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Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable). It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937). Lovecraft refined this style of storytelling into his own mythos that involved a set of supernatural, pre-human, and extraterrestrial elements. His work was inspired by and similar to previous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood and Lord Dunsany. The hallmark of Lovecraft's work is cosmicism: the sense that ordinary life is a thin shell over a reality that is so alien and abstract in co ...more
H.P. Lovecraft: His greatest works
Most Anticipated: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Novels of 2015
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Cosmic Horror That's Not Lovecraft
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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle
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“ Terrible and ancient and scarred with the endless cold of space, the terrible and ancient things glistened with frozen moisture and colors played across the surface of the skin, colors that were never meant to be seen on earth. ”
“ I turn away and stare through the window at the field where the scotch broom creeps yellow as hell toward my doorstep. Six years and it has advanced from the hinterlands to the picket fence in the back yard. Six more years and it will have chewed this house to the foundation, braided my bones in its hair. ”
The western is a time-honored genre in the literature world, but it wasn't until lately that we'…more
[close] The western is a time-honored genre in the literature world, but it wasn't until lately that we've started adding the surreal to the mix and it's been a wild ride. From "Wild Wild West" to "Cowboys and Aliens" and "Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare", the genre has seen an explosion of weird. Was the OK Corral shootout actually a last stand against zombies? What about alternate-history Wild West steampunk? Lovecraftian gold mine dwellers? Parallel-world gunslingers like Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series? Modern-day "Justified"-style vampire hunters? Bring 'em all in, dead or alive. Book-club discussion, reviews, book suggestions, dream-casts, workshopping, and author AMAs.
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[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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