Other fiction influenced by or borrowing from The King In Yellow without falling within The Yellow Mythos, or using The King In Yellow as a title, include :

  • Lawrence Watt-Evans adopted the name for a villainous character in a series of novels: The Lure of the Basilisk, The Seven Altars of Dusarra, The Sword of Bheleu, and The Book of Silence, collectively known as The Lords of Dus.
  • The King In Yellow is the name of a 1938/1945 short story by Raymond Chandler (see entry for details of the dating confusion and a link to the story).
  • In Robert A. Heinlein's The Number of the Beast, Zeb Carter mentions the King in Yellow's "world" as one to be avoided.
  • Brian Keene's short story "'The King', in: 'Yellow'", recounts the story of a modern-day couple who attend a performance of the play performed by "actors" who strongly resemble deceased singers and musicians such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix—and Elvis Presley as "The King".
  • The King In Yellow makes an appearance in the final volume of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles.
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover novels contain references to numerous terms from The King In Yellow.
  • Paul Edwin Zimmer's Dark Border series used a number of the names that feature in The King in Yellow: Hastur, Hali, Carcosa.
  • Robert Silverberg used the exchange between Camilla, Cassilda and The Stranger as the epigraph to his 1967 novel Thorns. 
  • Stephen King, in his novel Thinner (written under the pen-name Richard Bachman), includes a reference to the "King in Yellow" as a head shop from which the protagonist's daughter buys an item.
  • Cleveland Moffett wrote two supernatural stories collected in the book The Mysterious Card (1912) that were influenced by the stories in The King in Yellow, although they do not refer to any of the names in Chambers' work.
  • The King in Yellow is the antagonist of Miyuke Miyabe's Young Adult fantasy novel The Book of Heroes.
  • The King in Yellow and Carcosa feature regularly throughout HBO's True Detective series.
  • The video game "Dark Souls" contains an enemy called Xanthous King Jeremiah, or "Yellow King Jeremiah", in reference to The King in Yellow. Both "Demon's Souls" and "Bloodborne", by the same developer Fromsoft, carry slightly less direct references in bosses robed in strikingly yellow rags.
  • The video game "ICEY" contains a hidden meta-narrative involving numerous reerences to the King in Yellow (also referred to as "The Master"), Carcosa, and Hastur. To achieve the game's true ending, the player must encounter the King in Yellow and also learn the "true name of God," which is "Hastur."
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