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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Derleth Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. "Rising with Surtsey" is a short story by British author Brian Lumley.


Phillip Haughtree has to have his brother Julian committed, as the latter is showing signs of severe mental distress. When Julian is released, he appears to have been rehabilitated, but is still displaying an obsession with the occult. When Phillip confronts him about his mania, Julian reveals that he is actually a servant of the Great Old Ones, and Phillip kills him accidentally before being himself committed for raving about ancient monsters.


  • Phillip Haughtree
  • Julian Haughtree

Publication History[]

"Rising with Surtsey" was first published in the 1971 Arkham House anthology Dark Things, edited by August Derleth. It was included in the revised edition of Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Arkham House, 1990), and has appeared in Lumley's collections The Second Wish and Other Exhalations (New English Library, 1995), Beneath the Moors and Darker Places (Tor, 2002), and The Taint and Other Novellas (Subterranean Press, 2007).