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Tales Out of Innsmouth: New Stories of the Children of Dagon (Call of Cthulhu Fiction)

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Innsmouth is a half-deserted, seedy little town on the North Shore of Massachusetts. It is rarely included on any map of the state. Folks in neighboring towns shun those who come from Innsmouth, and murmur about what goes on there. They try not to mention the place in public, for Innsmouth has ways of quelling gossip, and of taking revenge on troublemakers. Here are ten ne ...more
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Published June 15th 2006 by Chaosium
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Nancy Oakes
Feb 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
these are 13 of the most bizarre stories you may ever read; the original "Shadow Over Innsmouth" was very strange but these are even more bizarre.

My favorites: The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth by HPL and John S. Glasby; The Old Ones' Signs, by Pierre Comtois; Fleas of the Dragon by CJ Henderson; Mail Order Bride, by Ann K. Schwader and The Deep End, by Gregory Luce.

All of these stories share a common thread that is Innsmouth, site of the Esoteric Order of Dagon and other bizarre occurrences. Mos
Another enjoyable Innsmouth anthology from Call of Cthulhu fiction. My favorites here were "The Old Ones' Signs" by Pierre Comtois, "It Was the Day of the Deep One" by Peter Cannon, and "The Doom That Came to Innsmouth" by Brian McNaughton, which is darkly hilarious. Franklyn Searight's "The Guardian of the Pit" didn't have the world's best prose but he did a great job with atmosphere. "The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth" is John Glasby's reworking of Lovecraft's original draft, which I thought was ...more
Marsha Altman
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I'm so sad there's not more of these Innsmouth books.
Oct 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Stories spawned from "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," my favorite Lovecraft tale.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
A collection of stories based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. These are, to me, only slightly better than the original Lovecraft stories. Just not a fan of his writings. Not recommended
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