Lovecraft et al.

Lovecraft, any of his circle of friends, and any other horror/weird fiction authors and stories.
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Lovecraft et al.

Post by lexicon » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:55 pm

I'm still not sure about where I can find other writers take on Lovecraft's work.
I know Howard wrote works of horror as well, but who else?
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Post by KeeperMurph » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:14 am

Take a trip over to the Lovecraft E-zine website. Otherwise look for:
W.h. Pugmire
Laird Baron
Joe Pulver
Cody Goodfellow
Brian Sammons
David Conyers

More than I can list actually.
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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by lexicon » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:56 am

Thanks.....
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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by Shannon Mac » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:19 am

Your best bet is to read a bunch of shorts. I compiled a list of a few such volumes that came recommended and that were at my libraries. And by recommended that would be authors spoken highly of here and elsewhere.

There are a ton of older tales online for free if you're open to Clark Ashton Smith, Machen and others.

As for recent book compilations here are three:

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Baker-Str ... ker+street

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Cthulhu-Ross ... of+cthulhu

http://www.amazon.com/Children-Cthulhu- ... of+cthulhu
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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by Nvision » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:19 pm

This is a good reference for folks who've dabbled in the mythos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:C ... os_writers

Also, I's suggest checking out The Book of Cthulhu (I & II) They're really good compilations of some of the best modern mythos fiction.

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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by fox01313 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Agreed that some of the earlier pulp authors might be a little rough for some people to read compared to other writers who have adopted a more friendly style to readers. Been slowly going through one book (Shadows over Innsmouth) which has a collection of a lot of modern Lovecraft inspired authors & trying to get some friends to pick it up as they might have an easier time with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Inns ... =innsmouth

Another section that I've slowly been trying to fill in my library that's an option is a little harder to find out in the wilds of most average book dealers but a completely great source is Chaosium's fiction collection of Lovecraft horrors. Some are based on a certain topic, others a particular author.

http://catalog.chaosium.com/index.php?c ... ht5m759593
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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by mrjohnmarchughes » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:53 pm

I'd encourage any reader who enjoys Lovecraft's ghost stories, to seek out the 'Collected Ghost Stories' of M. R. James.
James was a close contemporary of HPL; and, despite being comparatively unheard of outside of the UK, among his fellow countrymen he's something of a beloved institution. Many of his tales are genuinely, delightfully, creepy. (Moreover, he wrote with a lightness of touch and a gentle humour which the Great Man's own writings too often lack.)
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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by Thomas R. Knutsson » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:27 pm

mrjohnmarchughes wrote:I'd encourage any reader who enjoys Lovecraft's ghost stories, to seek out the 'Collected Ghost Stories' of M. R. James.
James was a close contemporary of HPL; and, despite being comparatively unheard of outside of the UK, among his fellow countrymen he's something of a beloved institution. Many of his tales are genuinely, delightfully, creepy. (Moreover, he wrote with a lightness of touch and a gentle humour which the Great Man's own writings too often lack.)
One of the chapters in "Necronomicon in Sweden" is devoted to M.R. James. According to it, M.R. James took some trips to Sweden to research into the supernatural, and the chapter goes into length about what is known about his visits to Sweden.
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Re: Lovecraft et al.

Post by mrjohnmarchughes » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:49 am

Thomas R. Knutsson wrote:
mrjohnmarchughes wrote:I'd encourage any reader who enjoys Lovecraft's ghost stories, to seek out the 'Collected Ghost Stories' of M. R. James.
James was a close contemporary of HPL; and, despite being comparatively unheard of outside of the UK, among his fellow countrymen he's something of a beloved institution. Many of his tales are genuinely, delightfully, creepy. (Moreover, he wrote with a lightness of touch and a gentle humour which the Great Man's own writings too often lack.)
One of the chapters in "Necronomicon in Sweden" is devoted to M.R. James. According to it, M.R. James took some trips to Sweden to research into the supernatural, and the chapter goes into length about what is known about his visits to Sweden.
I'm glad to hear this. HPL wrote some pretty good ghost stories, I'm sure there are fans of his who'd appreciate more of that sort of writing.
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