A blogspot dedicated to my existence as a full-time writer in the tradition of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch and Clark Ashton Smith, and celebrating the world of weird fiction and poetry.
Wilum, thank you so much for your vlog on "Haunter of the Dark" - it is one of my favourite HPL tales too - there are many I love for many reasons, but I agree with the 'Gothicity' of this tale. HPL's description of the exploration of the belfry space and the strange black, red-striated polyhedron with many irregular flat surfaces - that object in and of itself makes the story one of the most potent HPL wrote - there is mention in many S'tanic texts and other writers such as Kenneth Grant have talked of contacting other-dimensional beings with such an object. Ia! Ia! All worship is a two-way communication with the numinous...As a sideline I was over the moon to receive copy 89 of your signed "Bohemians of Sesqua Valley". Yay! A class act indeed and glad I am that I managed to obtain one of the last copies 'out there'. Well done - In Memoriam Robert Nelson is a tender evocation of the Weird and so highly fitting and touching. Gwabryel's artwork is lovely. Thank you and aetyrnal blessings for your work as ever. G. ;-)=
Wilim, who painted the painting at the top of this entry? Has the flavour of John Martin but I know it is more modern than that.... G. ;-)=
So sorry for the mis-spelling, Wilum. I am always in too much of a rush to write these days! G.
The illustration is by Pete Amachree. He did another outstanding illustration as well. Let me find it and add it to ye blog. I'm so glad ye enjoy'd BOHEMIANS--I loved writing that book. It flow'd out of me.
Ah yes, I recognise Paul Amachree's style there now - thank you for the extra pic" Did you see that the Providence City Council has voted unanimously to name an intersection at the corner of Angell and Prospect streets H.P. Lovecraft Square? Yay for that - he will be tickled pink, I swear! G ;-)=