Sunday, August 20, 2006

Happy birthday, H. P. Lovecraft

Master of weird fiction H. P. Lovecraft was born on this day in 1890. He died in 1937.

His stories include the Poe-inspired "The Rats in the Walls," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Whisperer in Darkness," and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. His work inspired authors such as Robert Bloch, Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), and August Derleth. Several collections of his tales are published by Arkham House. For further details, go here.

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