A researcher disappears while exploring the deep caverns of mountainous Sichuan, where folklore speaks of primeval reptilian gods sleeping beneath the earth. An artist dreams of a mysterious black tower stretching skyward for infinity, and glimpses the cold truth of the universe when he decides to climb it. Strange bubbling and decomposed corpses are discovered in the tunnels beneath an old house in the city of Qingdao, and an ancient temple in Tibet terrifies all who dare approach. Meanwhile, in an abandoned house, a stranger gathers together a group of bewildered scholars to whisper in the darkness of eldritch abominations and even weirder phantasms.
From the stygian depths of the Chinese internet, we proudly present four wholly original tales of cosmic horror based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft and translated into English for the very first time. Taking their inspiration from some of Lovecraft’s choicest nightmares, follow us on a dream-quest as we explore what fresh terrors the Cthulhu Mythos has to offer from the other side of the Great Wall. Written in the authentic style of the pulp magazines of the 1930s, Lovecraft fans will enjoy this unique offering of twisted tales from a different perspective and will be left terrified and astounded by the stories’ breadth of imagination.
The Flock of Ba-Hui takes Lovecraft’s world in a new direction and is essential reading for the true horror aficionado and an ideal accompaniment to the Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan.
Oobmab breathes new life into the cosmic horror genre with this debut collection of four tales that transport the Cthulhu mythos to China. In the spine-tingling, if slightly overlong, title story, archaeological findings from a previously unknown ancient civilization nestled deep in a secluded region of Sichuan lead to the discovery of a race of monstrous snake people. The other standout tale, "Nadir," follows the growing obsession of painter Nebuchadnezzar as he becomes fixated on a black tower he sees in his dreams and believes to have been built by vengeful gods. His fixation turns to madness as he seeks out and ascends the tower, only to witness the cosmos collapsing around him as he climbs. These unapologetically pulpy tales are as strange, hallucinatory, and chilling in the best way. Fans of cosmic horror will be thrilled by these wonderfully ghoulish offerings.