Klinger’s Annotated Lovecraft

Details on Leslie Klinger’s blog, on his forthcoming New Annotated Lovecraft book.


900 annotations across 22 Lovecraft works. 90,000 words of additional text, although possibly that wordcount also includes the seven appendices and Alan Moore’s introduction. The works chosen for annotation are…

The Statement of Randolph Carter
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
The Picture in the House
Herbert West: Reanimator
The Nameless City
The Hound
The Festival
The Unnamable
The Call of Cthulhu
The Silver Key
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Colour Out of Space
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Shadow Out of Time
The Haunter of the Dark

The book is reportedly dated for publication on 13th October 2014, in time for Halloween.

“But I own Shakespeare and Lovecraft!” whines copyright troll

The Kickstarter project Prospero’s Price has been halted by a spurious copyright claim. The copyright troll in question rather amazingly claims to own copyright on combinations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Lovecraft. Even more amazingly, Kickstarter felt obliged to suspend guffaws of mocking laughter and actually take him at his word. Such ‘DMCA takedown requests’ (as they are known) are being widely abused like this, and WordPress.com is seeking high-level legal rulings in the USA which would allow for legal suits to be brought against those who “knowingly materially misrepresent” a case of alleged copyright infringement.


The bad typography on the above cover, however, is very clearly a criminal act (against good taste)… :)

“London calling…”

Just found out that the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention is being held in August 2014 in London.

Applications are still open for the 2014 Science Fiction Foundation Criticism Masterclass, which is being held just before the convention. The Masterclass is…

“an enriching experience for anyone interested in improving their writing about SFF. To apply please send a sample of writing and a one-page C.V. to: farah.sf@gmail.com

More Open Lovecraft

Added to the Open Lovecraft page:

* Emil Lofling (2013), “”But alas—where are any Lovecraft pieces?”: en narratologisk undersokning av H.P. Lovecrafts noveller” (In Swedish. Undergraduate final dissertation for Uppsala University, Sweden)

* S.T. Joshi (2013), Review of H.P. Lovecraft, The Classic Horror Stories, edited by Roger Luckhurst. Posted 21st June 2013 at the personal blog http://www.stjoshi.org.

* Michael Barker (2012), “H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Legacy”, Swans, 4th June 2012. (Lovecraft’s influence on post-1945 New Age UFO folklore etc. Review of Jason Colavito’s The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture).

* Edmund Berger (2012), “Aliens To Autonomy: gauging Deleuze And Guattari’s “ridiculousness””, Swans, 18th June 2012. (Critique of Michael Barker’s treatment of Deleuze and Guattari in the review essay “H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Legacy”).


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