Lovecraftian Links: Historical Lovecraft Group, HP Podcraft…

Nope, I have not forgotten about the Kindle version of the ezine; I should have it done late Monday.  I’ll keep you posted.  I’m converting issue #4 first, then I’ll do the other three issues.

That said, here are some links to enjoy while you’re waiting:

Historical Lovecraft group at Yahoo! – I’ve been a member of this group for a while and I really enjoy the short almost daily tidbits about H.P. Lovecraft.  For example, here’s a recent one: Date: Monday May 9, 2011 – Location: To James F. Morton dated May 9, 1936: Notes: ******** *** Yuggoth, what a year! *** ******** Yuggoth, what a year! 1936 is just about blotted out for Grandpa! Not merely completely sunk, but tunnelling a mile under the sea-bottom. Letters since February unanswer’d–borrow’d books piled ceiling-high unread–N.A.P.A. duties shoved on Kleiner–revision jobs return’d unperform’d . . . My aunt’s illness proved severe and protracted . . . . – If you’re a Lovecraft fan, maybe you’re already familiar with this podcast, but it’s such quality work and such a fun listen that I feel compelled to draw your attention to it.  From their “About” page: We’re fans of Lovecraftian stories, movies, comics and the like.  In each weekly podcast, we discuss a specific H.P. Lovecraft story – what it’s about, how it reads, why it may have been written and what other works of art it’s influenced. We regularly have talented guest readers and contributing composers for our music sections.  It’s fun, and a little creepy. Won’t you join us?  The horrid truth is that you already have! – Their latest podcast is At the Mountains of Madness.

W.H. Pugmire – Every issue, I feel more and more fortunate to have a huge author like W.H. Pugmire contributing his “wee vignettes” to The Lovecraft eZine.  Every Lovecraftian should buy his books, and to make it easier for you to do that, here’s a handy link to his page.  Strongly influenced by the works of H. P. Lovecraft, many of Pugmire’s stories directly reference “Lovecraftian” elements. Pugmire’s major original contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos is the Sesqua Valley, a fictional location in the Pacific Northwest of the United States that serves as the primary locale for much of his fiction. According to his official biography, his “goal as an author is to dwell forevermore within Lovecraft’s titan shadow.” Pugmire is a self-proclaimed eccentric recluse as well as “the Queen of Eldritch Horror.” His stories have appeared in major horror anthologies, and collections of his fiction and poetry have appeared under small press imprints such as Necropolitan Press, Mythos Books, Delirium Books, and Hippocampus Press.

Some Cool Lovecraftian Art – I don’t know whose photo album this is, but it’s great stuff.

Cthulhurotica Book ReviewEven with occasional images of a pendulous phallus and sensually writhing tentacle, Cthulhurotica should not be considered horrific titillation. Surely it is sensually exciting at times, but it’s a type of mental caress that causes tingles of both excitement and discomfort.  Now while many will read-up and sing praises of the fiction, which we have done in this review, we wanted to recognize the trio of essays about Lovecraft and eros in this anthology. These are solid anchors to Cthulhurotica and thoroughly pleased our non-fiction-centric reviewer, providing academic context and provoking conversation about this loose collection of erotic tales…

One response to “Lovecraftian Links: Historical Lovecraft Group, HP Podcraft…

  1. Interesting gallery. obviously mixed artists I recognise the cover of ‘The Art of H.P. Lovecraft’s the Cthulhu Mythos’ and a Michael Whelan cover for a collection of HPL stories published in the late 80s.


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