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Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You Need

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Lovecraft Inspired books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. The Other: A Collection of Lovecraft Inspired Mythos Tales of Horror (2019)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedThe Other is a collection of linked stories. The first collection contains “It Came From the Sea”, “It Slumbers Beneath The Ice” and “It Lives In The Woods”.It Came From The SeaNothing ever changes in sleepy little Gallou Cove. At least until something strange washes up on its shores. This story begins with the discovery of a strange sea creature found on the beach of the fictional town of Gallou Cove. Soon the town is transformed as visitors, curious about what has been discovered, flock to it. As people start to take a closer look at the creature, it becomes even more mysterious than first thought.It Slumbers Beneath The…
Author(s): Troy Young

2. The Colouring Book Out of Space: A Lovecraft Inspired Coloring Book of Cosmic Horror (2016)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedThe Colouring Book Out of Space is a well of eldritch monsters, inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Summon your coloring pencils and pledge your oath to the Great Old Ones. It is time to color your way through the Mythos! Every image was lovingly hand drawn with ink and brush by artist Jacob Walker. Forty fiends fill this Necronomicon like tome, each featured on single sided pages for your convenience. The coloring of cosmic horror within is safe for adults and kids alike. Be the witch or wizard that calls forth Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Hastur, Elder Things, Yithians, Ghasts, and many others. Hours of ghoulish fun awaits. Please…
Author(s): Jacob E Walker

3. The Gods of HP Lovecraft (2015)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You Need***TOP TEN SELECTION FOR BOOKLIST BEST OF HORROR 2016*** The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the twelve principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose within its pages. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, full of original fiction and artwork, and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson.About the book: Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth-this…
Author(s): Martha Wells , Jonathan Maberry, et al.

4. Lovecraft Country: A Novel (2017)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedSoon to be a New HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out)The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle…
Author(s): Matt Ruff

5. Lovecraft’s Monsters (2014)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedPrepare 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…
Author(s): Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, et al.

6. Whispers: Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” (2016)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedA tale inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s The Whisperer in Darkness… Hurricane Irene tore through the dark, wood-choked Vermont hills. In its passing, the rivers bled thick with fallen trees, wildlife carcasses, and, if you looked closely, stranger things. Sarah Sorrell made the mistake of looking very closely indeed. Even so, it all might still have been all right—if she hadn’t felt the need to dig further. One afternoon in late fall, she finds a girl out in the driving rain, running from brutality. The wise choice is to leave the girl to chance. But Sarah knows the secrets that the…
Author(s): Kristin Dearborn, Daniel Mills

7. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) (2001)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedHoward Phillips Lovecraft’s unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master’s tales-from his early short stories “Under the Pyramids” (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and “The Music of Erich Zann” (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, “The Dunwich Horror,” The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the…
Author(s): H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi

8. The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia (2008)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedThe third edition of this popular and extensive encyclopedia of the Cthulhu Mythos—updated with more fiction listings and recent material—this unique book spans the years of H. P. Lovecraft’s influence in culture, entertainment, and fiction. The expansive entries make this reference invaluable for anyone knowledgeable about the Cthulhu Mythos and a much-needed resource for those longing to learn about the cosmic horrors from past and present decades….
Author(s): Daniel Harms

9. Haunter Of The Dark: And Other Grotesque Visions (2014)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedH. P. Lovecraft is the most important and influential horror writer of the twentieth century. His stories of occult nightmare and cosmic terror have drawn praise from William S. Burroughs, Angela Carter and Jorge Luis Borges, and continue to inspire new generations of writers and artists.John Coulthart is one of H. P. Lovecraft’s major visual interpreters. As an artist for David Britron’s Lord Horror series, his work has been described as “shocking… harmful”, “harrowing” and “brilliant”, and has been banned on the grounds of obscenity by British law courts.This collection presents all of Coulthart’s…
Author(s): H P Lovecraft, Alan Moore, et al.

10. Calla Cthulhu (2017)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedBeing a teenager isn’t easy–especially after you learn you carry the bloodline of Lovecraft’s Great Old Ones in your veins. Instead of a summer job and checking out colleges, Calla Tafali finds herself battling supernatural monsters, human assassins, and her uncle, The King in Yellow. She must resist his call to embrace her own chaotic heritage and join the “family business,” as well as prevent the awakening of the terrible deity asleep and dreaming in the corpse city of R’lyeh–the Dread Dead One! Prepare yourself for weird action, adventure and mystery in the Mighty Mythos Manner   • A fun, fresh take…
Author(s): Evan Dorkin , Sarah Dyer, et al.

11. Locke & Key Slipcase Set (2014)

Best Lovecraft Inspired Books That You NeedUnlock the mysteries of Keyhouse! The extraordinary tale of the Locke family is collected in its entirety in this handsome slipcase set. Includes all six softcover volumes of the Locke & Key series.Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club,   tells a sprawling tale of magic and family, legacy and grief, good and evil. Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author   (The Fireman, Heart-Shaped Box) has created a gripping story of dark fantasy and wonder—with astounding artwork from  —that,…
Author(s): Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez

It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937). Lovecraft refined this style of storytelling into his own mythos that involved a set of supernatural, pre-human, and extraterrestrial elements. His work was inspired by and similar to previous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood and Lord Dunsany. This is a complete list of works by H. P. Lovecraft. Dates for the fiction, collaborations and juvenilia are in the format: composition date / first publication date, taken from An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia by S. T. Joshi and D. E. Schultz, Hippocampus Press, New York, 2001. Best H.P. Lovecraft Inspired Films Very interesting adaptation of a few Lovecraft stories. This one has some serious reworkings which offending many Lovecraft die-hards (mainly the inclusion of homosexuality, which Lovecraft would have abhored). Happy birthday, Lovecraft! In honor of his birthday, we’re recommending novels inspired by HP Lovecraft books.

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Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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