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Fiction. Science Fiction and Fantasy. Graphic Novel. Contemporary visions of cosmic transformation, mutation and madness--many inspired directly by the life and writings of H.P. Lovecraft, others reflecting his strangely presentient themes in their own bizarre subtexts. Here the primal beings of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stalk a postmodern landscape of social collapse, etFiction. Science Fiction and Fantasy. Graphic Novel. Contemporary visions of cosmic transformation, mutation and madness--many inspired directly by the life and writings of H.P. Lovecraft, others reflecting his strangely presentient themes in their own bizarre subtexts. Here the primal beings of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stalk a postmodern landscape of social collapse, ethnic cleansing, genetic engineering and nuclear devastation--nightmare prophecies from his ulp pages which have now come chillingly true....

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ISBN : 9781840680874
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 221 Pages
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The Starry Wisdom Reviews

  • Dave Sticher
    2018-12-21 22:20

    Oh man, this book is one of the most 90s things I've ever read. In a good way. Does a great job of steering away from the usual Lovecraftian cliches. The Michael Gira section was probably my favorite.

  • Philip
    2019-01-01 22:19

    Freaky book, cool and bizarre artwork- some of the stories not th ebest, but gets top stars for atmosphere and execution.

  • Valis Umbra
    2018-12-29 03:23

    I bought this book in the mid-90's when I saw it in Forbidden Planet in London, primarily because it had a Lovecraft-inspired short story by Alan Moore and I was a fan of both of them. That story, 'The Courtyard', is by far the best in the collection and more than justifies buying the whole anthology. It is the most ingenious and Intriguing 'new' take on Lovecraftian themes and certainly better written than anything the old man himself ever did. The highly bigotted main character that other reviewers appear to have found off-putting is obviously a reference to Lovecraft's own racism and certainly not indicative of Alan Moore's political views, as even the most casual look through his other work should make clear. 'The Courtyard' was written as a short story for this collection and works excellently as that, rather than the graphic / comic version based on it which came out a few years later with some regrettably so-so artwork. The only other piece I enjoyed in the book was a very good graphic version of 'The Call of Cthulhu' by the artist John Coulthart, whose black and white artwork has an 'old', grainy quality that suits the story very well. The rest of the stories here, for me, ranged from bad to indifferent, with several seeming to have an adolescent preoccupation with trying to be as 'shocking' as possible (an attitude that always conjures an image of 'Rick' from 'The Young Ones' flicking a 'V' sign). Still, worth it for the Alan Moore story.

  • James Bowman
    2018-12-20 02:24

    This anthology, overall, is IMHO quite horrible. There are so many disgusting sexual references and appearances of excrement that one wonders if it was a requirement for the stories' acceptance for the book... In particular, "Walpurgisnachtmusik" brings to mind the ludicrous over-use of the F-bomb in the first 10 minutes of Tarantino's "From Dusk Till Dawn."The only reason I don't condemn it entirely is that there are a few good things in here. Most notable is Coulthart's graphical adaptation of "The Call of Cthulhu," an excellent adaptation indeed. Some others stand out- Lumley's "The Night Sea-Maid Went Down" (a reprint, admittedly), Conway's "Black Static" (just ignore the unpleasantness at either end), Webb's "The Sound of a Door Opening," Moore's "The Courtyard" (again, dodge the few unpleasant bits, which seem especially superfluous here), and Mitchell's "Ward 23." Campbell's "Potential" is tolerably good, as well.In short, if you can buy this book cheap, it's probably worth it; otherwise, give it a pass until you can find it cheap. If nothing else, buy it for the Coulthart segment, the one part that Lovecraft might have truly considered a tribute...

  • Bill
    2018-12-23 22:05

    A varied assortment of recent (not new) Lovecraftian fiction and essays. When its good its very good. Some of the creepiest wordsmithing I've read. Almost Poe-etic with its cosmic horrifiicness. Some stories didn't do it for me though. Overall the wheat is worth the chaff. Nice illustrations throughout.

  • Dan
    2019-01-09 00:14

    Not many comments on here. Thats because whats in this one really is indescribable.If you hold this book in your hands... BURN THIS AT ONCE!No, not really. What a waste of a well-written if oddly and transgressively occult collection of works.Its something akin to Aleister Crowley meets The Old Ones.Wouldn't want this landing up in a mental hospital. Think of what might happen...

  • J K
    2019-01-02 02:17

    Brain-expanding, if over pretentious in many cases. But the good stories are worth a look, and the imagery is impressive and often gloriously repellant throughout. If you can find it, this is a worthwhile read for any Lovecraft fan after something more challenging to get their claws into.

  • Quentin
    2018-12-24 02:24

    Stories by Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, William S. Burroughs, Michael Gira of the Swans, and many many others. It's probably the sickest collection of Lovecraft-inspired stories I've read, and it's great.

  • Morgana Blackrose
    2019-01-04 01:15

    A very mixed bag, from pretentious garbage to the sublime. The graphic novel version of the 'Call of Cthulhu', the book's centrepiece, is worth the cover price alone, though.

  • Michelle Wu
    2018-12-17 23:17

    couple of good ones but mostly r/NoSleep

  • Feather Mista
    2018-12-19 21:09

    Libro que evidentemente puse como to-read porque sale Moore en la lista de autores. Después habrá que ver qué tiene y si alguna vez se editó en castellano, que es lo que suelo hacer.