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January 11, 2008 11:51 PM   Subscribe

You desire to listen to "The Shadow Out of Time". You may also desire to listen to adaptations of The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Colour Out of Space. Possibly you desire to listen to Neil Gaiman's Lovecraftian Sherlock Holmes pastiche A Study in Emerald, the text of which is available in a fetchingly formatted PDF. Or maybe it's all academic, and you'd rather just listen to some lectures about Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
posted by Pope Guilty (19 comments total) 68 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome! BTW, Pope Guilty -- you may want to check out "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" on Gaiman's "Warning: Contains Language" CD. It's a great reading of a mythos-flavour.
posted by subbes at 12:05 AM on January 12, 2008


I desire to listen to the howls of the battered souls endlessly feeding the nameless ancient beasts of the dreaming depths. Or Tori Amos.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:08 AM on January 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


I desire to listen to the howls of the battered souls endlessly feeding the nameless ancient beasts of the dreaming depths. Or Tori Amos.

"Or"?
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:10 AM on January 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


Exactly.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:12 AM on January 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Man. I totally posted this in the wrong thread.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:18 AM on January 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


For more Lovecraftian horrors, try A Colder War, a novella by Charles Stross. It describes a world where the cold war between the US and the USSR did not merely involve nuclear weapons.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 1:38 AM on January 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Tori Amos? Diamanda Galas.
posted by ersatz at 6:42 AM on January 12, 2008


Last winter I went for a long walk in the frozen deserted countryside listening to a Lovecraft story (Haunter in the Dark, I think) The result was somewhat unsettling.

Found Neil Gaiman Discusses H. P. Lovecraft on youtube the other day... and this Mastermind.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:46 AM on January 12, 2008


Thanks pope guilty. I just finished listening to the whole 'A Shadow Out of Time'. Though the dude's voice is a bit scary, it definitely fits the story.

Does anyone else just love having stories read to them?
posted by localhuman at 7:25 AM on January 12, 2008


StarshipSofa on Clarke Ashton Smith, Lovecrafts mate.
posted by Artw at 8:59 AM on January 12, 2008


Danger, entering fanboy mode.

Stross has another Lovecraft-Fleming love child story that's freely available: The Concrete Jungle.
posted by Skorgu at 9:56 AM on January 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


[this is good]
thanks.
posted by Busithoth at 2:24 PM on January 12, 2008


Excellent post, reminded me of a book I just read by Sarah Monette: The Bone Key, a collection of short stories somewhat in Lovecraftian vein, but centered around an interesting character. Highly recommended to fans of Lovecraft and Victorian fantasy/horror.
posted by voltairemodern at 3:59 PM on January 12, 2008


Fantastic post. Lot's of neat stuff here to distract me from class reading, both in the OP and the comments.

In less free media, there's Weird Tale Collection Vol. 1: The Yellow Sign. I haven't picked it up yet, so I can't vouch for the quality. Also, The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, which may have been featured before (I had to have found them somewhere), but aren't coming up in a search.
posted by Caduceus at 5:41 PM on January 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Skorgu - A minor quibble there: Stross has always said that the early Laundry stories are based more on Len Deighton than fleming, with The Jennifer Morgue being more Lovecraft-Fleming (pretty much explicitly so, stopping just short of where the attack-lawyers would engage).

And of course Bob Howard shares his name with Robert E. Howard, creator of conan and yet another mate of Lovecrafts.
posted by Artw at 7:20 PM on January 12, 2008


Man. I totally posted this in the wrong thread.

Great googly moogly! There's a flame-out happening over yonder!
posted by humannaire at 2:20 PM on January 13, 2008


Artw You're absolutely right, he says as much in the afterword to the Atrocity Archives. Fleming came to mind quicker in my rush to post.
posted by Skorgu at 4:03 PM on January 13, 2008


This is fantastic. There are also several more Lovecraft stories available at the site in the HP Lovecraft Category, including Herbert West, Reanimator and The Picture in the House.
posted by whir at 5:35 PM on January 13, 2008


I'm enjoying the lectures quite a lot, thoiugh you probably have to be both a Lovecraft nerd and have a fair knowlege of new-age/occult nerdery in order to get the best of it. Also if your're interested in occult weirdos who dig Lovecraft you might want to check out this post.
posted by Artw at 10:32 AM on January 14, 2008


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