Black wings : new tales of Lovecraftian horror

Format: Print Book 2010
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Contents
Introduction / S.T. Joshi
Pickman's other model (1929) / Caitlín R. Kiernan
Desert dreams / Donald R. Burleson
Engravings / Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Copping squid / Michael Shea
Passing spirits / Sam Gafford
The broadsword / Laird Barron
Usurped / William Browning Spencer
Denker's book / David J. Schow
Inhabitants of Wraithwood / W.H. Pugmire
The dome / Mollie L. Burleson
Rotterdam / Nicholas Royle
Tempting providence / Jonathan Thomas
Howling in the dark / Darrell Schweitzer
The truth about Pickman / Brian Stableford
Tunnels / Philip Haldeman
The correspondence of Cameron Thaddeus Nash / annotated by Ramsey Campbell
Violence, child of trust / Michael Cisco
Lesser demons / Norman Partridge
An Eldritch matter / Adam Niswander
Substitutions / Michael Marshall Smith
Susie / Jason Van Hollander.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In introducing this exceptional set of original horror tales, editor Joshi places a little extra emphasis on the term Lovecraftian to describe its contents. Instead of simply mimicking Lovecraft's distinctive gothic style or spinning stock variations on his famous Cthulhu Mythos, the contributors use Lovecraft as their inspiration for a breathtaking range of colorful new ideas and literary styles. Laird Barron and Philip Haldeman abandon Lovecraft's New England to put their Lovecraftian monsters in the Pacific Northwest, while William Browning Spencer and Donald R. Burleson place theirs in the Southwest. A hard-boiled crime story is followed by stories of psychological terror and some in which Lovecraft himself is a character. Standouts include Caitlin R. Kiernan's Pickman's Other Model, wherein sketches by Lovecraft's eccentric painter are discovered depicting a disgraced actress' true, bestial nature; and Stanley C. Sargent's Black Brat of Dunwich, which cleverly deconstructs Lovecraft's classic The Dunwich Horror, about a half-human creature lurking in rural New England. The high level of craftsmanship throughout will delight even horror fans completely unfamiliar with Lovecraft.--Hays, Carl Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The best of the 22 stories that H.P. Lovecraft scholar Joshi (The Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos) has selected for this all-original anthology take their cue from the 20th-century horror master without slavishly imitating him. High points include Laird Barron's "The Broadsword" and William Browning Spencer's "Usurped," cumulatively creepy studies of Lovecraft-style locales where inexplicable supernatural phenomena suggest an otherworldly dimension intersecting our own. Both Caitlin R. Kiernan's "Pickman's Other Model (1929)" and Brian Stableford's "The Truth About Pickman" riff neatly on Lovecraft's ghoulish classic "Pickman's Model." Ramsey Campbell's unsettling "The Correspondence of Cameron Thaddeus Nash" encapsulates the entirety of Lovecraft's unique ambitions as a horror writer in the rambling letters of one of his unbalanced (fictional) correspondents. A few tales are too insular to be appreciated by any but hardcore Lovecraft fans. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Lovecraft, H. P. -- (Howard Phillips), -- 1890-1937 -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Cthulhu -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Horror tales.
Publisher Hornsea, Great Britain :PS Pub.,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
Joshi, S. T., 1958-
Language English
Description xi, 427 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781848630611 (hardcover)
1848630611 (hardcover)
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