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The Cthulhu Mythos comprises a "shared world" in which various authors set works of horror, with some overlap with the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and mainstream fiction thrown in. A reader might well compare this to Star Trek or Star Wars, but the Cthulhu Mythos is not controlled by some central authority which commissions books, maintains continuity, and so forth. Rather, authors use elements from each others' tales in ways which complement (and sometimes conflict) with other's stories. All of these authors, in one way or another, are paying homage to H. P. Lovecraft.