" It is new, indeed for I made it last night in a dream of strange cities: and dreams are older than brooding Tyre, or the
contemplative Sphinx, or garden-girdled Babylon" The Call of Cthulhu

Monday, March 14, 2016

The (Great) Lovecraft Reread

The (Great) Lovecraft Reread

As part of this blog, I hope to highlight some of the good HPL resources I find on the web. The  following reread at Tor.com offers some really interesting takes on some of HPL's classic stories. I also like that Emmrys and Pillsworth, both authors who work with Mythos themes, also include stories by some of Lovecraft's friends, influences, and contemporaries. Included are Frank Belknap Long's "The Hounds of Tindalos", E.F. Benson's "Negotium Perambulans", M.R. James "Count Magus",  Robert W. Chambers " The Repairer of Reputations" , Edgar Allan Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher, C.L. Moore's "Shambleau, T.E.D. Klein's " Black Man with a Horn" etc. 

And Tor.com also offers the full text of Ruthanna Emrys's "The Litany of the Earth" one of the best Mythos stories I have read in many years. (Hopefully the subject of a future post)

So stop by and take a look.


From the tor.com webpage

The Lovecraft Reread

Ruthanna Emrys and Anne M. Pillsworth

Welcome to the H. P. Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers—Ruthanna Emrys and Anne M Pillsworth—get girl cooties all over old Howard’s original stories. Together they hope to explore both the awesome and the problematic, both the deliberately and accidentally horrific. Reading order will be more or less random. As the Great Race of Yith would point out, if they cared enough to do so, linear time is merely an illusion anyway.

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