520 pages ; 23 cm
Pickman's other model (1929) / Caitlin R. Kiernan -- Fair exchange / Michael Marshall Smith -- Mr. Gaunt / John Langan -- Vicar of R'Lyeh / Marc Laidlaw -- Crevasse / Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud -- Bad sushi / Cherie Priest -- Old Virginia / Laird Barron -- Dude who collected Lovecraft / Mick Mamatas & Tim Pratt -- Oram County whoosit / Steve Duffy -- Fungal stain / W.H. Pugmire -- Study in emerald / Neil Gaiman -- Burried in the sky / John Shirley -- Bringing Helena back / Sarah Monette -- Take me to the river / Paul McAuley -- Essayist in the wilderness / William Browning Spencer -- Disciple / David Barr Kirtley -- Shoggoths in bloom / Elizabeth Bear -- Cold water survival / Holly Philips -- Great white bed / Don Webb -- Lesser demons / Norman Partridge -- Grinding rock / Cody Goodfellow -- Details / China Mieville -- Another fish story / Kim Newman -- Head music / Lon Prater -- Tsathoggua / Michael Shea -- Mongoose / Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette -- Colder war / Charles Stross.
For more than 80 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 - 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 the best 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.