Inspired by Charles Stross' A Colder War
and Atrocity Archives
stories, noder The Custodian
has written a series of fictional, Lovecraftian intelligence briefings entitled "The Benthic Wars": SPECWEAPS
, DEEP BLACK
, PRIOR TENANT
, BENTHIC OUTREACH
, VIOLET CAIN
, SAKNUSSEM THUNDER
and INDRA NEPTUNE
Meanwhile, others ponder the question: What if HP Lovecraft had co-invented C?
posted by Zarkonnen
on Jan 12, 2010 -
Lovecraft is Missing.
If you like reading Lovecraft, you might enjoy this comic about his unexplained absence, as well. Make sure to check out the Lovecraft related links on the left.
posted by Caduceus
on Jan 13, 2009 -
Night of the Cephalopods
Shoot eldritch floating squid monsters with a shotgun as a horrified narrator describes your every move
. Requires download, and is Windows only, I'm afraid. via
posted by Caduceus
on Nov 28, 2008 -
Back in the 80s DiC produced a cartoon, aired in syndication and on ABC Saturday Mornings, called "The Real Ghostbusters
." Based on the popular action-comedy movie, it more-or-less continued the adventures of Ray, Egon, Winston and
Peter through seven seasons of supernatural shenanigans. It could have been a mere cash-in, but there was something more to it. It aspired to realism, at least as much as possible. It was story-edited by J. Michael Straczynski
, the creator of Babylon 5. (He also worked on He-Man
and Murder She Wrote
This may explain the second season episode, written by Michael Reaves
and rife with Lovecraft references, in which the Ghostbusters face down the Cthulhu cult. Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
posted by JHarris
on Jun 25, 2008 -
Weird Tales: The Strange Life of HP Lovecraft
is a 45-minute BBC radio documentary: "Geoff Ward examines the strange life and terrifying world of the man hailed as America's greatest horror writer since Poe. During his life, Lovecraft's work was confined to lurid pulp magazines and he died in penury in 1937. Today, however, his writings are considered modern classics and published in prestigious editions. How did such a weird, wild and ungodly writer get canonised? Among the writers considering his legacy are Neil Gaiman, ST Joshi, Kelly Link, Peter Straub and China Mieville." ST Joshi, a biographer of Lovecraft, has an essay
up on The Scriptorium. Wikisource has an extensive collection of his writings
, including not only his most famous novels and short stories, but also essays, letters, poetry and legal documents. He is buried in the city of his birth, Providence, Rhode Island, where he does eternal lie
, even though someone made an unsuccessful attempt to exhume him in 1997.
posted by Kattullus
on Jun 11, 2007 -
[flash, creepy] — You are Herbert West. You have a revolver. Destroy your unholy creations before they give you a fate worse than death.
posted by neckro23
on May 9, 2005 -
The Night Land,
William H Hodgson's surreal fantasy, inspired largely by
H G Wells' The Time Machine
, (do you really need an amazon link
?) but not resembling it all that much, is called by Gardner Dozois (editor of Asimov's Science Fiction
since 1985) "one of the flat out strangest
novels ever written" in the 21st annual Year's Best Science Fiction
anthology. The novel, written at the turn of the century, was also described by H P Lovecraft
in the following way: "Allowing for all its faults, it is yet one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written."
How many novels have you read that have an entire web site
dedicated to simultaneously exalting it and apologizing for it? Andy Robertson's web site is a companion to the book he edited
collecting stories from modern sci-fi writers attempting to pay homage to the under-appreciated novel.
(note: The above-mentioned anthology contains a story, also published on Robertson's web site
by John C Wright, entitled "Awake In The Night," which is fantastic in its own right, as well.) (Did I mention that Hodgson "brutally treated"
Harry Houdini? Scroll To Middle Of Page.)
posted by shmegegge
on Feb 18, 2005 -