...because the world needs more weird fiction podcasts. Obviously there's the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Last fall, a couple of awesome British guys started an M.R. James Podcast to the Curious. And this week, a couple of weird-fic loving friends and I started The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast.
A while back, I released a complete works of H.P. Lovecraft eBook in EPUB and Kindle formats. While that works for most people, some had asked for a PDF copy for their computers or other devices. Creating the PDF wasn't a priority (the stories are all available online and the two version I've created can be read on nearly every device, including computers), but it was still something I wanted to get around to. So last weekend, I got it put together.
Even before I released theLovecraft eBook, people have asked me where they should start with Lovecraft or what his best stories were. As with any fiction, this is my entirely subjective take. I added my thoughts but tried not to give things away.
One of the things any fan of Lovecraft discovers early on is that Lovecraft was very attached to certain words. We either laugh of groan every time we hear something described as "indescribable" or called "unnamable" or "antiquarian" or "cyclopean." And sometimes we wonder how many times he actually used the words.
The first draft of my Lovecraft ebook, which has been completely replaced.
So after years of knowing about Cthulhu, I finally decided last summer that I was going to read Lovecraft. I think my Neil Gaiman kick was the main catalyst. I got myself one of the anthologies and read all the stories it contained. While I was doing that, I started searching online for everything Cthulhu and Lovecraft.