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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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He has no idea where he is or how he got there. He spent five years there before dying on July 19, of paresis, a form of neurosyphillis. I’m quite infatuated with Lovecraft, so my love for ‘Whisperer in Darkness’ goes without saying.

The Hastur Cycle by Robert M. Price

It revolves around a man who has revenge plotted and some interesting contacts. Not only that, this book introduced me to authors such as Chambers, Machen, and Lin Carter.

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

Correction and combining needed. Looking for beautiful books? Trivia About The Hastur Cycle. Otherwise, it seems hasutr be the same, although I don’t know if Price’s commentary has changed in the newer version.


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Jul 04, John Hepple rated it really liked it. A former Baptist minister, he was the editor of the Journal of Higher Criticism from until it ceased publication in Price’s notes were insightful and interesting to read.

Lovecraft had his aunts bar his wife, Sonia, from going to Providence to start a business because he couldn’t have the stigma of a tradeswoman wife.

Unlike other collections that contain high-quality work but are haztur together slap-dash with no real editorial effort I’m looking at you, Book of Cthulhu books I and IIChaosium has provided a linear, analytic framework for the stories featured in this collection that leaves the reader feeling as if they grasp the historical and cultural context surrounding the works rather than receiving them as indepe This book ought to be a model for how to properly assemble an anthology of short stories.

Cardigan America cyycle May 04, Courteny rated it liked it. Those synopses tend to have spoilers, so I won’t post them here. The Repairer of Reputations was the first story I really enjoyed in this collection. Other books in this series. From Hxstur, the free encyclopedia. In the long run, though, considering the authors represented here and the stories they have to tell, it’s a pretty good book for readers of weird hxstur. 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 cgcle has become an evocative tapestry of hypnotic dread and terror, a mythology distinct from yet overlapping the Cthulhu Mythos.


Suffering from cancer of the intestine, Lovecraft was admitted to Jane Brown Memorial Hospital and on March 15, he died.

The Hastur Cycle

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Brennan’s story is good. It was good for the most part, but dragged a bit at ccle as well. As for the two Ambrose Bierce stories, this one was far superior in my opinion. Honestly, I felt this could have been left out. Lovecraft story in this collection. To ask other readers questions about The Hastur Cycleplease sign up. If someone wants explain it to me, I would be grateful. It’s less than two pages and an easy read.

Regardless, I found it enjoyable. He published thirteen issues of his own paper, The Conservative and contributed poetry and essays to other journals. Hastur is briefly hasgur in H.

Mar 15, Matt rated it it was ok. Feb 12, Timothy Boyd rated it it was ok.

All in all, I liked the majority of these stories, but re this connection I mentioned earlier, I’m still a little puzzled.