A novella. Cover and interior illustrations by Pete Von Sholly. Foreword by Stuart Gordon.
Essay: 'Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin' by Fritz Leiber.
The Dreams In The Witch House has always been a favorite of mine. I love the witch using math to bridge the dimensions, her furry, fanged familiar, Brown Jenkin with his nuzzling ways, and the visions of hyperspace travel... including a stop somewhere in space and time where we finally get to see the Old Ones from the Mountains of Madness as living creatures.
Is the story flawless? Well, I don’t know why Keziah balks at the sight of the crucifix, but Gilman does use its chain to strangle her! Perhaps she foresaw that; she is a witch after all!
The depictions of hyperspace and the distortions of our characters when they travel through it tap into a stylistic place which I enjoy tremendously... though, alas, I seldom have an excuse to visit!
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) is a well known American horror, fantasy and science fiction author. He is especially known for creating the Cthulhu Mythos.
H. P. Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, but his reputation has grown over the decades and he's regarded as one of the greatest and most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Lovecraft's short stories have inspired many authors, artists and directors.
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