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Inhabitant of Carcosa, an (1886) [Short Story]
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A man from Carcosa discovers that he's in a very strange place and things are not as they seem.

Originally published in the San Francisco Newsletter, December 25, 1886.
Reprinted in:

  • The Spawn of Cthulhu, ed. Lin Carter, Ballantine 1971
  • The Edge of Never, ed. Robert Hoskins, Fawcett Premier 1973
  • Quickie Thrillers, ed. Dr. Arthur Liebman, Pocket Books 1975
  • The Fantasy Hall of Fame, ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Arbor House 1983
  • Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre, ed. Charles Ardai, Galahad 1990
  • The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Robinson 1990
  • The Hastur Cycle, ed. Robert M. Price, Chaosium 1993
  • The Anthology of Ghost Stories, ed. Richard Dalby, Tiger Books 1994
  • The Hastur Cycle, 2nd Edition, ed. Robert M. Price, Chaosium 1997
  • The Colour Out of Space, ed. D. Thin, New York Review Books 2002
  • Imaginings: An Anthology of Visionary Literature: Volume One: After the Myths Went Home, ed. Stefan Rudnicki, North Atlantic/Frog 2004

Original title: An Inhabitant of Carcosa
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Quickie Thrillers (1975) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Agatha Christie , Ambrose Bierce , Jack London , Harry Harrison , Fritz Leiber , John D. MacDonald , O. Henry , John Collier , Guy de Maupassant , Edward D. Hoch , Saki , Miriam Allen deFord , Clark Howard , Jack Ritchie , Ellery Queen , Anthony Marsh , Michael Avallone , Langston Hughes , Mark Van Doren , Len Gray , Frank Sisk , Ed Dumonte , Robert Specht
     Fantasy Hall of Fame, the (1983) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , Ray Bradbury , Harlan Ellison , Lord Dunsany , Michael Moorcock , L. Sprague de Camp , Jack Vance , Robert E. Howard , Fritz Leiber , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Clark Ashton Smith , Robert Bloch , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Abraham Merritt , Theodore Sturgeon , Avram Davidson , Manly Wade Wellman
     Colour Out of Space, the (2002) [Anthology]
      Authors: Bram Stoker , Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Ambrose Bierce , Henry James , Algernon Blackwood , Robert W. Chambers , Arthur Machen , Walter de la Mare , M.P. Shiel

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