From the fictitious land of Carcosa that encouraged the HBO express True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this assortment positive aspects essentially the most mythical landscapes of the cosmic horror style. The assortment contains the subsequent twelve stories:
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. present in a Bottle"
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R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations"
M. P. Shiel, "The residence of Sounds"
Arthur Machen, "The White People"
Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows"
Henry James, "The Jolly Corner"
Walter de los angeles Mare, "Seaton's Aunt"
H. P. Lovecraft, "The color Out of Space"
“The actual bizarre story has anything greater than a mystery homicide, bloody bones, or a sheeted shape clanking chains. an environment of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces needs to be current; a touch of that the majority negative perception of the human brain—a malign and specific suspension or defeat of these fastened legislation of Nature that are our in simple terms protect opposed to the attacks of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.”—H. P. Lovecraft
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