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Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series. Contents:

About The Spawn of CTHULHU & H.P. Lovecraft · Lin Carter
The Whisperer in Darkness · H.P. Lovecraft · in Weird Tales Aug ’31
An Inhabitant of Carcosa · Ambrose Bierce · ss San Francisco Newsletter Dec 25, 1886
The Yellow Sign · Robert W. Chambers · nv The King in Yellow, New York & Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895
Cordelia’s
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Mass Market Paperback, 274 pages
Published October 1971 by Ballantine Adult Fantasy
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Williwaw
Dec 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This is an entertaining collection of stories. Lin Carter gathered them and provided narrative interludes in order to explicate some of the connections between the stories that a casual reader might miss. I must say, however, that the connections strike me as rather tenuous. Sometimes, these stories share little more than the mention of some mythological names that Lovecraft used in a famous paragraph from "The Whisperer in Darkness."

Whisperer is the opening story of the collection. It is the o
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Samuel
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
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As with all tales within the Cthulhu Mythos that weren't penned by Lovecraft himself - this collection is very hit-and-miss. No one is comparable to the great originality of Lovecraft, and sadly any attempts to "further" his stories tend to feel forced and extraneous. It, at least, furnishes an excuse to re-read the wonderful 'The Whisperer in Darkness'.
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Linwood Vrooman Carter was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. He usually wrote as Lin Carter; known pseudonyms include H. P. Lowcraft (for an H. P. Lovecraft parody) and Grail Undwin.

Carter had a marked tendency toward self-promotion in his work, frequently citing his own writings in his nonfiction to illustrate points and almost always including at
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