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The Red Brain

(2017)
Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Following up on the success of A Mountain Walked, this volume presents another dozen tales of the Cthulhu Mythos that show how H. P. Lovecraft's motifs, conceptions, and imagery have affected an entire century of weird writing. Beginning with a delightful parody of Lovecraft written by Edith Miniter in 1921, this anthology features "The Red Brain," a story of incalculable cosmic horror by Donald Wandrei; "The Beast of Averoigne," in which Clark Ashton Smith plays a riff on "The Dunwich Horror"; and C. Hall Thompson's "The Will of Claude Ashur," an ingenious adaptation of "The Thing on the Doorstep."

Ramsey Campbell, one of the leading weird writers of today, has always maintained his Lovecraftian roots, and in "The Pattern" he utilizes Lovecraft's theme of "conflict with time" to cataclysmic effect. The pioneering Thomas Ligotti ("The Sect of the Idiot") draws inspiration from Lovecraft's early tales, while Brian McNaughton ("Meryphillia") teases out the latent sexuality in Lovecraft's use of ghouls. Caitlin R. Kiernan's "The Peddler's Tale" is one of the few successful elaborations of Lovecraft's dreamland stories, while Jonathan Thomas uses Lovecraft's native town of Providence for a tale of alien races.

This volume contains previously unpublished stories by W. H. Pugmire, Mark Samuels, and Ray Garton, all of which demonstrate their authors' skill at fusing Lovecraftian motifs with their own dark vision. All in all, The Red Brain is a rich banquet of strangeness that no Lovecraft devotee will want to be without.

Genre: Horror

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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author(s): Edith Miniter, Donald Wandrei, Clark Ashton Smith, C Hall Thompson, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas Ligotti, Brian McNaughton, Caitlin R Kiernan, Jonathon Thomas, W H Pugmire
ISBN: 1-72759-849-0 / 978-1-72759-849-0
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author(s): Ray Garton, Edith Miniter, Donald Wandrei, Clark Aston Smith, C Hall Thompson, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas Ligotti
ISBN: 1-62641-249-9 / 978-1-62641-249-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Regions Press, LLC
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author(s): Thomas Ligotti, Caitlin R Kiernan, Ramsey Campbell, Ray Garton, W H Pugmire, Clark Ashton Smith
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA