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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Only the Dead and the Moonstruck
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  • Each story in the collection Letters to Lovecraft is a response to a quotation from H.P. Lovecraft's essay 'Supernatural Horror in Literature'. This story responds to the following quotation:

    Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.

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    y separately published work icon Letters to Lovecraft Jesse Bullington (editor), London : Stone Skin Press , 2014 8426308 2014 anthology short story

    '‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.’

    'So begins H. P. Lovecraft’s essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” arguably the most important analysis of horror ever written. Yet while hordes of writers have created works based on Lovecraft’s fiction, never before has an anthology taken its inspiration directly from the literary manifesto behind his entire mythos…until now.

    'Like cultists poring over a forbidden tome, eighteen modern masters of horror have gathered here to engage with Lovecraft’s treatise. Rather than responding with articles of their own, these authors have written new short stories inspired by intriguing quotes from the essay, offering their own whispers to the darkness. They tell of monsters and madmen, of our strange past and our weirder future, of terrors stalking the winter woods, the broiling desert, and eeriest of all, our bustling cities, our family homes.' (Publication summary)

    London : Stone Skin Press , 2014
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    y separately published work icon Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales Angela Slatter , United Kingdom (UK) : PS Publishing , 2016 10435134 2016 selected work short story horror

    'Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales collects some of Angela Slatter’s finest horror stories to date. From the Lovecraftian laments of “The Song of Sighs” and “Only the Dead and the Moonstruck” to the uncanny notes of “The October Widow” and the stunning new “The Red Forest”, it’s clear that Slatter is, in the words of Stephen Jones, ‘a powerful and eloquent voice in horror fiction.’ Each tale is a darkly crafted gem.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    United Kingdom (UK) : PS Publishing , 2016
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales Angela Slatter , United Kingdom (UK) : PS Publishing , 2016 10435134 2016 selected work short story horror

    'Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales collects some of Angela Slatter’s finest horror stories to date. From the Lovecraftian laments of “The Song of Sighs” and “Only the Dead and the Moonstruck” to the uncanny notes of “The October Widow” and the stunning new “The Red Forest”, it’s clear that Slatter is, in the words of Stephen Jones, ‘a powerful and eloquent voice in horror fiction.’ Each tale is a darkly crafted gem.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Brisbane : Brain Jar Press , 2020
    pg. 1-14
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