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==Details==
 
==Details==
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'''Publisher:''' Oakland, CA : [[Chaosium]], Inc., 1994
  
'''Publisher:''' [[Chaosium]]
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'''Page Count:''' 282 p.
 
 
'''Product Code:''' 6022
 
 
 
'''Publishing Year:''' 1998 (2nd Edition)
 
 
 
'''Pages:''' 428
 
 
 
'''Cover Price:''' $14.95
 
 
 
'''Author:''' [[Daniel Harms]]
 
 
 
'''Timeline:''' [[Shannon Appel]]
 
 
 
'''Cover art:''' [[H. E. Fassl]]
 
 
 
'''Interior art:''' [[Dave Carson]]
 
 
 
'''New symbols:''' [[M. Wayne Miller]]
 
 
 
'''Format(s):''' Softcover
 
 
 
==Contents==
 
 
 
Foreward
 
 
 
Encyclopedia, A-Z
 
  
Appendix A: History of the Necronomicon
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'''Author(s):''' [[Daniel Harms]]
  
Appendix B: Locations of the Necronomicon
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'''Artist(s):''' [[Allan Koszowski]], cover (signed, uncredited)
  
Appendix C: Contents of the Necronomicon
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==Summary==
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A guide to the Cthulhu Mythos, arranged alphabetically.
  
Appendix D: Timeline of the Mythos
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===Contents===
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*Forward
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*How to Use This Book
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*A-Z (encyclopedia entries)
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*Appendix A: Chronology of the History of the ''Necronomicon''
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*Appendix B: Locations of the ''Necronomicon''
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*Appendix C: Some Contents of the ''Necronomicon''
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*Bibliography
  
Bibliography
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==Comments, Trivia==
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Chaosium publication 6007. ISBN 1-56882-039-9.
==Front Cover Text==
 
A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror | Expanded and Revised Second Edition
 
 
==Back Cover Text==
 
This new second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has been extensively revised and contains over a hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries. New features include thumbnail illustrations of the most important signs and symbols and a timeline of the Cthulhu Mythos spanning billions of years.  Many entries have been revised to reflect our latest understanding of the Mythos, and the infamous Necronomicon appendix has been greatly expanded.  Also present for the first time is "A Brief History of the Cthulhu Mythos", which examines the evolution of the genre from the 1920s to today.
 
  
The Cthulhu Mythos was created by H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), a Providence, RI, author considered by many to be the finest horror writer of the twentieth century.  Lovecraft's tales are a blend of fantasy, science fiction, and especially horror.  Some of his stories describe a pantheon of powerful beings from beyond the stars, the Great Old Ones- among them Cthulhu, the sleeper beneath the sea.
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Since Lovecraft's time the Cthulhu Mythos has grown exponentially and has become increasingly difficult to keep track of, even for devoted fans.  Many writers have contributed to it, including Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Stephen King, and Brian Lumley.  This book is the largest comprehensive guide to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos ever published.
 
 
   
 
   
==Comments / Trivia==
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Latest revision as of 09:57, 28 March 2008

Encyclopedia Cthulhiana

Details

Publisher: Oakland, CA : Chaosium, Inc., 1994

Page Count: 282 p.

Author(s): Daniel Harms

Artist(s): Allan Koszowski, cover (signed, uncredited)

Summary

A guide to the Cthulhu Mythos, arranged alphabetically.

Contents

  • Forward
  • How to Use This Book
  • A-Z (encyclopedia entries)
  • Appendix A: Chronology of the History of the Necronomicon
  • Appendix B: Locations of the Necronomicon
  • Appendix C: Some Contents of the Necronomicon
  • Bibliography

Comments, Trivia

Chaosium publication 6007. ISBN 1-56882-039-9.

Links

  • none yet