The R’lyeh Tribune

Is Horror Fiction Becoming Obsolete?

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Sean Eaton

At night I write about early 20th century horror, science fiction and fantasy literature, especially authors like H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith, among others. My articles and essays are posted on my blog, The R'lyeh Tribune. (During the day I work as a therapist and administrator in a rehabilitation program.)

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  1. Hi, Sean. This semester I had my students do research and then create PowerPoint Presentations on various horror, sci-fi, and fantasy authors for our Literature course at Henry Ford College. I had a student who chose H.P. Lovecraft and after he was done presenting, I had several students (who had never heard of Lovecraft before) ask about what they should read by him. I recommended “The Outsider” and “The Call of Cthulhu” but there are so many more…For the new reader of Lovecraft, is there a story you would suggest?

    I am also going to pass along your blog to them!


    1. Hi, Nicole. Thank you so much for your comment. Sorry I’m so late in getting back to you. “The Outsider” and “Call of Cthuluhu” are good calls. Some personal favorites of mine are “The Music of Erich Zahn”, “The Colour Out of Space”, “The Dunwich Horror”, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, and “The Whisperer in Darkness”. His “At the Mountains of Madness” is considered a classic, and may yet be made into a movie, (del Toro likes it). I’ve tried to cover just about all his work at my site, which focuses primarily on pulp horror, science fiction and fantasy from the 1920s and 1930s. I hope The R’lyeh Tribune is helpful to your students. (I welcome their comments too!)


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