H. P. Lovecraft Complete Collection
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The writer H. P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) is known as the father of modern American horror. He took horror away from the Christian centered dark fantasy of the 19th century (i.e. cross-fearing vampires, tormented ghostly souls) and replaced it with an uncaring universe of horrible monsters and terrible alien gods. Central to Lovecraft's universe were the Great Old Ones, immense beings, often of incredible intelligence, that rule time and space. These creatures await a time when the "stars are right" to return to power on Earth, often aided by deranged, evil cultists. World wide conspiracies and hidden, alien societies abound. Lovecraft was also capable of more intimate horror. Strange, amorphous things hide in cellars or attics, and unearthly voices echo deep inside crypts.
At the same time, Lovecraft also created the Dreamlands, a sometimes horrific, sometimes beautiful world that is one of the most interesting fantasy realms ever developed. Influenced by Lord Dunsannay, this is the world where your sleeping self goes when you dream. It's a world of castles and sailing ships, ruins and monsters.