Monday, June 13, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.165: The Xothic Legend Cycle
By way of a belated 'happy birthday', today's item is The Xothic Legend Cycle: The Complete Mythos Fiction of Lin Carter (born June 9th 1930); this also kicks off Chaosium Week for the Lovecraftian Thing a Day, where will survey a selection of the fiction books that Chaosium have been producing since the early 1990s. The Xothic Legend Cycle was notable because most of its contents were not readily available elsewhere, and the republication of Carter's Mythos tales enabled a new generation engage with his and others' work in this field. To this end Chaosium's fiction line effectively revived and revitalised the Cthulhu Mythos literary scene in the 1990s, making available again many fine (and some, admiitedly, not so fine) stories which had, in many cases, been long out of print. Chaosium, we salute you!