Manchester Sci-fi Book Club – The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales

Sci-Fi Book Club

Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Sci-Fi Book Club
Location: MadLab
Description: A book club for fans of science fiction.
Date: 15-10-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales

This month we’re reading The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft.

Long after his death, H. P. Lovecraft continues to enthrall readers with his gripping tales of madness and cosmic terror, and his effect on modern horror fiction continues to be felt — Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker have acknowledged his influence. His unique contribution to American literature was a melding of Poe’s traditional supernaturalism with the emerging genre of science fiction. Originally appearing in pulp magazines like Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, Lovecraft’s work is now being regarded as the most important supernatural fiction of the twentieth century.Lovecraft’s biographer and preeminent interpreter, S. T. Joshi, has prepared this volume of eighteen stories — from the early classics like “The Outsider” and “Rats in the Wall” to his mature masterworks, “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.” The first paperback to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft’s mesmerizingnarrative style, and establishes him as a canonical — and visionary — American writer.

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Next Sci-Fi Book:

This month we’re deciding upon our next round of books. Take a look at the suggestions made at last month’s meeting and vote now!

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