Avalon Brantley Carries the torch for American Decadence in “Descended Suns Resuscitate”

Avalon Brantley’s work is addictive because it is the combined result of a profound knowledge of humanity’s past, an exquisite prose style and a deep love for the act of storytelling. More than anything it is an all-consuming love of writing that lends its luminosity to DESCENDED SUNS RESUSCITATE.

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Podcast: Ellen Datlow, editor of “The Best of the Best Horror of the Year”!

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!

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Swan River Press Craft an Object of Physical Beauty with “The Scarlet Soul: Stories for Dorian Gray”

THE SCARLET SOUL is a testament to the love and dedication Swan River Press put into their craft and they should be applauded for the physical allure alone. This is a book one can see becoming an heirloom object. My advice would be to snap up a copy of The Scarlet Soul while they are still available and keep an eye out for future releases by Swan River Press, while their price range is affordable their books are imminently collectible.

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Artificial Intelligence and Lovecraft’s Elder Things: Will Humanity Echo Their Errors?

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.?

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Vastarien: A Literary Journal – “Nightmare Made Normal”

VASTARIEN is a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas. The inaugural issue is going to be something unusually special, filled with in-depth essays, interviews, original visual art pieces, weird fiction, terrific poetry, and fascinating hybrid pieces. An interview with Thomas Ligotti and an introduction by him, neither of which have ever been presented in English, are included.

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Urban Legends about the Batman, Bob Kane, and H.P. Lovecraft

My emotional rollercoaster with the Batman movies brought to mind the difference between wish-fulfillment and reality. What I expected from such movies differed wildly from the reality I sat through with dwindling audiences of fans. At one stage, the question arose about Bob Kane (Batman’s Creator) and H.P. Lovecraft, “Did destiny unknowingly cross their paths?” Was there any substance, a link between the two men? Or was it simply a wish that a relationship existed when there was none? Did Batman lurk in the shadow out of time?

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