Monday, August 10, 2015

Over the weekend I had an essay in the Guardian about the centenary of my favourite novel, Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier, and its resonances with the work of HP Lovecraft.

I should note here that the essay was heavily informed by Thomas Ligotti's brilliant The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, but the paragraph where I acknowledged him was cut. I wouldn't want to be accused, like True Detective, of cribbing from Ligotti without attribution!

5 comments:

Max Cairnduff said...

Is that a piece of Mike Mignola art there?

Anyway, good piece I thought. Somehow makes sense to learn you played (or play possibly) Call of Cthulhu.

David Hambling said...


I was very impressed at your getting a mention of CoC SAN points into the Guardian!

I managed to sneak Lovecraft into Weatherwatch last year
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/may/09/weatherwatch-fish-rain-storm
- but yours was on another level.

I enjoyed the HPL bits in Teleportation Accident and Boxer, Beetle and clearly the influence remains. There's still a thirst of Mythos fiction out there...


Max Cairnduff said...

Ned's is more detailed, but yours is more blatantly wedged in regardless of subject matter David so kudos for getting it in there!

David Hambling said...

:) (with tentacles)

roth phallyka said...

There's still a thirst of Mythos fiction out there...



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