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Cthulhu Mythos

Protecting Project Pulp 50: H P Lovecraft

Main Fiction: “The Nameless City” by H. P. Lovecraft, first published in the November 1921 issue of The Wolverine. This is the first ever story in the Cthulhu Mythos.

Narrator: Wilson Fowlie.

When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed. I was traveling in a parched and terrible valley under the moon, and afar I saw it protruding uncannily above the sands as parts of a corpse may protrude from an ill-made grave. Fear spoke from the age-worn stones of this hoary survivor of the deluge, this great-grandfather of the eldest pyramid; and a viewless aura repelled me and bade me retreat from antique and sinister secrets that no man should see, and no man else had dared to see..

Protecting Project Pulp 45: E. Hoffmann Price

Main Fiction: “The Devil’s Crypt” by E. Hoffmann Price, first published in Strange Detective Stories, January, 1934.

Narrator: Tristan Gregory.

As the creatures of a condemned man’s dream, the Brotherhood of Black Evil arose from the dust of 800,000 years to weave its spell of criminal sorcery over those who knew the answer to the Gray Sphinx riddle.

Protecting Project Pulp No. 20: Robert Bloch

Main Fiction: “Fane of the Black Pharaoh” by Robert Bloch, first published in Weird Tales, December 1937.

Narrator: Nick Camm.

Captain Carteret bent forward and peered at the queer, metallic thing. His thin, usually pale face now glowed with unconcealed excitement. He grasped the black object with twitching fingers.

“The Seal of Nephren-Ka!” he whispered.