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The Necronomicon. 1996 The Necronomicon:
Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab

by Lin Carter et al
Edited by Robert M. Price
First Edition 1996
Chaosium Inc.
Oakland, California
ISBN 1568820704
Trade paperback
Cover illustration by Harry Fassl
Interior illustrations by Earl Geier

xviii+334 pages
Price: $10.95

The Necronomicon, a collection of Cthulhu Mythos short fiction by Lin Carter and others.

The following are by Lin Carter unless noted otherwise:

  • The Figure in the Flying Carpet - a foreword by Robert M. Price
  • Introitus (The Necronomicon: The Dee Translation)
  • The Book of Episodes
    1. The Doom of Yakthoob
    2. The Thing Under Memphis
    3. In the City of Pillars
    4. The Vault Beneath the Mosque
    Carter did not write the fifth story. This was to be The Ghoul by Clark Ashton Smith - see extract from the introduction below.
    1. Mnomquah
    2. The Madness Out of Time
    3. Dreams of the Black Lotus
    4. The Shadow from the Stars
  • The Book of Preparations
    1. Of the Powers of the Sorcerer
    2. Of That Which Is Needful to Sorcery
    3. Of the Old Ones and the Favors They Bestow
    4. Of the Times and Seasons to Be Observed
    5. Of the Powers of the Moon
    6. Concerning Them from Outside
    7. The Punishment of the Old Ones
    8. Of That Which Is Foretold of Their Return
    9. The Liers-in-Wait
  • The Book of the Gates
    1. Of the Worlds Beyond This World, and the Modes of Travel
    2. Of Foul Necromancy
    3. The Peril That Lurketh Beyond Time
    4. Those That Aid the Unnamable Devourers
    5. Of Tindalos, and the Hounds Thereof
    6. If Thou Wouldst Raise the Dead
    7. To Send Back Down That Which Thou Hast Called Up
    8. Of the Signs of Hnaa
    9. Of the Dream-Gates
    10. Of Koth, and the Sign of Koth
    11. The Ritual of the Silver Key
    12. 'Umr At-Tawil
    13. Of Opening the Door to Yog-Sothoth
    14. The Ninth Verse that Summoneth Yog-Sothoth
    15. Of Them from Outside and Their Spawn
    16. Somewhat of the Gates That Open to Beyond
    17. Of Leng and the Mysteries Thereof
    18. Of the Coming-Hence of the Old Ones
    19. The Openers of the Way
  • The Book of Dismissals
    1. Of Calling Up That Which Thou Canst Not Put Down
    2. Of the Several Modes to Enforce the Dismissal
    3. Of Ib, and the Vengeance Thereof
    4. Of the Five-Pointed Star Carven of Grey Stone
Also contains short fiction by Robert M. Price, Manly Wade Wellman, Martin D. Brown, Henry Dockweiller, Robert A.W. Lowndes, Frederik Pohl, Richard L. Tierney, Robert Silverberg, Steffan B. Aletti, John Brunner, Fred Chappell, L. Sprague de Camp, Frank Belknap Long, Fred L. Pelton, D.R. Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, David T. St. Albans and David Pudelwitts.

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