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Happy 120th, H.P. Lovecraft!


On this day in 1890, the stars were right -- and H.P. Lovecraft was born. Happy 120th, HPL!

In celebration of this auspicious day, StarShipSofa is running my unabridged narration of F. Paul Wilson's Lovecraft tribute, The Barrens.
-- Listen to Part 1 here.
-- Listen to Part 2 here.
-- Part 3 and my own tribute to Lovecraft will both be on next week's show!

Here are a few Lovecraftian links of mine:
* My Photo Tour of Lovecraft's Providence
* "The New Shoggoth Chic: Why H.P. Lovecraft Now?"
* Neil Gaiman's Lovecraftian Works

Some of my favorite Lovecraft sites include the following:
* The H.P. Lovecraft Archive
* Index of The Works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft
* The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
* "H.P. Lovecraft" by S.T. Joshi
* The Collected Public Domain Works of H.P. Lovecraft at Librivox.org
* The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
* The Cthulhu Podcast





"Only the silent, sleepy, staring houses in the backwoods can tell all that has lain hidden since the early days; and they are not communicative, being loath to shake off the drowsiness which helps them forget. Sometimes one feels that it would be merciful to tear down these houses, for they must often dream."
- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Picture in the House"

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eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
One feels it would be merciful to eat this cake, for it must often dream... er, or something like that. It sounds delicious. And possibly malicious, too. Or perhaps simply so highly evolved that it regards us in the cosmic scheme of things as mere dust motes to be brushed aside and forgotten.

OMG, cake! And HPL! :D

peadarog
Aug. 20th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Still haven't listened yet, but believe me, I will :)
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Gracias! And Happy HPL Day. May it be tentacular (in all the right places).
gbsteve
Aug. 20th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
We did the HPL tour of New England last week using Off the Ancient Track as our guide and decided that there really should be an HPL Museum in Providence and the Fleur de Lys building is just the place to have it.

My favourite lovecraftian sites include http://yog-sothoth.com and http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
What perfect timing for your tour! I couldn't agree more about an HPL Museum. That Fleur de Lys building would be ideal. I'd visit, for sure.

Great websites! I can't believe I forgot Innsmouth Free Press. (Awesome.)
primroseburrows
Aug. 20th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Definitely bookmarking this! Hopefully RL will give me time to listen soon. And I have GOT to take a walking tour. There was one like last week and I didn't know about it. :/

Also, you know about these guys, right?
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)

I love those guys, by the way. They are so brilliant. Their Scary Solstice CDs are one of my fondest holiday traditions.

Oooh, if you take a tour (what perfect timing), I'd love to hear how it goes. Enjoy for me, too, please!
gilda_elise
Aug. 20th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
On this day in 1890, the stars were right -- and H.P. Lovecraft was born. Happy 120th, HPL!

Oh, yes, Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft!

In celebration of this auspicious day, StarShipSofa is running my unabridged narration of F. Paul Wilson's Lovecraft tribute, The Barrens.
-- Listen to Part 1 here.
-- Listen to Part 2 here.
-- Part 3 and my own tribute to Lovecraft will both be on next week's show!


I'm going to hold on to this because I love Lovecraft and F. Paul Wilson's work!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Yay! I hope you enjoy. :) Thanks so much. Happy HPL Day!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 20th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Love it!
I was just doing a post on Dwight and my blog about the birthday, and I thought I would look on yours and as usual, you have a wonderful tribute to the man! :)

Rebecca
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Re: Love it!
Thank you! Happy HPL Day, my friend. *gibbers madly with you*
ankh_hpl
Aug. 20th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Just started listening to "The Barrens," & you're doing a wonderful job of it -- as usual. Thanks for all you do for HPL!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! This is an older recording - if I'm not mistaken, with my old mic - so I hope the sound is okay. It was so much fun to read. Thanks a million for listening.

And speaking of thanks, many thanks to you for all of your wonderful Lovecraftian works!
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Aug. 20th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Creepykins!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 21st, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
LOL! That's truly appropriate in his case. I love it!
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