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Lovecraft Unbound free read ☆ 6 ã The stories are legendary the characters unforgettable the world horrible and disturbing Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time but the creations he left behind after his death in 1937 have shaped modern horror than any other author in the last two centuries the shambling god CthulhUnbound • essay by Ellen Datlow 11 • The Crevasse • short story by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud 31 • The Office of Doom • Dust Devil • short story by Richard Bowes 43 • Sincerely Petrified • short fiction by Anna Tambour 73 • The Din of Celestial Birds • 1997 • short story by Brian Evenson 85 • The Tenderness of Jackals • short fiction by Amanda Downum 99 • Sight Unseen • short fiction by Joel Lane 113 • Cold Water Survival • short story by Holly Phillips 139 • Come Lurk With Me and Be My Love • short fiction by William Browning Spencer 161 • Houses Under the Sea • 2006 • novelette by Caitlín R Kiernan 195 • Machines of Concr. Probably this year's most praised book already So far I am very impressed by this anthology The authors have really managed to take inspiration from HPL without stripping away their own uniue voice and approach to storytelling and bless the Old Ones without descending at all into pastichesOCTOBER 28That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable by Nick MamatasAt first it is a little unclear what is going on besides the three characters being in some cave sort of hiding and talking Soon though it turns out that they are hiding because I imagine the world has been run over by other strange creatures and the human race is trying to survive in hidingThat one of the characters is they say a prophet and is eaten near the end by a shoggot and the ending despite its dry matter of factly humorous tone leaves no uestions as to the dark conclusion for mankind only made this odd story even interestingHighly recommendedOCTOBER 28One Day Soon by Lavie TidharAmazingly enough the author succeeds in treating this reader with yet another story about a book and its alluring powers; probably one of the most clicheed elements in the LovecraftianCthulhu Mythos universeThis had a fine uniue take on it all and it worked wonders how the author shifts between characters and their thoughts experiences as the protagonist drifts further and further away from the worldAnd those nightmarish scenes with people walking down a mountain without faces ShudderI like what the author says after the story as way of explaining the story its inspiration point in HPL The real horror from Lovecraft comes from futility We can rage against the dying of the light but I think Lovecraft understood best of all the futility of that grand gesture and that to me is the real horrorWell saidOCTOBER 30Commencement by Joyce Carol OatesA very very cool tale told in Oates' uniue style tone of voiceWhat appears to be simply an almost minute by minute description of the excitement connected to a University's annual ceremony the commensement ends up as a horrible tale of dark proportions and with a nightmarish punch I have rarely seen in a story What a treatWhat makes this story work in my opinion is Oates' uncanny ability to jump into the mind of a given character and with a simple line or two give us their perspective of things A marvelous talent she's got here On top of that her intimate knowledge of the Academic world and its rituals add to the story's textureFrom the start though the reader suspects that something is amiss not only do some of the lines of the University's song seem a little strange but what is this about the Pyramid where in real life it would be normal to say God this is an American University after all and that's who Americans usually pledge their allegiance to right And what about those strange scientific studies going on at the University and the talking head appearing when we approach the show down etc etc And why is the Assistant Mace Bearer so anxious Is it only because this is his first time in that position or does he know something sinister will happenAll in all this is a story with amazing psychological power garnered with an insight into matters pertaining social behavior expectations this is a little oddly clumsily stated by me but I don't know how else to say it right now Oh and with the sacrifice of the three poor unknowing people the poet the educator the s

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The stories are legendary the characters unforgettable the world horrible and disturbing Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time but the creations he left behind after his death in 1937 have shaped modern horror than any other author in the last two centuries the shambling god Cthulhu and the other deities of the Elder Things the Outer Gods and the Great Old Ones and Herbert West Reanimator a doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible cost In Lovecraft Unbound than twenty of today's most prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or inspired by the works of H P Lovecraft 9 • Introduction Lovecraft. Video review collection of Lovecraftian stories that are often not really Lovecraftian and that are sometimes not that great even when they are It's not actively bad except in a few cases but as douchy as that sounds you're probably better off re reading the actual thing or why not McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing StoriesJoyce Carol Oates' and Michael Chabon's stories are still both masterpieces

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Lovecraft UnboundEte Light and Dark • short story by Michael Cisco 213 • Leng • short fiction by Marc Laidlaw 239 • In the Black Mill • 1997 • short story by Michael Chabon 267 • One Day Soon • short fiction by Lavie Tidhar 277 • Commencement • 2001 • novelette by Joyce Carol Oates 305 • Vernon Driving • short fiction by Simon Kurt Unsworth 315 • The Recruiter • short fiction by Michael Shea 331 • Marya Nox • short fiction by Gemma Files 347 • Mongoose • Boojum • novelette by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette 375 • Catch Hell • short fiction by Laird Barron 413 • That of Which We Speak When We Speak of the Unspeakable • short fiction by Nick Mamat. This is a collection of Lovecraft inspired works of short fiction by various authors I was dubious going in because the introduction from the editor states up front that she refused to put any stories in that have direct references to famous Lovecraft stories Great no Lovecraft in a Lovecraft anthology I thoughtNot to worry the editor only half followed through on her threat I think the added challenge of having to do Lovecraft stories without relying on his famous stories improved the uality of the work and forced the authors to get inventiveHere are some mini reviews of each short storyThe Crevasse by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud A strong start to the collection begins with a classic Lovecraftian settingAntarctica A scientific expedition almost fall into a crevasse which suddenly appears beneath them One of their sled dogs has to be cut loose and drops into the unknown What follows is classic Lovecraft My only complaint is that this one feels too short I feel like the story ends at the halfway mark Oh well leave them wanting I guessThe Office of Doom by Richard Bowes A slight tale regarding someone checking out the Necronomicon through interlibrary loan There are also witches which is see what I did there something I don't remember Lovecraft using like this before Not my favoriteSincerely Petrified by Anne Tambour A scientist invents a curse to keep people from stealing petrified wood from a national parkOR DOES HE Pretty lameThe Din of Celestial Birds by Brian Evenson I guy finds a huge haunted birdcage in a scary abandoned village I know this should be scarier but come on even the scariest birds are not that scary I mean Hitchcock's The Birds was one of his least scary movies I don't know what that has to do with anything but I'm just saying Not awesomeThe Tenderness of Jackals by Amanda Downum A werejackal is in love with somebody and this one suckedSight Unseen by Joel Lane Creepy goodness Guy finds out his father might not have been crazy when he thought that aliens had replaced his eyes and were controlling everything he saw This one felt like a logical extension of Lovecraft ideas Very goodCold Water Survival by Holly Phillips My favorite of the book so far How has no one ever thought to do a horror novel in this setting before A research group are on a huge iceberg slowly floating south They slowly begin to discover strange things in the ice because of course they do There are horrible snow storms and it is very easy to become lost because GPS doesn't work on an iceberg This setting and idea are a fantastic way of stripping about all of the modern technology that would make classic Lovecraft stories impossible The writing was superb as well I've already reuested books by this author from my library 5 starsCome Lurk With Me and Be My Love by William Browning Spencer A guy falls in love with a creepy girl he meets at a farmer's market I've always said that organic produce would be the end of us A suitably creepy ending but this idea needed to be fleshed out betterHouses Under the Sea by Caitlin R Kiernan Pretty good creepy homage to The Shadow Over Innsmouth by way of James CameronMachines of Concrete Light and Dark by Michael Cisco Very boring story that I stopped reading I honestly have no idea what it was going forLeng by Marc Laidlaw Great premise and story A mushroom scientist that's a thing right goes in search of two othe