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TOC: ‘Lovecraft’s Monsters’ Edited by Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has posted the table of contents for her upcoming reprint anthology Lovecraft’s Monsters:

Here’s the book description:

Deliciously creepy, this loving tribute to the master of modern horror features riveting stories from his wicked progeny. H. P. Lovecraft created a wealth of legendary monstrosities a century ago, and this collection of stories reconnects with those imaginings: the massive, tentacled Cthulhu, who lurks beneath the sea waiting for his moment to rise; the demon Sultan Azathoth, who lies babbling at the center of the universe, mad beyond imagining; the Deep Ones, who come to shore to breed with mortal men; and the unspeakably-evil Hastur, whose very name brings death. Celebrating these famous beasts in all their grotesque glory, each story is a gripping new take on a classic mythos creature accompanied by an illuminating illustration. In one accursed tale, something unnatural slouches from the sea into an all-night diner to meet the foolish young woman waiting for him. In another storyline the Hounds of Tindalos struggle to survive trapped in human bodies, haunting pool halls for men they can lure into the dark. Strange, haunting, and undeniably monstrous, this is the best of Lovecraft’s creatures—reawakened and re-imagined.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Only the End of the World Again by Neil Gaiman
  2. “Bulldozer” by Laird Barron
  3. “Red Goat Black Goat” by Nadia Bulkin
  4. “The Same Deep Waters as You” by Brian Hodge
  5. “A Quarter to Three” by Kim Newman
  6. “The Dappled Thing” by William Browning Spencer
  7. “Inelastic Collisions” by Elizabeth Bear
  8. “Remnants” by Fred Chappell
  9. “Love is Forbidden, We Croak & Howl” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  10. “The Sect of the Idiot” by Thomas Ligotti
  11. “Jar of Salts” by Gemma Files
  12. “Black is the Pit From Pole to Pole” by Howard Waldrop and Steven Utley
  13. “Waiting at the Crossroads Motel” by Steve Rasnic Tem
  14. “I’ve Come to Talk with you Again” by Karl Edward Wagner
  15. “The Bleeding Shadow” by Joe R. Lansdale
  16. “That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable” by Nick Mamatas
  17. “Haruspicy” by Gemma Files
  18. “Children of the Fang” by John Langan

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (February 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 161696121X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616961213
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1 Comment on TOC: ‘Lovecraft’s Monsters’ Edited by Ellen Datlow

  1. The line “the Hounds of Tindalos struggle to survive trapped in human bodies” wows me and puts this book on my to-get list. Sounds like a great addition to the genre of weird, which I am starved for.


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