Welcome to our weekly list of Lovecraftian short story favorites. Note this is not a “Top Five” list, just a list of five favorites by Lovecraftian authors, editors, reviewers, etc.
This week, author Laird Barron gives us his list:
- Children of the Kingdom, by T.E.D. Klein. (In Dark Gods.) Exactly what was the cause of the 1977 New York City blackout?
- Black Man With a Horn, by T.E.D. Klein. (In Dark Gods, The Book of Cthulhu.) An author becomes involved in a mystery after a chance encounter with a missionary while traveling.
- Riding the White Bull, by Caitlin R. Kiernan. (In A is for Alien.) A chilling tale of first contact.
- Fat Face, by Michael Shea. (In The Book of Cthulhu, The Autopsy and Other Tales.) A classic and probably the most well known of Shea’s short stories.
- The Autopsy, by Michael Shea. (In The Autopsy and Other Tales.) In Laird’s words: “The first horror story to really scare the hell out of me.”
Next week: Rick Lai‘s list!
Speaking of Michael Shea: Most of you probably know that he died recently. This Sunday’s Lovecraft eZine video chat (watch here at 6:00pm Eastern time) will be devoted to him.