Books about Great Old Ones (Lovecraft Mythos)

If your a fan of H.P. Lovecaft, Cthulhu, or cosmic horror in general here’s a list for you!

Books about Great Old Ones!

The Great Old Ones

Published By:
1989  

Author: Marcus L. Rowland, Kevin Ross

“The Great Old Ones” consists of a set of six scenarios for Call of Cthulhu: “The Spawn” is in the Wild West, with Indians, Wobblies, and bad guys; “Still Waters” is an adventure for people who hate to lend books; “Tell Me, Have You Seen the Yellow Sign?” makes a symbolic stop-over in New Orleans; “One In Darkness” features South Boston hoodlums; “The Pale God” introduces investigators to an unusual contract; “Bad Moon Rising” is an experience to remember. The adventures can be presented in sequence, as a loose campaign; limited cross-references allow the scenarios to stand independently.

The Curse of Yig

Published By: WS
2018-06-06  

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

“The Curse of Yig” is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop in which Yig, “The Father of Serpents”, is first introduced.

The Great Old Ones

Published By: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
2017-11-15  

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Read the collected works of H. P. Lovecraft, one of modern horror’s founding fathers, the original master of the supernatural and macabre! This wonderfully composed book contains the complete fiction collection of H. P. Lovecraft’s writings. Also included are H. P. Lovecraft’s collaborations with other writers of weird fiction. Read The Great Old Ones and see why Lovecraft’s writings have influenced almost every writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction in the second half of the twentieth century. His work inspired such later luminaries as Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, Alan Moore, Junji Ito, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Lumley, Thomas Ligotti, Caitlín R. Kiernan, William S. Burroughs, and Neil Gaiman. In his own time, Lovecraft also influenced a wide range of his peers including Robert Bloch (Psycho), Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian series). Once you read his works, you will see why Stephen King called Lovecraft “the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.” The following novellas, stories, and works of short fiction are included in this massive ebook: Notes on Writing Weird Fiction The Alchemist The Beast in the Cave The Tomb Dagon Polaris Beyond the Wall of Sleep Memory Old Bugs The Little Glass Bottle The Transition of Juan Romero The White Ship The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Statement of Randolph Carter The Terrible Old Man The Tree The Cats of Ulthar The Temple Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family The Street Celephaïs From Beyond Nyarlathotep The Picture in the House Ex Oblivione The Mysterious Ship The Mystery of the Grave-Yard or “A Dead Man’s Revenge” The Nameless City The Quest of Iranon The Moon-Bog The Outsider The Other Gods Pickman’s Model The Music of Erich Zann Herbert West – Reanimator Hypnos What the Moon Brings Azathoth The Hound The Lurking Fear The Rats in the Walls A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson The Secret Cave, or John Lees Adventure Sweet Ermengarde Or, the Heart of a Country Girl The Unnamable The Festival The Shunned House The Horror at Red Hook He In the Vault The Descendant Cool Air The Call of Cthulhu The Silver Key The Strange High House in the Mist The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Colour Out of Space The Very Old Folk The Thing in the Moonlight Ibid The Dunwich Horror The Whisperer in Darkness At the Mountains of Madness The Shadow Over Innsmouth The Dreams in the Witch House The Thing on the Doorstep The Evil Clergyman The Book The Shadow Out of Time The Haunter of the Dark The History of the Necronomicon The Battle That Ended the Century The Challenge from Beyond Collapsing Cosmoses The Crawling Chaos The Curse of Yig The Diary of Alonzo Typer The Disinterment The Electric Executioner The Green Meadow The Hoard of The Wizarrd-Beast The Horror at Martin’s Beach The Horror in the Burying-Ground The Horror in the Museum In the Walls of Eryx The Last Test The Man of Stone Medusa’s Coil The Mound The Night Ocean Out of the Aeons Poetry and the Gods The Slaying of the Monster Through the Gates of the Silver Key Till A’ the Seas The Trap The Tree on the Hill Two Black Bottles Imprisoned with the Pharaohs Winged Death As an added bonus, this edition contains an illuminating introduction on weird fiction by the master himself entitled Notes on Writing Weird Fiction.

Return of the Old Ones

Published By:
2016-11-17  

Author: Brian Sammons

The Old Ones in the Old Book

Published By: John Hunt Publishing
2012-06-29  

Author: Philip West

The Hebrew Old Testament, which contains some of the world s most ancient religious texts, was written and repeatedly re-edited over the course of several centuries from about 1000 BCE. It reached its final form at the hands of editors who were monotheists. They believed that their god Yahweh was the only true God, and that he had been worshipped exclusively by their ancestors from the time of Abraham. They edited their sources to reflect this belief. However, we can strip away this veneer of later monotheism to view the ancient stories themselves. These bear witness to Israelite religion as practised before 600 BCE. Far from being monotheistic, this religion was a fascinating polytheistic paganism, close to the religion of the surrounding Canaanites. In this religion, Yahweh, far from being God as understood by modern western monotheism, was a distinctive tribal deity. This book will be of particular interest to the large numbers of western people who come from a broadly Christian or Jewish background but have left those faiths behind to explore paganism or New Age spirituality.

In Search of the Old Ones

Published By: Simon and Schuster
2010-05-11  

Author: David Roberts

An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi. David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi—the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo—who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts’s book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.

The Horror from the Hills

Published By:
2009-03-01  

Author: Frank Belknap Long

One of the early works of pulp terror, The Horror from the Hills is the legendary first tale of the Cthulhu Mythos. It is drawn from the disturbing nightmares of Belknap Long’s friend and colleague, H. P. Lovecraft, the master writer of supernatural fiction of the modern age. A blood-sucking demon from the fourth dimension is mistakenly exhibited in a Manhattan museum and feasts on the blood of its admirers. This influential tale of extraterrestrial terror, a bestseller in the 1930s and 1940s, has been out of print for more than three decades. In a relatively short narrative, Long takes us from the remotest origins of our common culture, to the center of civilized mid-twentieth-century, to the cutting edges of contemporary technology to bring us face to face with horrible bloodsucking malevolence. We are fortunate that Chaugnar Faugn is a creation of fiction, drawn from one dark mind into another’s pen.

The Palladium RPG Book II

Published By:
1985-01-01  

Author: Kevin Siembieda

The Great Old Ones

Published By:
1989  

Author: Chaosium, Inc

Asylum of the Ancient Ones

Published By: Black Bed Sheet Books
2016-05-04  

Author: H.P. Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum

Not long ago, some extremely devoted H.P. Lovecraft fans called themselves the H.P. Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum, and soon some became many. Eventually they crafted a unique anthology from poets, authors, and artists. Editor/contributor Dawn M. Matthews wove them into one cohesive story that takes place in an asylum. The tales are told by the patients with a wraparound story that works it into the main story , hence creating a terrifying read. The asylum is not ordinary,, of course. Its main goal is to bring the Old Ones back to this dimension and wake Cthulhu (though not in a way that you might think). The result is what you hold here in your hands, which presents not only an amazing and original achievement in Lovecraft lore from yet unsung brilliant minds and fervent genre enthusiasts, but a satisfying collective thriller but beware upon reading this: you WILL fear the Ancient Ones….

The Challenger to Great Old Ones Vol.3

Published By: Creek & River Co., Ltd
2015-05-29  

Author: Kentaro Yano

The legendary Japanese mystery comic about the Cthulhu mythos now comes in ebook! In volume three, “Last Creator” is included. Bizarre murders were done by a mysterious creature with tentacles. Cain and Nagisa decided to seek the truth (Last Creator). This manga is for all the Cthulhu mythos fans around the world!

Sinbad and the Great Old Ones

Published By: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
2016-04-01  

Author: Gavin Chappell

Shipwrecked while escorting the Princess of Serendip to her bridegroom, Sinbad discovers that she has been abducted by the wicked magician, Abdul Alhazred, who plans to sacrifice her in an attempt to open a dimensional gate and summon the Great Old Ones-demonic gods from beyond the stars. Accompanied by a motley crew of alchemists and slave girls, princes and policemen, Sinbad sets out to foil the evil sorcerer’s plot. The journey will take them from lost desert cities to mysterious jungle islands, from the streets of Samarkand to the fabled Plateau of Leng, until at last Sinbad alone stands between the peoples of the Earth and slavery to the forces of cosmic evil…

The Challenger to Great Old Ones Vol.1

Published By: Creek & River Co., Ltd
2015-05-29  

Author: Kentaro Yano

The legendary Japanese mystery comic about the Cthulhu mythos now comes in ebook! In volume one, the story of “Lamia” and “Chaos seeker” are included. After surviving a devastating motorcycle accident, Jun Tachikawa starts to hear mysterious voices (Lamia). When Nagisa Hoshima returned home, there was a mysterious creature awaiting (Chaos Seeker). This manga is for all the Cthulhu mythos fans around the world!

The Challenger to Great Old Ones Vol.4

Published By: Creek & River Co., Ltd
2015-05-29  

Author: Kentaro Yano

The legendary Japanese mystery comic about the Cthulhu mythos now comes in ebook! In volume four, “Confusion” “Nefertiti” “Summer Wind” “Call of Cthulhu” are included. After the accident in Chernobyl, an investigation of the Chaos Seeker continues (Confusion). This manga is for all the Cthulhu mythos fans around the world!

Four Against Darkness

Published By: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
2017-09-13  

Author: Andrea Sfiligoi

Four Against Darkness is a solitaire dungeon-delving game that may also be played cooperatively. No miniatures are needed. All you need is this book, a pencil, two dice, and grid paper. Choose four characters from a list of classic types (warrior, wizard, rogue, halfling, dwarf, barbarian, cleric, elf), equip them, and venture into dungeons created by dice rolls and your own choices. You will fight monsters, manage resources, grab treasure, dodge traps, find clues, and even accept quests from the monsters themselves. Your characters will level up, becoming more powerful with each game… IF THEY SURVIVE.

The Other Gods

Published By: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
2019-12-11  

Author:  H.P. Lovecraft

“The Other Gods” is a fantasy short story written by American author H. P. Lovecraft, on August 14, 1921. It was first published in the November 1933 issue of The Fantasy Fan. Barzai the Wise, a high priest and prophet greatly learned in the lore of the “gods of earth”, or Great Ones, attempts to scale the mountain of Hatheg-Kla in order to look upon their faces, accompanied by his young disciple Atal. Upon reaching the peak, Barzai at first seems overjoyed until he finds that the “gods of the earth” are not there alone, but rather are overseen by the “other gods, the gods of the outer hells that guard the feeble gods of earth!” Atal flees, and Barzai is never seen again. Famous works of the author Howard Phillips Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Horror at Red Hook, The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadows over Innsmouth, The Alchemist, Reanimator, Ex Oblivione, Azathoth, The Call of Cthulhu, The Cats of Ulthar, The Festival, The Silver Key, The Outsider, The Temple, The Picture in the House, The Shunned House, The Terrible Old Man, The Tomb, Dagon, What the Moon Brings.

Dagon

Published By: Lindhardt og Ringhof
2020-09-02  

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

The man is addicted to morphine, and can think of nothing but death. Only morphine has made his life barely tolerable. He is in this fragile mental state because of the things that happened in the past; because of the things he was forced to encounter. During the First World War he ended up alone on an island – an island that was pure horror. ‘Dagon’ is a horror short story written by H. P. Lovecraft. It was first published in 1917. H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American horror writer. His best known works include ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and ‘the Mountains of Madness’. Most of his work was originally published in pulp magazines, and Lovecraft rose into fame only after his death at the age of 46. He has had a great influence in both horror and science fiction genres.

Herbert West

Published By: BookRix
2018-10-16  

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

“Herbert West—Reanimator” is a story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. The story is the first to mention Lovecraft’s fictional Miskatonic University. It is also notable as one of the first depictions of zombies as scientifically reanimated corpses, with animalistic and uncontrollable temperament. The narrator is a doctor who went to medical school with the titular character. Informing the reader that Herbert West has recently disappeared. The narrator goes on to explain how he met West when they were both young men in medical school, and the narrator became fascinated by West’s theories, which postulated that the human body is simply a complex, organic machine, which could be “restarted.” West initially tries to prove this hypothesis, but is unsuccessful. West realizes he must experiment on human subjects. The two men spirit away numerous supplies from the medical school and set up shop in an abandoned farmhouse. At first, they pay a group of men to rob graves for them, but none of the experiments are successful. West and the narrator go into grave robbing for themselves. One night, West and the narrator steal a corpse of a construction worker who died just that morning in an accident. They take it back to the farmhouse and inject it with West’s solution, but nothing happens. Later an inhuman scream is heard from within the room containing the corpse which forces the two students to instinctively flee into the night. West accidentally tips over a lantern and the farmhouse catches fire. West and the narrator escape. The next day, however, the newspaper reads that a grave in potter’s field had been molested violently the night before, as with the claws of a beast.

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

Published By: W. W. Norton & Company
2015-04-13  

Author: David Roberts

An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. In this thrilling story of intellectual and archaeological discovery, David Roberts recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in search of spectacular prehistoric ruins and rock art panels known to very few modern travelers. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, and illuminate the mysteries of the Ancestral Puebloans and their contemporary neighbors the Mogollon and Fremont, as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche.

The King in Yellow

Published By: Library of Alexandria
2020-09-28  

Author: Robert William Chambers

Toward the end of the year 1920 the Government of the United States had practically completed the programme, adopted during the last months of President Winthrop’s administration. The country was apparently tranquil. Everybody knows how the Tariff and Labour questions were settled. The war with Germany, incident on that country’s seizure of the Samoan Islands, had left no visible scars upon the republic, and the temporary occupation of Norfolk by the invading army had been forgotten in the joy over repeated naval victories, and the subsequent ridiculous plight of General Von Gartenlaube’s forces in the State of New Jersey. The Cuban and Hawaiian investments had paid one hundred per cent and the territory of Samoa was well worth its cost as a coaling station. The country was in a superb state of defence. Every coast city had been well supplied with land fortifications; the army under the parental eye of the General Staff, organized according to the Prussian system, had been increased to 300,000 men, with a territorial reserve of a million; and six magnificent squadrons of cruisers and battle-ships patrolled the six stations of the navigable seas, leaving a steam reserve amply fitted to control home waters. The gentlemen from the West had at last been constrained to acknowledge that a college for the training of diplomats was as necessary as law schools are for the training of barristers; consequently we were no longer represented abroad by incompetent patriots. The nation was prosperous; Chicago, for a moment paralyzed after a second great fire, had risen from its ruins, white and imperial, and more beautiful than the white city which had been built for its plaything in 1893. Everywhere good architecture was replacing bad, and even in New York, a sudden craving for decency had swept away a great portion of the existing horrors. Streets had been widened, properly paved and lighted, trees had been planted, squares laid out, elevated structures demolished and underground roads built to replace them. The new government buildings and barracks were fine bits of architecture, and the long system of stone quays which completely surrounded the island had been turned into parks which proved a god-send to the population. The subsidizing of the state theatre and state opera brought its own reward. The United States National Academy of Design was much like European institutions of the same kind. Nobody envied the Secretary of Fine Arts, either his cabinet position or his portfolio. The Secretary of Forestry and Game Preservation had a much easier time, thanks to the new system of National Mounted Police. We had profited well by the latest treaties with France and England; the exclusion of foreign-born Jews as a measure of self-preservation, the settlement of the new independent negro state of Suanee, the checking of immigration, the new laws concerning naturalization, and the gradual centralization of power in the executive all contributed to national calm and prosperity. When the Government solved the Indian problem and squadrons of Indian cavalry scouts in native costume were substituted for the pitiable organizations tacked on to the tail of skeletonized regiments by a former Secretary of War, the nation drew a long sigh of relief. When, after the colossal Congress of Religions, bigotry and intolerance were laid in their graves and kindness and charity began to draw warring sects together, many thought the millennium had arrived, at least in the new world which after all is a world by itself.

The Mound

Published By: Good Press
2020-12-08  

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Zealia Bishop

“The Mound” by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Zealia Bishop. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Great Old Ones

Published By:
2015-11-05  

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Hypnos

Published By: Litres
2017-09-02  

Author: H. Lovecraft

Hypnos is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed character living in Kent, England. The narrator writes that he fears sleep, and is resolved to write his story down lest it drive him further mad, regardless of what people think after reading it.

Ancient Ones

Published By: Turtleback
2002-03-04  

Author: Barbara Bash

For use in schools and libraries only. A visit to a forest of old-growth Douglas firs reveals how the trees help support a multitude of life forms in an intricate web.

The New Old Ones

Published By:
2019-08-19  

Author: David Rex

This is what you’d get if Lovecraft used twitter.The lines between cosmic horror and dystopian fiction blur in The New Old Ones: Cosmic Horror from the Digital Depths. These stories pierce the smoke-filled rooms of noir, revealing how tech embodies our most ancient fears.This visceral collection from David Rex plays with the most beloved tropes of the genre. The grizzled detective and the wild-eyed academic, the secretive cults and vile creatures–they all play their part in The New Old Ones. Rex weaves them seamlessly into a landscape of feverish addiction, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.We built our world to mimic science fiction’s wildest fantasies. Rex suggests we also built it to reflect our darkest fears.

The Crawling Chaos

Published By: WSBLD
2018-06-13  

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

“The Crawling Chaos” is a short story by American writers H. P. Lovecraft and Winifred V. Jackson (first published April 1921 in the United Cooperative. As in their other collaboration, “The Green Meadow”, the tale was credited to “Elizabeth Berkeley” (Jackson) and “Lewis Theobald, Jun” (Lovecraft). The story begins with the narrator describing the effects of opium and the fantastical vistas it can inspire. The narrator then tells of his sole experience with opium in which he was accidentally administered an overdose by a doctor during the “year of the plague”.

Ancient Ones

Published By: Bantam
2002  

Author: Kirk Mitchell

A greedy fossil hunter uncovers human remains in an Oregon river valley that prove to be the oldest bones on record and suggest Caucasian descent, igniting a war among Native Americans, the U.S. Army, the scientific community, and the Norse Folk Congress. Reprint.

Elder Evils

Published By:
2007  

Author: Robert J. Schwalb

Providing Dungeon Masters with 160 pages of truly wicked threats to challenge high-level heroes, this tome comes with stat blocks for the elder evil and its minions, tips for how to incorporate the elder evil into any D&D campaign, and how to create unique villains and endgame encounters.

Girl, Wash Your Face

Published By: Thomas Nelson
2018-02-06  

Author: Rachel Hollis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . . Something else will make me happy. I’m not a good mom. I will never get past this. I am defined by my weight. I should be further along by now. . . . then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.

The Festival

Published By: Lindhardt og Ringhof
2021-02-24  

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

It is the time to celebrate Yuletide – a festival that ancient Germanic people celebrated during the darkest times of the year. A man returns to his home town to share this special day of celebration with his relatives. But there is no regular festival waiting for him – instead he is about to meet something terrifying… Yuletide is not, after all, that similar to Christmas – it was believed that supernatural forces were particularly strong during that time of the year. H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American horror writer. His best known works include ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ and ‘the Mountains of Madness’. Most of his work was originally published in pulp magazines, and Lovecraft rose into fame only after his death at the age of 46. He has had a great influence in both horror and science fiction genres.

Annihilation: Scourge

Published By: Marvel
2020-03-24  

Author: Marvel Comics

The Negative Zone is under siege! Now the Lord of the Negative Zone, Annihilus, makes a call for help to the very heroes he once fought against! It’s an all-out battle as Nova, Silver Surfer and some of your favorite cosmic heroes try to prevent the next annihilation. COLLECTING: Annihilation – Scourge Alpha (2019) 1, Annihilation – Scourge: Nova (2019) 1, Annihilation – Scourge: Silver Surfer (2019) 1, Annihilation – Scourge: Beta Ray Bill (2019) 1, Annihilation – Scourge: Fantastic Four (2019) 1, Annihilation – Scourge Omega (2019) 1

The Bones of the Old Ones

Published By: Macmillan
2012-12-11  

Author: Howard Andrew Jones

A thrilling, inventive follow-up to The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones, a “rare master of the storyteller’s art” (Greenmanreview.com) As a snowfall blankets 8th century Mosul, a Persian noblewoman arrives at the home of the scholar Dabir and his friend the swordsman Captain Asim. Najya has escaped from a dangerous cabal that has ensorcelled her to track down ancient magical tools of tremendous power, the bones of the old ones. To stop the cabal and save Najya, Dabir and Asim venture into the worst winter in human memory, hunted by a shape-changing assassin. The stalwart Asim is drawn irresistibly toward the beautiful Persian even as Dabir realizes she may be far more dangerous a threat than anyone who pursues them, for her enchantment worsens with the winter. As their opposition grows, Dabir and Asim have no choice but to ally with their deadliest enemy, the treacherous Greek necromancer, Lydia. But even if they can trust one another long enough to escape their foes, it may be too late for Najya, whose soul is bound up with a vengeful spirit intent on sheathing the world in ice for a thousand years… “The Bones of the Old Ones is a damn good tale that not only pays homage to the masters, but sets its own print on the genre.” –SF Signal “This rousing sequel to The Desert of Souls offers a mélange of ancient adventure myths populated by convincing, endearing characters… As intricately woven as the magic carpet of Greek sorceress Lydia, Jones’s tale incorporates real historical personages and settings like Mosul of “haggard beauty” from the early days of Islam, and fills the pages with gallantry and glamour to provide a thrilling spectacle.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Yellow Sign

Published By: Library of Alexandria
2020-09-28  

Author: Robert William Chambers

That evening I took my usual walk in Washington Park, pondering over the occurrences of the day. I was thoroughly committed. There was no back out now, and I stared the future straight in the face. I was not good, not even scrupulous, but I had no idea of deceiving either myself or Tessie. The one passion of my life lay buried in the sunlit forests of Brittany. Was it buried forever? Hope cried “No!” For three years I had been listening to the voice of Hope, and for three years I had waited for a footstep on my threshold. Had Sylvia forgotten? “No!” cried Hope. I said that I was not good. That is true, but still I was not exactly a comic opera villain. I had led an easy-going reckless life, taking what invited me of pleasure, deploring and sometimes bitterly regretting consequences. In one thing alone, except my painting, was I serious, and that was something which lay hidden if not lost in the Breton forests. It was too late now for me to regret what had occurred during the day. Whatever it had been, pity, a sudden tenderness for sorrow, or the more brutal instinct of gratified vanity, it was all the same now, and unless I wished to bruise an innocent heart my path lay marked before me. The fire and strength, the depth of passion of a love which I had never even suspected, with all my imagined experience in the world, left me no alternative but to respond or send her away. Whether because I am so cowardly about giving pain to others, or whether it was that I have little of the gloomy Puritan in me, I do not know, but I shrank from disclaiming responsibility for that thoughtless kiss, and in fact had no time to do so before the gates of her heart opened and the flood poured forth. Others who habitually do their duty and find a sullen satisfaction in making themselves and everybody else unhappy, might have withstood it. I did not. I dared not. After the storm had abated I did tell her that she might better have loved Ed Burke and worn a plain gold ring, but she would not hear of it, and I thought perhaps that as long as she had decided to love.somebody she could not marry, it had better be me. I, at least, could treat her with an intelligent affection, and whenever she became tired of her infatuation she could go none the worse for it. For I was decided on that point although I knew how hard it would be. I remembered the usual termination of Platonic liaisons and thought how disgusted I had been whenever I heard of one. I knew I was undertaking a great deal for so unscrupulous a man as I was, and I dreaded the future, but never for one moment did I doubt that she was safe with me. Had it been anybody but Tessie I should not have bothered my head about scruples. For it did not occur to me to sacrifice Tessie as I would have sacrificed a woman of the world. I looked the future squarely in the face and saw the several probable endings to the affair. She would either tire of the whole thing, or become so unhappy that I should have either to marry her or go away. If I married her we would be unhappy. I with a wife unsuited to me, and she with a husband unsuitable for any woman. For my past life could scarcely entitle me to marry. If I went away she might either fall ill, recover, and marry some Eddie Burke, or she might recklessly or deliberately go and do something foolish. On the other hand if she tired of me, then her whole life would be before her with beautiful vistas of Eddie Burkes and marriage rings and twins and Harlem flats and Heaven knows what. As I strolled along through the trees by the Washington Arch, I decided that she should find a substantial friend in me anyway and the future could take care of itself. Then I went into the house and put on my evening dress for the little faintly perfumed note on my dresser said, “Have a cab at the stage door at eleven,” and the note was signed “Edith Carmichael, Metropolitan Theater, June 19th, 189—.”

The Coming of the Old Ones

Published By:
2019-07-30  

Author: Jeffrey Thomas

Three stories of horror in the vein of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. AROUND THE CORNER – A man whose parents raised him in a cult suspects the new tenants in his apartment complex belong to a similar cult, and are summoning up powers that will change the world…and not for the betterment of humankind. AFTER THE FALL – Around the world, after a great storm the sky becomes filled with the remains of vast fossilized monsters locked in an ancient conflict, leaving humans to interpret this vision and to consider their own humble existence. SCRIMSHAW – In this alternate history story set in 1851, men in seafaring ships do not harvest whale blubber, but seek strange treasures in the bodies of immense alien creatures. From Jeffrey Thomas — the author of Punktown.

Call of Cthulhu of Elder Gods and Other Things

Published By: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
2017-05-02  

Author: Rob Crocker, Veronica Kegel-giglio

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature A collection of H.P. Lovecraft-inspired tales of some of the best Dark Moon Press authors. The often found theme in Lovecraft’s work is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of the cosmic terrors lurking at the outskirts of our universe. Lovecraft made frequent reference to the “Great Old Ones” a race of ancient, powerful deities from space who once ruled the Earth and who are in a deathlike slumber in the depths of the ocean. This was first established in The Call of Cthulhu, in which the minds of the human characters deteriorated when afforded a glimpse of what exists outside their perceived reality.

The Children of Gla’aki

Published By:
2016-12-02  

Author: Brian M. Sammons

What Are the Odds?

Published By:
2020-04-30  

Author: Lindell Publishing, Mike Lindell

Wake of the Watcher

Published By: Paizo Pub Llc
2011  

Author: Greg A. Vaughan

No one goes to Illmarsh, a decrepit village haunted by tales of ghastly midnight rites and sacrifices to shadows from the sea. When the heroes learn of an unholy bargain between the cultists of the Whispering Way and the drowned gods of this wretched town, they must journey through a wilderness gone wrong to prevent it. Can the heroes discover what foulness festers in the mind of Illmarsh and withstand the whispers of an insanity from beyond the stars? A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 9th-level characters, this volume continues the Carrion Crown Adventure Path, drawing on themes of classic horror stories long awaited by players. The heroes will investigate lands inspired by the mind-bending horrors of H.P. Lovecraft and face off against terrifying foes drawn from his ever-popular Cthulhu Mythos. This volume also introduces the unimaginable terrors of the Elder Gods to the Pathfinder campaign setting with an expanded Bestiary unleashing a host of maddening Lovecraftian monsters, plus much more including new fiction in the Pathfinder’s Journal!

The Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

Published By: Dell Books
1997  

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi

Presents a collection of short stories spanning the career of the influential horror writer

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