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Night Voices, Night Journeys (Lairs of the Hidden Gods #1)

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This massive collection of original stories and articles inspired by the 'Cthulhu Mythos' created by H.P. Lovecraft was published in Japan in 2002 as a two-volume set under the name Hishinkai. The list of contributing authors is a who's-who of Japanese horror fiction, featuring some of the finest writers in Japan today.In cooperation with Tokyo Sogensha, the Japanese publi ...more
Paperback, 372 pages
Published March 20th 2005 by Kurodahan Press
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Carpentermt
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
n summary, Night Journeys, Nights Voices, subtitled Lairs of the Hidden Gods volume one, is urgently recommended to all serious mythos aficionados.

Night Voices, Night Journeys is a publication of Kurodahan Press, and is, I believe, POD. The page count is a VERY generous 363. However, 14 pages are taken up by introductions by Asamatsu Ken and Robert Price, and each story has its own title page and brief introduction, also by Robert Price. And from page 289 onward the material is factual discussio
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Charles
Dec 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos was introduced in the story “The Call of Cthulhu” in the February, 1928 issue of Weird Tales. Other stories followed and this first phase of the developing “Mythos” was directed by Lovecraft himself, although members of the so called “Lovecraft Circle” contributed. This included works by Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, and Robert Block among others.
The second phase of Mythos development was headed by August Derleth, who championed Lovecraft’s work and also
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Nancy Oakes
My standard caveat for books like this is that they are a mixed bag, so you really don't know what you're getting prior to opening the covers. This was my first foray into the Japanese Lovecraftian world, although according to the chapters in the back of the book, the Japanese have been into the mythos for some time. There are mangas based on the work of HPL -- I took down the titles just in case I bump into them. Luckily I can read Japanese! Anyway, most of the stories in this book were quite f ...more
Brian Ridge
Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-horror
Night Voices, Night Journeys is a collection of Japanese, Lovecraftian fiction, or so the back of the book says. Alas, I think I would have liked it more if it had been labeled a collection of horror fiction rather than Lovecraftian tales as I only found a couple of the stories within to be particualrly Lovecraftian in style and content.

The Plague of St. James Infirmary: This is a pulpish, "The Untouchables meets the Mythos" novella with some great action scenes involving a pair of opposing wiza
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Coeruleo Luna
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
pretty good stories, though the cthulhu references in some were pretty light, almost not really lovecraftian except in spirit. some much more mythos heavy than others i think. nice to see a collection from japan though. sad how ww2 is so prevalent in the stories though. that seemed the more tying feature of many of the stories rather than the mythos, but i have discovered a few writers i will look forward to reading again. and a few of these are very memorable stories indeed. the one with the hi ...more
Waffles
Apr 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
I've just got one word for you ... Necrophallus!

Max Z
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
It's a mixed bag. I liked two stories of the bunch, the one about farmers cult and the wartime story about hunger, the rest not so much.
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