Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre is a new illustrated collection of H.P. Lovecraft stories set to appear later this year. Longtime horror anthology editor Stephen Jones is behind it, and Les Edwards is providing the artwork. The book is actually a followup to 2008's Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft. This title gave Lovecraftian devotees and newcomers a handsome bundle of his best known stories.

The new volume promises to pick up where Necronomicon left off. It's due to offer an affordable set of Lovecraft's lesser known tales, miscellaneous writings, and poetry selections, such as the "Fungi from Yuggoth" sonnets in their entirety. These contents make it the cheapest way for Lovecraft completists to get their hands on the more obscure works. Eldritch Tales will hit retailers as a hardcover, oversize paperback, and e-book for the Kindle. Look for it around Fall, 2011.

-Grim Blogger

3 comments:

Rick Rudd June 2, 2011 at 6:22 AM  

I haven't even finished off the first one!

M. Chandler August 4, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

If you're like me and have piles of Lovecraft collections (and the first lovely sister-collection of Gollancz Lovecraft stories, "Necromicon") you may want to know what's in this volume. The answer, direct from the editor's website, is a LOT. Many rare pieces, and a great deal of short work peripheral to the mythos (also, Fungi from Yuggoth!):
HISTORY OF THE NECRONOMICON
THE ALCHEMIST
A REMINISCENCE OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON
THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
THE POE-ET'S NIGHTMARE
MEMORY
DESPAIR
THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE
BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP
PSYCHOPOMPOS: A TALE IN RHYME
THE WHITE SHIP
THE HOUSE
THE NIGHTMARE LAKE
POETRY AND THE GODS (with Anna Helen Crofts)
NYARLATHOTEP
POLARIS
THE STREET
EX OBLIVIONE
FACTS CONCERNING THE LATE ARTHUR JERMYN AND HIS FAMILY
THE CRAWLING CHAOS (with Winifred Virginia Jackson)
THE TERRIBLE OLD MAN
THE TREE
THE TOMB
CELEPHAïS
HYPNOS
WHAT THE MOON BRINGS
THE HORROR AT MARTIN'S BEACH (with Sonia H. Greene)
THE FESTIVAL
THE TEMPLE
HALLOWE'EN IN A SUBURB
THE MOON-BOG
HE
FESTIVAL
THE GREEN MEADOW (with Winifred Virginia Jackson)
NATHICANA
TWO BLACK BOTTLES (with Wilfred Blanch Talman)
THE LAST TEST (with Adolphe de Castro)
THE WOOD
THE ANCIENT TRACK
THE ELECTRIC EXECUTIONER (with Adolphe de Castro)
FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH
1: THE BOOK
2: PURSUIT
3: THE KEY
4: RECOGNITION
5: HOMECOMING
6: THE LAMP
7: ZAMAN'S HILL
8: THE PORT
9: THE COURTYARD
10: THE PIGEON-FLYERS
11: THE WELL
12: THE HOWLER
13: HESPERIA
14: STAR-WINDS
15: ANTARKTOS
16: THE WINDOW
17: A MEMORY
18: THE GARDENS OF YIN
19: THE BELLS
20: NIGHT-GAUNTS
21: NYARLATHOTEP
22: AZATHOTH
23: MIRAGE
24: THE CANAL
25: ST. TOADS
26: THE FAMILIARS
27: THE ELDER PHAROS
28: EXPECTANCY
29: NOSTALGIA
30: BACKGROUND
31: THE DWELLER
32: ALIENATION
33: HARBOUR WHISTLES
34: RECAPTURE
35: EVENING STAR
36: CONTINUITY
THE TRAP (with Henry S. Whitehead)
THE OTHER GODS
THE QUEST OF IRANON
THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND
IN A SEQUESTER'D PROVIDENCE CHURCHYARD WHERE ONCE POE WALK'D
IBID
AZATHOTH
THE DESCENDENT
THE BOOK
THE MESSENGER
THE EVIL CLERGYMAN
THE VERY OLD FOLK
THE THING IN THE MOONLIGHT
THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO
SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
AFTERWORD: H.P. LOVECRAFT IN BRITAIN Stephen Jones
OTHER COLLABORATIONS AND REVISIONS.

w. h. pugmire, esq. April 14, 2012 at 6:24 PM  

I've just order'd a copy, as it looks dead cool with lovely art and a reproduction of a Lovecraft MS; plus it brings back into print FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH, that so compelling work. Lovecraft is so original and deep that even his lesser works have depths of idea, treatment, fancy. And this edition brings back "The Thing in the Moonlight," an important and influential wee work that has been banned from S. T.'s editions. I am anxious to see if the editor has used the wonderful corrected texts rather than ye corrupt Arkham House versions.

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