"Good stories but Lovecraft remains unchallenged"

THE CHILDREN OF CTHULHU is an engaging horror anthology written by many of the more popular genre authors of the last decade. The twenty-three contributors provide entertaining tales that would not turn H. P. Lovecraft over in his grave as many Cthulu "experts" do. However, though the stories engage the audience and are fun to read, they don't feel like a visit to that weird Lovecraft mythverse. As an aside to the editors: "if it ain't broke", cost it anyway because you still may find a bigger payback. This short story collection provides a big payback to horror fans, but Lovecraft fanatics will feel another let down as the original remains undisputedly the best even after seven decades of "fixing it".

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 16, 2001


The Children Of Cthulhu
by John Pelan, Benjamin Adams

Del Rey
January 2, 2002
ISBN #0345441087
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