The Caller of the Black

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The Caller of the Black
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Dust-jacket illustration by Herb Arnold for The Caller of the Black
Author Brian Lumley
Cover artist Herb Arnold
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, horror
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 235 pp

The Caller of the Black is a collection of stories by author Brian Lumley. It was released in 1971 and was the author's first collection of stories published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 3,606 copies. Many of the stories are of the Cthulhu Mythos.


The Caller of the Black contains the following stories:

  1. "A Thing About Cars!"
  2. "The Cyprus Shell"
  3. "Billy's Oak"
  4. "The Writer in the Garret"
  5. "The Caller of the Black"
  6. "The Mirror of Nitocris"
  7. "The Night Sea Maid Went Down"
  8. "The Thing from the Blasted Heath"
  9. "An Item of Supporting Evidence"
  10. "Dylath-Leen"
  11. "De Marigny's Clock"
  12. "Ambler's Inspiration"
  13. "In the Vaults Beneath"
  14. "The Pearl"


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 101–102. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 46. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 128. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 115–116. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4. 
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