We have learned so much about this strange moon since Lovecraft’s time and hopefully we will soon know more. Detecting even the smallest microbe in the Europan seas would fundamentally change our view of ourselves relative to the rest of the universe. Indeed the presence of alien microbes would make our solar system a little more “Lovecraftian” even if they aren’t insect –philosophers.
In 1971, I stumbled across a little gem of a black and white thriller called “Dark Intruder”. About nine minutes into the film, I was shocked to hear references to the gods of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. As I watched the movie repeatedly in the decades that followed, I was surprised how cleverly elements from different pulp stories was mixed together.
Today’s guests are Fred Lubnow from “Lovecraftian Science”, and Niels Hobbs, organizer of the NecronomiCon Providence convention.