Recently, I asked Lovecraftian authors, editors, and reviewers to send me a list of five of their favorite Lovecraftian short stories. The results have been very interesting!
Note this is not a “Top Five” list, just a list of five favorites.
This week, author Rick Lai gives us his list:
- Sticks, by Karl Edward Wagner. (In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.) Why does an artist depict weird stick figures in his illustrations?
- The Valley of the Lost, (a. k. a The Secret of Lost Valley), by Robert E. Howard. (In The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard.) A Texas gunslinger discovers an ancient subterranean race.
- The Shadow from the Steeple, by Robert Bloch. (In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Volume 2.) What really happened in Lovecraft’s The Haunter of the Dark?
- The Worm of Urakhu, by Richard L. Tierney. (In Scroll of Thoth: Tales of Simon Magus & the Great Old Ones.) How could the spice worms of Dune be part of the Cthulhu Mythos?
- Cold Print, by Ramsey Campbell. (In Cold Print.) In which we learn the true dangers of collecting pornography.
Next week: John Langan’s list!