In the ever-changing landscapes of reality, H.P. Lovecraft and H.R. Giger added their own distinctive road marks, landmarks, and monsters that forever became part of the collective human psyche.
Watch or listen to the latest episode of the Lovecraft eZine podcast! Our guest was Ellen Datlow, editor of THE BEST OF THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: 10 YEARS OF ESSENTIAL SHORT HORROR FICTION (and many other books). After we spoke with Ellen, we discussed the upcoming AMC NOS4A2 series, PICKMAN’S GALLERY, DOORBELLS AT DUSK: HALLOWEEN STORIES, the new movie COLD SKIN, and much more!
All of these are available on iTunes (just search for Lovecraft eZine Podcast), or you can click the links below. Audio-only editions are provided if you want to listen “on the go,” on your commute, while driving, or whatever else. Or you can watch the episodes on Youtube.
Lovecraft’s Uniqueness. That is what we want to explore in this essay, “What makes Lovecraft’s fiction trail-blazing?” Or specifically, while Lovecraft was a materialist and atheist, “What literary steps did he take to rekindle a myth-hunger in modern humanity?”
In this discussion, we will address the following questions: How did H.P. Lovecraft view man’s emerging relationship to machines? What lessons can humanity take from the Earth first proto-men, the Elder Things? How do those concepts apply to humanity’s relations with today’s shoggoths: Artificial Intelligence? What will sentient A.I. attitudes be towards its organic creators? How are society’s overlords preparing the populace for future A.I. rule? Will evolution ensure a future humanity that is superior to A.I.?
We discussed the Lovecraftian Gods of Stephen King in the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast! Listen to it here, or on iTunes (search for “Lovecraft eZine podcast”).
In the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast we talk with Liviu Boar, co-creator of GIBBOUS, an upcoming Lovecraftian horror-comedy game!
Niels Hobbs was my guest on the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast; Niels is the organizer of NecronomiCon Providence.
We talked about Lovecraftian-influenced comic books, about writing Lovecraftian fiction, if cosmic horror should ever have a happy ending, and more!
Guest Nathan Carson, our favorite Lovecraftian anthologies, the work of Thomas Ligotti, and more!
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!
This episode’s guests are… us! I’ve received a few requests for more information on the writers and editors on this show, so on this episode, we interview each other.
Listen to this week’s podcast at the link! We talked with Stephen Mark Rainey, discussed book awards, tickets to Necronomicon, the HPL Film Festival 4-DVD box set, and more.
Lovecraft told his tales with beings from space, the ocean and other weird environments, but cosmic horror doesn’t need tentacled horrors from beyond time – it resonates with us because we see it all around us every day.