In this episode we talked about the C.M. Eddy / Hippocampus lawsuit, then...
The discussion that begins at 34:15 is about THE AGE OF LOVECRAFT, a book of essays on Lovecraft, his work, and his themes. I neglected to mention the title in this discussion; sorry about that.
Then we briefly segued into our thoughts and opinions on the Lovecraft racism topic. Some may be sick of this, but it isn't something we've talked about much on this show, and I believe we contributed meaningfully to the discussion.
Then we moved on to: the upcoming NIGHTMARE WORLD graphic novel, LOVECRAFT IS MISSING, Nick Gucker's upcoming limited edition zine, FRAGILE DREAMS by Philip Fracassi, the upcoming WHISPERS by Kristin Dearborn (inspired by Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness"), and the ending to 11/22/63 by Stephen King (with spoiler warnings ahead of time).
With Kelly Young, Matthew Carpenter, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
In this episode, we talk about Lovecraftian-themed horror movies currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime, upcoming Lovecraftian and weird fiction books, and more! It was a fun discussion.
One of the themes (and for me, the most fascinating) of Lovecraftian fiction is the idea that there are some truths that are too terrible to know. In my view, much of weird fiction can be summed up as "things are not as they seem."
Richard Cox is certainly not a "Lovecraftian" writer, but in my opinion he's a writer of weird fiction. His books are hard to classify, but if you too are interested in those themes, the nature of reality, and particularly the work of Philip K. Dick, I think you'll enjoy his work.
And in the last third of this episode, we talked a little about the mixed messages that writers are getting: that some things are off limits to some writers and not to others, etc.
All that, plus a live report on the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival from our reporter on the scene, Kelly Young!
S.P. Miskowski is our guest! S.P. is the author of MUSCADINES, STAG IN FLIGHT, and many other books. And in hour two, we review STRANGER THINGS (Kelly Young and I battle to the death about this), we talk about the "25 book reviews or more" Amazon rumor, and more.
Author Mercedes Yardley is our guest! She talks about her work, how to "steal time" for writing, the disadvantages and advantages of being a woman writing horror, her thoughts as an editor on diversity, blind submissions, and much more.
In hour two, we discussed a variety of topics: PENNY DREADFUL season three, the upcoming STRANGER THINGS Netflix show, and more.
The Lovecraft eZine panel interviews Marc Michaud with Necronomicon Press!