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by John Pelan,Benjamin Adams

eBook The Children of Cthulhu epub
  • ISBN: 0345454952
  • Author: John Pelan,Benjamin Adams
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 2002)
  • ePUB size: 1588 kb
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He first founded Axolotl Press in 1986 and published several volumes by authors such as Tim Powers, Charles de Lint, Michael Shea and James P. Blaylock. Following this, he founded Darkside Press, Silver Salamander Press and co-founded Midnight House. The Darker Side: Generations of Horror, Penguin Books (2002). Lost on the Darkside, Roc Books (2005).

The Children of Cthulhu. Alan Dean Foster, China Miéville and Yvonne Navarro.

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As Pelan and Adams explain, describing his creations out of space and time, Lovecraft's Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep are beyond genealogy. Chilling New Tales Inspired by . In China Miéville's "Details," an old woman recluse sees something looking at her from the lines of a brick wall and the leaves of a tree, something that is colonizing her memories and mind.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, John Pelan, Benjamin Adams. Children of Cthulhu features twenty-one modern masters bring who Lovecraft?s original ideas and stark images roaring into the twenty-first century in all their grisly, godless glory. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft?s shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu mythos. Пользовательский отзыв - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing.

Details in The Children of Cthulhu, eds. John Pelan and Benjamin Adams (Del Rey Books, 2002). Different Skies in Britpulp!, ed. Tony White (Sceptre, 1999). An End to Hunger in The New English Library Book of Internet Short Stories, ed. Maxim Jakubowski (Hodder and Stoughton, 2000).

Comments: (7)
This book is awesome. It's kind of like the Twilight Zone in that it's has several creepy and telling vignettes but unlike Twilight Zone there is no lessons or moral just mystery and terror.

Also, I got the book quickly and without any hassle. Good service.
I haven't finished this yet, but I like what I've read so far and am looking forward to the authors coming as I've read most of them before and have enjoyed them.
The stories in this ebook were pretty good. But I have the strong suspicion that they were scanned and put together. The number of typos in this book are distracting. Especially in the story Dark of the Moon: "stem" and "stern" "l.m" and "1.m." Those were just some of the typos in that story, and it was the most difficult to read. The other stories I read (I bought this title for a college course and we were only required to read specific stories) were easier to read, though they also had their share of typos.
Cherry The Countess
The problem with reviewing books in this genre is that usually you've read a lot of them. And I mean a lot. After you've read 20 or so Mythos anthologies, they all blend together. You already know what you're getting before you open the book. Not that it's a bad thing; you are after all buying a very specific niche and there's not a lot of unmapped parameter space. Maybe it's just nice to evoke the spirit of the Old Man once again. Definitely understand that CHILDREN OF CTHULHU is a good collection of good stories. In the new millenium, the Old Ones are new again...

Some of the stories are fairly predictable, like "Red Clay", "The Victorian Pot Dresser", and "The Cabin in the Woods". Some were able to evoke the spirit of HPL while standing on their own as a creepy tale, like "The Invisible Empire", "Details" and "Long Meg and Her Daughters" (the imagery in this story was VERY disturbing - and here I thought I was getting jaded), intentionally or unintentionally amusing like "A Fatal Exception has Occurred at...", and sometimes just very confusing (I won't name names here). Poppy Z Brite had an original composition in "Are you Loathsome Tonight?" I would have bet money it would be a romantic comedy involving Deep Ones. No, it's a short piece on Elvis. You really have to read it to believe it.

So, in the end, is this anthology worth your time and money? The writing quality is high, many of the ideas are original (if oddly developed?) or at least subtle in their derivation. And like anyone who has encountered the NECRONOMICON in some dusty bookshop, my final words are "What could it hurt?"
The Cthulhu Child is a story that proceeds a series of short stories. 21st century twilight zone. I thought I was reading the titled story that left my mouth hanging open as I turned the page to see a new story. Some of them are true life scary. Every one was a great read. You have no idea what's coming. I wanted to read something by this author. Many people recommended as s starter book. I am now a fan of David Brian.
When John asked us to write for the book, he explained that he wanted an anthology that would help bring Lovecraft more into the modern age. There were no rules, except that we could not write stories that were sexually explicit because Del Rey wanted to market the book to young readers. I think that John envisioned the book as the Cthulhu Mythos equivalent of Harlan Ellison's DANGEROUS VISIONS. It is certainly one of the finest modern anthologies of tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and I am honored to be within its pages, however lacking and uninspired my own story may be. The book was a huge success and sold well both as hardcover edition and trade paperback. If you want innovative and superbly written tales that explore Lovecraftian ideas and yet are utterly original and decidedly modern, this book is for you.
It's nice to pay homage to Lovecraft. Given his contribution to the horror genre, such consideration is well deserved. Lovecraft's approach to the supernatural, his contribution to what has become called the Cthulhu Mythos and his embrace of the weird has enhanced our collection of horror. So it's nice that people pay him the honor he merits as what many consider second only to Poe in macabre fiction.

There's a lot that can be done with Lovecraft offers. People turning into hybrid amphibian creatures, the opening of dimensional doors to strange vistas, self-destructive ennui, the nature of dreams and lost civilizations, one's own sense of alientation and dread, and perhaps most of all the existential idea that our religions are false and that the real Gods either don't like us, or don't care and our fate is to be little more than food. That's a lot to work with. The Children of Cthulhu tries to work with all of it. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Too much homage is not a good thing. As a collection of work dedicated or based on Lovecraft's Mythos this has some real fine stories. But it also suffers some fairly weak ones which is unfortunate. This could have been a finer volume of fiction than was finally published. It suffers for falling short of it's possibilities.

The first three stories are quite good. Details, by Mieville gets the collection off to a good start. I believe this is also available in his collection 'Looking for Jake'. Visitation, is also a fine story and I liked the historical fiction in The Invisible Empire.

Other enjoyable stories?
Foster's A Fatal Exception has Occurred, Dorr's Dark Side of the Moon. Patterson's Principles and Parameters suggest some modern horrors on the edge of science and academic exploration. Hodge's The Firebrand Symphony returns us to the idea that the arts can touch the horror within us in ways that philosophy and science cannot, and is perhaps the best story of the collection. Cardin's teeth reminds of the dangers of too much philosophy, that the monsters we seek may turn against us.

I found Kiernan's Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea to be spooky and enjoyable, invoking for me the dread of a haunted house. Ochse's Spectacle of a Man brought back good old urban dread. Chadbourn's Sour Places reminds us that there are places in decay that might be subject to more primal forces.

But many of the other stories just don't work as well as they could. Many stories are either weak in chills, low on atmosphere or seem to be trying to hard to be modern Lovecraft. This suggests that a bit more edit, better selection and polishing might have made this a better collection. Laymon's and Brite's contributions are just not that remarkable, which is true of others. It's hard to identify where the problem is. Pelan and Adams write a nice introductory essay to the volume and perhaps it's just difficult to appeal to every taste in a collected volume.

So expect a few gems along with a few rocks.
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