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Black wings of Cthulhu 4 : seventeen new tales of Lovecraftian horror

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Call Number  FICTION Black
 
 
Summary
Through his collaborations with today's most talented and acclaimed practitioners of Lovecraftian fiction, editor S. T. Joshi has made the Black Wings of Cthulhu series essential for every library of horror and the macabre. Volume four offers up seventeen new masterpieces, each exploring the roots of fear employed so famously by the master himself, H. P. Lovecraft.

Between these covers there lies a who's who of the supernatural, including Fred Chappell, Jason V Brock, Gary Fry, Richard Gavin, Cody Goodfellow, Lois H. Gresh, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Charles Lovecraft, Will Murray, John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey, W. H. Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Simon Strantzas, Melanie Tem, Jonathan Thomas, Donald Tyson, and Stephen Woodworth.
Contents
Artifact / Fred Chappell
Half lost in shadow / W.H. Pugmire
The rasping absence / Richard Gavin
Black ships seen south of Heaven / Caitlín R. Kiernan
The dark sea within / Jason V. Brock
Sealed by the moon / Gary Fry
Broken sleep / Cody Goodfellow
A prism of darkness / Darrell Schweitzer
Night of the piper / Ann K. Schwader
We are made of stars / Jonathan Thomas
Trophy / Melanie Tem
Contact / John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey
Cult of the dead / Lois H. Gresh
Dark redeemer / Will Murray
In the event of death / Simon Strantzas
Revival / Stephen Woodworth
The wall of Asshur-sin / Donald Tyson
Fear lurks atop Tempest Mount / Charles Lovecraft.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Joshi's follow-up to 2015's Black Wings of Cthulhu 3, like many such recent anthologies, offers little for Lovecraft fans who are seeking original stories that emulate his imagination and gift at conveying cosmic horror, despite the many distinguished contributors, who include Lois H. Gresh and Caitlín R. Kiernan. Familiar plots weaken even the better entries, such as Fred Chappell's "Artifact," which centers on a Babylonian ritual object. Ponderous language mars others, such as Richard Gavin's "The Rasping Absence" ("The last mottles of daylight appeared as coins, freshly burnished and carelessly tossed from above, as the hatchback approached the tiny hamlet, like some mechanized scarab racing to inter the ailing sun"). One bright spot is Ann K. Schwader's "Night of the Piper," in which evil lurks behind the ostensibly beneficent facade of a charity workshop project, Piper with a Purpose, which bills itself as providing "Authentic Ancient Designs for a Stronger Community." John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey's "Contact," about a doomed expedition to Pluto, also stands out. Fans of individual contributors, such as W.H. Pugmire, Melanie Tem, and Donald Tyson, may find this volume of interest. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Lovecraft, H. P. -- (Howard Phillips), -- 1890-1937 -- Influence -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher London :2016
Edition First Titan edition.
Other Titles Black wings of Cthulhu four
Contributors Joshi, S. T., 1958- editor.
Language English
Description 400 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781783295739
1783295732
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