We talked with Chet about collecting Lovecraftian books and memorabilia, about his work, and ended the discussion with writing advice. Then Pete Rawlik and Philip Fracassi showed us some of their limited edition and collectible Lovecraftian books, and gave us some great advice on book collecting in general.
“Most of my stories start out in a world already slightly askew, then the strange elements intrude with increasing frequency until the universe the characters inhabit becomes a very different universe. I am in awe, and somewhat intimidated, on contemplating the age of the universe…”
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The worlds are named for, and very loosely inspired by the work of, Shelley, Keats, and Byron. However, the inhospitable wastelands and ruined cities you’re given to explore bear as much resemblance to Lovecraft’s Yuggoth as they do to, for example, the apocalyptic and funereal world of Lord Byron’s Darkness.
Watch the interview here; I have also provided an “audio only” version for listening “on the go”.
I could not help but envision Lovecraft as a similarly isolated figure. From his Providence apartment I imagined him looking out at the void, at “this revolting graveyard of the universe,” and raging against his self-imposed seclusion.
On this week’s Sunday video show, we’ll be talking about Stephen King’s latest novel “Revival”, as well as his other Lovecraftian stories — and believe it or not, there are a lot of them.
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