Through Dark Angles: Works Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft

Through Dark Angles: Works Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft

Don Webb

Language: English

Publisher: Hippocampus Press

Published: May 15, 2014

Words: 86876
Pages: 376


For nearly thirty years, Don Webb has been writing tales and poems that fuse the essence of H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic vision with his own unique and idiosyncratic view of life and the universe. In this volume, which selects the best of Webb’s Lovecraftian writing, we find such distinctive stories as “The Man Who Scared Lovecraft” (about an obscure pulp writer whose work Lovecraft may or may not have revised, with baleful results), “The Megalith Plague” (about bizarre goings-on in a remote Texas locale), “The Doom That Came to Devil’s Reef” (in which a little-known cousin of Lovecraft suffers a hideous fate), and “Casting Call” (about strange doings on the set of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery TV show). The twenty other works in this book, in both prose and verse, vivify the Lovecraftian universe with the terror, perversity, and black humor born of Webb’s fertile and perverse imagination. "The writers I most admire are those whose unique voice or imagination shines from the page -- radiating that sense of personality, of idiosyncrasy, that lets you know the robots didn't die-stamp this one. Don Webb is distinctly original, each of his stories a dark delight." -Jeffrey Thomas, author of Punktown "I'm often awestruck by Don's literary flame. He is one of our darkest and most imaginative voices." -Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., author of Blood Will Have Its Season "Don Webb has long been one of my favourite writers of the dark. His stories gleam with devilish wit, creeping dread, and a deep knowledge of the Mysteries. Webb is a genre unto himself." -Richard Gavin, author of At Fear's Altar