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The Hounds of Tindalos

Ories by Frank Belknap Long It was released in 1946 and was the author's third bo. 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 west and is purported to break down the barriers in time Einstein and John Dee make strange bedfellows Angles will never seem the same This is the first Mythos story which was not written by Lovecraft

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Frank Belknap Long The Hounds of Tindalos Sauk City Arkham House 1946 First editi. 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 Tales and Unknown Worlds The tale from which this book gets its name and The Space Eaters were the primary reason that I purchased the book for but the remainder are not only good but in some cases better Additionally Long gives insight to the stories origin the publishing world at this time and many of the people involved in that medium at that time Overall a well balanced book over all from the selection of stories to the authors insights

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On Octavo 316 pagesA collection of 21 fantasy horror and science fiction short st. 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 something genuinely unsettling even horrific about these stories and Long s disjointed writing style brings a nightmarish uality to the best tales here including The Dark Beasts The Space Eaters Second Night Out The Peeper and the title story Hannes Bok s illustration for the cover is perfect and despite possibly even because of Long s strange style I would not hesitate to recommend this book to fans of weird fiction


About the Author: Frank Belknap Long

Lyda Belknap LongFrank Belknap Long was a prolific American writer of horror fiction fantasy science fiction poetry gothic romance comic books and non fiction Though his writing career spanned seven decades he is best known for his horror and science fiction short stories including early contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos During his life Long received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement at the 1978 World Fantasy Convention the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1987 from the Horror Writers Association and the First Fandom Hall of Fame Award 1977



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 f

  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 book really to me is a pivot point in the mythos fiction in that it s

  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 doesnâ

  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 interesting but damn does it take up a lot of room The title story and “The Space Eaters” are both great stuff inspired by

  5. says:

    Ahhh beautiful cosmic horror beautiful beautiful cosmic horrorWith the time travelling science that makes no sens

  6. says:

    Frank Belknap Long comes under freuent criticism for being a bad writer There is certainly something bizarre about his pr

  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

  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 th

  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 west and is purported to break down the barriers in time Einstein and John Dee make strange bedfellows Angles will never seem the same This is the first Mythos story which was not written by Lovecraft

  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

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