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The Xothic Legend Cycle. 1997 The Xothic Legend Cycle:
The Complete Mythos Fiction of Lin Carter

by Lin Carter
Edited by Robert M. Price
First Edition 1997
Chaosium Inc.
Oakland, California
ISBN 156882078X
Trade paperback
Cover illustration by Harry Fassl
xiv+274 pages
Price: $10.95

The Xothic Legend Cycle, a collection of Cthulhu Mythos short fiction and poetry by Lin Carter.

The contents are listed below and are by Lin Carter unless noted otherwise:

  • Xothic Romance: Terrors Out of Time - a foreword by Robert M. Price
  • The Red Offering
  • The Dweller in the Tomb
  • The Thing in the Pit
  • Out of the Ages
  • The Horror in the Gallery
  • The Winfield Heritance
  • Perchance to Dream
  • Strange Manuscript Found in the Vermont Woods
  • Dreams from R'lyeh - a collection of 31 poems
  • Something in the Moonlight
  • The Fishers from Outside
  • Behind the Mask
  • The Strange Doom of Enos Harker - with Robert M. Price
  • The Soul of the Devil-Bought - by Robert M. Price
  • The Bell in the Tower - by H.P. Lovecraft
Publisher's Blurb – Lower Cover
The late Lin Carter was the driving force behind the famous Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series of the 1970s. He was also a prolific writer and anthologist of horror and fantasy with over eighty titles to his credit, including Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos.

Carter's tales of Mythos horror are loving tributes to H.P. Lovecraft's "revision" tales and to August Derleth's stories of Hastur and the R'lyefi Text. Most of these stories were published years ago in various anthologies and fanzines, and have been unavailable for some time. This is the first collection of Carter's Mythos tales; it includes his intended novel, The Terror Out of Time.

"Let it be said now and in this place, once and for all, that the matter which I have named 'the Xothic legend-cycle' -- which is to say, the myth-sequence of the Xothic Triad (Ghatanothoa, Ythogtha, and Zoth-Ommog) -- has at its secret core a chaotic and cosmic blasphemy so appalling in its ultimate depravity and in the magnitude of its bearings upon human and prehuman evolution as to stun even the detached and dispassionate scholar."
--Lin Carter, "The Thing in the Pit"

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