The Children of Cthulhu
Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft’s shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu Mythos. In twenty-one dark visions, a host of outstanding contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in a misbegotten new world that could have been spawned only by the master of the macabre himself, H. P. Lovecraft. Inside you’ll find:

DETAILS by China Miéville: A curious boy discovers that within the splinters of cracked wood or the tangle of tree branches, the devil is in the details.

VISITATION by James Robert Smith: When Edgar Allan Poe arrives, a callow man finally gets what he always wanted—and what he may eternally despise.

MEET ME ON THE OTHER SIDE by Yvonne Navarro: A couple in love with terror travels beyond their wildest dreams—and into their nightmares.

A FATAL EXCEPTION HAS OCCURRED AT . . . by Alan Dean Foster: Internet terrorism extends far beyond transmitting threats of evil.


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  • Dan J
    Dec 21, 2016

    Dan J

    While a couple of the tales were not completely to my liking, the variety and excellent writing shine through with enough horror to make the whole collection worthwhile. A few of these have introduced me to authors I definitely want to see more from. ...

  • Zia
    Nov 24, 2016


    Certain stories were very creepy just not scary. Reminds me of Twilight Zone... ...

  • Paul Elessar Caceres
    Oct 11, 2015

    Paul Elessar Caceres

    A good collection on different authors' take on the Lovecratian mythos. Some, I felt, were more faithful to Lovecraft's style and lore than others but all in all it's a good anthology. ...

  • Animal
    Jul 24, 2015


    testing SrI my gg ...

  • Perry Lake
    Jun 17, 2015

    Perry Lake

    Some of these stories are just great and they unquestioningly deserve five stars. Sadly, several of them do not. In fact it's overly obvious that the authors of several stories were only familiar with the CoC RPGs, and had possibly never read anything by Lovecraft!Amongst the very best...

  • Moudry
    Nov 5, 2014


    The Miéville & Cardin entries are worth the cost of the entire anthology, & represent the best extension of Lovecraft's influence. ...

  • Harris
    Sep 10, 2014


    A slightly uneven collection of modern Lovecraftian stories, “Children of Cthulhu” has some interesting takes on Cthulhu Mythos tales set in the modern world. There are a few really good, atmospheric stories here, tales that react to Lovecraft’s concepts of cosmic horror...

  • Clint
    Apr 27, 2013


    I had to quit after the first seven stories. I haven't read any Lovecraft, but this book has not convinced me that I'm missing out. Because that was the common thread that I felt turned me off -- even when the content of the stories was interesting, the prose and structure turned me of...

  • Frederick Hemker
    Feb 27, 2013

    Frederick Hemker

    A very decent effort. Some of the stories are more atmospheric than plot driven efforts, but otherwise good short stories that follow and expand on the Lovecraftian tradition. ...

  • Duane
    Dec 27, 2012


    Outstanding compilation of new Lovecraftian stories. ...