Friday, February 23, 2007

War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

Chrispy had seen this book many moons ago, but when a used copy popped up on a recent trip to Half Price Book Store, I had to buy it.

"H. P. Lovecraft: To Mars and Providence" by Don Webb, seems to be a product of its era (circa 1995). The text is fluent with the numerous publications through Necronomicon Press, and much scholarly work done in the 70's, 80's and 90's.

Personally I think it is a little heavy handed on Susan Lovecraft, and takes a fanciful turn at the end slightly inconsistent with the previous narrative and exposition of the author. For 10-1/2 pages, it is an extraordinary piece of fiction and a true contribution to the anthology.

Here is a brief extract,"Down College Hill across the river and then hard work up toward St. John's Church on Federal Hill, which is where the cylinder had fallen... the great leathery wet glistening squamous head of the cylinder's occupant lunged out ...".

OK, no more, else I violate not only the spirit oc (c) ! and ruin the plot. Copies should be plenteous and for only a few shekels. Enjoy !

Bantam Spectra, ed. Kevn J Anderson, 1996, 0553575988

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