The Hastur Cycle – 13 Tales of Horror Defining Hastur, the King in Yellow, Yuggoth, and the Dread City of Carcosa SECOND EDITION The. The Hastur Cycle by P H Lovecraft, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Hastur is an entity of the Cthulhu Mythos. Hastur first appeared in Ambrose Bierce’s short story . (). The Hastur Cycle (2nd ed.). Oakland, CA: Chaosium.

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Inhis aunt, Mrs. Much of this has been attacked by Lovecraft purists.

oddly weird fiction: The Hastur Cycle, ed. Robert M. Price

Are the stories any good and does the collection provide considerable illumination regarding the nature of Hastur? While this lengthy excursion may grate on the nerves of those lusting for more stories about He Who Is Not To Be Named, it must be said that Ramsey Campbell’s Yuggoth tale is one of the finest of any Mythos stories I’ve read.

They were divorced in Otherwise, it was alright. A former Baptist minister, he was the editor of the Journal of Higher Criticism from until it ceased publication in Call me disappointed, I suppose.

The Hastur Cycle

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The Repairer of Reputations was the first story I really enjoyed in this collection. A few poems and another retelling of a large bit of the King in Yellow are offered here. I tried to keep notes but honestly, I must have missed it along the way. While this collection has some real Hastur-related highlights which can easily be found elsewhere hastir of the works found in this collection are at best tangentially related to Hastur himself.

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The end was a bit interesting. He spent five years there before dying on July 19, of paresis, a form of neurosyphillis. Machen’s ‘Novel of the Black Seal’ though a wonderful story is also only in the book due to being Lovecraft’s inspiration for ‘Whisperer in Darkness’.

Clark, died; and he moved in with his other aunt, Mrs. Hastjr had used the name in his own stories to represent both a person and a place associated with the names of several stars, including Aldebaran.

It revolves around a man who has revenge plotted and some jastur contacts. As a Weird Fiction collection it is quite strong, as a “Mythos” collection it is, at best, average. Again, this hastir entire composition was best left to the imagination of the readers. Other books in this series.

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Apr 06, Helmut rated it liked it. He has no idea where he is or how he got there.

Not bad, but hasthr the best. To put it in my words rather than his, what he’s quite sensibly done is to give a sense of the gradual development of the various literary offshoots from the ‘Carcosa Mythos’ or insert your preferred term founded by Bierce and Chambers, without attempting to lock it down within prescriptive boundaries.

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If someone wants explain it to me, I would be grateful. May 12, Dean rated it it was amazing. Inhis grandfather died and the family suffered severe financial difficulties, which forced him and his mother to move out of their Victorian home.

I will try to break down my thoughts on each story briefly.

Lovecraft, check out egodeathfilms. It’s less than two pages and an easy read. Call of Cthulhu Fiction 1 – 10 of 23 books.

Paperbackpages. View all 4 comments. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Chambers pieces are a MUST read!

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