Friday Fun: Go Christmas shopping with Cthulhu!

Dec 18 2009 Published by under friday fun, science fiction

What better way to celebrate the yuletide season that with some gifts that honour and celebrate everyone's favourite Great Old One, Cthulhu!

Ellen Datlow has a couple of cool posts on Tor.com with some Lovecraftian gift ideas here and here.

Take a look:

Despite the fact that he's been dead for over seventy years, and his prose considered purple and overwrought by many, H.P. Lovecraft's work is still widely read, and has remained influential for generations. Evidence of this is in the 2005 publication of H. P. Lovecraft: Tales by Library of America, that bastion of literary respectability. The 850 page volume includes twenty-two works of fiction selected by Peter Straub. The stories use Lovecraft expert S. T. Joshi's definitive texts. Included in the appendix is a chronology of Lovecraft's life productivity and notes. The book is a lovely little hardcover with a ribbon bookmark, making it the perfect gift for oneself or one's loved ones. (so inclined).

Hint, hint.

(Er, yes, I may just totally run the Friday Fun table with Lovecraftian stuff for December. It's my Friday Fun, so I'll shriek in mad, gibbering existential horror if I want to.)

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