This second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has been extensively revised and contains over a hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana – A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror – is a handy not-so -little book compiled by Daniel Harms. It is an attempt to catalogue The Cthulhu. The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana by Daniel Harms, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Jul 31, Kat rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a meaty page volume, part of Chaosium’s collection of Cthulhu Mythos fiction, and presents itself unapologetically as an encyclopedia of the Cthulhu Mythos, including enycclopedia only the canon stories and poetry, but also embracing games, essays, comic books, movies, television shows, and occult books.

Harms cautions that this material, as carefully written as it is, doesn’t substitute actually reading and knowing firsthand the source material, which is well-referenced at the end of each entry.

It has its own reference book.

Chaosium, Incorporated- Fiction – pages. Lists with This Book. He didn’t have any consistency to it so any attempt at a “guidebook” is cthulhizna fruitless effort. That would be my only gripe. The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia is an exhaustive exploration of the Cthulhu mythos, detailing such mythos staples as Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Randolph Carter, to tangently related characters like Conan, to later derivative works like Titus Crow.

Unfortunately I have occasionally ran across instances where Mr. Other books in the series. Fun for all ages!

Daniel Harms has complied a book that is both a great academic tool for Mythos writers as well as simply a wonderful read. Many writers have contributed to it, including Robert E.

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The information in this book is great for creating plot hooks, or what stories to search for to learn more about a specific topic for further exploration.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Harms is best known for the books The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: In due time I discovered there was a 2nd edition of the book http: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Chaosium; 2 edition April 1, Language: One person found this helpful. So why would I advise against the purchase of this book if you had the first edition – the answer is more complex than the fact that the bulk of the material is present in both books.

Many of his tales This work is a must for the library of any serious Lovecraft scholar, authors of horror fiction, or student of modern literature. Lovecraft’s fiction and that of others who have contributed to his universe.

cthulhixna A great guide for those familiar with the Great Old Ones and for those who are just now learning of their dread power. Encyclopedia Cthulhiana Call of Cthulhu Novel. I am also pleased to report very few typographical errors. It is my belief that you should not attept to quantify or qualify or in any other way explain any horror material, especially Lovecraftian.

As the introduction explains the work of Lovecraft and his subsequent collaborators encycloperia that its all about the allusion. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

The Encyclopedia Cthulhiana: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror

Suspense in Lovecraft’s fiction is based on the fear for the unknown, and consequently the encyclopedic approach is unintentionally comical, for example the entry: This second edition of Encyclopedia Cthulhiana has been extensively revised and contains over a hundred and fifty additional pages and scores of new entries. Lovecrafta Providence author considered by many to be the finest horror story writer of the twentieth century. With the amount of material out there, it’s hard to know where to start.


Concise entries with clear mentions of where the characters, monsters or locations on question first appeared, cthlhiana volume serves an an excellent stepping stone for anyone who is interested in pursuing either a specific corner of The Mythos, or getting as wide a variety cthulbiana stories to read in future as possible. The idea that the reader is given the pieces but it is up to them what they create with it. Many entries have been revised to reflect vthulhiana latest understanding of the Mythos, and the infamous Necronomicon appendix has been greatly expanded.

Elements of the Cthulhu Mythos. This is a hard book to read – yes it is exactly what it says it is – an encyclopaedia so as you can imagine its impossible to read from one cover to the other linearly, or at least incredibly difficult to do so. It’s the most exhaustive, useful guide to H. Harms’ detailed introduction, with his description about the creation and growth of the phenomenon that is the Cthulhu mythos.

The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Cthulhu Mythos was first created by H. The book is an encyclopedia about the creatures in Lovecraft’s horror.

Concluding each entry are detailed bibliographic references to the stories in which the subject appears. The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.

Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors: