Works of Genius survive the death of the maestros that manifested them. For Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the vehicle was paper. For Patrick McGoohan, the other subject for our essay, the medium was television. McGoohan’s Magnum Opus was the TV series, THE PRISONER.
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.?
Decades before “Forbidden Planet’”s theatrical run, Howard Phillips Lovecraft broke new imaginative grounds in “At the Mountains of Madness” (1931). Set in Antarctica, remote as the surface of the Moon in HPL’s day, he rewrote the deep history of the Earth in terms that disturbed our already crumbling anthropomorphic view of our prominence in the universe. There, he traced the irrational history of the primal world, often shrouded in religious myths and shamanic legends, in rational terms.
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In the uncharted regions of the Antarctic, dark secrets slumber. An ancient horror lies hidden in the bowels of an alien city, and two unlucky explorers race unwittingly towards it. Their scientific minds intrigued, they have no way of knowing the horrors that await deep within the Mountains of Madness.
Click here to read H.P. Lovecraft’s notes on his novella “At the Mountains of Madness”!
Both Lovecraft and Giger dredged the hereditary memories of immemorial fear. Like the Grecian god Charon, they poled the haggard ferryboat to the dark underworld. Upon their return, each man captured in his respective mediums – Lovecraft in prose and Giger in paint – hints of the demons and dreamscapes that vibrate with life beyond the prosaic world.
On the “Late Night with Lovecraft eZine” show Saturday night, we talked about Guillermo del Toro’s recent comments about filming At the Mountains of Madness. He said he’d be willing to […]
On tonight’s “Lovecraft eZine Video Show”, we’ll be talking about the (hopefully) upcoming Mountains of Madness movie! (EDIT: If you missed the live show, you can watch the recorded version […]
The BBC did a fantastic job with their audio versions of At the Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. In my opinion, these are the best audios of […]
Watch our brand new CALL OF CTHULHU game LIVE tonight at 9:00pm Eastern time (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific). Watch LIVE here. Interact with us during the game, on the Lovecraft […]
Ever since reading At the Mountains of Madness, I — like most Lovecraftians — have been fascinated by Antarctica. Here’s an incredible Antarctica documentary titled Encounters At the End of […]
Two fans just sent me Guillermo del Toro’s “At the Mountains of Madness” screenplay! Download it here, in PDF format: Guillermo del Toro’s “Mountains of Madness” screenplay. Happy reading!