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The Weird Tradition

Discussion focuses on the unique group of writers who created horror and dark fantasy fiction for Weird Tales, Unknown, Astounding, and other pulp magazines. Included are such leading lights as Robert E. Howard, Manly Wade Wellman, Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and Frank Belknap Long.

Here we can delve into such topics as Lovecraft in the cinema, artists of the weird and macabre, related magazines of the fantastic, contemporary horror writers who have utilized weird themes, and, of course, the original "Old Ones", including Poe, Machen, Blackwood and Dunsany.

The Weird Tradition also hosts THE DEEP ONES reading group, which discusses a short story beginning on Wednesday each week. You can find the Spring 2019 reading schedule here. A listing of all discussions to date can be found here.

Total members: 467 members

Recent members: swintek, fairebyrd, drjmallen, lotte_l, khyron1144, les-lanciers-du-roi, WhiteBeard, LikeAVelvetGlove, Sylak, ghr4, williemeikle, fleshmaze, CeceliaH, booklinette, ketolus, SidWilliams, WeeTurtle, HermeticHermit, edwardky2, brendanmoody, chibitika, turangalila, Rebecca3-, JuliaFrench, anjenue, LillianCsernica, mpotts, Derek_Robertson, wirkman, frahealee

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Deep Ones Advance Nomination Brainstorming Thread 122KentonSem, Yesterday 11:19amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Night Wire" by H. F. Arnold 7KentonSem, Yesterday 11:16amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe 20WeeTurtle, Monday 1:46amignore
Small Press - Weird Volumes 83KentonSem, Friday 10:04amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mask" by Robert W. Chambers 14AndreasJ, Friday 2:04amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Repairer of Reputations" by Robert W. Chambers 35elenchus, April 10ignore
News of the Weird 157elenchus, April 2ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Your Weighing of My Heart" by W. H. Pugmire 16KentonSem, April 1ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2019 Discussion Schedule 5WeeTurtle, March 31ignore
Centipede Press experience 233paradoxosalpha, March 30ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Dark" by Karen Joy Fowler 11elenchus, March 29ignore
Weird Music and Audio Recordings 93KentonSem, March 29ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Neglected Garden" by Kathe Koja 14frahealee, March 21ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Metzengerstein" by Edgar Allan Poe 21Crypto-Willobie, March 20ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2019 Planning Thread 32elenchus, March 20ignore
Is Your Favorite HPL Tale Here? 32paradoxosalpha, March 20ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P. Lovecraft 50housefulofpaper, March 17ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Shadow Out of Time" by H.P. Lovecraft 41KentonSem, March 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Feaster from Afar" by Joseph Payne Brennan 5WeeTurtle, March 16ignore
Robert E. Howard - the OTHER Stuff! 19WeeTurtle, March 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce 24frahealee, March 13ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Count Magnus" by M.R. James 35frahealee, March 13ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft 47frahealee, March 12ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "In the Court of the Dragon" by Robert W. Chambers 24frahealee, March 12ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "In the Walls of Eryx" by H.P. Lovecraft and Kenneth Sterling 24WeeTurtle, March 11ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Bronze Door" by Raymond Chandler 16alaudacorax, March 9ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Twilight" by Michel de Ghelderode 26frahealee, March 9ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Curate's Friend" by E.M. Forster 14elenchus, March 6ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hoard of the Gibbelins" by Lord Dunsany 10WeeTurtle, March 5ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath" by H.P. Lovecraft 27WeeTurtle, March 4ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Wendigo" by Algernon Blackwood 21Crypto-Willobie, March 4ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood 21frahealee, February 13ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Grove of Ashtaroth" by John Buchan 20frahealee, February 13ignore
Lord Dunsany 51 Tales/Short Stories 26frahealee, February 11ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Toll-House" by W.W. Jacobs 23frahealee, February 10ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "A Voyage to SfanomoĆ«" by Clark Ashton Smith 34AndreasJ, January 29ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Amour Dure" by Vernon Lee 28WeeTurtle, January 26ignore
Off Topic - Film/TV (2) 146KentonSem, January 23ignore
The Laundry Files by Charles Stross 40KentonSem, January 22ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Goddess of Death" by William Hope Hodgson 23frahealee, January 20ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Daemon Lover" by Shirley Jackson 17frahealee, January 18ignore
What is the difference between horror and weird fiction? 40pgmcc, January 18ignore
Weird Audio Books 5KentonSem, January 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady" by Vernon Lee 20frahealee, January 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James 25frahealee, January 16ignore
Lovecraftian Games 127WeeTurtle, January 10ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Fate of Madame Cabanel" by Eliza Lynn Linton 19housefulofpaper, January 7ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Mysterium Tremendum" by Molly Tanzer 14elenchus, January 3ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2019 Discussion Schedule 1paradoxosalpha, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2018 Discussion Schedule 10KentonSem, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Lean Times in Lankhmar" by Fritz Leiber 22frahealee, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Countess Otho" by Reggie Oliver 13alaudacorax, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2019 Planning Thread 28paradoxosalpha, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Blood Disease" by Patrick McGrath 26AndreasJ, December 2018ignore
Have you seen the Yellow Sign? 12WeeTurtle, December 2018ignore
Conan! 179paradoxosalpha, December 2018ignore
Which is "the definitive" Lovecraft collection? 22alaudacorax, December 2018ignore
Edgar Allan Poe: best illustrator? 6mnleona, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne 15frahealee, December 2018ignore
Manly Wade Wellman 29elenchus, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles" by Clark Ashton Smith 9housefulofpaper, December 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles" by Margaret St. Clair 11housefulofpaper, November 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hospice" by Robert Aickman 32Crypto-Willobie, November 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Refugee" by Jane Rice 15RandyStafford, November 2018ignore
Weird Gaming: Bloodborne 6WeeTurtle, November 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "They Bite" by Anthony Boucher 14RandyStafford, November 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "At the Mountains of Madness" by H.P. Lovecraft 47WeeTurtle, November 2018ignore
So what is 'weird fiction' anyway? 38WeeTurtle, November 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The White Robe" by James Branch Cabell 36elenchus, October 2018ignore
Welcome to the Weird! 49WeeTurtle, October 2018ignore
Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights 8Jarandel, October 2018ignore
Relic Hunter (TV Series, 1999-2002) 17WeeTurtle, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Berenice" by Edgar Allan Poe 21frahealee, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Eleonora" by Edgar Allan Poe 17frahealee, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Fog Horn" by Ray Bradbury 16frahealee, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Watcher by the Threshold" by John Buchan 28paradoxosalpha, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell 28elenchus, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Professor Pownall's Oversight" by H. Russell Wakefield 15paradoxosalpha, October 2018ignore
Weird dreams 23frahealee, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Crimson Weaver" by R. Murray Gilchrist 16elenchus, October 2018ignore
Our Weird Editions 9KentonSem, October 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "220 Swift" by Karl Edward Wagner 22paradoxosalpha, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hill" by Tanith Lee 13elenchus, September 2018ignore
Vastarien: A Literary Journal 4paradoxosalpha, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mezzotint" by M.R. James 51pgmcc, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Arcade" by Will Murray 7RandyStafford, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe 15frahealee, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner 56frahealee, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Fall 2018 Discussion Schedule 8paradoxosalpha, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES Fall 2018 Planning Thread 38paradoxosalpha, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor 49frahealee, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Et in Sempiternum Pereant" by Charles Williams 26housefulofpaper, September 2018ignore
The Raven (film) 12frahealee, September 2018ignore
"All Souls" by Edith Wharton 2frahealee, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Wish" by Roald Dahl 14frahealee, September 2018ignore
Great Weird Poets 32frahealee, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Houses Under the Sea" by Caitlin R. Kiernan 35AndreasJ, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Idol of the Flies" by Jane Rice 10elenchus, September 2018ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Shunned House" by H.P. Lovecraft 24elenchus, September 2018ignore
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