Tue
Jan 5 2010 4:00pm

12 Days of Cthulhumas: Day 12

On the twelfth day of Cthulhumas Tor.com gave to me...
Collected works of writing,
Gibbering terrors taunting,
Arkham wafts a-whirling,
Tentacle sigils squirming,
Looting and a-leveling,
Cuties for a-cuddling,
Silver and jewels a-shining,
A dark, eldritch seal,
Strange aeons past,
Grim tales told,
Yule horror spawned,
And Old Ones wrought in effigy.

Rapturous Tale #1: The Collected Essays of H.P. Lovecraft, Vols. 1-5 (Volume 1: Amateur Journalism; Volume 2: Literary Criticism; Volume 3: Science; Volume 4: Travel; Volume 5: Philosophy; Autobiography and Miscellany)
“H. P. Lovecraft has belatedly received world renown as the twentieth century’s premier author of supernatural fiction; but during his lifetime he wrote far more essays than stories. This edition gathers Lovecraft’s complete nonfictional output for the first time, arranged in broad thematic groupings. S. T. Joshi, the world’s leading authority on Lovecraft, exhaustively annotates all texts, also providing critical and bibliographical notes.”

Rapturous Tale #2 Lovecraft: Tales
“In this Library of America volume, the best-selling novelist Peter Straub brings together the very best of Lovecraft’s fiction in a treasury guaranteed to bring fright and delight both to longtime fans and to readers new to his work [...]Moving from old New England towns haunted by occult pasts to Antarctic wastes that disclose appalling secrets, Lovecraft’s tales continue to exert a dread fascination.”

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, January 11th, to comment here. Please check your e-mail in the following days—if you do not respond we select a new winner.

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225 comments
Michael Sauers
4. msauers
Really want the LOA book! Was going to order it on Amazon but will now wait to see if I win.
Dietes
10. instantiatethis
wooooooooooooooo
way better than some drummers drumming!
Merry Cthulhumas one and all!
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11. Revolutionary Goblin
Hurray for Cthulhumas!
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15. nicole rich
I've had these on my amazon wishlist for a while. so far no one has bitten.
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16. aetherical
drooling and gibbering pervails
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19. T. Rohl Underbridge
O the Epiphany!
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21. NormanM
I like winning.
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22. bcooper
More books . . . yes, please.
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24. Clair4297
Ah, books... the one thing you can never get enough of.
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25. Sihaya
In for a penny, in for free!
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26. alise
Yes. Never enough books.
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28. Amanda M.
Oh the books! What a perfect day 12 capper!
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29. GalMontag
I'a, I would Ry'leh like these.
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34. Matt Carpenter
This link goes to a very nice discussion of Lovecraft influenced manga (with thanks to Dan Clore)

http://tinyurl.com/yd9b2sq
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36. Story Cottage
Cthulhu bless us. Every one (but especially me)!
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38. E Michael K
Actually, if I won, I'd be happy with just the "Tales" volume.
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39. LouWW
Would be wonderful to own either prize!
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40. Virginia Sue
This is a delightful idea!
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42. Krisbjork
Mi-go! Mi-go! Mi-go!
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43. HrmmmIndeed
Mmmmmm... forbidden boooks..
Dan Sparks
44. RedHanded
very nice, would give me a chance to read these!
William Hassinger
46. iObject
I will win at least ONE of these damn things.
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47. ninshark
Books books books
Goetz Kruppa
50. goetznl
yes, more books please, no cuddly toys!
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51. The_Halibut
Hmmm...books?
John Day
53. mikoday
I'd sure like to win one of these. Thanks.
Joel Salomon
54. jcsalomon
Now this is the gift I've been waiting for!
Greg Lincoln
60. glshade
Would really love to read some of his non mythos writing
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61. Harry Connolly
Comment! That looks like a terrific book.
Bruce Baugh
66. BruceB
This is me. This is my interest. We are very happy together.
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68. NotMyselfToday
Can't we add some extra days of Cthulumas?
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69. amobogio
To celebrate the 12th day of Cthulhumas, I accent my comment with [color=red]red![color]
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70. R. Emrys
Looks interesting.
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71. 'nother Mike
One more time!
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75. rubydog
This sounds great!
Please enter me.
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77. Moon Ranger Laura
Drool.... Ack Not on the Books!
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78. SkinnyLeaf
Wow, that's an impressive set of offerings.
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79. Derrickc
yes, please enter me
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80. rcutshaw
A complete collection of the Master's work!
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81. Jim Henry III
Comment, comment...
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82. Christopher McConnell
nice I love to expand my library
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83. danscale
Suprise suprise, I love books. Yay!
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86. Esmeraldus
Can has books? kthxbai!

Down, LOLcat, or I will feed you to the shoggoth.
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89. Madmouth
here goes nothing!
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91. Joe09876543
pick me! pick me! pick me! ;)
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96. Cazaril
Commenting, I am commenting, on the weeeeb I am commenting! lalala
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98. DallasR
i didn't even know these exist!
Marcus W
99. toryx
There are so many giveaways it's hard to keep track of the ones I've commented on. Awesome!
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100. S.Muse
Thanks again...
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101. wickerman
I really like these editions!
Tim May
103. ngogam
Weirdly, I don't currently own any of Lovecraft's work - I've always read it in library copies or online.
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105. dirk.storage
Very nice
Paul Eisenberg
106. HelmHammerhand
Joined the bus on the 33rd seat,
By the doo-doo room with the reek replete!
Isabelle Santos
110. RedFloyd
Those Library of America books are so beautiful.
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112. necronom
Lovecraft rulz!
Jacob Silvia
113. aethercowboy
I can never turn down an offer for free books, with obvious caveats...
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116. f. lopez
i want this one too!
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119. Moonsp1ke
You guys are great - thanks for the giveaways!
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121. fishbreakfast
Mmmmm, books.
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122. Elizabeth...
I've only explored the fiction, never the essays.
Pawel Martin
123. pawel_z_wrocka
I love the contests, but writing variations of "gimme, gimme" seems to be a bit repetitive. How about giving a subject to write next time?

Now, gimme, gimme...
Jennifer Baughman
124. JenniferBaughman
Ooooooh. These would make a perfect companion to my husband's 3-volume set of Robert E. Howard's correspondence...
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125. summerdown
yes please. Pick me please :)
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126. The Fleeting Ends
thumbs up!
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127. Agdevil
I love Cthulu!
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128. swanpoint
The only thing greater than reading the products of Mr. Lovecraft's imagination is to absorb the very fabric of his intellect, that cold merciless machine what drives said imagination...
Katrina Templeton
129. katster
Definitely some good books. This would be nice.

-kat
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132. Xak
Yay! books are my favorites of the giveaways!
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136. deadjack
Interesting
Nyna Derringer
137. nyna
OMG, do I ever want these. *crosses fingers*
steven alvey cliff
138. vamos_atomos
This would be the perfect excuse to learn to read.
Dietes
140. Pilmun
I've always meant to read those. It would be great to get my hands on them. My library always has them checked out.
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141. Daniel3141
The collected essays sound a bit different and interesting
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142. AetherMechanic
Comment.
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143. cSuelhu
cha cha cha.
Joseph Soler
146. travellinguist
This would also be amazing to win especially since so much of the Lovecraft stuff they've posted here has taught me so much about him.
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147. LadyD
Definite classics!
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149. kiimwah
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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150. Drewwulf
Whoohoo. Love the games.
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151. LorrieAnne Miller
Books, books, books!
Brian McCullogh
152. webmccullogh
Thanks to Tor for the opportunity to add these lovely books to my library.
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153. P-dub
Mmm. Delicious.
kathlyn smith
156. castiel
oh wow! serious bookage! i ALWAYS need more books in my life (and my copies are dying)
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157. Linda A Lindsey
Oooo, nice giveaway.
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158. Susan A. Navidad
Sweeeet!
Charles Fraker
159. CharlieF
Wow! Great giveaway. I must have it ;-)
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160. Zorro
This is a really great giveaway!!
Sami Kähkönen
162. tsahikoj
books are always nice, will need more shelves soon tough...
tatiana deCarillion
165. decarillion
Can never have enough books, and my stack is a bit low after winter break!
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168. Asylum Girl
Tor.com gave to me? Yes please!
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170. drunes
I've been looking at the LOA book since it was released. It'd be great to get a copy for free.
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171. biblio
Me need more books!
Iain Coleman
173. Iain_Coleman
I will tell you how much I want these books, just as soon as I check out this strange knocking at my door.
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174. JAPartridge
Sign me up!
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176. Steven Jacques Roby
Wouldn't mind the Collected Essays at all. They'd look lovely next to the Selected Letters.
Daljit of NORN
179. Enforcer
Pretty sure I had a dream quest about these books...
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181. pantessac
Mmmmmmm...books....
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182. EricLKlein
Please include my name.
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184. Joshua Reynolds
That's a whoooole lotta Lovecraft. I'd be happy to take that off your hands.
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186. thegreattim
That is one seriously great prize!
Darko Cvijanovic
188. cvijaxo
Can someone otside USA Canada get some of those giveways or? Give it to me for example :):):)
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189. ChristWalter
Me wants the niccccce books, please, please, please...
Karolína Košťáková
191. Awaris
Ahhhh.... I can never have enough of "weird" books....
Andrew  
196. Andrew
This is amazing! Got chills down my spine already. Cannot wait to read these...
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198. ShaninC
Ooooh! Pick me, Pick me!!
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199. SarahPrincess
I love books!!! (*-*)
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200. matthew Loewen
More books....must...have....more...books.
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201. Catafalqued
I keep thinking about giving in and just ordering the essays...
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202. nmakely
Free books? Here, please!
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205. chromiumman
best prize ever
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206. Richard Bannister
Give it to me Baby!!!
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207. azmodean
whew, that will take a while to work through.
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208. Kitsune_SD
These look wonderful
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212. MDB
Awesome. Didn't realize it was still open!
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213. Diane Turnshek
Ah, usefulness . . .

I teach genre writing as well as "Physics and Science Fiction" --I can always use more books.
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214. spedwin1
Right on. H.P.L. is one of the greats. Any books with his name on it is tops.
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215. Barry Patterson
As a teenager I thought HPL was great because he used interesting words in his stories.
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217. Gorc
Very cool- do want!
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219. Susan McFarlane
Would love to win these.
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220. seatterry
please, please, let me win these books!
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221. AdrianConquest
Fantastiche!
Warren Denning
222. bioball
Seriously, who does not like free books?
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223. dresu
Beautiful and Amazing
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