For decades critics have portrayed August Derleth as an intractable, foolish and at times even villainous man, tainting his legacy in the history of the modern weird tale.
This book contains new,... More > comprehensive scholarship, and with sharp arguments and solid evidence John D. Haefele dismisses the criticism and demonstrates why it is time to re-establish Derleth’s reputation.
Ground-zero of the controversy are Derleth’s ”posthumous collaborations” with H. P. Lovecraft, involving his pastiches and the debate concerning the Cthulhu Mythos vs. the Derleth Mythos. All this, and much more, John D. Haefele looks at and engagingly analyzes. With surprising, yet convincing, results.
It is time to set the record straight.
This book belongs on the shelf between Carter's A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos and Joshi's The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos.
A must for anyone interested in Lovecraft, Derleth, Arkham House and the history of the modern weird tale.< Less
Two Correspondents In A Race To Save the World... and More Thrilling Horrors!
Herein, you’ll meet a psychotic school teacher, the lineal descendent of Keziah Mason and obedient servant of... More > mindless Azathoth; a group of youngsters attempting to bring about the return of Yog-Sothoth; a famed, bodiless detective who foils the devotees of Shub-Niggarath; Alan Hasrad on his cosmic odyssey and interview with the King in Yellow; a sentient altar awaiting the return of Tsathoqqua; Holmes and Watson investigating a severed tentacle the strangest Indian warrior you’ve ever seen, who has absolutely no sense of humor; Alan and his plan to summon the Warder of Knowledge; a rather nasty ex-con who unhappily meets the followers of Nyarlathotep.
To round out these wicked and oft times dryly amusing morsels is "Menace at Devil Reef," a lengthy novelette in which you’ll share the adventures of two of the most improbable characters ever to scamper through the pages of a Lovecraftian Mythos story.< Less
Where does the nightmare begin and reality end?
Chaos is about to take over the world. The armies of the Elder Gods and the Great Old Ones are ready for the final, epic battle. Can the Spectral... More > Squadron save mankind from certain doom? How far will Darius go for the sake of fame and fortune? Will he risk the loss of a friend? Of his sweetheart’s love? Of his honor?
Is he willing to risk the existence of humankind?
One of the world’s most famous horror writers is dead, leaving his magnum opus unfinished. A dedicated fan is planning to finish the epic—no price is too high. What malignant spirit is curling upward from his whiskey glass? In the Wonderworld amusement park, secrets of the world’s most ancient mountains start to surface. Not all screams in the park are of delight. An ivy-covered hall on a picturesque campus gives no hint of the torments visited upon the helpless creatures within.
John Mayer is a new, exciting writer in the weird tale and pulp fiction tradition.< Less
What lurks in the damp recesses of urban existence?
These new tales of weird fiction are a blend of urban horror, pulp noir and dark fantasy. Lovecraftian horrors and Cthulhu Mythos monsters have... More > never been this gritty.
From haunted Kingsport across the globe to shadowy Berlin and the otherworldly music of Bangalore. From kind, sexy neighbors to cyberpunk paranoia an The King in Yellow. A journalist's search with unexpected results. What really happened to Walter Gilman, and what is the origin of the witch Keziah Mason? And witness humanity fail against the forces from beyond.
From weird sounds to screams of madness.
Entropy. Chaos. Disorder. Death.
Beneath cities, on the outskirts of ruined, aeon-old cities and INSIDE cities. The stench, the decay, the hopelesness... it is everywhere.
Welcome to URBAN CTHULHU: NIGHTMARE CITIES.< Less