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…
I’m sure you can call to mind dozens of times within horror fiction the protagonist reacting “with dawning realization”. Padgett has managed to capture that feeling and evoke it in such a way that you the reader, not one of the characters within a fictional story, experiences this dawning realization.
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.
Spring added to Recommended Lovecraftian Movies page. After the death of his mother and a fight in a bar that could lead to jail time, Evan leaves California for Italy, where he falls for Louise, a young woman who he soon discovers is harboring a dark, primordial secret.
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?”
Baader is elegant in evoking the strange in simple, unadorned lines. It’s this simplicity that disarms. His characters are instantly believable with just enough detail provided for the reader to identify with yet not so overloaded it hampers the imagination. He trusts his reader’s intelligence instead of pandering to them.
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.
I would like to share some thoughts about why Lovecraft’s writings have endured while other weird fiction writers of that era – with the exception of equally pioneering authors, such as Robert E. Howard – languished in anonymity.
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.
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.