Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Dissecting Cthulhu: Essays on the Cthulhu Mythos" - Edited by S. T. Joshi For MRP

As announced and recently updated on Yog-Sothoth.com, Tom Lynch of Miskatonic River Press has commissioned famed Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi to compile and edit a new collection of essays dedicated to the distillation of HPL's much talked about but rarely deeply analyzed Cthulhu Mythos, even as "The Big C" becomes more and more ingrained into the pop culture landscape (Cthulhu Doggie Sweaters! Cthulhu Beer Koozies! Cthulhu: The Androgynous Boy Band!).

From S. T.'s blog:

Tom Lynch of Miskatonic River Press has commissioned me to assemble a volume of essays on the Cthulhu Mythos, which will include well-known essays by Richard L. Tierney, Dirk W. Mosig, David E. Schultz, Robert M. Price, Will Murray, Robert D. Marten, Steven J. Mariconda, and others. I am again not certain of the schedule of publication, but the volume is already nearly assembled.

The excellent cover is by renowned Mythos artist Paul Carrick (who, rumor has it, is concocting not one but TWO original paintings for my respective stories accepted for publication in Aklonomicon, which is slated for international release in late 2011 by Aklo Press - BUY A T-SHIRT!).

As the release date firms up, I'll keep you posted, nutballs.


  1. S. T. and ye Gang came over to my pad this past week-end and after we had our chow I recorded a new 15-minute interview with Joshi for my YouTube channel. The first book he mention'd was DISSECTING CTHULHU, and it is going to be a fabulous anthology. It is cool and surprising, the way that Lovecraft scholarship feeds my Muse just as much as Lovecraft's fiction does. I find that this is also true when I read such flawless wonders as I AM PROVIDENCE, S. T.'s majestic two-volume biography on Lovecraft. I find such nourishment vital to my life as a full-time writer of Lovecraftian weird fiction. CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS AWESOME BOOK!!!!!

  2. None of us can wait. It's going to add much in the way of Lovecraft scholarship, and to S.T.'s unprecedented legacy.

    Here's the link to your most recent sit down with Mr. Joshi. No one gets him talking like you do, W.H.: