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Lovecraft Country > LC: If you enjoyed tangential Lovecraft, try these next

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message 1: by Fresno Bob (last edited Oct 17, 2018 03:59PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fresno Bob | 469 comments The Laundry series by Charles Stross "Case Nightmare Green"!
The Milkweed Triptych by Ian Tregillis
anything by Thomas Ligotti

and most especially, any of the short story collections of Laird Barron. I recommend "Swift to Chase" not be first, as it ties to several of his previous short stories

I enjoyed all of these more than anything Lovecraft actually wrote


message 2: by Scott (last edited Oct 17, 2018 04:21PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott | 268 comments The Milkweed Triptych was amazing.

To add to the list, I also recommend Maplecroft by Cherie Priest


message 3: by Trike (last edited Oct 17, 2018 08:37PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trike | 4744 comments I really enjoyed Maplecroft. My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

“Maplecroft” is the actual name of the house where Lizzie Borden lived. I have to think that Priest gave a little squeal of delight upon discovering that because it’s so dang *gothic*.


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Louie (RMutt1914) | 667 comments And if you want to look into Lovecraft influenced comics, give Fatale: Deluxe Edition, Volume One and Volume Two a try, by Ed Brubaker, and Sean Phillips. A nice mix of Cthulhu mythology and '50s film noir.


Nils Krebber | 106 comments A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman is a wonderful Holmes/Cthulhu crossover. A Study in Emerald


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Paul  Perry (Pezski) | 440 comments Fresno Bob wrote: "The Laundry series by Charles Stross "Case Nightmare Green"!
The Milkweed Triptych by Ian Tregillis
anything by Thomas Ligotti

and most especially, any of the short story collections of Laird Barr..."


The Laundry Files are excellent, I'd definitely recommend starting at the beginning with The Atrocity Archives. There are also a few short stories and novellas that fit in to the sequence which are available for free via Stross's website


Melani | 79 comments Winter Tide is another one that people looking for Lovecraft inspired works should definitely read.


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Rick | 2128 comments The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, a retcon/retelling of a Lovecraft story that turns it on its head. Brilliant novella


Fresno Bob | 469 comments Louie wrote: "And if you want to look into Lovecraft influenced comics, give Fatale: Deluxe Edition, Volume One and Volume Two a try, by Ed Brubaker, and [author:S..."

I loved Fatale!


message 10: by Ruth (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ruth | 271 comments Another comic recommendation: Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening
Lovecraftian horror, gorgeous Eastern-influenced art, magic cats... this series has everything!


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Ruth | 271 comments Oh and how could I forget Welcome to Lovecraft!!


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Iain Bertram (Iain_Bertram) | 545 comments If you like comics try Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction which does a great job ancient beings from beyond, Shoggoth included.

B5’s Vorlons and Shadows are definitely a call out to the Old Ones.


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Joseph | 1862 comments They weren't without issues, but I generally enjoyed Reanimators and The Weird Company, both by Pete Rawlik, which tried to kind of link all of HPL's stories (and various other fictional and non-fiction period events -- everything from Universal horror movies to the sinking of the Titanic) into one big meta-narrative.


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