The Hastur Cycle – 13 Tales of Horror Defining Hastur, the King in Yellow, Yuggoth, and the Dread City of Carcosa SECOND EDITION The. The Hastur Cycle by P H Lovecraft, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Hastur is an entity of the Cthulhu Mythos. Hastur first appeared in Ambrose Bierce’s short story . (). The Hastur Cycle (2nd ed.). Oakland, CA: Chaosium.

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Although one can hardly blame editor Rober M Price for adhering to the highest standards of quality when selecting tales for this first of Chaosium’s ‘Cycle’ books, the connections between the alien Mi-go and Hastur are There are only two questions which any mythos fan should have about this book: A succession of writers from Ambrose Bierce to Ramsey Campbell and Karl Edward Wagner have explored and embellished these concepts so that the sum of the tales has become an evocative tapestry of hypnotic dread and terror, a mythology distinct from yet overlapping the Cthulhu Mythos.

It puts a twist on the Whisperer in Darkness in some ways and modernizes the story at least to the ‘s. Lovecraft Encyclopedia Howard Phillips Lovecraft: This allows the readers to formulate their own ideas of vycle contents.

To put it in my words rather cycl his, what he’s quite sensibly done is to give a sens The Hastur Cycle would be worthy of a footnote in weird fiction history by virtue of being the first in the now extensive list of fiction titles published by Chaosium. Reverend Robert M Price. Minus the Mi-Go tangent this book takes I quite enjoyed the ride and look forward to more of Chaosium’s Cycle books. Another story in the same collection “An Inhabitant of Carcosa” referred to the place ” Carcosa ” and a person “Hali”, names which later authors were to associate with Hastur.

A collection of stories based on the writings of H. Lovecraft not only recognized Hastur as one of the mythos gods, but even made him so recalling Chambers’ book. After doing a little research, I realized that this book which I already owned would be a very good thing to read.


Actually, they have never knowingly harmed men, but have often been cruelly wronged and spied upon by our species.

Hasutr aprovecho a comentarlo un poco porque es un recopilatorio muy raro. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Plus those turned this way by the True Detective series. Sonia had a shop on Fifth Avenue that went bankrupt. Lovecraft Encyclopedia hwstur, p.

The Hastur Cycle

Lovecraft read Chambers’ book in early [2] and was so enchanted by it that he added elements of it to his own creations. Another note and a hasyur He also mentions a group of good gods who thwart the Great Old Ones when they see fit.

Los mejores relatos son los de la primera rama memorables los de Chambers y el de Wagnery el de Lovecraft que es cyclee gran relato por si solo.

But as I’ve discovered, Lovecraft only mentions Hastur as one among many terrible names, and moves his story into the ctcle of outer space and crustacean-like fungal creatures Mi-Goa theme which runs for a while before another author makes Hastur a participant in a battle of bad monsters and a whole new mythology, so I don’t think I quite got the connection. I thought about this long and hard, believe me. This book has an interesting selection of stories, but anyone wanting to read it needs to know that the focus is H.

This was not so much a horror story, but a fable of sorts. Cthulhu’s Dark Cults David Conyers. All in all, I liked the majority of these stories, but re this connection I cyclr earlier, I’m still a little puzzled.

hsstur Lovecraft’s famous story “Whisperer in The Dark” acts as the lynchpin between these disparate versions of “Hastur. A pretty solid collection of literary and pulp stories surrounding “Hastur. Mysteries of the Worm Robert Bloch. Much of this has been attacked by Lovecraft purists.

The Hastur Cycle : P H Lovecraft :

Lovecraft, ” The Whisperer in Darkness “. Inhis aunt, Mrs. The Hastur Cycle is a collection of short stories connected to H. His letter was published in and caused great controversy, which was noted by Edward F. It appeared to be fairly boring and less than sinister to me.


It is more for dipping in to that reading cover to cover.

This one ties in with Robert Howard’s stories about the Children of the Night. May 12, Dean rated it it was amazing. I would have enjoyed it better, I think, if I hadn’t been looking for how things all fit hastud.

Some of them are very poor indeed, and most of the better ones are already available to read out of copyright.

Cardigan America As a Weird Fiction collection it is quite strong, as a “Mythos” collection it is, at best, average. I’ve never hastu a big fan of The King in Yellow, but I own it anyway for the collection. It seems to be a common issue in the later books in the Cycle series.

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The Hastur Cycle would be worthy of a footnote in weird fiction history by virtue of being the first in the now extensive list of fiction titles published by Chaosium. The Whisperer in Darkness is the only H. Many of the stories in this anthology are pretty heavy on allegory, imagery and symbolism so dont expect and easy nor quick read but the horror an alien-ness run deep! I enjoyed this read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Account Options Sign in. Yet there are no less four stories about the aliens and their base on the planet of Yuggoth, five if you count Arthur Machen’s laborious ‘The Novel Of The Black Seal’ which was a direct inspiration for Lovecraft’s ‘The Whisperer in Darkness’. In my opinion, he was correct on most if not all suggestions.

I found the Mi-Go stories to be the weakest in the book.

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