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Top Eight

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Top Eight non-Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos stories. It was supposed to be ten but some of my books are in the attic and so I only managed eight favourites. The first two are available on line. I suppose a few are not strictly Cthulhu Mythos, but they do have the Mythos Ethos.

A Colder War - Charles Stross
    The Cold War meets the Mythos head-on
A Study in Emerald - Neil Gaiman
    Holmes' London as it never was
The Courtyard - Alan Moore
    Grimy and grim, with drugs.
The Willows - Algernon Blackwood
    Otherworldly interactions on an island in the Danube.
Suicide Watch - Arinn Dembo (Dark Theatres)
    Nirvana as Mythos.
The Yellow Sign - Robert Chambers
    Lugubrious and creepy.
Cold Print - Ramsey Campbell
    A warning on second hand bookshops.
The Tsalal - Thomas Ligotti
    An occult cult does what it must


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Mar. 8th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
OK, then, top five. Or top ten. Whichever.

Good call on The Yellow Sign. I've got the Chaosium Chambers anthology and rather enjoyed it. What did you think of The Maker of Moons?
Mar. 8th, 2007 09:30 am (UTC)
Top 10 words that we don't have in English but should.

The Maker of Moons is strange as is much of Chambers. balbinus' favourite, the Repairer of Reputations is stranger still. It's hard to say if the narrator is reliable.

Moons though, seems to be a story of the yellow peril but as such is of its time.
Mar. 9th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
Still thinking about that top ten, by the way. It's a good'un.
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
Top Five useless statistics.
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
1. The average human has less than two legs.
2. 95% of clerks say "like Dempsey and Makepeace" when they see my name on a form.
3. Matt Le Tissier scored 98% of the penalties he took.
4. 61% of the first 164 digits of pi when expressed in binary are zeroes.
5. 15.9%
Mar. 8th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
4. 61% of the first 164 digits of pi when expressed in binary are zeroes.
Mar. 8th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Top Ten!
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
top ten fake statistical tests
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Non-Lovecraft top 8
No Shoggoths Old Peculiar? Shame on you!
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Non-Lovecraft top 8
Well, that's me told then.
Mar. 9th, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
Re: Non-Lovecraft top 8
And for that I require a top ten of different Bunter plot structures - if you can find that many!
Mar. 9th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Go on, then.
Mar. 9th, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
Top ten acting tricks to use in gaming.
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