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Sherlock and Science Fiction... and Lovecraft [19 Jan 2012|10:20am]

Thought this might be of interest. FYI, this will have a section dedicated to crossovers between Lovecraft and Holmes...

The Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa presents...

A Live Video Lecture by Dr. Amy H. Sturgis

What does the world’s only consulting detective have to do with science fiction? What was the relationship of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to the genre? Why have so many science fiction authors since Doyle found ways to incorporate Holmes into their works? What is the unique history between Holmes’s world and H.P. Lovecraft’s? In what ways has Holmes been recreated and reimagined via science fiction over the years? What is it about Holmes that makes him so at home – and popular! – in the 21st century?

Join award-winning genre scholar Amy H. Sturgis live as she investigates Sherlock Holmes then and now through a science fictional lens. A live Q&A will follow the lecture.

Click here for full details (date, time, tickets), including a synopsis of this four-part presentation.
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Lovecraft's influence on the TV series Fringe [30 Sep 2011|03:13pm]

For a limited time (that is, until Thursday, 6 October), the essay "In Search of Fringe's Literary Ancestors" (from Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists, 2011) is available online in its entirety from Smart Pop Books. The essay includes a section entitled "Reanimation: The H.P. Lovecraft Influence." Read the complete essay here.
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New Lovecraft Essay [16 Sep 2011|09:11pm]

New at Revolution Science Fiction: "H.P. Lovecraft and the Imaginative Tale", Part 1 and Part 2.
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"The Deathly Tweet" by Dwight L. MacPherson [26 Jun 2011|09:34am]

Author, editor, and comic book/graphic novel creator Dwight L. MacPherson (of The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo, Kid Houdini and the Silver-Dollar Misfits, Jim Reaper, and Sidewise, among other works) is a Lovecraft fan. Soon readers will be able to enjoy his adaptation of Lovecraft's "He" in the forthcoming The Lovecraft Anthology: Volume II.

FYI, an exclusive Lovecraftian short story from MacPherson went online yesterday: read "The Deathly Tweet."
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For anyone at Live Journal with an interest in H. P. Lovecraft & related matters: [26 Aug 2010|01:41pm]

 First there were the CthulhuWho1 photo collections on Flickr!

Then there was the CthulhuWho1 audio and updates blog!

Then there was the CthulhuWho1 YouTube channel for videos!

Check out the first "video" from CthulhuWho1; actually a visual version of "Fungi from Yuggoth," using H. P. Lovecraft's words, his spelling. and even his handwriting, by way of the Lovecraft Cursive font from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society at cthulhulives.org.
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New Edition of Lovecraft [16 Oct 2008|03:09pm]

Barnes & Noble now has a new omnibus edition of Lovecraft's fiction.
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Lovecraft Month at The Hog's Head [05 Oct 2008|08:53pm]

This month the folks at The Hog's Head are reading and talking about one H.P. Lovecraft story per week. You're invited to drop in and check out the discussion.
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It's HPL's Birthday [20 Aug 2008|01:05pm]

Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!
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Lovecraftian Providence Pictures [15 Jun 2008|08:40am]

I just returned from a trip to Providence, where I toured Lovecraft-related sites. I've uploaded my photos, including the following:

The H.P. Lovecraft Memorial Plaque at Brown University

The H.P. Lovecraft Memorial Plaque 2

The churchyard of St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John's Churchyard 12

"The Shunned House"

The Shunned House 3

View all of my pictures of Lovecraftian Providence here.
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[06 Oct 2006|04:16pm]

Out From The Depths!
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that evil ^D^F^C^ [04 Jun 2006|11:42am]

everyone know that ripping off Family Circus is just plain wrong; taking a wholesome family circus cartoon and changing the caption to make it d^sfunctional is just plain wrong.

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"new" old work available by Lovecraft-related author (preorder special) [27 Mar 2006|12:36pm]

In his essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature," H.P. Lovecraft praised Baron de la Motte Fouqué for writing "the most artistic of all the continental weird tales." Now, after 181 years, a dark fantasy by Baron de la Motte Fouqué is finally available again to the English reading public.

The Magic Ring
by Baron de la Motte-Fouqué
Edited by Amy H. Sturgis
Published by Valancourt Books

Preorder now and SAVE 20%!

In a seamless blend of medieval quest, epic fantasy, Gothic nightmare, and historical romance, Baron de la Motte-Fouqué masterfully relates a story that is as elemental as the bond of parent and child, and as profound as the concepts of redemption and sacrifice. The Magic Ring draws on an impressive host of inspirations, such as Germanic folk tales, Icelandic sagas, Arthurian romance, and Gothic horror. This novel has earned its place as a text of considerable historical significance, and yet it continues to offer an exhilarating reading experience for the contemporary audience.

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Click here for more information and ordering details.
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Lovecraft available on audio [06 Mar 2006|08:31am]

I've updated my running list of Lovecraft's work currently available on audio (as opposed to out of print). If you happen to know of others, I would be grateful if you'd let me know. Thanks!
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[02 Mar 2006|01:38am]

[ mood | Interested ]

I've been a fan of HPL and his work since I first found the Call of Cthulhu RPG back in 1987. I've read nearly everything he wrote, and I'm re-reading them again currently.

What I am interested in discussing is how a relatively unknown (to most it seems) writer has had such an impact on the popular culture with his creations. Everywhere you look theres Cthulhu and Mythos t-shirts, plushies...etc. Not to mention that his creations have been used and copied throughout almost every media.

What is it, do you think, in his works that seems to draw people in and has rooted itself in the popular culture?

I'll be interested in seeing what people think.

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The "Canonical" Lovecraft [09 Feb 2006|04:18pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I'm currently reading "The Shadow Out of Time" from the Penguin Classics volume The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories. Not only is this my first time to be reading this particular piece (shameful, I confess), but it's also my first time to read one of the Joshi-approved "definitive texts." As a result, I have a few questions, some of which may not be directly related but all of which fall under the Subject Line I used (and I'm sorry if it sounded pretentious).

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Thanks, folks!

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New HPL Article - Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest [31 Dec 2005|09:53am]

Please pardon the promotion, but FYI, this month's issue of Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest, Issue #4, includes the essay "The New Shoggoth Chic: Why H.P. Lovecraft Now?" by Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D. It also includes stories by Bryan Smith, Tom Piccirilli, and others, and an interview with Pulitzer nominee Mary Doria Russell.

Apex is described as "an elite repository for new and seasoned authors with an other-worldly interest in the unquestioned and slightly bizarre parts of the universe. We specialize in dark sci-fi short fiction, book reviews, and genre interviews."

Issue #4 is available on newsstands, and from The Apex Website, Shocklines, Project Pulp, and Clarkesworld Books. (The latter three also sell Lovecraft's Weird Mysteries Magazine.)
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Deconstructing Howard [19 Oct 2005|01:04pm]

Found an interesting article that briefly goes over the evolution of Lovecraft criticism, then discusses the schism between fan writing and heavy-duty academic criticism in contemporary Lovecraftiana. Some editorializing on post-structural critiques and their applicability to HPL, and a call for scholarship aimed at an educated but not obsessed readership. Worth a read.

"Deconstructing Howard: An Observation of Lovecraftian Studies"
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[15 Oct 2005|12:15am]

[x-posted to my LJ and Necronomiphiles]

"New, Cool, Thing" Dept:

Submitted for your approval...

"It is uncommon to fire all six shots of a revolver with great suddenness when one would probably be sufficient, but many things in the life of Herbert West were uncommon..."


"Their outlines were human, semi-human, fractionally human, and not human at all -- the horde was grotesquely heterogeneous."
from H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West--Reanimator"

Based on HP Lovecraft's earliest published work, the delightfully bleak and darkly humourous "Herbert West: Re-Animator", this delightfully bleak and darkly humourous shadow-play shoot-em-up is by the unfortunately named BUM LEE:

Bum Lee: Budding Genius


Not only do you put the trudging re-animated corpses of the Medical School at Miskatonic University to their final rest, one at a time, until they catch up with you and tear you apart with their scabrous hands, you can watch them finish you in at least 4 colorful ways if you play it often enough...

Careful - this one is addictive after a while...

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