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Take a listen to selected full story readings of fantastic horror and speculative fiction.

Terror in the Library Matthew Tansek

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Take a listen to selected full story readings of fantastic horror and speculative fiction.

    The Red Room by H.G. Wells

    The Red Room by H.G. Wells

    This fun little story by H. G. Wells builds on fantastic language and haunted tropes to pull you into the moment.  If you've ever experienced an irrational fear of the dark than you will relate to this story.

    Link to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23218

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    • 27 min
    Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft

    Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft

    Take a listen to my reading of one of my favorite pieces of prose poetry by H. P. Lovecraft.  A lot of the conceptual pieces for Azathoth as well as many of the other popular mythos concepts owe their origins to this little piece.

    Apparently, the concept for this recurring mythos entity came to Lovecraft in a dream [1].  I hope he comes to you in yours ;)

    Link to text: http://bit.ly/33JjPl8

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    [1] Joshi, S. T. (1996). A Subtler Magick: The Writings and Philosophy of H. P. Lovecraft. Rockville, Maryland: Wildside Press. p. 68. ISBN 1-880448-61-0.

     

    • 10 min
    The Abominations of Yondo by Clark Ashton Smith

    The Abominations of Yondo by Clark Ashton Smith

    One of the first Clark Ashton Smith stories I ever read.  The Abominations of Yondo is more prose poetry than a well-developed story, but the sheer brilliance of the language and the visceral descriptions of the landscape capture me as few things can.  It really captures the essence of C. A. Smith's cosmic horror.  I hope you enjoy!

    Link to text: http://eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/2/the-abominations-of-yondo

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    • 20 min
    The Night Wire by H. F. Arnold

    The Night Wire by H. F. Arnold

    This fantastic horror short story was first published in Weird Tales Magazine in 1926 by H. F. Arnold.  It was popular in its day, and I think stands out as a real gem of the pulps.  I hope you enjoy.

    Link to text: http://bit.ly/the-night-wire

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    • 17 min

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