Harbingers of Horrors Rejoice – it’s the Black Wings of Cthulu!

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Within the horror genre Lovecraft still remains at the forefront of the scene. Impressive over 100 years on after his death – his legacy still lives on in the acclaim of his books which have been adapted to a variety of different media as well as inspiring a range of other works of literature.


So we were very interested in checking out ‘Black Wings’ – a set of books filled with horrors which would easily fit into any book collection by fans of the terrifying works of Lovecraft himself. Editor S. T. Joshi and author Mark Howard Jones have done a sterling job – compromising the full collection of over four volumes with a range of horrific tales which delve deep into the legacy of the genre making for some truly chilling reads.


Each book itself is a thorough read of over 400 pages. With up to seventeen tales per book.  Although short the tales themselves are loving crafted and make for an incredibly fascinating read. Clearly inspired by horrors that the great master of Cthulu would approve of himself. It also makes each book easily ‘pickup able’ at any point


Fred Chappell, Jason V Brock, Gary Fry, Richard Gavin, Cody Goodfellow, Lois H. Gresh, Caitlín R. Kiernan, harles Lovecraft, Will Murray, John Pelan. Stephen Mark Rainey, Donald Burleson, Joseph S. Pulver, Laird Barron, W. H. Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Simon Strantzas, Melanie Tem, Jonathan Thomas, Donald Tyson and Stephen Woodworth and many many more.

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Particular stories of note are Howling in the Dark, by Darrell Schweitzer and Caitlin R. Kiernan’s outstanding “One Tree Hill. Also we’re very keen to see what else comes from the intriguing writing of Brian Stableford. All do a great job at honouring the mood of the genre.


All in though the writers do a great job conveying that cosmic evil and the futility of humans against ancient monstrous beings. Perhaps most important our inability to truly understand the terror which lies between the inter dimensional portals.


Truly we can’t wait for more editions – if you’re new to the series there’s no reason at all not to jump straight in and get well versed with these horrifically good tales. Clearly the Lovecraft legacy (and terror) lives on….


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