Black Wings: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror by Michael Shea, Adam Niswander, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., S.T. Joshi, Brian Stableford, David J. Schow, Ramsey Campbell, Donald R. Burleson, W.H. Pugmire, Jason Van Hollander, Mollie L. Burleson, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, Sam Gafford, Darrell Schweitzer, Michael Cisco, Norman Partridge, Jonathan Thomas, William Browning Spencer, Michael Marshall Smith, Philip Haldeman, Nicholas Royle

427 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction horror short stories adventurous dark medium-paced


From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and thoroughly entertaining short stories of horror and the macabre! Taking their inspiration from works by Lovecraft himself, prominent writers such as Caitlin R. Kiernan, B...

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dark 100%
mysterious 75%
adventurous 62%
reflective 37%
tense 37%
challenging 12%


medium 62%
fast 25%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | N/A: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | N/A: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 80% | Yes: 20%

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