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The Hounds of Tindalos

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  191 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Frank Belknap Long wrote a number of early Cthulhu Mythos stories. These included "The Hounds of Tindalos" (the 1st Mythos story written by anyone other than Lovecraft), The Horror from the Hills (which introduced the elephantine Great Old One Chaugnar Faugn to the Mythos) & "The Space-Eaters" (featuring a fictionalized HPL as main character).
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Mass Market Paperback, 175 pages
Published November 1st 1978 by Jove Books (NY) (first published 1929)
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Oct 11, 2016 Christy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mythos fans, those wanting to read Let the Old dreams Die
One of Lovecraft's "inner-circle" who helped him create the mythos (Included in this circle:several books by Clark Ashton Smith, and two by Robert E. Howard, collected together in The Black Stone, And The Thing On The Roof). Parts of this Long story were used later by Lovecraft in The Whisperer in Darkness. I find Long more fun to read, though. There are all sorts of elements of the mythos in this one (The Hounds was also heavily used in Let the Old Dreams Die. Angles where evil creeps in, chewi ...more
Aug 09, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it
I have a number of mythos books in my collection and add to them periodically as i feel like it - both from Lovecraft and other authors, Frank Belknap Long being one of them (although I wish i had his other volumes as well, though the project to collect his works has never really taken off it certainly has as many twists as one of his stories).

This book really to me is a pivot point in the mythos fiction in that it showed me that others could hand the mythos, its mysteries, its horrors and its w
Dec 07, 2014 Dagny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013
This was a volume of nine short stories, only one of which I had previously read.

The Peeper was my favorite, followed by Fisherman's Luck. Upon review, I believe The Space-Eaters has the edge over The Hounds of Tindalos.
Feb 09, 2014 Gianmarino rated it liked it
Los Perros de Tíndalos, es el nombre que reciben esos seres que habitaron la tierra incluso antes de cuando los únicos seres vivos eran los reptiles acuáticos, y que son capaces de romper la barrera de espacio/tiempo, es por esto que estos indescriptibles y aterradores entes siempre han existido, existen y seguirán existiendo.

Un buen relato corto. Ese tal Chalmers me hizo recordar a lo chiflado que era el doctor de las películas Regreso al Futuro.
Mar 03, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This slim little volume my brother lent me is my first exposure to Mr. Long. It was a widely varied experience. Some stories I found to be rather juvenile and/or dated. Others like the title stores were quite well told, erudite even at times. Far from my favorite weird writer. But one I'd love to explore further.
Mar 23, 2014 Eric rated it really liked it
Being paid by the word, some pulp writers become overly descriptive, or write in convoluted prose, both of which can damage an extremely good plot. Fortunately Frank Belknap Long (at least for this collection of stories) doesn’t fall into either category. These would be the best of his previous published work in magazines like Weird Tales, Marvel Tales and Unknown Worlds The tale from which this book gets its name and ‘The Space Eaters’ were the primary reason that I purchased the book for, but ...more
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Aug 09, 2011 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: horror fans, Lovecraft fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
Frank Belknap Long's "The Hounds of Tindalos" and H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space" may be the only two horror stories that have really scared me. Indeed, even the cover of the paperback edition featured here creeped me out--and this even before I had an idea of what "non-Euclidean space" was.

Nov 13, 2011 Debra marked it as to-read
Stephen King recommended author and book. In 1981's Danse Macabre, King dedicated his book as follows: "It's easy enough - perhaps too easy - to memorialize the dead. This book is for the six great writers of the macabre who are still alive." The six listed were Robert Bloch, Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Frank Belnap Long, Donald Wandrei, Manly Wade Wellman.

King mentioned this book in Chapter 3 of Berkley's 1983 paperback edition of Danse Macabre.

Mar 28, 2016 Simon rated it it was ok
Very promising start, with the first story almost masterful. It soon descends into pulp though; probably heavily edited and certainly with a focus on getting as much story down in as few words as possible. I think he might've done better at long-form writing. I think Stephen King referred to him at some point, and to some extent I see him as taking over from Long.
Dec 05, 2011 Edgar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Way more than Cthulhu Mythos. First tales remind me of Machen. The crazy Einstein-quoting sci-fi is so honestly good.
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May 09, 2015 James Eckman rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf, horror, fiction
A must read for Lovecraft fans, especially the title story.
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Interesante inicio para el estilo lovecraftiano.
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Frank Belknap Long was a prolific American writer of horror fiction, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, gothic romance, comic books, and non-fiction. Though his writing career spanned seven decades, he is best known for his horror and science fiction short stories, including early contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos. During his life, Long received the World Fantasy Award for L
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