Apocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

By Bryan Thao Worra

As a new regular feature of the Innsmouth Magazine, we’re looking at the short stories and novels that emerged in response to the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Our goal is to build an appreciation for the wide variety of themes, tones and choices writers have made. Whether to ground it firmly within the Mythos, and particularly the aftermath of The Shadow Over Innsmouth, or to venture off into entirely new …

Bryan Thao WorraApocalypse Week: Column: Innsmouth Influence: Neil Gaiman’s “Only the End of the World Again”

Found on the Net: Fish Invasion

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This Found on the Net comes courtesy of our very own Editor in Chief, Paula R. Stiles, who alerted me to the imminent fish invasion coming to a shore near you.

In a paper published in the journal Coral Reefs, researchers from Macquarie University and Central Queensland University reported on a tusk fish smashing open shells on an anvil to access the meat inside. We had already heard about octopi using coconuts as shelter, but …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Fish Invasion

Review: 1Page Adventures: The Innsmouth Lighthouse

By Paula R. Stiles

Jackson, M. The Innsmouth Lighthouse RPG. 1Page Adventures. The Dice of Life: July 13, 2009.

The story: The Innsmouth Lighthouse has served mariners for centuries. But in the past few days, all contact with the Lighthouse has been cut off. A law enforcement team sent in has disappeared without a trace. Cannibalistic cultists of Dagon appear to have taken over the lighthouse for a dark purpose. Your job is to stop them from completing their …

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Monster Byte: Bodies Found on Devil Reef Were Members of Local Gang

by Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Three bodies were found on Devil Reef on Thursday, only days after an attack put actor Peter McCallister in the hospital. Though all three were badly mangled, two of them have been tentatively identified as Hermann Krahen (20) and his younger brother Friedrich (17). The third is believed to be Hermann’s friend Greg Hasler (19). All three were reputed members of the local gang, the Lichens, suspected of setting the wildfire currently scorching …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 5

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 5

It was a gentle daylight rain that awaked me from my stupor in the brush-grown railway cut, and when I staggered out to the roadway ahead I saw no trace of any prints in the fresh mud. The fishy odour, too, was gone, Innsmouth’s ruined roofs and toppling steeples loomed up greyly toward the southeast, but not a living creature did I spy in all the desolate salt marshes around. My watch was still going, …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 4

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 4

I can hardly describe the mood in which I was left by this harrowing episode – an episode at once mad and pitiful, grotesque and terrifying. The grocery boy had prepared me for it, yet the reality left me none the less bewildered and disturbed. Puerile though the story was, old Zadok’s insane earnestness and horror had communicated to me a mounting unrest which joined with my earlier sense of loathing for the town and …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 3

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 3

It must have been some imp of the perverse – or some sardonic pull from dark, hidden sources – which made me change my plans as I did. I had long before resolved to limit my observations to architecture alone, and I was even then hurrying toward the Square in an effort to get quick transportation out of this festering city of death and decay; but the sight of old Zadok Allen set up new …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 2

By H.P. Lovecraft

Part 2

Shortly before ten the next morning I stood with one small valise in front of Hammond’s Drug Store in old Market Square waiting for the Innsmouth bus. As the hour for its arrival drew near I noticed a general drift of the loungers to other places up the street, or to the Ideal Lunch across the square. Evidently the ticket-agent had not exaggerated the dislike which local People bore toward Innsmouth and its denizens. In …

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: Part 1

By H.P. Lovecraft

Written in 1931 and published in 1936, The Shadow Over Innsmouth was the only hardcover book by H.P. Lovecraft that appeared during his lifetime.

It has been adapted into a Spanish film called “Dagon” and used as inspiration for the video game, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

Part 1

During the winter of 1927-28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient …

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