The Spawn of Cthulhu

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The Spawn of Cthulhu
The Spawn of Cthulhu.jpg
Cover of The Spawn of Cthulhu
Author edited by Lin Carter
Cover artist Gervasio Gallardo
Country United States
Language English
Series Ballantine Adult Fantasy series
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
1971
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-345-02394-3
OCLC 398491
Preceded by New Worlds for Old
Followed by Discoveries in Fantasy

The Spawn of Cthulhu is an anthology of fantasy short stories, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in October 1971 as the thirty-sixth volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. It was the fifth such anthology assembled by Carter for the series.

The book collects twelve fantasy tales and poems by various authors that either influenced or were influenced by the Cthulhu Mythos stories of H. P. Lovecraft, including one story by Lovecraft himself, with an overall introduction and notes by Carter.

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