Lovecraft’s Monsters (4/5 stars, priced at $2.99 TODAY ONLY as a Kindle Daily Deal) is a must-have for fans of Lovecraft, supernatural horror, or any of the celebrated authors who’ve contributed stories to this collection. From Amazon:
Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft’s Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft’s most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more—appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters’ unique visage.
Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award–winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible).
Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey…if you dare.
“Some of the best Lovecraftian short fiction of the past 30 years.” —Washington Post
“If you like Lovecraft even a little bit, this collection is a must.” —Book Riot
“There’s no need to have previously read Lovecraft’s work to enjoy Lovecraft’s Monsters, but the collection will surely leave you with the desire to acquaint or reacquaint you with HPL canon.” —Rue Morgue
A Creature Feature Top Ten Book of 2014
“Fans of the HBO True Detective series (and those who are not) will love this new themed anthology from acclaimed genre editor, Ellen Datlow. —Creature Feature
“In the case of Lovecraft’s Monsters, edited by the great Ellen Datlow, the quality of the stories is both a celebration of HPL’s legacy and a reminder of the wealth of talent the genre has to offer…. It’s simple: if you like Lovecraftian fiction, you need to get this.” —Horror Talk