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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 Summer 2018 reading schedule here. A listing of all discussions to date can be found here.

Total members: 446 members

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Off Topic - Film/TV (2) 135elenchus, Today 2:43pmignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mezzotint" by M.R. James 39frahealee, Today 2:10pmignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe 15frahealee, Today 12:24pmignore
Deep Ones Advance Nomination Brainstorming Thread 59frahealee, Today 10:30amignore
Our Weird Editions 6KentonSem, Today 10:19amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner 56frahealee, Yesterday 3:15pmignore
Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights 6frahealee, Sunday 6:54pmignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Arcade" by Will Murray 3elenchus, Saturday 11:11amignore
THE DEEP ONES: Fall 2018 Discussion Schedule 8paradoxosalpha, Friday 10:05pmignore
THE DEEP ONES Fall 2018 Planning Thread 38paradoxosalpha, Friday 8:03pmignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hill" by Tanith Lee 7paradoxosalpha, Wednesday 10:48amignore
What is the difference between horror and weird fiction? 21elenchus, Wednesday 9:20amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor 49frahealee, Tuesday 9:35amignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Wendigo" by Algernon Blackwood 20frahealee, September 17ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Et in Sempiternum Pereant" by Charles Williams 26housefulofpaper, September 17ignore
The Raven (film) 12frahealee, September 16ignore
Is Your Favorite HPL Tale Here? 21Crypto-Willobie, September 16ignore
"All Souls" by Edith Wharton 2frahealee, September 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Wish" by Roald Dahl 14frahealee, September 16ignore
Great Weird Poets 32frahealee, September 15ignore
Welcome to the Weird! 40frahealee, September 14ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Houses Under the Sea" by Caitlin R. Kiernan 35AndreasJ, September 13ignore
News of the Weird 154agmlll, September 12ignore
Vastarien: A Literary Journal 1KentonSem, September 11ignore
Weird dreams 21frahealee, September 9ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Idol of the Flies" by Jane Rice 10elenchus, September 5ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Shunned House" by H.P. Lovecraft 24elenchus, September 4ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Death of Malygris" by Clark Ashton Smith 13housefulofpaper, August 29ignore
NPR: 100 Favorite Horror Stories - Results 3elenchus, August 17ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Witches' Hollow" by August Derleth and H.P. Lovecraft 25elenchus, August 17ignore
CAS Doc 6housefulofpaper, August 14ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Old Pipes and the Dryad" by Frank R. Stockton 17housefulofpaper, August 12ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Dearth's Farm" by Gerald Bullett 20housefulofpaper, August 12ignore
The Laundry Files by Charles Stross 16KentonSem, August 11ignore
Centipede Press experience 215KentonSem, August 8ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The New Mother" by Lucy Clifford 21Zambaco, August 2ignore
Allan Moore's PROVIDENCE 49paradoxosalpha, July 27ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "An Itinerant House" by Emma Frances Dawson 12housefulofpaper, July 15ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "He" by H.P. Lovecraft 29Crypto-Willobie, July 15ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Lord of the Land" by Gene Wolfe 8elenchus, July 10ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Schalken the Painter" by J. Sheridan LeFanu 13RandyStafford, July 9ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Bloom" by John Langan 10AndreasJ, July 9ignore
pimping Weird 4RandyStafford, July 8ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "220 Swift" by Karl Edward Wagner 21elenchus, July 7ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Summer 2018 Discussion Schedule 15AndreasJ, June 26ignore
THE DEEP ONES Summer 2018 Planning Thread 18paradoxosalpha, June 20ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Reflections" by Angela Carter 10housefulofpaper, June 7ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Night Side" by Joyce Carol Oates 5elenchus, June 6ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Larger Than Oneself" by Robert Aickman 21Crypto-Willobie, May 25ignore
Manly Wade Wellman 27KentonSem, May 21ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "N" by Arthur Machen 14Crypto-Willobie, May 20ignore
The New Mother 1KentonSem, May 14ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks 10RandyStafford, May 10ignore
Aickman - The School Friend 25housefulofpaper, May 7ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Red Lodge" by H.R. Wakefield 15housefulofpaper, May 5ignore
Small Press - Weird Volumes 78KentonSem, April 24ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady" by Vernon Lee 18housefulofpaper, April 21ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Sunbleached" by Nathan Ballingrud 23housefulofpaper, April 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Demon Pope" by Richard Garnett 18housefulofpaper, April 15ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Vastarien" by Thomas Ligotti 21housefulofpaper, April 15ignore
The Southern Reach 13paradoxosalpha, April 11ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Eleonora" by Edgar Allan Poe 16elenchus, April 4ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Berenice" by Edgar Allan Poe 20KentonSem, April 4ignore
Need to make shelf space/raise funds... 4beastcinema, March 28ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2018 Discussion Schedule 6Zambaco, March 26ignore
THE DEEP ONES Spring 2018 Planning Thread 30paradoxosalpha, March 26ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The White Robe" by James Branch Cabell 34elenchus, March 22ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Brood" by Ramsey Campbell 15elenchus, March 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Space Eaters" by Frank Belknap Long 19elenchus, March 9ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Pond" by Nigel Kneale 20housefulofpaper, March 8ignore
Lovecraftian Games 121paradoxosalpha, March 8ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett 49AndreasJ, February 20ignore
This group seems worth reviving... 7Zambaco, February 17ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Seaton's Aunt" by Walter de la Mare 10elenchus, February 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2018 Discussion Schedule 6paradoxosalpha, February 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Lurking Fear" by H.P. Lovecraft 28KentonSem, February 13ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Room in the Tower" by E.F. Benson 13Zambaco, February 1ignore
Weird Music and Audio Recordings 90KentonSem, January 31ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Idle Days on the Yann" by Lord Dunsany 15elenchus, January 28ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "In the Court of the Dragon" by Robert W. Chambers 23zienprediksi, January 21ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Dead Smile" by F. Marion Crawford 16paradoxosalpha, January 19ignore
Conan! 173paradoxosalpha, January 16ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Pot of Tulips" by Fitz-James O'Brien 10jpi, January 15ignore
From Machen to VanderMeer 3KentonSem, January 10ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Spiderwebs in the Dark" by Darrell Schweitzer 7paradoxosalpha, January 9ignore
The Cry of the Cricket 1KentonSem, January 4ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Overtime" by Charles Stross 18dukedom_enough, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Shades" by Lucius Shepard 21AndreasJ, December 2017ignore
Sword & Planet 136paradoxosalpha, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES Winter 2017 Planning Thread 26paradoxosalpha, December 2017ignore
Off Topic - Lit 262bookstopshere, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Fog Horn" by Ray Bradbury 15mstrust, December 2017ignore
Haiku Yog-Sothothery 6elenchus, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Four Ghosts in Hamlet" by Fritz Leiber 22KentonSem, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "The Lost Room" by Fitz-James O'Brien 23jpi, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Morthylla" by Clark Ashton Smith 29alaudacorax, December 2017ignore
THE DEEP ONES: "Dress of White Silk" by Richard Matheson 11housefulofpaper, November 2017ignore
Lovecraftian Criticism 34paradoxosalpha, November 2017ignore
Weird Audio Books 4Crypto-Willobie, November 2017ignore

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