On March 15th, 1937, H.P. Lovecraft left this realm to dream forever with Cthulhu in his house or build his own palace in Celephais or splendid Cathuria.
Rest in Peace, Sir.
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Dead but dreaming… H.P. Lovecraft left the mortal realm 79 years ago today but his memory and legacy live on, stronger than ever.
Mr Lovecraft, your fans and cultist across the planet and in the black gulfs of space salute you!
Well, what ended up in my ætherbox? A press release concerning a new anthology full of Lovecraftian literature!
New anthology from 01Publishing terrorizes readers with 33 new Lovecraft inspired tales!
On the subway, during lunch, or even under the fluorescent glow of the
office—there is no escape! Now your slow descent into madness can
follow you through the day, as well as the night. The WHISPERS FROM
THE ABYSS ANTHOLOGY is the first ever H.P. Lovecraft inspired
collection created specifically for readers on the go. All 33
spine-chilling tales are concentrated bites of terror which include
works from the authors of Delta Green, Marla Mason, and The Boy at the
End of the World. According to Alasdair Stuart, host of the PSEUDOPOD
podcast, Whispers from the Abyss is, „All about that moment I love,
the moment where something approaches. The moment where you close your
eyes and hope it goes away. It will. But there’ll be another story
right behind it. And another. And another.“
WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS is currently available on Kindle, and has been
floating in Amazon Direct’s Top 100 best selling anthologies for the
month of October. LINK:
WORD COUNT: 72,157
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by Alasdair Stuart.
„Iden-Inshi“ by Greg Stolze
„Pushing Back“ by J.C. Hemphill
„Nation of Disease: The Rise & Fall of a Canadian Legend“ by Jonathan Sharp
„When We Change“ by Mason Ian Bundschuh
„Nutmeat“ by Martin Hill Ortiz
„The Last Tweet“ by Charles Black
„Secrets In Storage“ by Tim Pratt & Greg Van Eekhout
„The Well“ by Tim Jeffreys
„The Neon Morgue“ by Nathan Wunner
„The Deep“ by Corissa Baker
„Fear And Loathing In Innsmouth: Richard Nixon’s Revenge“ by Jason Andrew
„My Friend Fishfinger By Daisy, Age 7“ by David Tallerman
„Chasing Sunset“ by A.C. Wise
„The Thing With Onyx Eyes“ by Stephen Brown
„I Do The Work Of The Bone Queen“ by John R. Fultz
„Suck It Up, Get It Done“ by Brandon Barrows
„The Substance In The Sound“ by W.B. Stickel
„Stone City, Old As Immeasurable Time“ by Kelda Crich
„Hideous Interview With Brief Man“ by Nick Mamatas
„The Sea, Like Glass Unbroken“ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
„The Decorative Water Feature Of Nameless Dread“ by James Brogden
„Henry“ by Lance Axt
„My Stalk“ by Aaron J. French
„Give Me That Old Time Religion“ by Lee Finney
„Afraid Of Dobermans“ by Chad Fifer
„Leviathan“ by Nicholas Almand
„Horrorscope“ by Charles Black
„The Jar Of Aten-Hor“ by Kat Rocha
„The Floor“ by Jeff Provine
„Waiting“ by Dennis Detwiller
„Other People’s Houses“ by Sarena Ulibarri
„You Will Never Be The Same“ by Erica Satifka
„Death Wore Greasepaint“ by Josh Finney
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
ABOUT 01 PUBLISHING
01 Publishing is dedicated to producing quality science-fiction /
fantasy / horror specifically for an educated, adult reading audience.
Titles include UTOPIATES, CRAZY MARY, John Fultz’s REVELATIONS OF
ZANG, and the soon to be release WORLD WAR KAIJU.
Today is the 123rd birthday of His Macabre Grace Howard Phillips Lovecraft, as if this blog needed a special reason to mark his birthday anyway…
So tonight, I will drink a glass of mead, pretend it is space mead (although this is actually an invention by Derleth) and begin a futile wait for a Byakhee to come and pick me up.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft!
And this is an excerpt of Lovecraft’s poem Nemesis, beautifully dark and full of hopelessness and very fitting to his stance towards life in general:
Thro’ the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber,
Past the wan-moon’d abysses of night,
I have liv’d o’er my lives without number,
I have sounded all things with my sight;
And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright.
I have whirl’d with the earth at the dawning,
When the sky was a vaporous flame;
I have seen the dark universe yawning,
Where the black planets roll without aim;
Where they roll in their horror unheeded, without knowledge or lustre or name.
At the Mountains of Madness is one of H.P. Lovecrafts best known and most beloved works. It is actually No. 4 in my personal Top 10 of Cthulhu Mythos fiction. The first three being The Colour out of Space, The Call of Cthulhu and The Shadow over Innsmouth.
Rumor of At the Mountains of Madness being turned into a major movie by none other than Guillermo del Toro have been floating around for a while. Alas, those plans have been cancelled. You can read the details here.
Well, even if the novel is not turned into a blockbuster, at the very least there is still the work of dedicated fans, making the best out of limited resources. It is astounding how far creativity and dedication can take you, as this adaption clearly shows, enjoy:
Out of the Æons comes the stark revelation, H.P. Lovecraft, Master of the Macabre had a Facebook decades before it was fashionable. I dare speculate the Great Race of Yith had a hand in that one. Here is proof, by the way:
And while we are a bit on the lighthearted side of darkness, we continue in the same vein and take a look at this highly educational video on „How to Dance like a Goth“:
Interestingly enough, some of the moves shown here I have yet to encounter in European clubs. The anthropologist in me rejoices! Different expressions of the same subculture in different countries and sociotopes! Oh the possibilities of further study! There may yet be a Ph.D. in there for me!