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Waiting on Wednesday: New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird edited by Paula Guran

>>Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Welcome back to another installment of Waiting on Wednesday,  hosted by Breaking the Spine. When I saw this book on Elizabeth Bear's LJ I thought it was quite awesome. There's an incredible author list; I can't wait for this to come out!

Title: New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
Author: edited by Paula Guran; various authors
Publication Date: November 2011

From SFSignal:

For more than eighty years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history--written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread--today remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it.

In the first decade of the twenty-first century 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.


Click below to see the contents of this anthology!

The Crevasse, Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud
Old Virginia, Laird Barron
Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear
Mongoose, Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
The Oram County Whoosit, Steve Duffy
Study in Emerald, Neil Gaiman
Grinding Rock, Cody Goodfellow
Pickman's Other Model (1929), Caitlín Kiernan
The Disciple, David Barr Kirtley
The Vicar of R'lyeh, Marc Laidlaw
Mr Gaunt, John Langan
Take Me to the River, Paul McAuley
The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft, Nick Mamatas & Tim Pratt
Details, China Miéville
Bringing Helena Back, Sarah Monette
Another Fish Story, Kim Newman
Lesser Demons, Norm Partridge
Cold Water Survival, Holly Phillips
Head Music, Lon Prater
Bad Sushi, Cherie Priest
The Fungal Stain, W.H. Pugmire
Tsathoggua, Michael Shea
Buried in the Sky, John Shirley
Fair Exchange, Michael Marshall Smith
The Essayist in the Wilderness, William Browning Spencer
A Colder War, Charles Stross
The Great White Bed, Don Webb

2 comments:

  1. I'm very excited by the recent Cthulhu revival, even if it did seemingly come out of nowhere. I was just looking into Cthulhurotica (by Carrie Cuinn) this morning, which puts an erotic-horror spin on the mythology.

    Here's my WOW for this week.

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  2. I am absolutely thrill'd to be one of ye authors in Paula's forthcoming anthology. 'Tis a good strange aeon in which to be a Mythos writer, aye!

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