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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
Lovecraft Graphic Novels
147 books — 44 voters
Cosmic Horror of the Horror Paperback Boom Era
25 books — 1 voter
Dark Science Fiction
169 books — 152 voters
Lovecraft: The Best Mythos Stories and Collections of Tales
8 books — 6 voters
The Cthulhu Mythos
138 books — 6 voters
“ And even in the open air the stench of whiskey was appalling. To this fiendish poison, I am certain, the greater part of the squalor I saw is due. Many of these vermin were obviously not foreigners—I counted at least five American countenances in which a certain vanished decency half showed through the red whiskey bloating. Then I reflected upon the power of wine, and marveled how self-respecting persons can imbibe such stuff, or permit it to be served upon their tables. It is the deadliest enem ...more ”
“ Down through this verdant land Carter walked at evening, and saw twilight float up from the river to the marvelous golden spires of Thran. And just at the hour of dusk he came to the southern gate, and was stopped by a red-robed sentry till he had told three dreams beyond belief, and proved himself a dreamer worthy to walk up Thran's steep mysterious streets and linger in the bazaars where the wares of the ornate galleons were sold. Then into that incredible city he walked; through a wall so thi ...more ”
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For sharing and discussing Cosmic Horror Books
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❝ I ᴀᴍ Pʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ, ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Pʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪs ᴍʏsᴇʟғ. ❞ Providence…more
[close] ❝ I ᴀᴍ Pʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ, ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Pʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪs ᴍʏsᴇʟғ. ❞ Providence. The last line of defense. They are what stands between the things mankind knows, and what mankind should never know. They have long protected our country for abominations from beyond the stars. And they did so under the cover of shadows. But now the curtain is drawn back, and the whole world knows. The threat has revealed itself, and now, now is the Time of Reckoning. Now is the fabled and foretold Hour of The Return.
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A book club for people who enjoy reading Lovecraft, Ligotti, and other weird or misanthropic lit…more
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