I have a short question
# The Caller of the Black
# Cement Surroundings
# The House of Cthulhu
# The Night Sea-Maid Went Down
# Name and Number
# Curse of the Golden Guaradians
# Aunt Hester
# The Kiss of Bugg-Shash
# De Marigny's Clock
# Mylakhrion the Immortal
# The Sister City
# What Dark God?
# The Statement of Henry Worthy
# Dagon's Bell
# The Thing from the Blasted Heath
# Dylath Leen
# The Mirror of Nitocris
# The Second Wish
# The Hymn
# Synchronicity or Something
# The Black Recalled
# The Sorcerer's Dream
Which of those stories are Dreamland and which are actual Cthulhu Mythos stories? I would like to buy Haggopian and Other Stories, but I am not sure yet, because I no real fan of Dreamland stories....please help me
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Thread: Haggopian and Other Stories
July 12th, 2008, 07:37 AM #1
Haggopian and Other Stories
July 13th, 2008, 06:46 AM #2
Dylath Leen is defo dream lands, and I'm not 100% on 2 of the others, so it's maybe 3 out of them that are dreamlands... a good book, one I'd like as I love Bob's work on the covers, and the sub press binding is awesome!Tops
"originally from Woodford..."
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July 13th, 2008, 04:03 PM #3
Oh great! This is obviously a needtobuy then
July 14th, 2008, 09:14 AM #4
I'm with you on that Tops, deffinately one I'd like to own.Where's the Derby Dumpling?!
February 11th, 2009, 03:53 PM #5
Thanks for listing ye contents -- I've just asked at ye Cthulhu Mythos thread if anyone knew whut was in ye tome. I suppose ye hardcover edition is sold out -- I'm new to ye Internet (been on for almoft two months) and have a lot to learn about finding where to locate information &c. I'm quite excited about this book because I love those early Titus Crow stories, I think they are his finest work. I became extremely disenchanted when he turned Titus Crow into a super-hero and stopped reading Lumley's books for the moft part, although I did buy the hardcover edition of THE WHISPERER AND OTHER VOICES because an early short story of mine inspir'd Briantus to write THE RETURN OF THE DEEP ONES. How I wish that he wou'd write a new series of Titus Crow stories that take place BEFORE the events in THE BURROWERS BENEATH -- I'd buy that in a snap! But I heard that he announced, when he was guest at the Lovecraft Film Festival, that has grown tired of writing and plans to give it up soon. Does anyone know if that is true?
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February 12th, 2009, 08:48 AM #6
Hee hee hee, I do own this book now, I'm reading it at the moment in fact!
Silky has posted a response to your question about Brians writing in messages/breaking news. I for one am pleased that Brian hasn't stopped.Where's the Derby Dumpling?!
February 13th, 2009, 11:27 PM #7
February 16th, 2009, 09:49 AM #8
I do love the novels, but I also love the shorts just as much. I know you love the early Titus Crow exploits, as do I, but I also love the primal lands stuff and would really welcome anything new in that realm. I'm sure there's potential for many more short stories there.Where's the Derby Dumpling?!
February 17th, 2009, 03:01 AM #9
Can't Wait for Titus Crow in Softcover!
I noticed, on the home page, that there are many Titus Crow books available at amazon.com. So I thought, dash it, I don't want to wait for HAGGOPIAN to see print in a pb edition! I want to read those Titus Crow stories NOW! So I've just gone to amazon and have ordered the hardcover editions of HAGGOPIAN and the first Titus Crow novel trilogy, the one that has THE BURROWERS BENEATH and THE TRANSITION OF TITUS CROW. Now I don't need to hunt for those books, and I'll have them both in handsome hardcover editions!
February 17th, 2009, 08:25 AM #10
I'm sure you won't regret it, I love my copy! I'm reading stories I haven't read for years, plus one that I hadn't ever read - until now.Where's the Derby Dumpling?!
February 21st, 2009, 02:56 AM #11
Got my Hardcover Copy
My copy of the beautiful hardcover edition arriv'd two days ago, and I read ye first story to-night. It brought back so many memories, and some new discoveries. I hadn't remembered that the tale was told in first person by Titus Crow. That was a wonderful touch.
What really impress'd me anew is to realise how this story influenced my own approach to writing Cthulhu Mythos fiction. I read THE CALLER OF THE BLACK at around the same time I read ye original edition of TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, and the combination of those two Arkham House books made me ache to become a Mythos writer. The first thing I had to do was invent my own Mythos locale, my own Arkham or Dunwich. Derleth had advised young Ramsey Campbell not to try to set his stories in Lovecraft's invented localities but rather to invent one of his own, and thus I invented Sesqua Valley. Now, this tale by Lumley, and so many of the tales in Derleth's anthology, were SUPERNATURAL HORROR as opposed to Lovecraft's non-supernatural Cosmic Horror, and that was highly influential to me as a young new writer in his twenties. "The Caller of the Black" seemed more like a Mythos tale by M. R. James than anything Lovecraft would have written. I knew that I wanted my own tales of the Cthulhu Mythos to be decidedly supernatural, and that was a Lumley influence.
I saw a wee influence of Lovecraft's "The Hound" in the characters of the two blokes whut are murder'd by The Black -- lost souls, bored with life, who come to black magic out of ennui rather than keen occult propensity. As a young Mythos fanatic, I loved all of the trademarks of that sub-genre, the naming of the Old Ones, the lists of obscure and daemonic tomes with which one could call forth They who Lurk beyond the Rim. And in this story Lumley has all of it, nicely paced, not over-done, just enough to give the tale its Lovecraftian Mythos flavor.
Titus is instantly likable, and yet he is unique. He has a dark side, a sense of playful wickedness when dealing with Gedney. The calling forth of the Blood of ye Olde One is quite chilling, especially the subtle first black flake that falls upon Crow's shoulder. Crow's solution and salvation, to my mature mind, seems a bit "convenient" -- but the story had to end somehow. Another attractive feature is Crow's lifestyle and the few descriptions of Blowne House -- a residence that feels very comfy from how it is presented to us; & yet in that place of comfort there are aspects of darkness that match Crow's complex character -- indeed, Blowne House and Titus Crow seem, as the tales progress (or so I seem to recall) conjoined in a kind of psychological way, as was the House of Usher and its doomed occupants. I remember the shock and misery I felt when -- where was it, THE BURROWERS BENEATH? -- Blowne House was devastated with total destruction. That was an emotional experience for me, because I had grown so fond of the tales set in Blowne House, and THE BURROWERS BENEATH marked the absolutely end of those tales -- unless, by some miracle, we can convince Briantus to find a new, once-lost, recently discover'd, notebook filled with early adventures of Titus Crow that take place while yet he lived and dreamed and drank his beloved good brandy in his happy haunted home!
May 22nd, 2009, 02:43 AM #12
"The Thing in the Moonlight"?
I've been eying a copy of Lovecraft's DREAMS AND FANCIES that's for sale online for $75 (I've seen it for sale up to as much as $395!), and one of the stories it contains in Lovecraft's "The Thing in the Moonlight," based on a dream that Lovecraft described in a 1933 letter to Robert Bloch. Didn't Brian write a sequel or a completion of Lovecraft's tale in his very early days as a writer? If so, why wasn't it included in HAGGOPIAN? Or is it not a Mythos tale? I really want to read it, and wonder if anyone knows if this story has been published in any of Mr. Lumley's books? Thanks!
May 22nd, 2009, 07:19 AM #13