Lovecraft's Monsters

Lovecraft's Monsters

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Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations? Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more, appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters' unique visage.

Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award?winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible).

Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey...if you dare.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 27.94mm | 412g
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • illustrations
  • 161696121X
  • 9781616961213
  • 160,496

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"Some of the best Lovecraftian short fiction of the past 30 years."
--Washington Post

"If you like Lovecraft even a little bit, this collection is a must."
--Book Riot

"Ellen Datlow's second editorial outing into the realm of Lovecraft proves even more fruitful than the first. Focusing on Lovecraftian monsters, Datlow offers readers sixteen stories and two poems of a variety that should please any fans of the genre."
--The Arkham Digest

A Creature Feature Top Ten Book of 2014
"Fans of the HBO True Detective series (and those who are not) will love this new themed anthology from acclaimed genre editor, Ellen Datlow."
--Creature Feature

"There's no need to have previously read Lovecraft's work to enjoy Lovecraft's Monsters, but the collection will surely leave you with the desire to acquaint or reacquaint you with HPL canon."
--Rue Morgue

"In the case of Lovecraft's Monsters, edited by the great Ellen Datlow, the quality of the stories is both a celebration of HPL's legacy and a reminder of the wealth of talent the genre has to offer."
--Horror Talk

"[T]he queen of anthologies, Ellen Datlow, has brought together the usual outstanding group of writers. . . . This is a must-have anthology for fans of things that go squick in the night."
--Lit/Rant

"Each story is a dark wonder and the volume itself is absolutely gorgeous, sumptuously illustrated throughout with steampunky-baroque original art by World Fantasy Award-winning artist John Coulthart. Lovecraft's Monsters is a must-have for every fan of dark speculative fiction, so click on the cover graphic and grab it!"
--Count Gore

"Amazing and creative tales each with a striking illustration by John Coulthart. . . . I fully recommend adding this nice anthology for all fans of Lovecraft."
--Dark Corner

"The result is a delightful array of little pieces that range in mood and subject. Unholy sacrifice, forbidden love, a private dick on the trail of a murderer--there's something there for everyone."
--The Jaded Consumer

"Editor Ellen Datlow has put together an anthology that will rock your liquid fantasies. Tachyon Publications has produced an excellent themed anthology. Lovecraft enthusiasts will plunge into the volume and be happily immersed in the content."
--Diabolique Magazine

"Where else, in one anthology, can a reader jump from roman noir werewolves to steampunk tanks in the Amazon to tales of forbidden love on the Innsmouth shore to Pinkerton agents in the Wild West?... Fortunately, we have Ellen Datlow to lead the way."
--Hellnotes

"Each story is a dark wonder and the volume itself is absolutely gorgeous, sumptuously illustrated throughout with steampunky-baroque original art by World Fantasy Award-winning artist John Coulthart. Lovecraft's Monsters is a must-have for every fan of dark speculative fiction, so click on the cover graphic and grab it!"
--The Tomb of Dark Delights

"With Ellen Datlow at the helm, there was never really any doubt about the quality of the selections on hand . . . .Lovecraft's Monsters is certainly a worthy addition to any horror library."
--Innsmouth Free Press

"Lovecraft's Monsters is a must-read for any fans of the Cthulhu Mythos."
--Geek Smash

"[A] delightful array of little pieces that range in mood and subject.... Unholy sacrifice, forbidden love, a private dick on the trail of a murderer--there's something there for everyone."
--The Jaded Consumer

So I am telling you now, in the name of Yog-Sothoth, get this book, and prepare to lose some sleep.
--The Bookend Family

"Lovecraft's Monsters, edited by Ellen Datlow and published by Tachyon Publications, is a reprint anthology of some carefully chosen and mighty fine Lovecraftian short stories, novellas and poems.... All in all it is a terrific selection of works, and one that any fan of Lovecratian works should add to their collection."
--Fear.net

"There's a lot to love in Lovecraft's Monsters, an anthology which is both faithful and inventive at the same time. Unafraid to take risks and snazzily illustrated, this collection is proof that the Cthulhu cult remains as strong as ever."
--Starburst

"Datlow brings together some of the top SF/F and horror writers working today and has them play in Lovecraft's bizarre world. And that's a delight."
--January Magazine

"Each writer had the same agenda: come up with a fresh take on one of the legendary author's otherworldly creatures, like Cthulhu, the Shoggoths, the Elder Things and Yog-Sothoth. (Trust, they're scarier than those tongue-twisting names suggest."
--Complex

"Will appeal to fans of Lovecraft's work, particularly his Mythos stories, and to readers of dark fiction everywhere. Datlow is an experienced and keen editor of dark fiction and has assembled a truly impressive list of stories."
--LitReactor

"An amazing and diverse treasure trove of stories. As an avid fan of Lovecraft's monstrous creations, THIS is the anthology I've been waiting for."
--Shattered Ravings

"Lovecraft's Monsters is a kick-ass anthology, and if you're a Mythos devotee you'll love it."
--G. R. Wilson, author of Right Behind You
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About Neil Gaiman

Ellen Datlow is one of horror's most acclaimed editors. She was the fiction editor of OMNI for nearly twenty years, and edited the magazines Event Horizon and Sci Fiction. Her many anthologies include the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series; Snow White, Blood Red; Lovecraft's Monsters; and Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror. Datlow has won multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, and Shirley Jackson awards. She has received several lifetime achievement awards, including a World Fantasy Award--her tenth--in 2014. Datlow lives in New York City.
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1,956 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 19% (369)
4 40% (783)
3 33% (654)
2 6% (121)
1 1% (29)
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