On the subway, during lunch, or even under the fluorescent glow of your cubical there is no escape Now your slow descent into madness can follow you through the day, as well as the night The WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS ANTHOLOGY is the first ever H.P Lovecraft inspired collection created specifically for readers on the go All 33 spine chilling tales are concentrated bitesOn the subway, during lunch, or even under the fluorescent glow of your cubical there is no escape Now your slow descent into madness can follow you through the day, as well as the night The WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS ANTHOLOGY is the first ever H.P Lovecraft inspired collection created specifically for readers on the go All 33 spine chilling tales are concentrated bites of terror which include works by Greg Stolze Delta Green , Nick Mamatas Shotguns v Cthulhu , Tim Pratt Marla Mason , Dennis Detwiller Delta Green , Greg Van Eekhout The Boy at the End of the World , A.C Wise Future Lovecraft , David Tallerman Giant Thief , Silvia Moreno Garcia Future Lovecraft , John R Fultz Seven Prices , Chad Fifer The H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcast All about that moment I love, the moment where something approaches The moment where you close your eyes and hope it goes away It will But there ll be another story right behind it And another And another Alasdair Stuart, host of the PSEUDOPOD podcast.
Whispers from the Abyss On the subway during lunch or even under the fluorescent glow of your cubical there is no escape Now your slow descent into madness can follow you through the day as well as the night The WHISPERS
Whispers from the Abyss is a collection of 33 tales inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft When Kat Rocha hit me up on twitter about Whispers of the Abyss 2, I checked out the lineup and plunked down my money, receiving this one as well in the bargain It seems everyone and their Deep One cousin puts out a Lovecraftian anthology these days The thing that separates Whispers from the Abyss from the squamous pack is that the tales are pretty short, 2 10 pages, designed to be swallowed whole in a sin [...]
01 publishing has than one book that is inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft Whispers From The Abyss is an anthology edited by Kat Rocha that contains 33 stories that were influenced by Lovecraft I have to admit that I haven t read a lot of Lovecraft but being a horror fan I still enjoyed a lot of the stories in this book What really surprised me was how different all the stories were.Not all the stories here were gems but there was some good ones including Death Wore Greasepaint by Josh Finn [...]
This one was really hit or miss with a few gems here and there But then you get to the last story, Death Wore Greasepaint by Josh Finney, andthat s a whole other level of good.I ve never read anything by the guy before, but that s one of the scariest short stories I ve ever read Worth a star on the rating by itself.
The mythology borne of the dark imagination of American author H.P Lovecraft, known as the Cthulu Mythos , has made an indelible mark on the horror and fantasy genres While widespread fame did not arrive until after Lovecraft s death in 1937, his legacy is continued by emerging and established authors Even the likes of Stephen King, in his short story N have referenced and depicted the tentacle faced Great Old One Cthulu and his return from the depths of the ocean Throughout the work of modern w [...]
A collection of short lovecraftian mythos stories, Rocha promises us a bunch of rapid fire stories that will chill us no matter where we are reading the book.And there s a lot of them I actually didn t realize how many stories were in this collection until after the first four or so stories and realizing that they were only a couple pages long each Because of there being so many, I won t go into detail with each story, but rather will review the anthology as a whole.Rocha has collected a lot of [...]
This anthology solidly delivers an array of Lovecraft inspired tales Accordingly, horror and the supernatural permeate the collection, though humor and historical fiction are well represented, too Thankfully, most tales share a fresh perspective rising above mere Lovecraft fan fiction The best of the bunch carve their own path through the mythos to great effect I ve separately reviewed and rated each of the collection s component stories, giving top honors and 5 stars to Erica Satifka s You Will [...]
I hate Lovecraft I really, really do Though I ve often tried, I ve never been able to wade through even a single one of his short stories from beginning to end without tossing the book aside That being said, I m amazed that I enjoyed WHISPERS OF THE ABYSS, an anthology that was inspired by Lovecraft s work.With one, lonely exception which I shan t distinguish by name all of the stories in this volume are good In fact, some of them are VERY good Even better, you don t have to be a fan of Lovecraf [...]
This collection of short fiction inspired by Lovecraft s mythos is good, solid fun and a worthwhile investment of your time As with most anthologies, few readers will be amazed by all the stories, but everyone will find something that whispers to them in the dark The first one that started the muttering in my ear is Nation of Disease The Rise and Fall of a Canadian Legend by Jonathan Sharp I have a distinct love for Industrial and a passing appreciation for Noise I can absolutely see bands like [...]
A very uneven collection of modern Cthulhu Mythos short stories It contains some outstanding stories Nick Mamatas Hideous Interview with BriefMan is one of the best pieces of short fiction I ve read in the last couple of years the opening piece of diarised horror by Greg Stolze Iden Inshi is excellent and I had a special fondness for the H.P Lovecraft Hunter S Thompson mashup Fear and Loathing in Innsmouth Richard Nixon s Revenge A few others are almost as good, and as you would expect there wer [...]
Some quite excellent short stories, some less good Very good over all.
Whispers from the Abyss Volume One is a wonderful anthology of dark fiction horror based in the shared literary world of HP Lovecraft, know that first This anthology is a marvelous collection of weird fiction, some of it of a violent brutal nature Some of it told in a clever manner as a series of text messages, or the classic gothic lovecraftian journal entry trope Stories of fish people, ancient gods and extradimensional space aboud This is a wonderful read I highly recommend this ebook.
This is a brilliant idea for a Lovecraft Mythos collection, mostly flash fiction I don t think anything in here is longer than ten pages, just enough space to show off whatever variation on the mythos the author had in mind, without having to pad it out with character arcs or plot Neither of which were Lovecraft s strong suits.Also, it s a great commuter book I ride the bus to work and had never had to stop mid story.
Like almost all modern anthologies of Lovecraft Mythos stories, this is a very mixed bag Most of the stories were entertaining enough to hold my interest without provoking any sort of strong reaction Some were truly interesting A handful were so bad that I felt robbed of the time I spent reading them, even when that was only ten minutes.As far as the latter stories are concerned, I get the feeling that the editing standards for this collection were not particularly high I see no reason why The L [...]
This anthology is ok It s better than some and worse than others When it comes to the whole Lovecraft thing, it holds up on its own, but not very tall when compared to better collections like World War Cthulhu or The Book of Cthulhu.I don t know how many stories there were here, but most of them were just so so Never really bad, but never really all that good At best they were standard but forgettable Although, thankfully, none ever took very long to read When Death Wore Greasepaint , Afraid of [...]
A disappointing collection of stories that mostly use Lovecraft s tropes and ideas to no great effect.So many of these stories follow the same pattern regular person encounters the Mythos and is quickly killed driven mad changed There s no tension or uncertainty to draw you in, none of the suspense and invention that made Lovecraft s fiction work in the first place just lots of fish men and repetition of FTAGN That said, there are several good stories in here those by Greg Stolze, Nick Mamatas a [...]
Sehr kurzweilige Anthologie von Lovecraft inspirierten Kurzgeschichten, mit angrnehmer Bandbreite zwischen wenigen Seiten im Extremfall sogar nur ein Tweet und ganz am Ende einer Novelette Letztere war in in ihrer anarchich derb humorigen Art mein Highlight Einige Geschichten waren wir immer bei so Sammlungen schwach, zwei oder drei hatten nichts mit Lovecraft zu tun, aber insgesamt eine starke Auswahl.
Enjoyable collection with some real gems, though two of the stories were marked by unfortunate contempt for rural working class whites.
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Mostly good, often great I particularly enjoyed the stories by in order of appearance Greg Stolze, Tim Pratt and Greg van Eekhout, and Josh Finney.