It’s the Great Old Ones’ favorite beverage, guaranteed to be maddeningly refreshing! Cthulhu himself enjoys kicking back after a hard day’s work in R’lyeh and pouring himself a tall cold glass of Cthul-Aid, and so should you!
To celebrate Howard Philips Lovecraft’s 123rd birthday we have something special for you. This lovely illustration made by Luca Pizzari is the cover for a project of a dear friend of mine, Sean Hill. He is one of the most knowledgeable people I know on Lovecraft and it is by years of correspondence between us that I have turned my enthusiasm for the writings of our birthday boy from Providence into an ever-growing academic career.
Therefore, it is with great pride that I announce Sean’s personal literary project of his own. The book will be called Shards of Darkness: Of the Tomb and the Void. It is a collection of short horror stories best read alone in the dark with ominous music playing in your skull (I recommend Lustmord with headphones). Despite being well-versed in horror literature myself, Sean still manages to send shudders down my spine with his blend of Lovecraft’s Cosmicism and Gothic horror fiction. He is one of the few authors who does not rely emulating Lovecraft’s writing style or on the monsters as the focus of his stories. Instead, Sean understands that the horror comes from what these monsters symbolise and represent: reminders of the hopeless, insignificant position we have in a vast and indifferent cosmos we can never comprehend.
Shards of Darkness: Of the Tomb and the Void has been slated for a digital release in the near future, so please consider supporting my friend’s career as a writer by buying his book when it comes out and follow his Facebook for updates.