By Allen Griffin
Datlow, Ellen. Lovecraft’s Monsters. Tachyon Publications (April 15, 2014) Paperback: 432 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1616961213.
There is little doubt that H.P. Lovecraft’s Mythos has penetrated the Western world’s popular culture, from Cthulhu’s cameo on South Park to plushy toys adorned with tentacle visages, H.P.’s monsters are ubiquitous.
However, many who see these images are unaware that they are even derived from a corpus of literature at all. Meanwhile, within the literary sub-genre of Lovecraftian horror, the monsters …