New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird

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Paula Guran
Prime Books, 2011 - Fiction - 520 pages
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For more than 80 years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history -- written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread -- remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. In the first decade of the twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. "New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird" presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction -- bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters -- eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.

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H. P. Lovecraft’s influence on fiction, music and film has never been as strong as it is today – his thoughts, ideas and mythos have permeated into all corners of modern culture, often unbeknownst to ... Read full review

New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird

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H.P. Lovecraft's dark world of the Great Old Ones and Elder Gods finds new life in this homage with stories by China Miéville, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Neil Gaiman, and other contemporary genre authors. (LJ 1/12) Read full review

About the author (2011)

Guran is the editor of horror fiction books. She writes most of the DarkEcho.

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