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.