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Cthulhu Lives!: An Eldritch Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft (English Edition)
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Cthulhu Lives!: An Eldritch Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Tim Dedopulos , John Reppion , Greg Stolze , Lynne Hardy , Gabor Csigas , Gethin A. Lynes , Salomé Jones , Leeman Kessler , S. T. Joshi

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"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die."

At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too great to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft s greatest creation becomes restless...

This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft s work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the endless darkness of an uncaring universe a darkness populated by vast, utterly alien horrors. Our continued survival relies upon our utter obscurity, something that every fresh scientific wonder threatens to shatter.

The dazzling stories in Cthulhu Lives! show the disastrous folly of our arrogance. We think ourselves the first masters of Earth, and the greatest, and we are very badly mistaken on both counts. Inside these covers, you ll find a lovingly-curated collection of terrors and nightmares, of catastrophic encounters to wither the body and blight the soul. We humans are inquisitive beings, and there are far worse rewards for curiosity than mere death.

The truth is indeed out there -- and it hungers.

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  • Editeur : Ghostwoods Books (19 août 2014)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A truly Eldritch anthology 21 août 2014
Par booky - Publié sur
I shouldn't read this before bed, as I've had some odd dreams, waking up gasping for breath, unable to move and with a dread feeling something is in the house. Of course, I'd have to drop it down to 4 stars if it didn't induce night terrors!

It certainly does justice to the tag 'Lovecraftian', which a lot of so-called Lovecraftian tales don't. A lot of other books seem to miss the essence of Lovecraft. Given the night terrors have abated since I finished it and moved on to more sane reading material I may have to put a copy of Cthulhu Lives! in the forbidden books section of an RPG adventure library.

For me the stand out tales were Universal Constants, Hobstone, On the Banks of the River Jordan, Icke, and The Thing In The Printer.

An excellent anthology of eldritch tales for all fans of H P Lovecraft. Highly recommended.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Solid Tribute to a Horror Legend 30 août 2014
Par Andrew Kincaid - Publié sur
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I have been a Lovecraft fan for a long while. Something about his dark sensibilities and weighty prose speaks to me. He has inspired many tributes, including this one. Cthulhu Lives! was a refreshing and unique take on the mythos Lovecraft built. It's hard to compare it to Lovecraft himself, because his writing is so unique. One definite mark in this collection's favor was that it was good to read Lovecraft without the racist tendencies that make his works problematic for modern readers. It also avoided his bad habits, such as page long sentences, laughable dialog, and repetitive phrasing. It lacked some of the sheer dread evoked by Lovecraft's work, but made up for it with creativity and, at times, a bit of dark humor. All in all it was a good read, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Lovecraftian horror.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A smorgasbord of Lovecraftian goodness. Just let your hope for humanity joyfully wither away with this collection! 27 septembre 2014
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Disclaimer: I was given an uncorrected proof to review by the editor. There were no conditions placed on the review.

It is a good time to be around if you like the Cthulhu Mythos. Perhaps too good as everything seems to get a Cthulhoid twist. I am almost expecting Cthulhu Disney Pricesses (and I bet if I Google that I will get some hits on that, in a pulp horror version of Rule 34)s.

The Mythos is not really a unified logical whole, no matter the efforts of August Derleth to impose one, but some things shine through, common themes of humanity's insignificance in a universe more cruel and oblivious that we can imagine, except for the story you just read on that very topic, and certain story formats. Lovecraft did not just write the single plot format, but he had a few favourites, the "peeling of the onion" with layers of the story being revealed to unfold the horror being the classic, such as "The Innsmouth Horror" but he also wrote fantastical tales too like "The Doom that came to Sarnath".

"Cthulhu Lives" delivers on those expectations and delivers well, particularly the fantastical "Scritch, Scratch". There is no unifying theme or setting to the stories, they are disparate, but they all hit the spot in providing a nihilistic sense of doom, the abject sense of powerlessness and insignificance that we all know and love, even in the form of a love story (Dark Waters) or an eldritch revenge (Ink).

Not all the stories are perfectly delivered, The first, "Universal Constants", should have been a shorter vignette that would have allowed the reader to dwell on the empty fate described, but most are solid, and capture one essence or other of dread. Some, like "of the Faceless Crowd" or "1884" capture the essence of Lovecraftian horror whilst not being the sort of thing he regularly wrote himself, but then neither was "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs".

"Lovecraft lives" might have been a better title, as these are not stories of the Old Ones, mainly, but, if you know your Mythos, they are there, lurking in the minds of those telling the story. Whatever drove Wilbur Whately or Richard Upton Pickman drives Conrad Delkirk in the excellent "The Thing in the Printer". Although "Cthulhu Lives" is aimed at the Lovecraft afficiando and you get more with it, it works as a horror anthology without that background and any horror fan should pick it up.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 New to Lovecraft tales 4 octobre 2014
Par Margelyn Carpenter - Publié sur
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Lovecraft is new to me... I enjoyed this introduction.
I particularly liked "Demon in Glass" by E. Dane Anderson, "Scritch, Scratch" by Lynne Hardy, and "Icke"by Greg Stolze.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Some better than others 6 octobre 2014
Par David Joseph - Publié sur
17 very unique tales are what make up this collection. Some better than others, and others way better than some, the satisfying content this book has to offer is evenly distributed throughout. None of the tales are too long, the longest being 18 or so pages, allowing for easy digestible reads.

There are a few authors in this collection, one of them G.K. Lomax, who are emerging authors into both the writing scene and the Lovecraftian scene. Upon my initial inspection of the cast of writers I was expected to read, I was a little weary of the unfamiliar names. However, I was incorrect in my judgment of quality these stories possessed. Not being able to choose only three favorites, I settled on four that I believe were the most memorable and entertaining. Hobstone by G.K. Lomax, On the Banks of the River Jordan by John Reppion, Scritch, Scratch by Lynne Hardy and Icke by Greg Stolze. All four of these tales possessed an essence that I believe to be truly Lovecraftian. It was the vague suggestion at a grander menace, or entity with out necessarily giving it a name or advertently connecting it to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was stories like these that convinced me that this book should have been titled Lovecraft Lives! Simply because of the true theme of cosmic horror and fear of the unknown that Mr. Lovecraft is so aptly known for expanding if not creating.

Unfortunately though, there were just one to many stories that left me with nothing. Either ending so abruptly that it borderline made the story incomplete, or just the shear lack of engaging writing to keep me hooked through out the story. These stories made reading feel like work. All in all it was a pleasant and enjoyable book, wrapping up with a sincere afterword from resident H.P.L. scholar, S.T. Joshi. I would recommend this book to those who are looking for some new ideas and easy reads revolving around the Cthulhu Mythos. I hope to see some of these authors again, and also hope to see more publications from Ghostwoods Books that resemble this style and format.
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