William Hart’s excellent free reading of Lovecraft’s complete Fungi from Yuggoth. Blissfully music-free and FX-free.
The Whisperer in Darkness movie is set for its UK premiere in October.
The two-volume I Am Providence, currently direct from Amazon with free shipping, for just $63. I doubt it’ll ever get much lower than this?
It’s “back to the lecture-room” time… only, in Montreal it’s the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies…
“a weekly school of horror, history, and theory courses for youth aged 14 to 29”
The grassroots course includes “Adapting H.P. Lovecraft for the Screen”.
The 19th Sept 2011 SFF Audio Podcast #126 offers…
“a complete and unabridged reading of The Statement Of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft, read by Wayne June (from the Audio Realms collection The Dark Worlds Of H.P. Lovecraft – Volume 3), followed by a discussion of the story.”
I just found the Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild, which may be of interest to some readers here.
As if Iran wasn’t horrific enough, Lovecraft has been translated and is set to be published there…
“The book A Dark Lore including six phantasmagorical short stories by American writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft is converted into Persian by Arash Tahmasbi […] and will be released by Farhang Javid Publications.”
Kim Wright muses on why so many contemporary literary fiction authors are prepared to dip their toe in writing genre fiction…
“Once upon a time, genre was treated as almost a different industry from literary fiction, ignored by critics, sneered at by literary writers, relegated by publishers to imprint ghettos. But the dirty little and not-particularly-well-kept secret was that […] these genre books were the ones who kept the entire operation in business. All those snobbish literary writers had better have hoped like hell that their publishers had enough genre moneymakers in house to finance the advance for their latest beautifully rendered and experimentally structured observation of upper class angst.”
“it’s not just a matter of writers flipping back and forth, it’s a matter of genre and literary cross-pollinating to produce a new species”
The first half of the reader comments are quite interesting, too — but then the “what counts as SF” bores arrive.