Found on the Net: Lovecraft, Flash-Size with a Side of Modern Art

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There’s a new Lovecraft anthology in the works and it’s got a twist. Whispers from the Abyss is geared towards the “commuter market” – in other words, people who read on the subway or during lunch break. It is looking for short stories that can be enjoyed in one sitting.

From their website:

“Like Lovecraft’s own work, the horror in this anthology aims to be subtle and subjective. The mind and its inner working are a far …

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Found on the Net: W.H. Pugmire and the Case of the Wikipedia Deletion

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A few days ago, a rumbling unsettled the Lovecraftian community as news spread that the Wikipedia entry of author W.H. Pugmire was in danger of being deleted. While the entry could use some revising and condensing, the reasons for the deletion are misguided, at best. Here is why it is on the chopping block:

Pugmire has no major publication credits

“Pugmire’s literary output seems to have been almost entirely short stories and poems, most of them …

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Found on the Net: Fatale

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I’ve been under the weather and haven’t been able to write a Found on the Net. Did you miss me? At any rate, I’ve got acool Lovecrafty thing to talk about today.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ horror comic book series Fatale features Alfred Ravenscroft, a Lovecraft stand-in and pulp horror writer. Fatale has been described as a supernatural noir story, initially announced as a 12-issue maxi-series, but upgraded to an ongoing title in November 2012. It …

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Found on the Net: The Revelator

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Hey, kids, it’s 2013! We’ve got a slightly different column format this year, but that doesn’t mean good old Found on the Net is disappearing. Well, what have I got for you this January? A special Lovecraft issue from The Revelator.

According to its website, The Revelator was first pub­lished in 1876 and has been pub­lished ever since then in a vari­ety of for­mats. Matthew Cheney and Eric Schaller are the current editors. The Lovecraft issue …

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Sword and Sorcery Week: I’m Sexy and I Know It: Cheesecake, Beefcake with Swords

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[This originally appeared on Silvia’s blog, September 8, 2012.]

Ah, sword and sorcery. You with your half-naked ladies and men showing off their pectorals. Cheesecake and beefcake have been a constant part of sword and sorcery for the past few decades, but how exactly did we end up with all those oiled-up bodies in film and on book covers?

The blame goes to Weird Tales and Margaret Brundage. Brundage was a very popular cover artist for the …

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Sword and Sorcery Week: The Sorcerers of Sword and Sorcery

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[This originally appeared on Silvia’s blog, September 18, 2012.]

Poor sorcerers. They’re always the bad guys and the swords always seem to take center front. Despite a few magic users in prime roles, like Elric, sorcerers without swords seem to be out of the adventure loop. They may work as assistants to the hero or, in the case of Ningauble of the Seven Eyes and Sheelba of the Eyeless Face, patrons, but they are seldom the heroes.…

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Found on the Net: Kickstarter for NecronomiCon

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is really the year of the Kickstarter. I can’t believe the number of Lovecraftian Kickstarter opportunities I showcased this year, and we are ending Found on the Net for 2012 with yet another Kickstarter: the NecronomiCon.

NecronomiCon – which will take place in Providence, August 23-25, 2013 – is raising funds to pay for advertising and printing, venue costs, and the like. Some of the prizes include t-shirts, VIP passes to the convention, and more.…

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Review: American Horror Story: Murder House

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you are like me and you didn’t watch season one of American Horror Story – and are wondering if it is worth plopping in front of Netflix for it – the answer is: Yes, with reservations. This is a flawed show, but has enough potential to deserve a viewing.

The concept is pretty good. Instead of being an ongoing show, each season tells a different story with a different cast of characters, all with some kind …

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