Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lovecraft Parody: Arthur C Clarke

Cover Art by "Virgin Filigree".

At the Mountains of Murkiness Ferret Fantasy 1st Edition Limited to 1 of 1000 printed 1973. Errata slip still attached. 9 Parodies. Parodied authors include: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (a Sherlock parody), Arthur Machen H. Rider Haggard, H. P. Lovecraft, Fergus Hume, Jules Verne & H.G. Wells. The cover is a parody of Virgil Finlay's work (here 'Virgin Filigree.') by Jim Cawthorn. If you need a laugh, this is it.

Clarke originally penned this as a fun story and it posted at (At the Mountains of Murkiness), in Satellite (fanzine) v3 #4 1940. Mr. Price had it reprinted in a collection, also.

It tends to show the rapid absorption of Lovecraft by one day talented writers. Only 3 years after his death, Clarke was lampooning classic Lovecraft (as would Bradbury).

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