Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A Special View of Lovecraft's Writings

Clearly there are many interpretations of Lovecraft's stories. One that I often use is that HPL was a wannabe scientist. He is often referred to as a "horror writer". Of course, he was technically a "weird tale" writer.

I think that in many ways Dreams in the Witch House can be seen as an exposition of magic as a form of advanced Reimanian geometry (math).

At the Mountains of Madness could be seen as a dissertation on plate tectonics and its influence of evolution.

The Colour Out of Space could be seen as an alien terraforming project in a small sliver of New England.

In each case, people just got in the way. Whoops!

I think of the introductory scene of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy where the Earth is wiped out to make room for a new Galactic Highway.

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