Baader is elegant in evoking the strange in simple, unadorned lines. It’s this simplicity that disarms. His characters are instantly believable with just enough detail provided for the reader to identify with yet not so overloaded it hampers the imagination. He trusts his reader’s intelligence instead of pandering to them.
This episode’s guest is Ellen Datlow, editor of CHILDREN OF LOVECRAFT, LOVECRAFT UNBOUND, LOVECRAFT’S MONSTERS, and many other books! A very interesting discussion: Ellen talked about her time at OMNI, how a writer gets on her radar, her work as a consulting editor at Tor.com, tropes she sees too much, and more.
If ever there was a Lovecraftian Kickstarter to pluck at your purse strings, Rise of the Elders: Cthulhu is perfectly poised to be such a beast. A tactical RPG inspired by the work of HP Lovecraft that can be played offline on your mobile phone or PC combining the accessibility of a videogame, the tactical depth of a board game and all the flavor of a tabletop RPG.