THE MADNESS GROWS
Recognized as Lovecraft’s masterpiece of terror, At the Mountains of Madness has or decades inspired dread in his readers and sparked the imaginations of the most hallowed practitioners of fantastic fiction. Taking the essence of his horrific vision, these modern masters have crafted new tales of the fantastic...
And now an anthology about the one whose name should not be spoken. We get different settings, different names. But those old ones just do not let go.
Here are my thoughts. I will try to make it short.
20 000 years under the sea by KEVIN J. ANDERSON
A captain Nemo story. A mystery island. Nice story.
Tsathoggua's breath by Brian Stableford
Ohh a viking story. I liked that. It was about a settlement on Greenland.
The door beneath by Alan Dean Foster
This time the Russians play with things they should not. Interesting.
Dead man walking by William F.Nolan
A detective story. It felt a bit noir.
A crazy mistake by Nancy Kilpatrick
I liked this one, but then I love mythology. It even made me want to study again.
The anatomy lesson by Cody Goodfellow
This one was pretty weird.
The hollow sky by Jason C.Eckhardt
An Antarctica story. Oh those spogghots (sp?). They are creepy evil SOBs.
The last ones by Mark Howard Jones
A story set in Ireland. Nice story and dark ending.
A footnote in the black budger by Jonathan Mayberry
I really should learn not to stop reading in the middle of short stories. Or maybe I was just not into it.
Deep fracture by Steve Rasnic Tem
A mining town. And a rather evil ending that made me curious.
The dream stone by Donald Tyson
2 friends and a weird stone. Creepy factor in this one, I was all what is going on?!
The blood in my mouth by LAIRD BARRON
A couple meeting falling in love. And again what is going on? More please.
On the shores of destruction by karen Haber
He is everywhere is he not.
Object 00922UU by Eric and Greg Bear
A sci-fi story. Nice change, but not for me.
You know the drill. Some were good. Some were meh. Some made me want more. Some had that thrill factor. They were all different even though they were about the old ones all of them. There are many ways you can go with this it seems.
Nice for the spooky month. But yes it was not spooky, just a bit..unnerving at times. Like..do we really know what is hidden..do we?
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: October 20th 2015 by Titan Books