Having encountered a number of references to Cthulhu in various places over the years, I would like to explore the various works based in the Cthulhu mythos. Out of curiosity, I had read The Call of Cthulhu some time ago, but I don't know much about Lovecraft's other works or where to go next. It's my understanding that other authors have also contributed to the Cthulhu mythos and that it has a number of short stories as well.

How would you recommend going about exploring this?

Given so many short stories, I hope answerers will recommend anthologies which collectively include all the stories they recommend.

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    Don't know if it helps, but there's a similar question on Sci-fi and Fantasy Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 7:59
  • @Gallifreian of course it does, thanks! But I'll keep this one, I'd like to get some anthology recommendations and some recommendations for other authors using Cthulhu
    – muru
    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 8:08
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    other authors using Cthulhu - way ahead of you. Though this one is not as detailed as the H. P. Lovecraft's. Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 8:10
  • @Gallifreian that is an understatement
    – muru
    Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 8:12

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To start getting involved, I would read the original author's works before moving onto anyone else.

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft frequently appears as a free download for Kindle. If you prefer the printed word, it is available in paperback.

The stories appear in the anthology in an order that is not the chronological published order. However, reading them in the order as presented is a perfectly good way of getting into the mythos.


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