Lovecraft’s Otherworldly Xenophobia – Areo
Other qualities further entangle Lovecraft’s horror fiction with his personal ethnocentrism. As well as fear, Lovecraft’s creatures vividly evoke disgust and the threat of disease—they are “oozing,” “gangrenous,” “gelatinous,” “putrid” and trickling with “foetid greenish-yellow ichor.” Lovecraft was acutely sensitive to his own health, complaining throughout his life of various miscellaneous ailments: headaches, dizziness and “spells of poor concentrating power,” which at least some observers attributed to hypochondria. One can speculate, without being too reductive, on the influence of the death of Lovecraft’s father, apparently from syphilis, on his son’s preoccupation with illness and hereditary contamination.
Comic Book Noir: 10 Essential Mystery Graphic Novels – A Walk Down The Mean Streets of Comic Book Noir
Weird Detective written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Guiu Vilanova (Dark Horse 2016)
HP Lovecraft meets Law & Order in another genre-bender: NYPD Detective Sebastian Greene is on the trail of a serial murderer known as the “Juice Box Killer” because of the way he sucks out the insides of his victims, then crush them, leaving just the exterior skin behind. He strongly believes these crimes to be the work of an unspeakable horror from beyond space and time — mostly because he just happens to be an unspeakable horror from beyond space and time himself. This fact he desperately does not want his sharp-as-needles partner, Det. Sana Fayez, to find out, though she has some secrets of her own… (Yes, I included two of my own books on this list. I am a professional writer, I have killed that part of me which feels shame.)…
H.P. Lovecraft : SFFaudio
The SFFaudio Podcast #473 – Jesse, Paul Weimer, Mr Jim Moon, Marissa Vu, Bryan Alexander, and Julie Hoverson discuss “The Shadow Out Of Time” by H.P. Lovecraft