Authors: Robert Price, Robert Bloch, Robert Howard, Clark Smith, Henry Kuttner, August Derleth, Mark Schorer, E. Price, Richard Searight, Bertram Russell, Mearle Proyt, C. Thompson, Henry Hasse, Robert Lowndes, Duane Rimel, Carl Jacobi, Donald Wollheim, Fritz Leiber
Original language: English
Publisher: Del Rey, 2002
When H.P. Lovecraft first introduced his macabre universe in the pages of Weird Tales magazine, the response was electrifying. Gifted writers — among them his closest peers — added sinister new elements to the fear-drenched landscape. Here are some of the most famous original stories from the pulp era that played a pivotal role in reflecting the master’s dark vision.
FANE OF THE BLACK PHARAOH by Robert Bloch: A man obsessed with unearthing dark secrets succumbs to the lure of the forbidden.
BELLS OF HORROR by Henry Kuttner: Infernal chimes ring the promise of dementia and mutilation.
THE FIRE OF ASSURBANIPAL by Robert E. Howard: In the burning Afghan desert, a young American unleashes an ancient curse.
THE ABYSS by Robert A. W. Lowndes: A hypnotized man finds himself in an alternate universe, trapped on a high wire between life and death.