Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, H. P. Lovecraft!

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor | Thus Spake the Mockingbird by Barbara Hamby: "It's the birthday of H. P. Lovecraft, (books by this author) born Howard Phillips Lovecraft in 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island. He wrote science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a genre that during his life was called simply 'weird fiction.' Lovecraft wrote hundreds of poems and short stories, but they were scattered throughout various pulp magazines and publications. It was only after his death that some of the people he had corresponded with in letters were determined to share his work with the public, so they formed a press called Arkham House specifically as a way to publish Lovecraft's work."


Anonymous said...

Mr. Lovecraft fathered many human, and some semihuman, children he never knew about. I'm one of the semihuman ones. He was the anchor in my childhood. shows ya what kind of a childhood i had, with a nightmare practitioner as an anchor.

Unknown said...

This explains a lot.

Todd Mason said...

And how about Ray Bradbury, quatrice (koff) 22 just now...twice 44 (making him twice my recent full year age, which of course meant he was thrice 22 when I was that tender age). (All this number magic relates to his omnibus TWICE 22, of course.)