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

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Chaosium, 2002 - Fiction - 543 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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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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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013) was one of science fiction's most important authors. Among his many novels are "Gateway", which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus SF Award, and the Nebula Award, "Beyond the Blue Event Horizon", which was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and "Jem", which won the 1980 National Book Award in Science Fiction. He also collaborated on classic science fiction novels including "The Space Merchants" with Cyril M. Kornbluth. Pohl was an award-winning editor of "Galaxy "and "If", a book editor at Bantam, and served as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by SFWA in 1993, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

John Brunner (1934-1995) published his first novel pseudonymously at the age of 17, and through the 1950s and early 1960s wrote many science fiction adventure novels. His work grew more ambitious in the late 1960s; "Stand on Zanzibar", a Hugo Award-winner, is generally regarded as his greatest achievement.

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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