The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most
singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H.
P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the
so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has
taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most
prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most
astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in
this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and
most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird
fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu
demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme
throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still
salient, and terribly powerful today.