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.

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

Join us as we delve into such topics as Lovecraft in the cinema, artists of the weird and macabre, related small press publications and magazines of the uncanny and the fantastique, contemporary writers who have utilized weird themes, and, of course, the original "Old Ones", including Poe, Machen, Blackwood and Dunsany.

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Pinned — THE DEEP ONES: "Vine Terror" by Howard Wandrei3 unread / 3RandyStafford, Sunday 9:46am
Pinned — THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2024 Discussion Schedule3 unread / 3semdetenebre, December 23, 2023
Pinned — Welcome to the Weird!75 unread / 75PatrickMurtha, July 2023
True Detective: Night Country1 unread / 1semdetenebre, Yesterday 12:57pm
THE DEEP ONES: "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel García Márquez1 unread / 1semdetenebre, Friday 10:24am
THE DEEP ONES: "The Quest of the Starstone" by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore4 unread / 4housefulofpaper, February 11
THE DEEP ONES: "The Horror from the Hills" by Frank Belknap Long4 unread / 4RandyStafford, February 9
THE DEEP ONES: "Robin's Rath" by Margery Lawrence3 unread / 3RandyStafford, January 24
THE DEEP ONES: "The Vegetable Man" by Luigi Ugolini3 unread / 3RandyStafford, January 18
THE DEEP ONES: "The Heath Fire" by Algernon Blackwood11 unread / 11housefulofpaper, January 15
THE DEEP ONES: "The Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller" by Lord Dunsany13 unread / 13JaneHara, January 11
THE DEEP ONES: "The House of the Sphinx" by Lord Dunsany37 unread / 37paradoxosalpha, January 3
THE DEEP ONES: "My Sad Dead" by Mariana Enriquez9 unread / 9semdetenebre, January 2
Deep Ones Advance Nomination Brainstorming Thread214 unread / 214AndreasJ, December 29, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2024 Planning Thread22 unread / 22paradoxosalpha, December 21, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Seed of the Gods" by Donald R. Burleson4 unread / 4RandyStafford, December 20, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hog" by William Hope Hodgson22 unread / 22RandyStafford, December 16, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Underground Economy" by John Langan7 unread / 7AndreasJ, December 14, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The River of Night's Dreaming" by Karl Edward Wagner39 unread / 39AndreasJ, December 10, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Buried in the Sky" by John Shirley5 unread / 5paradoxosalpha, December 6, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "In the Pines" by Karl Edward Wagner13 unread / 13RandyStafford, December 6, 2023
The Beast in the Cave1 unread / 1Angelbomb, December 1, 2023
Lovecraftian Games147 unread / 147paradoxosalpha, November 29, 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Wind Die You Die We Die" by William S. Burroughs7 unread / 7paradoxosalpha, November 23, 2023
Off Topic - Film/TV (2)170 unread / 170tros, November 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Long Sheet" by William Sansom5 unread / 5RandyStafford, November 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Quest of Iranon" by H. P. Lovecraft2 unread / 2RandyStafford, November 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Electric King" by Lord Dunsany4 unread / 4RandyStafford, November 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Dust of the Gods" by C. L. Moore5 unread / 5AndreasJ, November 2023
Media Death Cult's Weird Tradition1 unread / 1paradoxosalpha, October 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Human Chair" by Edogawa Ranpo3 unread / 3RandyStafford, October 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hollow of the Three Hills" by Nathaniel Hawthorne6 unread / 6OrphaBlanda, October 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Specialist's Hat" by Kelly Link12 unread / 12AndreasJ, October 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Strange Discovery of Doctor Nosidy" by Ernest Richard Suffling4 unread / 4RandyStafford, October 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Renfrew's Course" by John Langan5 unread / 5AndreasJ, September 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Familiars" by Micaela Morrissette4 unread / 4paradoxosalpha, September 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Autumn 2023 Discussion ACTUAL Schedule7 unread / 7paradoxosalpha, September 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Autumn 2023 Discussion Schedule26 unread / 26paradoxosalpha, September 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Roman Remains" by Algernon Blackwood5 unread / 5alaudacorax, September 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Well of Stars and Shadow" by Caitlín R. Kiernan6 unread / 6RandyStafford, September 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Sea Magic" by Fritz Leiber2 unread / 2AndreasJ, September 2023
Conan!198 unread / 198JHemlock, August 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Crowd" by Ray Bradbury3 unread / 3RandyStafford, August 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Golgotha Dancers" by Manly Wade Wellman2 unread / 2RandyStafford, August 2023
The Laundry Files by Charles Stross70 unread / 70paradoxosalpha, August 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Last Hieroglyph" by Clark Ashton Smith2 unread / 2AndreasJ, August 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Old Garfield's Heart" by Robert E. Howard3 unread / 3RandyStafford, July 2023
SILVER NITRATE by Silvia Moreno-Garcia3 unread / 3semdetenebre, July 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Mr. Kempe" by Walter de la Mare5 unread / 5semdetenebre, July 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Tree" by H. P. Lovecraft2 unread / 2AndreasJ, July 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Hungry Stones" by Rabindranath Tagore3 unread / 3RandyStafford, July 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Fall of Ashes" by Mark Valentine8 unread / 8housefulofpaper, July 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Deep Ones" by James Wade4 unread / 4semdetenebre, June 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Vile Game of Gunter and Landau" by Michael Cisco3 unread / 3RandyStafford, June 2023
The DEEP ONES: Summer 2023 Discussion Schedule3 unread / 3semdetenebre, June 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Summer 2023 Planning Thread17 unread / 17paradoxosalpha, June 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "All Hallows" by Walter de la Mare5 unread / 5papijoe, June 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mainz Psalter" by Jean Ray6 unread / 6papijoe, June 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Raiders of the Universes" by Donald Wandrei3 unread / 3AndreasJ, June 2023
Small Press - Weird Volumes147 unread / 147semdetenebre, June 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Horror at Red Hook" by H. P. Lovecraft8 unread / 8RandyStafford, May 2023
News of the Weird172 unread / 172paradoxosalpha, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Death of Pan" and "The Tomb of Pan" by Lord Dunsany12 unread / 12paradoxosalpha, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Stealer of Souls" by Michael Moorcock20 unread / 20paradoxosalpha, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Caterpillars" by E. F. Benson5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Sea Was Wet as Wet Can Be" by Gahan Wilson15 unread / 15housefulofpaper, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Mermaid Astronaut" by Yoon Ha Lee4 unread / 4housefulofpaper, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Black Boots" by Robert McCammon5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "In Dark New England Days" by Sarah Orne Jewett4 unread / 4housefulofpaper, May 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell33 unread / 33dukedom_enough, April 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy6 unread / 6papijoe, April 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Laura Silver Bell" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu5 unread / 5papijoe, April 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe10 unread / 10semdetenebre, April 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Familiar" by China Mieville2 unread / 2housefulofpaper, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Oram County Whoosit" by Steve Duffy3 unread / 3housefulofpaper, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Sadness of the Executioner" by Fritz Leiber14 unread / 14semdetenebre, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2023 Discussion Schedule4 unread / 4RandyStafford, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Spring 2023 Planning Thread26 unread / 26paradoxosalpha, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Tainaron: Mail from Another City" by Leena Krohn7 unread / 7AndreasJ, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "I, the Vampire" by Henry Kuttner5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Casting the Runes" by M.R. James31 unread / 31elenchus, March 2023
THE DEEP ONES: Winter 2023 Discussion Schedule10 unread / 10AndreasJ, February 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Thing in the Cellar" by David H. Keller8 unread / 8RandyStafford, February 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Other Gods" by H. P. Lovecraft7 unread / 7housefulofpaper, February 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes" by Marjorie Bowen8 unread / 8papijoe, January 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Motion Demon" by Stefan Grabiński7 unread / 7housefulofpaper, January 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, January 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Child That Went with the Fairies" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu8 unread / 8housefulofpaper, January 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Lull" by Kelly Link8 unread / 8housefulofpaper, January 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "Swan Maiden" by Barbara A. Barnett5 unread / 5housefulofpaper, January 2023
Reading Lovecraft in Spanish: The Borgesian Key to Eldritchness3 unread / 3papijoe, January 2023
THE DEEP ONES: "The Walker in the Night" by Jason C. Eckhardt6 unread / 6papijoe, December 2022
Winter 2023 Planning Thread25 unread / 25paradoxosalpha, December 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "The Buffalo Hunter" by Peter Straub4 unread / 4semdetenebre, December 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "Something There Is" by Charles L. Grant4 unread / 4semdetenebre, December 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "The Late Shift" by Dennis Etchison9 unread / 9RandyStafford, November 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "The Lake" by Ray Bradbury7 unread / 7housefulofpaper, November 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "Lorelei of the Red Mist" by Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury7 unread / 7RandyStafford, November 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "The Tower of Moab" by L. A. Lewis6 unread / 6housefulofpaper, November 2022
THE DEEP ONES: "The Tenants of Broussac" by Seabury Quinn8 unread / 8paradoxosalpha, November 2022
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