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Reimagining Lovecraft: Four Tor.com Novellas: (The Ballad of Black Tom, The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe, Hammers on Bone, Agents of Dreamland)

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Four new Lovecraftian tales told by four amazing talents.

Government agents, monstrous P.I.s, walkers of dreams and magical hustlers meet in the pages of this astonishing anthology of four novellas.

The Ballad of Black Tom — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Victor LaValle.
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Kij Johnson.
Hammers on B

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Kindle Edition, 343 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Tor.com
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Sarah
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
5 stars - no, 5,000 stars for The Ballad of Black Tom. A must-read for any horror fan.

4 stars for The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, a sweet and clever play on The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Unfortunately, it really only works if you've read the original.

Both Hammers on Bone and Agents of Dreamland are decent, but get bogged down by 1) overly complicated prose, and 2) attempts to be mysterious at the expense of a coherent plot. I'd probably give them both 2.5 stars.
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Joel Mitchell
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror-weird
I enjoy stories that incorporate H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, but some of Lovecraft’s stories can be cringe-inducing for the wrong reasons. The man was virulently xenophobic, racist, etc. (I would say well beyond the “product of his era” racism/sexism that you would expect in many older authors), and his prejudices made their way into much of what he wrote.

The Four novels in this collection skillfully riff on Lovecraft’s mythos while avoiding (or even subverting) his bigotry. A general know
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Stephen Snead
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Black Tom and three more.

I had kept seeing Black Tom in my recommended feed. So, I decided that this budget priced collection was a good way to get the novella. It's not a bad read at all. The writer tells a good Cthulhu story while also writing as a black author. It manages to convey the story without being preachy or yelling "woke" every five minutes. yet it still portrays the casual nastiness of racism without losing the plot and horror of the Cthulhu mythos that Lovecraft created back in the
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on sale for $2.99 today

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