#7 – H. P. Lovecraft and Cosmic Horror

Writer's History #1 – Max Hawthorne Interview A Reader's History of Science Fiction

For my first interview on the show, I spoke to Max Hawthorne, author of the paleo-fiction thriller, Kronos Rising, about his writing and his experiences with science fiction as a whole. Max's website. Max's peer-reviewed scientific paper on Plesiosaurs. Max's book recommendations: The Bug Wars by Robert Asprin Hiero's Journey by Sterling Lanier
  1. Writer's History #1 – Max Hawthorne Interview
  2. #20 – Philip K. Dick
  3. #19 – The New Wave
  4. #18 – Movies in the Golden Age
  5. #17 – Arthur C. Clarke

H. P. Lovecraft brought the Gothic horror of the previous century into the modern era with his new genre of cosmic horror, which placed humankind at the mercy of vast and inscrutable alien entities. Despite a tarnished legacy, he is still considered the master of sci-fi-horror and a great influence on the genre ever since.

Book recommendation: At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft.

Other stories mentioned:
The Call of Cthulhu
The Shadow Out of Time
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Dunwich Horror

Lovecraft’s stories may be read at hplovecraft.com.

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About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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