Category: cosmic horror
Terror of the Gut
Bantam paperback foldout cover. Artist unknown. For a long time now I’ve held the view that between HP Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, it was Howard who was the consistently better writer. The operative word being “consistently”. At his very, very best, HPL probably outshines REH — but not by much. And it may be…
Cosmic Horror Without Lovecraft?
Cosmic Horror without Lovecraft. Hm. Yet that is what someone on Twitter proposed in response to my previous post. So I asked myself how about sword and sorcery without Robert E Howard? Or Sword and Planet without Edgar Rice Burroughs? Nah. Not possible. When a writer is responsible for creating or defining a genre or…