Category Archives: Lovecraft

A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny

So, just before October began, I declared my plan to read Roger Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October (1993) in the way that a lot of dedicated fans do: one chapter per day. This post is a summary of … Continue reading

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H.P. Lovecraft and the phantom planet

Science and science fiction go hand in hand, so to speak… but science and horror fiction?  There are, in fact, more connections than one might think.  A lot of modern science can be quite scary at first glance, and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, by Ramsey Campbell

I haven’t blogged about any of his books recently, but I have said many times before on this blog that Ramsey Campbell is my favorite horror author of all time.  As I noted in a recent post, his novella Needing … Continue reading

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Basil Copper’s “From Evil’s Pillow”

It is always a great joy to discover the works of an author that I’ve previously been completely unaware of.  Recently, I started reading the works of Basil Copper (1924-2013), thanks to the Valancourt Books re-release of his 1974 novel … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2013

Every year since I started this blog back in 2007, I’ve been posting a collection of “Halloween Treats”: classic short stories of horror that are freely available to read on the internet. You can read my previous editions:  2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and … Continue reading

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The Challenge from Beyond, with Moore, Merritt, Lovecraft, Howard, and Long

No matter how much classic weird fiction I read, there is still plenty out there that I have not read, or even heard about.  Recently I was surprised to learn about a five-part tale of weirdness, The Challenge from Beyond … Continue reading

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Basil Copper’s The Great White Space

H.P. Lovecraft not only introduced a fundamentally new genre of horror — “cosmic horror” — but inspired generations of writers who have built on his ideas and taken them in interesting new directions. Valancourt Books recently released a new edition … Continue reading

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Colin Wilson’s The Philosopher’s Stone

I have to admit: I almost didn’t finish reading Colin Wilson‘s 1969 novel The Philosopher’s Stone, recently reprinted by Valancourt Books.  The novel is, in my opinion, a slow-starter; it takes quite some time for this curious story to find … Continue reading

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Barry Pain’s “The Undying Thing and Others”

The famed H.P. Lovecraft was not only a masterful author of horror fiction, he was also a connoisseur of it.  He eagerly snapped up volumes, new and old, seeking the best work of the genre, both famous and obscure.  His … Continue reading

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Stephen McKenna’s The Oldest God

Imagine that you were at an isolated weekend party, and people started to act aberrant, even evil.  You begin to suspect that one of the guests of the party is in fact a monster, corrupting the others.  What do you … Continue reading

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