Friday, November 6, 2015

H.P. Lovecraft and the ''cli-fi'' gene

Although HP Lovecraft died in 1937, the American author’s writing continues to resonate particularly in the era of climate change.

H.P. Lovecraft and the ''cli-fi'' gene
Perhaps climate change issues in our modern world today will strengthen Lovecraft's story ''At the Mountains of Madness,'' which ends with scientists begging their colleagues not to drill or melt Antarctic glaciers.
In the future, when the sea rises, will we think of Cthulhu emerging from the deep as we watch our cities drown?
''At the Mountains of Madness'' is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 .

 It was originally serialized in the February, March and April 1936 issues of Astounding Stories. It has been reproduced in numerous collections.

The story details the events of a disastrous expedition to the Antarctic continent in September of 1930 and what was found there by a group of explorers led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University. Throughout the story, Dyer details a series of previously untold events in the hope of deterring another group of explorers who wish to return to the continent.
h/t to Robert Rath

1 comment:

taiwan77 said...

H P Lovecraft and the cli-fi gene...