Author(s): Ellen Datlow
Deliciously creepy, this loving tribute to the master of modern horror features riveting stories from his wicked progeny. H. P. Lovecraft created a wealth of legendary monstrosities a century ago, and this collection of stories reconnects with those imaginings: the massive, tentacled Cthulhu, who lurks beneath the sea waiting for his moment to rise; the demon Sultan Azathoth, who lies babbling at the center of the universe, mad beyond imagining; the Deep Ones, who come to shore to breed with mortal men; and the unspeakably-evil Hastur, whose very name brings death.
Ellen Datlow is one of the most successful editors in the genres of fantasy and horror. She was the fiction editor of OMNI for nearly twenty years, and has since edited the online magazines Event Horizon and Sci Fiction. Her many anthologies include the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series; Naked City: Tales of Urban Horror; Snow White, Blood Red; and Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror. She has won five Hugo, eight Locus, three Bram Stoker, two Shirley Jackson, and nine World Fantasy awards. Datlow lives in New York City. Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), the young adult novel Coraline, as well as the short story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the originator of the Sandman series and his novels and stories have been adapted for television, screen, and stage. He lives in Minneapolis, MN. Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than 30 novels, including the Edgar Award-winning Hap and Leonard mystery series (Mucho Mojo; Two Bear Mambo), and the New York Times Notable Book The Bottoms. Over 200 of his stories have appeared in outlets such as Tales from the Crypt and Pulphouse, and his work has been adapted for The Twilight Zone and Masters of Horror. Lansdale has written for several graphic novel series including Batman and Fantastic Four. He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art. He lives in Nacodoches, TX. Caitlin R. Kiernan is the author of nine science fiction and fantasy novels, including Silk, Murder of Angels, and Blood Oranges; the long-running Dancy Flammarion series; as well as eleven short story collections, and nonfiction about paleontology. She has received four International Horror Guild Awards and the Tiptree Award. She lives in Providence, RI. Elizabeth Bear is the author of over 25 novels including the Jenny Casey series (Hammered; Scardown; Worldwired), Range of Ghosts, and Shattered Pillars. She has received the Hugo, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Campbell, Spectrum, and Locus Awards. She lives in Hartford, CT.
Foreword by Stefan Dziemianowicz Introduction by Ellen Datlow "Only the End of the World Again" by Neil Gaiman "Bulldozer" by Laird Barron "Red Goat Black Goat" by Nadia Bulkin "The Same Deep Waters as You" by Brian Hodge "A Quarter to Three" by Kim Newman "The Dappled Thing" by William Browning Spencer "Inelastic Collisions" by Elizabeth Bear "Remnants" by Fred Chappell "Love Is Forbidden, We Croak and Howl" by Caitlin R. Kiernan "The Sect of the Idiot" by Thomas Ligotti "Jar of Salts" by Gemma Files "Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole" by Howard Waldrop and Steven Utley "Waiting at the Crossroads Motel" by Steve Rasnic Tem "I've Come to Talk with You Again" by Karl Edward Wagner "The Bleeding Shadow" by Joe R. Lansdale "That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable" by Nick Mamatas "Haruspicy" by Gemma Files "Children of the Fang" by John Langan