Monday, April 04, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing A Day No.95: The Dark Gods

Something of a key book in the Lovecraftian paranormalist/occulture genre, Roberts and Gilbertson tie Keelian ultraterrestrialism and the Men in Black with Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos (replete with dodgy Lovecraftian orientalisms) to weave a strange conspiratorial narrative in which the Great Old Ones literally want to eat our souls (neatly updated re: Nick Redfern's recent efforts in this direction in his The Final Events). I discovered only yesterday that Roberts and Gilbertson tie all this in with the work of Gray Barker and Alfred Bender - disappointingly, I thought that I had made the connections between Bender, Barker and Lovecraft independently, but obviously must have picked up on the idea from this book - oh well!

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