Tales Out of Innsmouth: New Stories of the Children of Dagon (Call of Cthulhu Fiction)
Robert M. Price, ed.
Chaosium, 1999. Out of print, trade paperback, as new
A shadow hangs over Innsmouth, home of the mysterious Deep Ones and the secretive Esoteric Order of Dagon. An air of mystery and fear looms...waiting. Now you can return to Innsmouth in this second collection of short stories about the children of Dagon. Visit the undersea city of Y'ha-nthlei and discover the secrets of Father Dagon in this collection of stories. This anthology includes ten new tales and three classic reprints concerning the shunned town of Innsmouth.
The One That Got Away by Robert M. Price
The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft and John Glasby
Understudy by Gary Myers
The Doom That Came to Innsmouth by Brian McNaughton
Return to Y'ha-nthlei by John Glasby
The Old Ones' Signs by Pierre Comtois
Fleas of the Dragon by C.J. Henderson
Mail Order Bride by Ann K. Schwader
The Idol by Scott David Aniolowski
The Guardian of the Pit by Franklyn Searight
Trust Me by Stanley C. Sargent
Just a Tad Beyond Innsmouth by Stanley C. Sargent
The Deep End by Gregory Luce
It Was the Day of the Deep One by Peter Cannon
From editor Robert M. Price's masterful introductory essay "The One That Got Away", 'Tales out of Innsmouth' is just one pleasant surprise after another. Every tale and short story in the book is a unique and intriguing look at some facet of the Deep Ones - the whole book is an experience in redefining one of the best known critters in Lovecraft's universe.
The most intriguing part of the book, in my opinion, is John Glasby's reworking of Lovecraft's original notes for the story that would introduce the Deep Ones to his mythos. Entitled "The Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth", this strange take on Lovecraft's vision shows what could have been, and is lots of fun for a faithful reader of Lovecraft's work who may feel like they've read it all. Other stories, particularly Gregory Luce's cinematic "The Deep End", Scott David Aniolowski's unique take on "The Idol", Brian McNaughton's horrific "The Doom that Came to Innsmouth", and the hilarious "It Was The Day of the Deep One" by Peter H. Cannon, make this book well worth a look. (excerpted from online review)