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A “weird tale,” as defined by H.P. Lovecraft in his nonfiction writings and given early sanctuary within the pages of magazines like Weird Tales (est. 1923) is a story that has a supernatural element but does not fall into the category of traditional ghost story or Gothic tale, both popular in the 1800s. As Lovecraft wrote in 1927, the weird tale “has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains.” Instead, it represents the pursuit of some indefinable and perhaps maddeningly unreachable understanding of the world beyond the mundane — a ‘certain atmosphere ...more
“ Evil should not be, Detective Vera. Truly never can be. But in defining it as such, an inherent human bond with negativity confirms its very existence. Its mere acknowledgement cancels its credibility. Evil is nothing—the lack of anything of substance— made concrete as a balance to everything else. Evil is not, yet it is a part of each human, because humans welcome its participation in their lives. They speak of it in anger or disgust, fear or even wonder— the most appropriate response— giving i ...more ”
“ The Master's Eyes Shining with Secrets Those bells ringing on the mist-covered mountain signify that the Master of the Temple is dead. The fact of the matter is that the monks there finally killed him. It seems that a few years ago the Master of the Temple began to exhibit some odd and very unpleasant forms of behavior. He apparently lost all sense of earthly decorum, even losing control over his own body. At one point an extra head sprouted from the side of the Master's neck, and this ugly li ...more ”
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[close] The Speculative Fiction Group The best of the days of Pulp: Fiction written by and for those who love the genre. Pushing boundaries, asking the questions, demanding the answers, and even providing some. At Novo Pulp (and it base community at G+) we've never minded paying for quality SF. Never. Neither have any of the SF lovers we have ever known.
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This is a fiction group dedicated to the odd, disturbing, weird and unusual. We will read in any…more
[close] This is a fiction group dedicated to the odd, disturbing, weird and unusual. We will read in any genre so long as it fits the description above. This is not a gore-fiction group although the macabre is welcome. We seek excellent literature that falls within the defined interests above.
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Here's a more literature friendly space to discuss the BloodyGoodHorror.com bookclub readings/l…more
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