The Book of Cthulhu (The Book of Cthulhu #1) - Ross E. Lockhart

Edited by Ross E. Lockhart.

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

First described by visionary author H. P. Lovecraft, the Cthulhu mythos encompass a pantheon of truly existential cosmic horror: Eldritch, uncaring, alien god-things, beyond mankind's deepest imaginings, drawing ever nearer, insatiably hungry, until one day, when the stars are right....

As that dread day, hinted at within the moldering pages of the fabled Necronomicon, draws nigh, tales of the Great Old Ones: Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Hastur, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, and the weird cults that worship them have cross-pollinated, drawing authors and other dreamers to imagine the strange dark aeons ahead, when the dead-but-dreaming gods return.

Now, intrepid anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has delved deep into the Cthulhu canon, selecting from myriad mind-wracking tomes the best sanity-shattering stories of cosmic terror. Featuring fiction by many of today's masters of the menacing, macabre, and monstrous, The Book of Cthulhu goes where no collection of Cthulhu mythos tales has before: to the very edge of madness... and beyond!

Do you dare open The Book of Cthulhu? Do you dare heed the call?


  • Introduction by Ross E. Lockhart
  • Andromeda Among the Stones by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Tugging by Ramsey Campbell
  • A Colder War by Charles Stross
  • The Unthinkable by Bruce Sterling
  • Flash Frame by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Some Buried Memory by W. H. Pugmire
  • The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins by Molly Tanzer
  • Fat Face by Michael Shea
  • Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear
  • Black Man with a Horn by T. E. D. Klein
  • Than Curse the Darkness by David Drake
  • Jeroboam Henley's Debt by Charles R. Saunders
  • Nethescurial by Thomas Ligotti
  • Calamari Curls by Kage Baker
  • Jihad Over Innsmouth by Edward Morris
  • Bad Sushi by Cherie Priest
  • The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife by John Hornor Jacobs
  • The Doom That Came to Innsmouth by Brian McNaughton
  • Lost Stars by Ann K. Schwader
  • The Oram County Whoosit by Steve Duffy
  • The Crawling Sky by Joe R. Lansdale
  • The Fairground Horror by Brian Lumley
  • Cinderlands by Tim Pratt
  • Lord of the Land by Gene Wolfe
  • To Live and Die in Arkham by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
  • The Shallows by John Langan
  • The Men from Porlock by Laird Barron
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Release date: August 23, 2011
Genres: horrorweird fiction, anthology
Tags: cthulhu mythos
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Updated: January 23, 2014