Thursday, October 27, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.301: Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures
As the title of his book suggests, William Michael Mott's Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures brings together an exploration of of 'Hollow Earth mysteries' with speculations upon the wilder hinterlands of cryptozoology. In the latter instance, not only Lovecraft but Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and Lin Carter all get a mention, with numerous inferences that the very existence of the Cthulhu Mythos lets on that Lovecraft knew more than he was willing to say about the strange dwellers within the inner Earth whose existence Mott seeks to prove here. Seems legit.