Lovecraft Unbound - Ellen Datlow

Edited by Ellen Datlow.

The stories are legendary, the characters unforgettable, the world horrible and disturbing. Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time, but the creations he left behind after his death in 1935 have shaped modern horror more than any other author in the last two centuries: the shambling god Cthulhu, and the other deities of the Elder Things, the Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones, and Herbert West, Reanimator, a doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible cost. In Lovecraft Unbound, more than twenty of today's most prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft.


  • Houses Under the Sea – Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • The Din of Celestial Birds – Brian Evenson
  • In the Black Mill –  Michael Chabon
  • Commencement – Joyce Carol Oates
  • One Day, Soon – Lavie Tidhar
  • Catch Hell – Laird Barron
  • Machines of Concrete Light and Dark – Michael Cisco
  • Leng – Marc Laidlaw
  • Sight Unseen – Joel Lane
  • Vernon, Driving – Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • Marya Nox – Gemma Files
  • That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable – Nick Mamatas
  • Sincerely, Petrified –  Anna Tambour
  • The Tenderness of Jackals – Amanda Downum
  • The Office of Doom – Richard Bowes
  • Mongoose – Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
  • Cold Water Survival – Holly Phillips
  • The Recruiter – Michael Shea
  • The Crevasse – Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud
  • Come Lurk with Me and Be My Love – William Browning Spencer
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Release date: September 23, 2009
Genres: horror, anthology
Updated: August 24, 2021