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Frank Belknap Long The Hounds of Tindalos Sauk City Arkham House First editi. One of Lovecraft s inner circle who helped him create the mythos Included in this circleseveral books by Clark Ashton Smith and two by Robert E Howard collected together in The Black Stone And The Thing On The Roof Parts of this Long story were used later by Lovecraft in The Whisperer in Darkness I find Long fun to read though There are all sorts of elements of the mythos in this one The Hounds was also heavily used in Let the Old Dreams Die Angles where evil creeps in chewing in walls plasma being wellI ll stop for nowlet you find out on your own This is public domain and can be found easily for freethe title story is uite short I recommend this for anyone interested in mythos or for those wanting to read Let the Old Dreams Diethe title story is a must one of the stories in that book is named after it or many elements may just go right over your headAfter writing this review I noticed that the synopsis has Long s mythos books in it Probably all public domain I would assume I will read and check back inFree and fun Hope you take the chance to find this one and enjoy it

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The Hounds of Tindalos

Ies by Frank Belknap Long It was released in and was the author's third book. Entertaining but a bit silly and predictable I still find the Lovecraftian habit of telling events from the perspective of an outsider a bit annoying particularly when the plot reuires that the one experiencing the events to randomly scribble on paper while waiting for or fighting inevitable doom Sure there are hideous angles assaulting me but I m going to keep writing things down dammitRecommended for a bit of light entertainment and for a very odd synthesis of eastern mysticism with Lovecraftian elder things nonetheless

Frank Belknap Long ¼ 4 review

On Octavo pagesA collection of fantasy horror and science fiction short stor. The author himself presents The Early Long and the not so early Long In fact this book covers Long s first 20 years as a writer and there s some brilliant stuff in there as well as some other stuff Each story is introduced at length by the author and there s also a 27 page introduction by him Some of that s interesting but damn does it take up a lot of room The title story and The Space Eaters are both great stuff inspired by good old Lovecraft The Space Eaters has Lovecraft and Long as characters and I read them both previously in the DelRey collection Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos The two stories are some of the best examples of vivid tales of people dealing with a reality invaded by malignant fantasy The Space Eaters even includes the line You shouldn t project yourself into your stories that way Some of the later ones especially from the 40s tend to feel a tad like a Twilight Zone episode a little too cut and dry Over the course of the stories you get a sense for Long s structure and they roll out very much the same often relying heavily on dialogue Dark Vision was a good one about a man who can hear people s subconscious thoughts after being electrocuted Seconds Night Out has a passenger realizing he s on a haunted cruise ship The Census Taker has a couple attacked by possibly insane people who mean to arrest them for not being polygamists The Dark Beasts has a secluded farm and a family with a secret involving some dark beasts Some stories involve little fey folk some involve plain old Satan one has a sea monster one has a haunted bag one has a spirit that possesses a guy and gives him the ability to fly While the collection is good overall there s a few that almost make it but seem to run out of time like The Flame Midget which involves a microscopic horror from a very dense planet The Refugees pretty much has the same issue Overall Long is worth discovering He s not uite eual to Lovecraft or Howard or Smith but he s got something in it shows in The Hounds of Tindalos and The Space Eaters It s just a pity he went so modern with the dialogue in the later ones sometimes it s like one of the fast talking 40s comedies


10 thoughts on “The Hounds of Tindalos

  1. says:

    One of Lovecraft's inner circle who helped him create the mythos Included in this circleseveral books by Clark Ashton Smith and two by Robert E Howard collected together in The Black Stone And The Thing On The Roof Parts of this Long story were used later by Lovecraft in The Whisperer in Darkness I find Long fun to read t

  2. says:

    I have a number of mythos books in my collection and add to them periodically as i feel like it both from Lovecraft and other authors Frank Belknap Long being one of them although I wish i had his other volumes as well though the project to collect his works has never really taken off it certainly has as many twists as one of his storiesThis

  3. says:

    Being paid by the word some pulp writers become overly descriptive or write in convoluted prose both of which can damage an extremely good plot Fortunately Frank Belknap Long at least for this collection of stories doesn’t fall into either category These would be the best of his previous published work in magazines like Weird Tales Marvel T

  4. says:

    The author himself presents “The Early Long” and the not so early Long In fact this book covers Long's first 20 years as a writer and there's some brilliant stuff in there as well as some other stuff Each story is introduced at length by the author and there's also a 27 page introduction by him Some of that's interest

  5. says:

    Ahhh beautiful cosmic horror beautiful beautiful cosmic horrorWith the time travelling science that makes no sense seriously what is

  6. says:

    Frank Belknap Long comes under freuent criticism for being a bad writer There is certainly something bizarre about his prose style and dialogue but I think it actually adds a cumulatively disuieting and weird atmosphere to this book There is s

  7. says:

    Frank Belknap Long comes under freuent criticism for being a bad writer There is certainly something bizarre about his prose style and dialogue but I think it actually adds a cumulatively disuieting and weird atmosphere to this book Like most Arkham collections the best tales here are culled from 'Weird Tales' magazine an

  8. says:

    Entertaining but a bit silly and predictable I still find the Lovecraftian habit of telling events from the perspective of an outsider a bit annoying particularly when the plot reuires that the one experiencing the events to randomly scribble on paper while waiting for or fighting inevitable doom Sure there are hideous angles assaulting me but I'm going to keep writing things down dammitRecommended for a bit of light entertainment and for

  9. says:

    Audible edition narrated by Ian Gordon Long knows how to set a scene The bulk of the story takes place in the room of Chalmers a man interested in alchemy than science He has decided to take a drug that is unknown in the

  10. says:

    Nice and entertaining to read Particularly Chalmersthoughts about the relativity of time and motion for being an illusion The description of the Hounds of Tindalos fell a bit shortI would have loved the story to be longer the end was somewhat abrupt