Future Lovecraft

Future Lovecraft❴Ebook❵ ➢ Future Lovecraft Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Decades centuries and even thousands of years in the future The horrors inspired by Lovecraft do not know the limits of timeor space Journey through this anthology of science fiction stories and poems Decades centuries and even thousands of years in the future The horrors inspired by Lovecraft do not know the limits of timeor space Journey through this anthology of science fiction stories and poems inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft Listen to the stars that whisper and drive a crew mad Worship the Tloue Nahuaue as he overtakes Mexico City Slip into the court of the King in Yellow Walk through the streets of a very altered Venice Stop to admire the beauty of the flesh dolls in the window Fly through space in the shape of a hungry malicious comet Swim in the drug induced haze of a jellyfish Struggle to survive in a Martian gulag whose landscape isn't uite dead But most of all fear the futureFeatured authors include Nick Mamatas Ann K Schwader Don Webb Paul Jessup E Catherine Tobler AC Wise and many. Edited by Silvia Moreno Garcia and Paula R Stiles The Cthulhu Mythos gets flung far ahead in space and in time and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth from this vast collection of stories that explore Lovecraftian monsters invading humanity’s future as well as aliens other worlds and very trippy dimensions Exploring both inner and outer space it’s likely that than one story that will stay with you There are than a couple involving insane astronauts and doomed spaceships but the greatly varying approaches used ensure nothing in this collection blends into a big tentacally lump This is an exciting yet unsettling look at mankind’s possible future and uestions if it even has one at all Perfect for Lovecraft fans frankly The particularly strong stories in this collection are marked with a ‘’ and explanations about why are given in the brief summaries underneath In This Brief Interval by Ann K Schwader Poem Best line – ‘Before our sun first sparked the stars turned right’ In the Hall of the Yellow King by Peter Rawlik A diverse group of Lovecraftian alien races and outer dimensional beings meet for a grave negotiation and a power play which could change the very structure of the universe Inky Blinky Pinky Nylarthotep by Mick Mamatas Humanity evades the return of the Great Old Ones by transporting themselves into the virtual Newspave but they haven’t uite avoided the threat of destruction and madness and it’s possible that the only way out is to evolve into a self replicating PAC MAN es game Utterly mad although I think it almost made sense Tri TV by Bobby Cranestone Channel hopping was never this fun on Earth Flicking between TV stations somewhere in space it appears our future is indeed touched by Cthulhu and all his mates too Do Not Imagine by Mari Nessas Poem “We see your grey shipsand thirstWe eat upon human screamsand in the shadows of the starsWe hunger” Rubedo An Alchemy of Madness by Michael Matheson Brilliant tale Stranded at the ass end of space a female scientist assists with a difficult birth Terrific description really pulls you into this tale of insanity sadness and solitude Very impressive space action here too People Are Reading What You Are Writing by Luso Mnthali Felt like a highly surreal Margaret Attwood study on the power of words to stir people especially women from their oppression even after humanity has colonised other worlds Interesting Harmony Amid the Stars by Ada Hoffman More madness aboard a spaceship but who is truly losing their mind? Effective use of the diary entry format this is a Lovecraft collection after all and the characters are cleverly sketched as events unravel Feels nicely old school and I mean that in a highly complimentary way The Comet Called Ithaua by Don Webb A deliciously ghoulish tale of outer space madness and folks pushed to breaking point losing a bit of their humanity in the process Another classic Lovecraftian tale of mankind bringing its nightmares wherever it goes Phoenix Woman by Kelda Crich Poem “Groomed with persistent nano mites”and “ancient teeth feed by fluttery mouths” Postflesh by Paul Jessup A spaceship crew are stranded on an alien world inhabited by leftover biotech creations Graphic poetically written and appealingly nasty The Library Twins and the Nekrobees by Martha Hubbard Two super powered twins guard a futuristic library containing the last few hard copy books in existence They catch a powerful entity attempting to alter the meaning in their pages and a battle soon ensues A great story witty and flowing and the fearless twins’ banter is great fun to read while the creature they encounter poses a significant threat Leaves you wondering ‘what if they failed?’ Go Go Go Said the Byakhee by Molly Tamzer Utterly mental in an enthralling way You don’t so much read as tumble between the lines but this zips along with an irresistible sense of primitive savage innocence and also it’s full of tentacles Great fun Skin by Helen Marshall After a fateful trip to Egypt a university professor reports on a morbid secrets of the Alexandria library which were learned while investigating the origin of ancient book cover bound in an unidentified type of leather What is the price of preserving knowledge? Ominous and very effective The Old 44th by Randy Stafford Poem “Right there where the mesa ends And their blue frothy Hound blood Shone under the moons Is where they’re kennelled” Iron Footfalls by Julio Toro San Martin Partly a stream of conscious a cyborg soldier awaits rescue and as she tries to figure out the cause of the delay it seems she might be waiting an eternity This Song is Not For You by A D Cahill Poem “His writhing festering pleasure Strikes a ten dimensional chord” Tloue Nahuaue by Nelly Geraldine Garcia Rosas Scientists harness the power of creation via the hadron collider with some dire repercussions for reality Surreal and full of monsters which are a good thing this was written with authority and class Dolly in the Window by Robyn Seale Excellent story creating a real switch in the reader’s perspectives as the narrator who appears deeply violent and unpleasant starts to explain the unhappy reality of the situation Creepy very effective A Cool Private Place by Jen White The real estate in this part of Australia is cheap but only because no one else is crazy enough to live so near to ‘time wells’ bubbles of time past and future Occasionally something gets into present day and this expertly crafted tale explores how you might survive it Venice Burning by A C Wise A jaded private eye investigates a missing person case in a bleak world where timestreams have mashed together following the rising of R’lyeh Great imagery A Day and a Night in Providence by Anthony Boulanger A pilgrim isn’t all he seems as prayers bring forth madness and the end of the world Perceptions of holiness are about to change An effectively realised sense of doom destruction and religious madness A Welcome Sestina From Cruise Director Isabeau Molyneux by Mae Empson In retrospect feeding the starving people of earth with baby giant suid found underneath the ice cap might have been a mistake Presenting in an unravelling stream of consciousness this was effectively uirky and may possibly make you very hungry while you read Lottie Versus the Moon Hopper by Pamela Rentz A space shuttle cleaning crew get a lot than they bargained for This blue collar sci fi story is written with a very wry sense of humour and some vividly realistic world weary characters really bring this great piece of ‘horror from a mundane perspective’ to life The Damnable Asteroid by Leigh Kimmel A strange meteorite is sucked into the orbit of a mining pod’s asteroid and starts to have an unpleasant effect on the men underneath its gaze Proper old school science fiction nightmare there are things out there in space we really shouldn’t mess with and keep watching the skies Myristica Fragrans by E Catherine Tobler An alien market owner although actually considerably exotic than that sounds comes into contact with some unusual specimens which start to obsess her to a dangerous extent Unusual and highly effective Dark of the Moon by James S Dorr A female Russian cosmonaut deals with outer space by reading Western science fiction writers only to discover that Lovecraft may have been on to something Definitely worth a look sadness and the dark side of the moon are a powerful combination Trajectory of a Cursed Spirit by Meddy Ligner A fantastic tale of the Russian gulag translated up to Mars and what a political prisoner found out there This story has a really classic feel with a very impressive use of setting and character Transmigration by Lee Clarke Zumpe Poem “the sparks of his divine machinery danced above the roofless temple beneath the swarming callous stars I saw inappropriate shadows” Concerning the Last Days of the Colony at New Roanoake by Tucker Cummings Another great story using the classic diary entry structure More of a report on what was found at a doomed colony and it leave just enough is left unsaid or has been lost for the reader to draw their own startling conclusions The Kadath Angle by Maria Mitchell Set in Lovecraft’s notorious town of Innsmouth many years after the army got involved many years after humanity forgot all about it Even this mutated town has its social pariahs but even monsters can greatly underestimate each other The Last Man Standing by Ezeiyoke Chukwunonso This takes an unusual perspective on a worldwide apocalypse basing its story in Nigeria It turns out old superstitions die hard even through a modern day plague Bleak but very involving Exhibit at the National Anthropology Museum in Tombustou by Andrew Dombalagian A short piece that examines an artefact that ‘early’ humans used to plead with the Elder Gods for protection with poetry than prose here a cleverly frozen moment using a futuristic perspective The Door From Earth by Jesse Bullington On an alien world they have as much trouble stopping mad scientists as Earth bound heroes Really fun Lovecraft flavoured science fiction here Its non human protagonists add some real spice too The Deep Ones by Bryan Thao Worra Poem “We grow with uncertain immortality At the edge not made for man Bending curving humming cosmic Awake and alien” The Labyrinth of Sleep by Orrin Grey A professional dreamer shades of Inception here if you’d like a reference seeks out a missing friend in the universal labyrinth of dreams and learns something rather troubling about the deepest levels of humanity’s sub consciousness Highly recommended Deep Blue Dreams by Sean Craven Using jellyfish sludge creates a cheap natural high only you’ve gotta feed it somethingthe term ‘Jellyhead’ is great and this is a delightfully suidgy tale of a worldwide addiction going badly wrong Big Bro by Arlene J Yandug Poem “Watching the dust Of our names In the wake of our own thoughts Crawling outthrough the cracks of cubicles” Lovecrafty stuff in scifi contexts That means different things for different stories The lovecraft part of this book stands out differently depending on the story including such elements as the verbose writing style the supernatural monsters gothic or macabre elements even a couple poemsDunsanian fantasy influenced bits as well The future depends on the story but a lot of them are in space Rarely however are the Gods reduced to some scientifically comprehensible beings Their incomprehensibility is just conveyed through advanced science The lovecraft universe is super adaptable to scifiToo tired to pick through the table of contents and try to identify my hits and misses Future Lovecraft was definitely an interesting and worthwhile read While the overall rating is at 4 stars there were several stories which I would emphatically give 5 stars to such as Harmony Amid The Stars by Ada Hoffmann This Son Is Not For You by AD Cahill and The Labyrinth of Sleep by Orrin Grey The editors made some fantastic selections ranging from die hard Lovecraft tributes to imaginative explorations of the future and our psyche There were a few short stories and poems that were not up to par and about 14 of the way in were a number of editorial issues but overall I would heartily recommend this for any lover of Sci Fi Fantasy or Weird Fiction This book is terribleThis book is terribly edited; spelling punctuation and typesetting issues abound Even the pagination is screwed up Worse yet most of the stories don't even have a passing resemblance to Lovecraft The only really good one was Nick Mamatas but that was expected after 'The Damned Highway This book is a great example of what's possible for Indie publishers The book looks great was pretty clean and the stories were solid I can definitely see what it's been picked up for larger distributionI had just a couple personal sticky points when it came to this anthology From the cover I was expecting hard sci fimythos stories and there was a lot soft SFFantasy than I usually like with my tentacles Obviously that's a very subjsctive statement; your mileage will varySecond I'm not a fan of poetry and there is a lot of it in here Nothing against poets I just don't get anything out of it Probably why I'm a bigger Lovecraft than Poe fan and again this is just a personal taste thing but I wanted to comment on itStandoutsStandouts for me included InkyBlinkyPinky Nyarlathotep by Nick Mamatas Great mash of SF old video game culture and Lovecraft The Dark Side of the Moon by James S Dorr I'm a really big fan of Dorr's work and this story is no exception With all the references to other writers in the story I was tortured by the last lineI'm sure I missed the joke because it hit me with a wave of Deja Vu but I couldn't for the life of me remember where I'd read it before Finally Deep Blue Dreams by Sean Craven was a knockout punch for the anthology Brilliant I've never read anything by this person before but I will definitely be on the lookout in the futureSo to summarize Book looks awesome reads pretty good probably won't have everything you want but there is definitely something for everyone An anthology of Lovecraft inspired SF that doesn't feel much like LovecraftThere's a fair amount of stories and poetry here and some of them aren't bad but none of them really grabbed me I think it's because the writers don't seem to get what makes a good Lovecraft story or if they do they aren't given the length to do it rightLovecraft starts out slow and normal and lets the horrors mount Most of the stories here don't have enough length to do so and without that slow build up its hard to have any sense of dread The Elder Gods and the higher cosmic threats aren't also namechecked as much; generally the visible the horror the weaker it is but not always here There's also themes of slow degeneration that don't get referenced muchSome of the stories are really just regular horror tales with very little connection to the mythos and some misuse the mythos badly like the first story The story with the book loving twins made no sense either Also what's with all the Russian themed stories? It's a bit of an odd anthology I'd sample it but realize its horror Sf with a thin Lovecraft veneer than a real tribute I debated over the 23 stars and settled with 3 because I suspect my biases concerning the theme played a role in how I felt reading this collection I really enjoy the anthologies that Innsmouth Free Press puts together I discovered that I'd overlooked this one somewhere along the way I would blame at least one missing star from this rating on my generally picky disposition when it comes to this stuff I have a low tolerance for two types of Mythos fiction the Dunsanian sort think Dreamlands fare and oddly enough I like to read Dunsany it's the Tolkien esue progeny that I can't take too much of etc and the sci fi infused type often inspired by stories like The Shadow Out of Time It's an odd comfort zone I guess I will say though that I loved to see this collection include poetry; I enjoyed it very much Orrin Grey's story 'Labyrinth of Sleep' was enjoyable I'm finding I like most of Grey's work and there were a few others that were good though too short an issue with many of the stories in the collection All in all though it's still uality Mythos fiction for those of us who consume this stuff like candy I didn't like these stories much And I think it's because the authors simply took Lovecraftian names and plugged them in to sci fi stories Now there's nothing inherently wrong with that in theory but the reason I read Lovecraft is for the STYLE of writing This book featured pretty standard issue sci fi stories featuring Cthulu; they weren't stories about Cthulu set in the future if you see my meaning And I also read Lovecraft because it's primarily horror with some sci fi thrown in These were all sci fi with some Cthulu thrown in If you like sci fi and or short stories go ahead and pick this one up you'll probably enjoy it If you prefer horror this anthology will disappoint you I picked this up solely due to the title the idea of Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos in futuristic environments seemed like a can't miss idea Unfortunately it turned out to be a can't hit That's not to say the stories are bad and I don't consider myself a fair judge of the poetry but none are stellar Only one The Labyrinth of Sleep a mashup of Cthulhu and Inception sparked at all and while I've got fragments of some of the other stories still in mind my overall impression of the book is not uite average Not bad but not worth the effort to track down and read I just couldn't finish this book I read through a good portion of it but I just found the majority of entries to be terribly boring or just plain uninteresting I did enjoy a couple of the stories which is why I didn't rate the book a one star Overall I was very disappointed Perhaps some day I will try to finish but honestly I don't think I will

Future Lovecraft MOBI ¿ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 294 pages
  • Future Lovecraft
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • English
  • 26 July 2015
  • 9780986686467