The Spawn of Cthulhu

by Lin Carter
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The Spawn of Cthulhu: H. P. Lovecraft & Others

An anthology of Cthulhu stories. Edited by Lin Carter.

Contents:

  • Introduction: About The Spawn of Cthulhu and H. P. Lovecraft (Lin Carter)
  • The Whisperer in Darkness (H. P. Lovecraft)
  • An Inhabitant of Carcosa (Ambrose Bierce)
  • The Yellow Sign (Robert W. Chambers)
  • Cordelia's Song (from The King in Yellow, Vincent Starrett)
  • The Return of Hastur (August Derleth)
  • Litany to Hastur (Lin Carter)
  • The Children of the Night (Robert E. Howard)
  • K'n-yan (Walter C. DeBill, Jr.)
  • The Tale of Satampra Zeiros (Clark Ashton Smith)
  • The Hounds of Tindalos (Frank Belknap Long)
  • The Curse of Yig (Zealia Bishop)
  • The Mine on Yuggoth (J. Ramsey Campbell)

Release date 1971

Details updated August 27, 2021

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Seregil of Rhiminee
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The Spawn of Cthulhu is an interesting anthology of Cthulhu fiction. It's a bit difficult to find these old anthologies nowadays, so I'm glad that I managed to buy this book. The best short story in this anthology is H. P. Lovecraft's The Whisperer in Darkness. It's one of the best Cthulhu stories ever written, because it's a weird, fascinating and creepy story about the backwoods of Vermont. It's an excellent blend of horror and science fiction. I also liked Clark Ashton Smith's The Tale of Satampra Zeiros, Robert E. Howard's The Children of the Night and August Derleth's The Return of Hastur. The other short stories were also good, but none of them can be compared to Lovecraft's story. Lin Carter's notes and comments were interesting. They provided good information about Cthulhu mythology.