"The Cthulhu Mythos… What arcane horrors, dimlit landscapes, nauseating monstrosities are conjured up by these words!
The creation of H. P. Lovecraft, the Mythos has fired the imaginations of generations of readers—and of writers, giving rise to a fresh host of stories by innumerable authors who have added immeasurably to the original concept.
Who was Lovecraft? What was he like? What were his sources, and did he believe in any part of the grisly worlds he created in the Mythos? In clear, affectionately objective prose, Lin Carter examines the Myth, and the man behind the Myth."