Encyclopedia Cthulhiana

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Publisher: Chaosium

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



Encyclopedia, A-Z

Appendix A: History of the Necronomicon

Appendix B: Locations of the Necronomicon

Appendix C: Contents of the Necronomicon

Appendix D: Timeline of the Mythos


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.

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.

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