won three Hugo awards as editor of the best magazine. He edited the groundbreaking "Star Science Fiction" series of original-story anthologies. He and his wife, educator and political activist Elizabeth Anne Hull, live in Palatine, Illinois.

John Brunner started his career as a productive writer of Ace Double SF novels, sometimes writing both sides of the same double. He produced a wide variety of entertaining and well-conceived SF adventures before testing his ambitions with more and more complex and stylistically sophisticated novels. Among his triumphs are STAND on ZANZIBAR (Hugo Winner for Best Novel, THE JAGGED ORBIT, THE SHEEP LOOK UP, THE SHOCKWAVE RIDER and A MAZE OF STARS. Although he wrote relatively little fantasy, he was widely acclaimed for a series of short stories collected as THE COMPLEAT TRAVELER IN BLACK. Brunner also wrote mysteries, thrillers and several well-regarded historical novels.

Price has edited several Mythos horror books and has written many original short horror stories while keeping his day job as a theologian and New Testament Scholar.

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