His determination to convey awe gives his tales a quality too seldom found. His work unites the British and American traditions of horror fiction - it unites the realistic and the fantastic, the personal and the cosmic, the occult and the scientific.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
BBC on the Sage of Providence
On the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death, the BBC published a nice appreciation of the man and his achievements, penned by none other than Ramsey Campbell. Well worth a read, though of course for fans it covers a lot of familiar territory. I think Campbell captures the essense of HPL's achievement very neatly: