Let’s examine a novel by a modern master of horror in which Lovecraftian themes loom large: A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub. Peter Straub has not been shy about singing Lovecraft’s praises over the years, particularly in his role as editor of the Library of America edition of Lovecraft’s TALES.
CARNACKI operates in shadowy occult realms, on the fringes of science, in places out of sight and out of mind of normal everyday people. But sometimes the darkness touches the lives of others in ways they cannot understand, and they find they need help – the kind of help that only Carnacki can provide.
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER makes one understand prey animals that stand absolutely still as their doom descends — yet all the while as you are experiencing that slow sense of mounting dread and menace you cannot identify, there is still that all pervading wise and reassuring voice.
All in all, the Companion is an inspirational and massively useful reference source, not only for Masks of Nyarlathotep, but also for just about any other Call of Cthulhu campaign whatsoever.
“For the first time ever, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced an audio recording of all of Lovecraft’s stories… this collection spans his entire career from his earliest surviving works of childhood to stories completed shortly before his death… This audio bonanza features seventy-four stories adding up to more than fifty (50!) hours of Lovecraftian listening fun, professionally performed and recorded for your enjoyment.”
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That’s what I love about the Lovecraft mythos – a book, a painting, a sodding colour that can break you and I think the Yellow mythos really concentrates on that.
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“H. P. Lovecraft’s Letters to Robert Bloch and Others” contained discussions of several unpublished early tales by Bloch that never saw print.
In the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast we talk with Liviu Boar, co-creator of GIBBOUS, an upcoming Lovecraftian horror-comedy game!
The pleasure of watching both a stylistic and an intellectual force emerge and take shape provides its own enjoyment. However the jouissance one derives from reading Barlow’s later tales, where he mastered the alchemical marriage of fascination and dread in such exquisite proportions that a single tale keeps his name alive…
Knifepoint Horror is one of the finest examples of weird fiction that I have come across. In my opinion, every writer and reader of weird fiction should be paying attention to what author Soren Narnia is doing with this podcast.
More than one kind of abominable thing lurks in the dark wooded hills of Vermont. Pray you don’t meet any of them.
“Providence” is about as perfect a Lovecraftian tale as I could ever have hoped for.
“Calls for Submission” is more than a collection of short stories. It is the showcase of a writer with a deliberate and considered world view, intensely honed craft, and a calculated message.