My free short texts:
All links checked and repaired October 2021.
⚙ The Annotated “History of the Necronomicon”. H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous short text, extensively annotated.
⚙ The Annotated “The Lurking Fear”. “Fear” was a Home Brew pulp ‘shocker’, which H.P. Lovecraft used to test the Catskill Mountains as a potential suitable location for his emerging horror stories.
⚙ The Annotated “Nyarlathotep”. My first venture into H.P. Lovecraft annotation.
⚙ The Annotated “The Cats of Ulthar”. August 2019, for Lovecraft’s Birthday.
⚙ The annotated “The City” (1919), a poem by ‘Ward Phillips’ (H.P. Lovecraft) from the very genesis of his cosmic mythos, on the 100th anniversary.
⚙ The annotated “Hypnos”, August 2020, for Lovecraft’s Birthday.
⚙ An index for his poetry, August 2021, for Lovecraft’s 131st birthday.
⚙ A free sample essay from my book Lovecraft In Historical Context: the fifth collection (2014). “H.P. Lovecraft and Great Zimbabwe”.
⚙ A free sample essay from my book Lovecraft in Historical Context: the third collection (2013). “A Real Horror: on the 1918 flu epidemic in Providence”.
⚙ “On Cloud Atlas and Catharism”. An extended scholarly review, examining Cloud Atlas in historical context.
⚙ My draft “Selected bibliography on The Time Machine by H.G. Wells”. Created during my emerging scholarly interest in the early Wells, when I was writing a sequel to The Time Machine.
⚙ The Folk-lore of North Staffordshire: An Annotated Bibliography, England. Only of local interest. But we do have the setting for the world-famous supernatural tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, among others.
There are also some book reviews and a The Providence art of Whitman Bailey artbook on this blog.
⚙ No major books at present, though I have in the past given away three of these in PDF for a limited time. Watch this space!
Guest books and papers:
⚙ Kenneth W. Faig, Jr. and David Haden (2014), The Providence Amateur Press Club, 1914-1916. Second edition, revised and with new illustrations. Lovecraft’s local attempt to start an amateur journalism group in Providence.
⚙ Randy Everts, Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No. 1, Chester Alwyn Mowry.
⚙ Randy Everts, Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No. 2, Woodburn Prescott Harris.
⚙ Randy Everts, Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No. 3, David Horn Whitter.
⚙ Randy Everts, Unknown Friends of H. P. Lovecraft: No. 4, James Tobey Pyke.
⚙ RK – Rheinhart Kleiner: A Memoir. A new scan of the 1951 stencil-printed booklet by James Guinane, with my new annotations. With thanks to Dennis Weiler for the raw scans.
⚙ An early Lovecraft appearance in fiction: “The Black Druid” (1930). My annotated PDF of the Frank Belknap Long story.
⚙ Horace Smith, “John Edwards of the Ladd Observatory at Brown – Cockney or Cornishman?”.
⚙ The Alphabet of Walking: a new anthology, which I made as a little side-project from my book Walking with Cthulhu: H.P. Lovecraft as psychogeographer, New York City 1924-26.
⚙ London Reimagined: an anthology of visions of the future city. An old sampler I made, intended for classroom use.
⚙ Audio readings of Lovecraft’s “The Cats of Ulthar” and “The Moon-Bog”; plus a version of “The Boy Who Shuddered”, from the Brothers Grimm.
Free art, maps, book covers:
⚙ Some Places Known to Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Hi-res map of Lovecraft’s places in Providence. Not to be sold or re-distributed please. Omits: the Athenaeum (very little evidence of his connection with it); his childhood schools, the YMCA, and buildings/places variously claimed to have inspired his stories. There may eventually be a second map that covers the latter.
High resolution version of a map of Lovecraft’s Providence (5Mb, in .JPG, edition). Now in the 2019 revised edition: adds Eddy’s Bookshop; Fox Point; Twin Islands; St. John’s Cemetery.
“The Assemblage of Dr Arnold Astrall”. Copiously illustrated.