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Forthcoming: New Cthulhu: The New Weird, edited by Paula Guran

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, yet with stranger aeons, even Death may die.”

Edited by Paula Guran
Cover art by Rafael Tavares.
Prime Books
ISBN: 978-1-60701-289-4
528 pages | trade paperback |$15.95
November 2011


For more than eighty years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists,
musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind,
minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history — written with a pervasive atmosphere of 
unexplainable dread — today remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore
the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it.

In the first decade of the twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft,
but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created.
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction
— bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters —
eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing . . .
The Crevasse, Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud
Old Virginia, Laird Barron
Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear
Mongoose, Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
The Oram County Whoosit, Steve Duffy
Study in Emerald, Neil Gaiman
Grinding Rock, Cody Goodfellow
Pickman’s Other Model (1929), Caitlin Kiernan
The Disciple, David Barr Kirtley
The Vicar of R'lyeh, Marc Laidlaw
Mr Gaunt, John Langan
Take Me to the River, Paul McAuley
The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft, Nick Mamatas & Tim Pratt
Details, China Mieville
Bringing Helena Back, Sarah Monette
Another Fish Story, Kim Newman
Lesser Demons, Norm Partridge
Cold Water Survival, Holly Phillips
Head Music, Lon Prater
Bad Sushi, Cherie Priest
The Fungal Stain, W.H. Pugmire
Tsathoggua, Michael Shea
Buried in the Sky, John Shirley
Fair Exchange, Michael Marshall Smith
The Essayist in the Wilderness, William Browning Spencer
A Colder War, Charles Stross
The Great White Bed, Don Webb
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