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A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold…

A Commonplace Book of the Weird: The Untold Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (2010)

by Zack Parsons (Contributor), Joseph Fink (Editor)

Other authors: Kathleen Akerley (Contributor), Meg Bashwiner (Contributor), Gary Belsky (Contributor), Daran Brossard (Cover artist), Kurt Chiang (Contributor)16 more, Jeffrey Cranor (Contributor), Mark Farr (Contributor), Joseph Fink (Contributor), Marcus Goodyear (Contributor), Will Hartwell (Contributor), Jonathan Herzong (Contributor), Kyle Levenick (Contributor), Hannah Lott-Schwartz (Contributor), Justin Marquis (Contributor), Daniel McCoy (Contributor), Rob Neill (Contributor), Brian James Polak (Contributor), Marta Rainer (Contributor), Brock Savage (Contributor), Christopher Scheer (Contributor), F. Omar Telan (Contributor)

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I bought this to support the producers of Welcome to Night Vale. It’s based off of a list of story ideas from H.P. Lovecraft, some more detailed than others; the entire list is reproduced at the end with charming indifference to the complicated copyright issues that arise from unpublished material of this sort (but then Lovecraft copyrights are as tangled as Cthulhu’s tentacles). The stories are not as good as Night Vale, though there are a couple of gems (Meg Bashwiner: “The heat is tortuous but we will miss it when it’s gone…. Suburban dogs bark in the distance. They would drink blood if I wrote them to.”) I’m probably more interested in the concept than in this execution. One of Night Vale’s producers said that he hated Lovecraft as a writer and as a racist person: “That said, I think he was brilliant on an idea level, and that's definitely where we connect with him. Our Lovecraft book, for me, is a way of leaving behind all vestiges of his writing, including the stupid names of his gods, while keeping the brilliance of his unnerving ideas and images.” ( )
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Fink, JosephEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Akerley, KathleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bashwiner, MegContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belsky, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brossard, DaranCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chiang, KurtContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cranor, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Farr, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Hartwell, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Neill, RobContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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