Nothing reveals an artist’s talent quite like telling a story which has been told before. Lovecraft began a theme of alien Antarctic horror, and Campbell spun those elements into a new narrative. The Thing fromContinue Reading
The Pulpy Prehistory of The Thing II – Who Goes There?
In his long journey home, Odysseus was forced to pass between the fearsome monster, Scylla, and the vast, ship-swallowing whirlpool, Charybdis. A similar danger confronts anyone tasked with describing the origins of John W. Campbell’sContinue Reading
The Pulpy Prehistory of The Thing I – At the Mountains of Madness
While magazines made of literal pulp are long gone, the spirit of the pulps is like a good movie monster–it just refuses to die. H. P. Lovecraft in particular has had a long undeath, spawningContinue Reading