For more than 80 years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. In the first decade of the twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction - bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters - eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.

A Study in Emerald • (2003) • novelette by Neil Gaiman
Details • (2002) • shortstory by China Miéville
Pickman's Other Model (1929) • (2008) • novelette by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Mongoose • [Boojum] • (2009) • novelette by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
Another Fish Story • [The Diogenes Club] • (2005) • novelette by Kim Newman
Bad Sushi • (2007) • novelette by Cherie Priest
Fair Exchange • (2005) • shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith
A Colder War • (2000) • novelette by Charles Stross
The Great White Bed • (2007) • shortstory by Don Webb
The Crevasse • (2009) • shortstory by Nathan Ballingrud and Dale Bailey
Old Virginia • (2003) • novelette by Laird Barron
Shoggoths in Bloom • (2008) • shortstory by Elizabeth Bear
The Oram County Whoosit • (2008) • novelette by Steve Duffy
Grinding Rock • shortfiction by Cody Goodfellow
The Disciple • (2002) • shortstory by David Barr Kirtley
The Vicar of R'lyeh • (2007) • shortstory by Marc Laidlaw
Mr. Gaunt • (2002) • novella by John Langan
Take Me to the River • (2005) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley [as by Paul McAuley ]
The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft • (2008) • shortfiction by Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt
Bringing Helena Back • [Kyle Murchison Booth] • (2004) • shortstory by Sarah Monette
Lesser Demons • shortfiction by Norman Partridge [as by Norm Partridge ]
Cold Water Survival • (2009) • shortfiction by Holly Phillips
Head Music • (2003) • shortstory by Lon Prater
The Fungal Stain • (2006) • shortstory by W. H. Pugmire
Tsathoggua • (2009) • shortfiction by Michael Shea
Buried in the Sky • (2006) • novelette by John Shirley
The Essayist in the Wilderness • (2002) • novelette by William Browning Spencer