Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe! Just in case you missed my previous post, I'll repeat: I'm hosting a 200th birthday party, and you're invited! I took over the StarShipSofa Audio Science Fiction Magazine to host an hour-long tribute to this pioneer of the short story, luminary of Gothic horror, father of detective fiction, and giant of science fiction. You can stream the podcast live at the StarShipSofa website, or download it here, or access it via iTunes. I hope you enjoy my celebration of Poe's life, works, and legacy!
In honor of the day, here are some of videos:
"Ever With Thee," A Song Based On A Poem By Virginia Clemm Poe To Her Husband:
Marianne Faithfull Reads "Annabel Lee":
Christopher Walken Reads "The Raven":
"There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad Humanity may assume the semblance of a Hell -- but the imagination of man is no Carathis, to explore with impunity its every cavern. Alas! the grim legion of sepulchral terrors cannot be regarded as altogether fanciful -- but, like the Demons in whose company Afrasiab made his voyage down the Oxus, they must sleep, or they will devour us -- they must be suffered to slumber, or we perish."
- Edgar Allan Poe, "The Premature Burial"