Friday, June 03, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.155: Synchronicity, Or Something.
Today I offer something of a rarity: a signed copy of the Brian Lumley chapbook Synchronicity, Or Something, illustrated by Dave Carson and published by Dagon Press. Its been a while since I last read this, so the details of the tale are a bit vague, but I beleve it is one of the earlier examples of a kind of subgenre of weird tale where authors present a parodic view of literary horror conventions, often including barely-disguised caricatures of well-known horror writers in the cast of characters. Other contributors to this subgenre include Karl Edward Wagner and, more recently, Laird Barron; I seem to recall Ramsey Campbell having done something of the sort also. Regardles, this is a fun little piece which documents what happens when an actual manifestation of the Cthulhu Mythos occurs during an H.P. Lovecraft convention.