Anyone familiar with Howard Philips Lovecraft's work will readily recognize numerous references in the Symbiot-Series. For those who have not yet had the fortune, it would be my utmost pleasure to introduce you to the elder, horrific, and wondrous world of Lovecraft!
It will be difficult to introduce this collection of H. P. Lovecraft's works while at the same time, avoiding potential spoilers. This collection of this master's works can most definitely be read before the reading of The Symbiot-Series, as, chronologically, they precede this series as well as having, to some degree, inspired it.
Most notably will and should be The Music of Erich Zann, in which The Symbiot draws direction inspiration, this musical piece actually appearing in the books.
Many attempts have been made to systemize and organize the Cthulhu mythology with the vast majority failing. I don't believe Lovecraft ever desired it to be fully understood and categorized, its chaos and disjointedness only adding to the cosmic confusion and absolute incomprehensible alienness of it. It is the unknowability of its entirety that only adds to its mystery, our realization of mankind's insignificance only exacerbating the cosmic-horror. Included in this edition are: The Music of Erich Zann Nyarlathotep The Haunter of the Dark The Call of Cthulhu The Shadow Over Innsmouth At the Mountains of Madness The Whisperer in Darkness The Shadow Out of Time Fungi of Yuggoth
Symphonies of Horror: Inspirational Tales by H.P. Lovecraft