The March 29, 1929 issue of WEIRD TALES unleashed on the world Frank Belknap Long’s “The Hounds of Tindalos.” H. P. Lovecraft encouraged his friends to contribute to the “Mythos” he constructed and Long’s story might be the best of the bunch. “The Hounds of Tindalos” presents hideous creatures from an alien geometry. Scary hounds from another dimension resonated with readers for almost a hundred years.
Caitlin R. Kiernan, known for her Lovecraft pastiches, returns to the Men (and Women) in Black and Cthulhu mashup that began with Agents of Dreamland (2017) and continued in Black Helicopters (2018) with her newest novel, The Tindalos Asset (2020). Without giving too much away, one of the agents trying to prevent Lovecraftian menaces from destroying our world has a strong connection to a Hound of Tindalos. If you’re a fan of Caitlin R. Kiernan like I am, The Tindalos Asset is a must-buy. If you’re a fan of Lovecraft pastiches, you’ll find The Tindalos Asset a thrilling read. I’m hoping Kiernan continues writing these Agents of Dreamland novels. GRADE: A