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    What writers are the most like Lovecraft? I would like to read some writers similar, but preferably more contemporary.
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    I always hate to do this but: Similar in which ways?

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    China Mieville comes to mind.

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    Robert V. S. Reddicks The Red Wolf Quartet Starting with "The Red Wolf Conspiracy"

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    Where the Summer Ends: The Best Horror Stories of Karl Edward Wagner, Volume 1 by Karl Edward Wagner

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    The Clickers novels. The first one a collaberation between author J.F. Gonzalez and special effect technician Mark Willaims. After Willaims passing, further volumes were co-wrote with popular horror author Brian Keene. Clickers II:The Second Wave and Clickers III:Dagon Rising are out on paperback. The fourth novels Clickers IV:Clickers Vs. Zombies is a crossover with Brian Keene's undead novels, The Rising and City of the Dead. Also from Brian Keene, two novels with some very Lovecraftian threats, The Conquerer Worms and it's follow-up, Deluge. Both of which have ties with the world of the Clickers and Siqqusim from the Rising and City of the Dead.

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    Oh easily Clark Ashton Smith, whom Lovecraft held in high esteem.

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    Have you had the chance to check out any of the Delta Green fiction? Think X-Files crossed with the Cthulhu Mythos.

    The Dark Theatres anthology works pretty well as an introduction to the setting and has some excellent stories. John Tynes' (Delta Green co-creator) Strange Authorities collection is pretty awesome too.

    The just released God-Machine Chronicle Anthology may fit the bill.

    Greg Stolze's Mask of the Other is a great read and pretty Mythos-like as well.

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    William Burroughs always reminded me of Lovecraft, in his ability to keep a character's misanthropy foregrounded and the technique of making horror more horrific for being obliquely described. They're very sensory-aware writers, but they are able to approach a description at an unpredictable or novel angle and make, in that sense, better readers of us.

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    Where the Summer Ends: The Best Horror Stories of Karl Edward Wagner, Volume 1 by Karl Edward Wagner
    KEW is criminally overlooked in the horror fantasy pantheon. At least he gets his props for Kane in the area of heroic fantasy.

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    I'm giving these examples from a book I have by Lin Carter called Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulu Mythos. Most of these authors were apart of the "Lovecraft Letter Circle" and all are credited with adding to the Cthulu Mythology.

    A. Merritt
    C. L. Moore
    Robert E. Howard
    Frank Belknap Long
    August Derleth
    Zealia Bishop
    Hazel Heald
    William Lumley
    Clark Ashton Smith
    Henry Hasse
    J. Ramsey Campbell
    Henry Kuttner
    J. Vernon Shea
    Brian Lumley
    James Wadw
    Colin Wilson
    Gary Myers
    Lin Carter
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