Monthly archives: September 2015

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A lot of the people that we run into, either in person, or through the blog, are creators in some way or another. That, combined with the niche that our blog studiously rests within, led us to adopt a new idea:
We’re going to offer up an advertisement program.
If you’ve noticed in the sidebars, we have examples of some of the advertisement options that we’re offering. Anyone that’s a creator, or has a product that’s Mythos or Weird Horror specific (You know…fits our website), is more than welcome to request a quote for a banner ad, Social Media ads, or a blog post advertising your creation.
Then you’ll be adding the visibility of every Shoggoth.net subscriber to your product’s potential.
That’s kinda awesome!
Interested? Email submissions@shoggoth.net and request a quote. We’ll send you an email with your options and pricing.
Disclaimer: We have the right to refuse any ad placements that we deem don’t fit the concept of our site or might in some other way be just too offensive or weird. We’re pretty open-minded people, but even we have limits.

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Review of Elder Ice, by David Hambling

Elder Ice by David Hambling

Elder Ice by David Hambling

Norwood, South London, 1924
This may seem fanciful to the reader, but the impression was real to us at the
time. People living under civilized conditions, surrounded by Nature’s varied
forms of life and by all the familiar work of their own hands, may scarcely
realize how quickly the mind, influenced by the eyes, responds to the unusual
and weaves about it curious imaginings like the firelight fancies of our
childhood days.
Ernest Shackleton, South: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition
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Review of Fungi From Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Fungi from Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Fungi from Yuggoth: A Sonnet Cycle

Read by John Arthur, Score by Mike Olsen

Verdict: This largely musical and reading  of Lovecraft’s own series of strange poems will lead you into a trance that is at once dreamlike and horrifying, and the reading could be described as nothing short of first class voice acting.

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Review of Lovecraftesque (Kickstarter)

As a roleplay-focused GM, some of my best games involved very few dice rolls and lots of delicious, scary, tension-building narrative that made the players squirm in their seats. For these sorts of stories, a good game moved away from mechanics and doubled down on rich settings, character interaction and pure story.

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Review of The Trials of Obed Marsh (audiobook), by Matthew Davenport

Book Cover for The Trials of Obed Marsh

Book Cover for The Trials of Obed Marsh

Note: This review contains spoilers for H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Verdict: This self-styled prequel to Lovecraft’s The Shadow over Innsmouth, in which Matthew Davenport details the events and happenings leading to the corruption of the town of Innsmouth, is a successfully executed tale of dread and horror.

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Book Review: Book of the Dead, by Greig Beck

Book of the Dead by Greig Beck

Book of the Dead by Greig Beck.

For years, my colleague and overseas pal, David Hambling, has been trying to encourage me to write a Lovecraftian story that has at least some part of the setting in the area that I’m living in. I’ve been hesitant, but after reading Book of the Dead by Greig Beck, I’ve learned that setting doesn’t matter, it’s the story that drives a novel.

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Rise of Cthulhu – Second Print Run


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Lovecraftesque!


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A Quark in Black Seas of Infinity

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A solipsistic trip into the mind of one who sees, from a perch atop Miskatonic University, the reality of it all. Is it the navel-gazing of a philosopher … or the witnessing of the infinite horror within oneself?

When I dream of a void, I dream of an unending chasm. White shadows whisper, and they eat into my mind. I hear the smells of sacrificial flesh, and see the tastes of foreign meat. But these are only nightmares.

I.

I loathe my place in life. I want to escape, but I cannot. The city never seems to let me leave. At times, it nearly seems intentional—when I try to leave or have an out of town conference, I am always derailed or deferred. To be frank, I have never left the city in my entire life. Though I know that it is surely by chance or lack of ambition, it nonetheless seems entirely wrong. Does the city have a sentience? Logically, I know that is impossible, but these paranoias chill me nonetheless. But I want to leave! I need to leave, or I will die here. If I have decades left of life here, will that provide the opportunity I need? I think not.

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