Lovecraft Mythos is an anthology of Cthulhu Mythos fiction edited by Robert M. Price and published by Fedogan & Bremer in 1992. In the Introduction Price describe the volume as:

an homage, thirty years after the untimely death of August Derleth (July 4, 1971), to his important collection Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos…. My goal in assembling the present collection is, in effect, to go back and do again what August Derleth did: to assemble a flagship Mythos collection that he might as well have assembled. It is an alternate version of Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.

The editor notes that the book “covers the pulp era, but extends no further. We are concerned here with the foundational generation of Mythos writers.” It also is an attempt to “assemble the stories in which certain important Mythos names or items are either first mentioned or most fully explained by the author who created them”:

here you will find the truth that had hitherto been mercifully cloaked beneath the mystifying names Abhoth, Atlach-Nacha, Unter Zee Kulten, Hydrophinnae, the Eltdown Shards, ’Umr at-Tawil, Lloigor, Zhar, the Tcho-Tcho people, Ithaqua, Iod, Vorvadoss, Zuchequan, the Chronicle of Nath, and others. 

Several of the stories in the collection appear in earlier forms that differ significantly from later revisions–including “The Lord of Illusion”, the original draft of the story that became the H.P. Lovecraft/E. Hoffman Price collaboration “Through the Gates of the Silver Key”.

Price’s subsequent anthology The New Lovecraft Circle serves as a sequel of sorts to Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos, collecting work from the next generation of Lovecraftian writers.


  • vii • Preface (Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos) • essay by Robert Bloch
  • ix • Introduction (Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos) • essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 • The Thing on the Roof • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1932) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 12 • The Fire of Asshurbanipal • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1936) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 28 • The Seven Geases • [Hyperborea] • (1934) • novelette by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 47 • Fane of the Black Pharaoh • (1937) • short story by Robert Bloch
  • 64 • The Invaders • (1939) • short story by Henry Kuttner
  • 80 • The Bells of Horror • (1939) • short story by Henry Kuttner
  • 94 • The Thing That Walked on the Wind • [Cthulhu Mythos (Lovecraft contemporary)] • (1933) • short story by August Derleth
  • 105 • Ithaqua • (1941) • short story by August Derleth
  • 117 • The Lair of the Star-Spawn • (1932) • novelette by August Derleth and Mark Schorer
  • 137 • The Lord of Illusion • (1982) • short story by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 153 • The Warder of Knowledge • short story by Richard F. Searight
  • 167 • The Scourge of B’Moth • (1929) • novelette by Bertram Russell
  • 196 • The House of the Worm • (1933) • novelette by Mearle Prout
  • 216 • Spawn of the Green Abyss • (1946) • novelette by C. Hall Thompson
  • 258 • The Guardian of the Book • (1937) • short story by Henry Hasse
  • 284 • The Abyss • (1941) • short story by Robert A. W. Lowndes
  • 292 • Music of the Stars • (1943) • short story by Duane W. Rimel
  • 300 • The Aquarium • (1962) • short story by Carl Jacobi
  • 311 • The Horror Out of Lovecraft • (1969) • short story by Donald A. Wollheim
  • 318 • To Arkham and the Stars • (1966) • short story by Fritz Leiber
  • ep •  Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos • interior artwork by Kenneth Rahman [as by Eymoth]


 “First Edition” on copyright page. Cover artist credited on copyright page and rear jacket flap. The Endpiece artist is credited on the copyright page.

Edited by Robert M. Price
Limited edition of 3500 copies
“The Fire of Asshurbanipal” was originally written early in the 1930s as a straight adventure story. There is no record of where this version of the story was submitted.
REH later revised the story to have a supernatural ending. This version was submitted to WEIRD TALES after Howard’s death by his father.
Glenn Lord discovered the original version of the story in a trunk and it was first published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR in Spring 1972.

Publisher:Fedogan & Bremer
Year :1992
Book No. :187825202X
Edition :1st
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :330
Cover :Gahan Wilson
Illustrations :None
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Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos

Lovecraft Mythos is an anthology of Cthulhu Mythos fiction edited by Robert M. Price and published by Fedogan & Bremer in 1992.

Tags: August Derleth / Bertram Russell / C. Hall Thompson / Carl Jacobi / Clark Ashton Smith / Donald A. Wollheim / Duane W. Rimel / Fritz Leiber / H. P. Lovecraft / Henry Hasse / Henry Kuttner / Kenneth Rahman / Mark Schorer / Mearle Prout / Richard F. Searight / Robert A. W. Lowndes / Robert Bloch / Robert E. Howard / Robert M. Price