Mysteries of the Worm: Earle Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

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Chaosium, 2009 - 288 páginas
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H.P. Lovecraft like his creation, Cthulhu never truly died. He and his influence live on, in the work of so many of us who were his friends and acolytes. Today we have reason for rejoicing in the widespread revival of his canonIf a volume such as this has any justification for it's existence, it's because Lovecraft's readers continue to search out stories which reflect his contribution to the field of fantasy [the tales in this book] represent a lifelong homage to HPL I hope you'll accept them for what they were and are a labor of love.-- Robert BlochThis third edition now includes the Robert Bloch short stories The Opener of the Way, The Eyes of the Mummy, Black Bargain, and Philtre Tip.This book is one in an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction. Call of Cthulhu(R) fiction focuses on single entities, related topics, and authors significant to readers and fans of H. P. Lovecraft.Introduction by Robert M. PriceThe Secret in the TombThe Suicide in the StudyThe Shambler from the StarsThe Faceless GodThe Grinning GhoulThe Opener of the Way*The Dark DemonThe MannikinThe Brood of BubastisThe Creeper in the CryptThe Secret of SebekFane of the Black PharaohThe Eyes of the Mummy*The Sorcerer's JewelBlack Bargain*The Unspeakable BetrothalThe Shadow from the SteepleNotebook Found in a Deserted HouseTerror in Cut-throat CovePhiltre Tip*Afterword, by Robert BlochDemon-Dreaded Lore, an appreciation by Lin Carter

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Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 -- September 23, 1994) was a prolific American writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and 30 plus novels. His mentor was H. P. Lovecraft, one of the first to encourage Bloch's horror fiction writing. Bloch won the Hugo award for his story, That Hell-Bound Train, in 1959. In 1960 he won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Psycho and in 1994 he won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for The Scent of Vinegar. Bloch was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1994 he died of cancer in Los Angeles, at the age of 77.

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