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 2021 reading schedule here. A listing of all discussions to date can be found here.

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Pinned — THE DEEP ONES: "The Moon-Bog" by H.P. Lovecraft8 unread / 8paradoxosalpha, Today 10:30am
Pinned — Welcome to the Weird!57 unread / 57KentonSem, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Houses Under the Sea" by Caitlin R. Kiernan37 unread / 37elenchus, Wednesday 4:15pm
News of the Weird166 unread / 166elenchus, Tuesday 5:37pm
Deep Ones Advance Nomination Brainstorming Thread181 unread / 181housefulofpaper, Saturday 8:18pm
THE DEEP ONES: "Kecksies" by Marjorie Bowen4 unread / 4paradoxosalpha, May 6
Small Press - Weird Volumes117 unread / 117pgmcc, May 6
THE DEEP ONES: "The Happy Children" by Arthur Machen6 unread / 6elenchus, May 2
THE DEEP ONES: "The Dead Kid" by Darrell Schweitzer8 unread / 8elenchus, April 27
THE DEEP ONES: "Let Loose" by Mary Cholmondeley12 unread / 12elenchus, April 27
John Pelan Winter Booklist3 unread / 3KentonSem, April 27
THE DEEP ONES: "The Feather Pillow" by Horacio Quiroga5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, April 24
The Laundry Files by Charles Stross53 unread / 53paradoxosalpha, April 23
THE DEEP ONES: "Red Jacks Wild" by Kim Newman7 unread / 7KentonSem, April 22
Conan!189 unread / 189paradoxosalpha, April 20
THE DEEP ONES: "The Black Dog" by Stephen Crane11 unread / 11RandyStafford, April 17
THE DEEP ONES: "The Snow Pavilion" by Angela Carter9 unread / 9elenchus, April 5
interesting anthologies61 unread / 61paradoxosalpha, April 4
THE DEEP ONES: "Yellow and Red" by Tanith Lee18 unread / 18AndreasJ, March 28
THE DEEP ONES: "The Lusitania Waits" by Alfred Noyes14 unread / 14housefulofpaper, March 25
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2021 Discussion Schedule12 unread / 12elenchus, March 22
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2021 Planning Thread18 unread / 18paradoxosalpha, March 20
THE DEEP ONES: "The Warder of Knowledge" by Richard F. Searight19 unread / 19RandyStafford, March 13
THE DEEP ONES: "The Sealed Casket" by Richard F. Searight19 unread / 19KentonSem, March 10
THE DEEP ONES: "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood22 unread / 22KentonSem, March 8
THE DEEP ONES: "The Letters of Cold Fire" by Manly Wade Wellman7 unread / 7elenchus, March 6
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2021 Planning Thread22 unread / 22RandyStafford, March 6
Lovecraftian Games138 unread / 138paradoxosalpha, March 2
THE DEEP ONES: "Polaris" by H.P. Lovecraft9 unread / 9WeeTurtle, March 1
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mine on Yuggoth" by Ramsey Campbell3 unread / 3paradoxosalpha, February 27
THE DEEP ONES: "My Dear Emily" by Joanna Russ2 unread / 2KentonSem, February 24
THE DEEP ONES: "The Colossus of Ylourgne" by Clark Ashton Smith8 unread / 8elenchus, February 18
THE DEEP ONES: "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" by H.P. Lovecraft14 unread / 14housefulofpaper, February 11
THE DEEP ONES: "The Dissection" by Georg Heym9 unread / 9housefulofpaper, February 11
Weird Noir13 unread / 13elenchus, January 28
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2021 Discussion Schedule12 unread / 12KentonSem, January 20
THE DEEP ONES: "The Inmost Light" by Arthur Machen16 unread / 16paradoxosalpha, January 19
THE DEEP ONES: "Mr. Justice Harbottle" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu10 unread / 10RandyStafford, January 18
THE DEEP ONES: "What Brings the Void" by Will Murray14 unread / 14AndreasJ, January 15
THE DEEP ONES: "An Assignation" by Sean O'Brien10 unread / 10RandyStafford, January 8
THE DEEP ONES: "Stone Cold Fever" by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.8 unread / 8RandyStafford, January 2
THE DEEP ONES: "The Adventure of the Death-Fetch" by Darrell Schweitzer8 unread / 8housefulofpaper, December 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Nameless Offspring" by Clark Ashton Smith8 unread / 8KentonSem, December 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Twelve Apostles" by Eleanor Scott5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, November 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "From Beyond" by H.P. Lovecraft12 unread / 12WeeTurtle, November 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "In the Penal Colony" by Franz Kafka14 unread / 14elenchus, November 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Unseen - Unfeared" by Francis Stevens11 unread / 11elenchus, November 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Horror of the Heights" by Arthur Conan Doyle9 unread / 9RandyStafford, November 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The King That Was Not" by Lord Dunsany10 unread / 10housefulofpaper, October 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Signal-Man" by Charles Dickens9 unread / 9elenchus, October 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Some Words with a Mummy" by Edgar Allan Poe12 unread / 12RandyStafford, October 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Erbach's Emporium of Automata" by D.P. Watt5 unread / 5elenchus, October 2020
Part Flamingo Press hardcover limited edition of Lovecraft's The Dreams in the Witch House1 unread / 1SolerSystem, October 2020
Sword & Planet138 unread / 138KentonSem, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES: Autumn 2020 Planning Thread25 unread / 25KentonSem, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES: Autumn 2020 Discussion Schedule6 unread / 6KentonSem, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Vastation" by Laird Barron7 unread / 7RandyStafford, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The White Hands" by Mark Samuels6 unread / 6RandyStafford, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES:"The Beautiful Gelreesh" by Jeffrey Ford9 unread / 9KentonSem, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Sect of the Idiot" by Thomas Ligotti7 unread / 7RandyStafford, September 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The History of the Young Man with Spectacles" by Arthur Machen30 unread / 30RandyStafford, August 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Button Molder" by Fritz Leiber10 unread / 10housefulofpaper, August 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Potarnees, Beholder of Ocean" by Lord Dunsany12 unread / 12alaudacorax, August 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Demoniac Goat" by M.P. Dare15 unread / 15housefulofpaper, August 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The White Ship" by H.P. Lovecraft17 unread / 17alaudacorax, August 2020
White Ship?1 unread / 1AndreasJ, August 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Wandering Train" by Stefan Grabinski11 unread / 11RandyStafford, August 2020
Weird Fiction Periodicals3 unread / 3elenchus, August 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hand" by Guy de Maupassant12 unread / 12AndreasJ, July 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Green Tea" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu13 unread / 13elenchus, July 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Le Pied de momie" by Theophile Gautier15 unread / 15RandyStafford, July 2020
THE DEEP ONES: Summer 2020 Discussion Schedule9 unread / 9AndreasJ, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Prayer of Ninety Cats" by Caitlín R. Kiernan18 unread / 18RandyStafford, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Mrs Midnight" by Reggie Oliver13 unread / 13elenchus, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: Summer 2020 Planning Thread29 unread / 29paradoxosalpha, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Truth About Pickman" by Brian Stableford5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Fungal Stain" by W.H. Pugmire7 unread / 7KentonSem, June 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Delicate" by Jeffrey Ford16 unread / 16housefulofpaper, June 2020
Off Topic - Film/TV (2)167 unread / 167paradoxosalpha, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Detective of Dreams" by Gene Wolfe22 unread / 22elenchus, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Bells of Horror" by Henry Kuttner8 unread / 8KentonSem, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Tree on the Hill" by Duane W. Rimel and H.P. Lovecraft8 unread / 8housefulofpaper, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Demoiselle d'Ys" by Robert W. Chambers16 unread / 16frahealee, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce22 unread / 22elenchus, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Staley Fleming's Hallucination" by Ambrose Bierce26 unread / 26cd96, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Children of the Night" by Robert E. Howard16 unread / 16housefulofpaper, May 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Ice Man" by Haruki Murakami7 unread / 7elenchus, April 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The White Wyrak" Stefan Grabiński11 unread / 11elenchus, April 2020
Centipede Press experience236 unread / 236KentonSem, April 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "This Is Not for You" by Gemma Files9 unread / 9elenchus, April 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Haunted and the Haunters: Or the House and the Brain" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton17 unread / 17housefulofpaper, April 2020
ON TOPIC - WEIRD PLAGUES14 unread / 14housefulofpaper, March 2020
OFF TOPIC - COVID-1932 unread / 32RandyStafford, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2020 Discussion Schedule5 unread / 5KentonSem, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2020 Planning Thread25 unread / 25paradoxosalpha, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Essayist in the Wilderness" by William Browning Spencer8 unread / 8RandyStafford, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Twilight" by Michel de Ghelderode28 unread / 28elenchus, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Bells of Oceana" by Arthur J. Burks6 unread / 6RandyStafford, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "Baby Is Three" by Theodore Sturgeon7 unread / 7RandyStafford, March 2020
THE DEEP ONES: "The Monkey" by Isak Dinesen17 unread / 17frahealee, February 2020
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