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Cthulhu (Fictitious character)

Works: 247 works in 376 publications in 8 languages and 10,716 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Horror tales 
Classifications: PS3523.O833, 813.52
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    Tales of the Cthulhu mythos by August Derleth( Book )
    9 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 972 libraries worldwide
    "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."--H.P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre. In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition: The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals. Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil. Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price. The Freshman by Philip JosE Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University. PLUS EIGHTEEN MORE SPINE-TINGLING TALES! From the Trade Paperback edition
    Zwischen Simulation und Narration Theorie des Fantasy-Rollenspiels : mit einer Analyse de Spielsysteme Das Schwarze Auge, Shadowrun und H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu by David Nikolas Schmidt( file )
    3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 768 libraries worldwide
    The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
    Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and envisioning instead mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. Love craft's preeminent interpreter S.T. Joshi presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" and "Rats in the Walls," through the grotesquely comic "Herbert West-Reanimator" and "The Hound," to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "The Call of Cthulhu." The first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical-and visionary-American writer
    Tales of H.P. Lovecraft : major works by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
    "Presents ten stories of horror and the supernatural by twentieth-century American H.P. Lovecraft, selected and edited by author Joyce Carol Oates."
    The Dunwich horror and others by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    5 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
    16 tales of the macabre
    The children of Cthulhu : chilling new tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft ( Book )
    4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
    Drawn from H.P. Lovecraft's horrifying and eerily prophetic Cthulhu mythos, an anthology of stories features contributions by Poppy Z. Brite, James S. Dorr, Paul Finch, Yvonne Navarro, James Van Pelt, and Michael Reaves
    New Cthulhu : the recent weird by Elizabeth/ Gaiman, Neil/ Kiernan, Caitlin R./ Laidlaw, Marc/ Langan, John Bear( Book )
    2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
    "In the early 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."--Page 4 of cover
    The cult of alien gods : H.P. Lovecraft and extraterrestrial pop culture by Jason Colavito( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
    "Could extraterrestrials have really come to Earth thousands of years ago? Did they bequeath humanity its first civilizations? Were there "ancient astronauts"? For nearly half a century, a flurry of books, movies, and television shows (with more cropping up each year) have said yes, over the objections of scientists, educators, and archaeologists." "In The Cult of Alien Gods, author Jason Colavito reveals for the first time that the theory that aliens visited Earth in the ancient past - and may even have genetically engineered humankind - began not as science fact but as science fiction in the work of master horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). This comprehensive survey examines Lovecraft's body of work as well as his influence on maverick historians, occultists, pop culture, and a modern UFO cult trying to clone a human being an orders from the "aliens."" "From flying saucers to lost civilizations, The Cult of Alien Gods also explores the decline of reason and the dramatic challenges that rocked science over the past century. Lovecraft created the first ancient-astronaut story in 1926, and the saga of how his fictional aliens - his "sheer fun"--Became a powerful threat to mainstream science rivals the ancient-astronaut theory itself for sheer outrageous improbability. Only, this story is true."--Jacket
    H.P. Lovecraft in popular culture : the works and their adaptations in film, television, comics, music, and games by Don G Smith( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
    "This scholarly study highlights Lovecraft's profound impact on 20th century popular culture. Early chapters introduce his complete writings, providing an annotated bibliography of the author's horror and science fiction tales. The works are discussed in the context of the Cthulhu Mythos, an invented mythology centering on ancient and alien beings interacting with the terrestrial world"--Provided by publisher
    Fall of Cthulhu by Michael Alan Nelson( Book )
    12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
    A variety of horrific creatures, including a shape-shifter and a faceless girl, head toward the town of Arkham to assist Nyarlathotep with his sinister plans against humankind
    Fall of Cthulhu by Michael Alan Nelson( Book )
    5 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
    Cy is an ordinary guy with a beautiful fiancee--until his uncle's suicide changes his life forever. Consumed with discovering the motive behind his relative's sudden and painful death, he finds notes and scribblings about a nonsense word he doesn't recognize ... Cthulhu. Obsessed, he seeks out answers to questions he should have never asked
    Cthulhu 2000 : a Lovecraftian anthology ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
    Eighteen stories of horror. From Poppy Z. Brite's His mouth will taste of wormwood, on a museum of body parts, to Lawrence Watt-Evans' Pickman's modem, a tale of horror on the Internet
    The book of Cthulhu : tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft ( Book )
    2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
    A collection of twenty-eight original stories by various authors which were inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos
    Experimentation and versatility : the early novels and short fiction of Fred Chappell by Casey Clabough( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
    Investigating the complexities of Chappell's work, Clabough's study offers new ways of considering Chappell, who has been characterized variously as a Appalachian, Southern, and fantasy writer. However, as Clabough demonstrates, he is, in fact, all and none of these things - a writer of immense gifts constantly reinventing himself through his experiments in seemingly disparate genres."--Jacket
    The house of Cthulhu by Brian Lumley( Book )
    3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
    The House of Cthulhu introduces the weird and wonderful world of Theem'hdra, an island continent of wonders and terrors, where brave men die terrifying deaths, awe-inspiring sorcerers hurl powerful magic at each other, and monsters abound
    The mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
    A decade ago, college student Laura Harker was saved from a fate worse than death at the hands (and fangs) of a centuries-old vampire priestess and her Satanic minions. Her rescuer, an awkward, geeky folklore student named Teddy, single-handedly slew the undead occupants of the Omega Alpha sorority house, spurred into heroic action by fate itself, inexorably intertwining his and Laura's destinies. After navigating her way through law school, Laura is now a junior FBI agent assigned to the Bureau's Boston office. Unfortunately, she finds her job involves more paperwork than adventure. When Ted stumbles onto a group of Cthulhu cultists planning to awaken the Old Ones through mystic incantations culled from the fabled Necronomicon, he and Laura must spring into action, traveling from Boston to the seemingly-peaceful suburbs of Providence and beyond, all the way to the sanity-shattering non-Euclidian alleyways and towers of dread R'lyeh itself, in order to prevent an innocent shopping center from turning into ... The Mall of Cthulhu!
    The call of Cthulhu and other stories by H. P Lovecraft( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
    A collection of creepy tales by America's finest horror author. At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft's work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who--like all humans--know not what they do
    The mask of Cthulhu by August Derleth( Book )
    4 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 96 libraries worldwide
    Derleth's novel is part of the "Cthuluh mythos" or stories or novels that are set in Lovecraft's milieu and make use of his characters, settings and themes
    The call of Cthulhu by H. P Lovecraft( Book )
    20 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 96 libraries worldwide
    A graphic retelling of the classic horror story by H.P. Lovecraft, in which the monster Cthulhu awakes to threaten the world
    What to do when you meet Cthulhu : a guide to surviving the Cthulhu mythos by Rachel Gray( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
    Providing insight into the famed Cthulhu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft as well as the countless mythical threats that creep among Earth's population, this comprehensive handbook explores the transdimensional beings, subterranean creatures, and fantastical beasts that lurk in the corners of time. From encounters with Barnabas Marsh and Wilbur Whateley to dangerous seaside communities, this witty exploration covers the multitude of imaginary dangers, escape options, and chances of survival when confronting these horrors. Shoggoths, Nightgaunts, ghouls, and Cthulhu all have ventured into popular cult
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