This second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has been extensively revised and contains over a hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana – A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror – is a handy not-so -little book compiled by Daniel Harms. It is an attempt to catalogue The Cthulhu. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana by Daniel Harms, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The information in this book is great for creating plot cthulihana, or what stories to search for to learn more about a specific topic for further exploration. Daniel Harms has complied a book that is both a great academic tool for Mythos writers as well as simply a wonderful read.

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That would be my only gripe. Also present for the first time is “A Brief History of the Cthulhu Mythos”, which examines the evolution of the genre from the s to today. First I suppose I should say what this book is not. Like any good encyclopedist, Mr.

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I also don’t think Mr. Harms cautions endyclopedia this material, as carefully written as it is, doesn’t substitute actually reading and knowing firsthand the source material, which is well-referenced at the end of each entry.

The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror

I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. What other reference book has multiple origins of Abdul Alhazred, the mad Arab who penned the Necronomicon and the origin of the word Tekeli-Li? With this book, I finally feel like I have a guide. The appendix about the Necronomicon was quite good, as was expected as this is a special area of interest to ejcyclopedia author. I found it in a flea market type shop and was thrilled.

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Cover artist secondary author some editions confirmed McClinton, Malcolm Cover artist secondary author some editions confirmed Miller, M. In a way that does contribute to the mystery of the corpus, but it can be dissatisfying, if not maddening at times. Many entries have been revised to reflect our latest understanding of the Mythos, and the infamous Necronomicon appendix has been vthulhiana expanded.

I would have liked to see more about Lin Carter, but that’s just a personal bias. Xthulhiana 03, Guy rated it it was amazing. encyckopedia

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Essentially, nice try but cigar. Concise entries with clear mentions of where the characters, monsters or locations on question first appeared, this volume serves an an excellent stepping stone for anyone who is interested in pursuing either a specific corner of The Mythos, cthulhana getting as wide a variety of stories to read in future as possib Not a readable book so much as a one-stop reference to all-things-Lovecraftian, both as written by HPL himself and by the generations of writers after him who also engaged in Yog-Sothothery.

In the Appendix, you will also find Shannon Appel’s very useful ‘Timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos’, which presents the reader with a staggering list of the Mythos’ most significant events starting with the arrival of Cthuga when the Earth was newly-formed, to the ‘Fall of Man’ after the events recounted in Clark Ashton Smith’s ‘Zothique’.


The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia isn’t really a book you want to read from cover to cover. Who you gonna call? This beautiful, exhaustive treatment of Things Mythos should be included in the library of anyone at all interested in the works of H P Lovecraft and his colleagues, as it includes entries on just about Every. Cthilhiana lays it all out in a tone of absolute seriousness, whether he’s writing about the Dimensional Shamblers, the Empty Triumph of the Flying Polyps, or Bugg-Shash–“an cyhulhiana blackness covered with many eyes and mouths which emit a chittering sound.

I also like the fact that he acknowledges and immediately dismisses that paperback Necronomicon “translated” by some guy calling himself “Simon.

The Complete Fiction of H. To ask other readers questions about The Encyclopedia Cthulhianaplease sign up. Three-fifths of the Appendix relate to its history, location, and contents.

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It can be a great quick reference for anyone reading such fiction or playing any of the various games inspired by it. Lists with This Book.