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WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.P. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.' His tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s. These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. THE NECRONOMICON collects together the very best of Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as being a must-buy for those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.
Classic tales of the fantastic, creepy and weird, with a foreword from Guillermo Del Toro Machen's weird tales of the creepy and fantastic finally come to Penguin Classics. With an introduction from S.T. Joshi, editor of "American Supernatural Tales," "The White People" and "Other Weird Stories" is the perfect introduction to the father of weird fiction. The title story "The White People" is an exercise in the bizarre leaving the reader disoriented and on edge. From the first page, Machen turns even fundamental truths upside-down, as his character Ambrose explains, "there have been those who have sounded the very depths of sin, who all their lives have never done an 'ill deed'" setting the stage for a tale entirely without logic. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
Presents a collection of favorite, classic, and rare tales selected by the genre master during 1929 and 1930, in a volume that features Lovecraft's commentary and includes pieces by Edgar Allen Poe, Clark Ashton Smith, and Arthur Machen. Original.
Weird Tales has always been the most popular and sought-after of all pulp magazines. Its mix of exotic fantasy, horror, science fiction, suspense, and the just plain indescribable has enthralled generations of readers throughout the world. Collected here are 13 of the best short stories published in Weird Tales' first year of publication, 1923 -- classics by many who would later play an integral part in the Unique Magazine, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Owen, and Farnsworth Wright.
Weird Fictionutilises elements of horror, science fiction and fantasy to showcase the impotence and insignificance of human beings within a much larger universe populated by often malign powers and forces that greatly exceed the human capacities to understand or control them. The critic August Nemo has selected seven classic tales of the genre, especially for readers who want (and have courage!) to face the abyss: - The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft - Hell Screen by Rynosuke Akutagawa - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce - The White People by Arthur Machen - Number 13 by M. R. James - The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson - The Repairer of Reputations by Robert W. Chambers For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!
Shadows on the Wall contains the very best of Paulsen's dark and weird tales, plus stunning new fiction written expressly for this volume. Steven Paulsen's stories have appeared in award-winning anthologies, and have been published around the world. Cover art and frontispiece by Acadamy-award winning artist, Shaun Tan.
If you look in the face of evil, evil's going to look right back at you. This is the complete collection of the three volumes in the Darkness, come on in... series: 4 horror short stories, 3 weird tales and 5 flash-fiction stories that will keep you on the edge of your seats! Make sure the lights are on... 1) You Die, I Survive: An evil man holds two boys captive. He is playing a macabre game. Together, the two must choose who lives and who dies. Who is going to win? 2) Calandrina: A mysterious, lonely woman is staring out the window. Who is she waiting for? What is she watching? She has been "blessed" with a peculiar gift. What price will she pay for this unwanted "skill"? 3) Big Brother is on my floor: What if your house spy-hole turned into a black hole sucking out all your free will? 4) The Ouija board: You really should NOT have opened that door. You handed a window on our world to the Jinn on a silver platter. Who will be safe from now on? 5) Ring around the rosie: Ring around the rosie, A pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes, We all fall down! The ex-asylum for children in Aguscello, Italy, has been abandoned for forty years. Who is still playing on the carousel inside the courtyard? 6) Occam's razor: The case solution is hidden in plain sight. Will the Assistant District attorney see it in time? 7) The House is in charge: What would you do if one day, you found out all the objects in your house are planning to kill you?
Weird Tales #304 is a special John Brunner issue, with 3 stories by Brunner and an interview. Also includes short fiction by Tanith Lee, Ramsey Campbell, S.P. Somtow, and many more. All artwork in this issue is by Featured Artist Jill Bauman.
WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.P. Lovecraft's reputation has grown tremendously over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, exerting an influence that is widespread, though often indirect.' H.P. Lovecraft's tales of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities were initially written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s. These astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This electronic tome collects together Lovecraft's tales of terror, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were originally published. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as being a must-buy for those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.
Some of the finest horror stories ever written. Arthur Machen had a profound impact upon H.P. Lovecraft and the group of stories that would later become known as the Cthulhu Mythos. This first volume of Chaosium's Arthur Machen collection begins with the chilling "The Three Impostors" in its complete form, including the rarely seen sections "The Decorative Imagination" and "The Novel of the Iron Maid." Rounding out the first volume are "The Great God Pan, " "The Inmost Light, " and "The Shining Pyramid."
Weird Tales #297 showcases Nancy Springer as the Featured Author and Frank Kelly Freas (who did all the artwork) as the Featured Artist. Other contributors include Thomas Ligotti and John Brunner.
Armchair Fiction features the best in classic horror and fantasy short story collections. Here it is?part one of the greatest collection of H. P. Lovecraft works ever put together, "Masters of Horror, Vol. Two: H. P. Lovecraft, the Ultimate Illustrated Weird Tales Collection, Pt. 1." This incredible collection features the very best horror tales of H. P. Lovecraft, complete with their Weird Tales illustrations and publishing dates. It also contains a Lovecraft photo gallery showing H. P. at the many stages of his life and career. You get the best of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos series, as well as top tales from his "Dream Cycle," as well as other miscellaneous tales of horror and fantasy. The lineup includes "The Dunwich Horror," "Cool Air," "The Haunter of the Dark," "The Rats in the Walls," "Hypnos," "The Hound," "Pickman's Model," "The Thing on the Doorstep," "The Statement of Randolph Carter," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Call of Cthulhu," The Shunned House," "The Nameless City," and "From Beyond." So kick back in your favorite armchair and take aim at fourteen gems from the all-time master of the classic horror yarn.
The only illustrated collection of Wells' horror fiction currently on the market, this anthology begins and closes each story with informed critical commentary and uses crisp and unsettling illustrations to usher its reader into Wells' stark and dangerous Darwinian world. H. G. Wells has been rightfully called the father of modern science fiction, bringing a level of discombobulating other-ness to his fantasies which would be borrowed in the fanciful horrors of H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King. While his name is more closely associated with science fiction, his contributions to supernatural fiction, body horror, murder tales, dark mysteries, ghost stories, and weird fiction were brilliant. Containing Lovecraft and Bierce's cynicism, his writing is nonetheless freshened by his Darwinian education -- one which foresaw a universe crawling with hostile (if seemingly innocuous) competitors: man-eating squid, vampiric orchids, greedy demons, ghostly moths, and Innsmouthian fish people. The tales included herein are guaranteed to surprise, disturb, and haunt.
PRESS RELEASE Midwest Book Review by Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer . . . "Weird Tales by Lyn Murray revitalizes a genre which typically falls somewhere between horror and science fiction: the strange and eerie intersection between faith, fantasy, and disbelief, designed to chill with creepy twists and the unexpected. It's refreshing to see a compilation of stories in this vein that remind readers of exactly what made this niche genre so compelling and provide newcomers with stories that are more than a cut above 'ordinary and expected'. Surprisingly little is written in the classic 'weird' vein nowadays. Lyn Murray's collection is not just a throwback; it's a standout and a testimony to the 1920s approach that still - under the right hand, such as Murray's - can stand just as strongly to new generations, today, offering a subtler but equally powerful psychological brand of horror to those who would absorb more than bloodletting and staccato surface action!" * * * Great reviews say it all - Weird Tales tribute Rocks! The new Weird Tales collection by author Lyn Murray (the best of Lyn Murray) capsulized in this 500 page compilation that is filled with eerie short stories that are based on real events (available now on Amazon.com) is a tribute to the original magazine first published in 1923 - and to all of the literary greats like Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft and Isaac Asimov, whose contributions made the magazine a huge success - and all of them a household name. In keeping with the original magazine's creepy agenda - Lyn Murray's nomadic mind takes readers on a wild ride into the paranormal world of supernatural beings called BEKs (Black Eyed Kids) who want in and take your soul when they gain access, strange cemeteries with clandestine itineraries, Bigfoot UFOs, ghostly apparitions on a mission, real Werewolves, the most haunted objects in the world, a streetlight for the dead, night shadows with eyes only for you, nightmares that refuse to leave at dawn, and forbidden places that innocently draw you in then refuse to let you leave. In a world with so many unexplained phenomena - Lyn Murray's Weird Tales carries on a chilly tradition of cold drafts, goosebumps - and things that go bump in the night that will have you looking under your bed and burning closet lights all night - for the rest of your life! Weird Tales by Lyn Murray is no respecter of persons - scaring young and old alike, with fast paced, fact-based stories you can't put down. As one fan so aptly noted: "Murray has a fine hand with complicated and disturbing paranormal content, and this collection is unsettling and chilling! The hair on the nape of my neck is suitably raised, and Murray is to blame because she is such a skillful writer, bringing the worst imaginings to life with her perfect prose and clever way of pacing with both urgency and elaborate detail, everything from first-hand stories to case studies and research. She's really in command with these tales, like a reporter from the dark side of the paranormal mind." Alex Prosper. A different kind of writer, Lyn Murray is a Documentarian Storyteller whose writing style puts you at ease - like enjoying coffee and conversation with an old friend, all the while looking over your shoulder for fear someone (some thing) is creeping up behind you - because somewhere in the back of your mind you know that this is more than just fiction - it's REAL! Weird Tales by Lyn Murray Available NOW on Amazon.com Offered by Golden Panda Publishing [email protected]
A man making a deal with the devil to get his dead wife back. A ghostly co-worker haunting the office. Two spooked cops at a roadblock. A funeral like no other. A detective investigating a missing person report might go missing herself. One man pondering about life and death with his finger on the trigger. A man returning home after dropping his family at the airport finds his home haunted. Whips and shackles are not the only ways to enslave; there is another way, a mystical way, the zombie way. These are peculiar and scary stories in THE WEIRD, a collection of seven dark and strange tales. Table of contents: Red Impish Demon Ghost Worker Zombie Scare Death’s Given Chance Absentis What to Live For Soul Eviction Zombie Slave
Weird Tales #325 (Fall 2001) features "From Out of the Crocodile's Mouth," by Darrell Schweitzer; "The Gravedigger's Apprentice," by Alvin Helms; "Our Temporary Supervisor," by Thomas Ligotti; "Where All Things Perish," by Tanith Lee; "The Wizard of Ashes and Rain," by David Sandner, and more.
Although Bram Stoker is best known for his world-famous novel Dracula, he also wrote many shorter works on the strange and the macabre. This collection, comprising Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, a volume of spine-chilling short stories collected and published by Stoker's widow after his death, and The Lair of the White Worm, an intensely intriguing novel of myths, legends and unspeakable evil, demonstrate the full range of his horror writing. From the petrifying open tomb in 'Dracula's Guest' to the mental breakdown depicted in 'The Judge's House' and 'Crooken Sands', these terrifying tales of the uncanny explore the boundaries between life and death, known and unknown, animal and human, dream and reality.
Evil is never dormant - it gestates. - from the Foreword by Guillermo del Toro Actor, journalist, devotee of Celtic Christianity and the Holy Grail legend, Welshman Arthur Machen is considered a seminal writer of weird fiction, a master of whose work has drawn comparisons to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. This exceptional collection offers the perfect introduction to his vision and style. With the title story, an exercise in the bizarre that leaves the reader disoriented virtually from the first page, Machen turns even fundamental truths upside down. 'Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen, author of some dozen tales long and short, in which the elements of hidden horror and brooding fright attain an almost incomparable substance and realistic acuteness.' - H.P. Lovecraft Edited with an Introduction and Notes by S. T. JOSHI

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