Available Now: Gods of Pegana

By Lord Dunsany and Sidney H Sime, 1905, edited and colored by Aladdin Collar, 2015

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Cherished fantasy author Lord Dunsany and master draftsman Sidney Sime produced an early masterpiece of Weird literature with their 1905 release of The Gods of Pegana. The American Eldritch Society for the Preservation of Hearsay and Rumor is proud to present this full collection of myths from a lost culture, with its original illustrations presented in color for the first time.

Upon its original release, The Gods of Pegana became a cultural curiosity, although it fell out of print relatively quickly. It was praised for its ingenuity, and became a favorite of the art nouveau mystery cults. It has yet to see a satisfactory modern reprinting… until now.

Enjoy all of Sidney Sime’s original illustrations in full color for the first time. Dunsany’s complete manuscript is presented in a slender modern volume, newly typeset with elegance and simplicity.

Join Mana-Yood-Sushai, Slid, Hish and the rest of the pantheon in the gardens of time, as their stories are revealed through parable and testament. Unravel the secrets in the “Sayings of Kib”, who is the Sender of Life; shudder at the “Deeds of Mung”, Lord of All Deaths. Other stories include “Revolt of the Home Gods”, “Of the Thing That Is Neither God Nor Beast”, “The Eye in the Waste,” and more.

The Gods of Pegana greatly influenced a number of later authors; in particular, a young HP Lovecraft, who began to conceive of his Cthulhu Mythos while under its spell.