THE NIGHT OCEAN is a brave, protean, generous imaginative work. It kept me guessing right up to a perfectly poetic ending that I couldn’t help grinning at.
Niels Hobbs was my guest on the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast; Niels is the organizer of NecronomiCon Providence.
I created a Patreon to support the eZine and to allow me to create more content and new projects. The very first goal is a fiction podcast of Lovecraftian and weird fiction stories! I hope you’ll support it.
We talked about Lovecraftian-influenced comic books, about writing Lovecraftian fiction, if cosmic horror should ever have a happy ending, and more!
What does Creepypasta have to do with Lovecraftian or weird fiction? Many of the attributes that make “The Russian Sleep Experiment” or “Candle Cove” so unsettling can be easily compared to the classic weird fiction of Lovecraft and his peers.
In this series of articles, I will be taking a look at some modern mainstream novels that were either directly influenced by H.P. Lovecraft’s work, or at least echo his themes. While the bulk of Lovecraft’s output consisted of short stories, this column will focus primarily on novels. But let’s begin with a short one: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman.
The special effects in this short horror film are phenomenal. Watch free at the link!
This is Horror announced their 2016 winners today, and I’m pleased to report that The Lovecraft eZine won Nonfiction Podcast of the Year (for the Lovecraft eZine Podcast), Anthology of the Year (for AUTUMN CTHULHU) and Fiction Magazine of the Year.
Over the last few years, an interesting development has arisen in the world of Lovecraft collecting: plush Cthulhus. It began, as all invasions do, slowly…
Respected as one of today’s leading figures of weird fiction for his striking imagination, versatility, and deeply emotional stories, Jeffrey Thomas here offers up fourteen searing tales.
Guest Nathan Carson, our favorite Lovecraftian anthologies, the work of Thomas Ligotti, and more!
Imagine, if you can, a time when no one knew who H. P. Lovecraft was. That’s the way life was back in the 1970s. No one I knew had ever heard of Lovecraft and, if you said “Cthulhu” to someone, their most likely response would be, “Did you just sneeze?”
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.
This episode’s guest is Stephen Graham Jones, author of MONGRELS, a werewolf coming of age novel, and many other books. Stephen teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado. We talked about werewolves and why they may be the next big thing. Plus writing, comics, and much more!
On a recent Lovecraft eZine podcast, I raised the issue of Lovecraftian influences in Doctor Who novels. With that in mind, here are two of them.