Happy Birthday, H.P.

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Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Today is, or rather would have been, the birthday of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who was born August 20th, 1890. If you aren’t familiar with who he is, and what he did, and you like Halloween… well, what have you been doing with your life?! 😉

Lovecraft is responsible for the Cthulhu Mythos of elder god-monsters, and dozens upon dozens of short stories that should be considered required reading at Halloween. Much of what came after in the Horror genre was directly influenced by Lovecraft (and before him Edgar Allan Poe). If you’d like to learn more about Lovecraft, there is a great page on Wikipedia, as well as an extensive site at The Lovecraft Archive (including texts of his works for free).

If you’d like a little ambience (music and sound) by which to read, check out Simply Rain as well as Pumpkinland by Mark Harvey at 13thtrack.com.

If you’d like to get some free audiobook versions of Lovecraft’s work to listen to, go to booksshouldbefree.com.

About The October Geek

Yes, I am the October Geek. I exist in the crisp breeze of an autumn evening when you are walking down that gravel path under swaying trees of red, orange and gold. I am the smoke that curls in the air from chimneys, and the laugh of a child in the distance as the sun hits the horizon and dazzles you with dying light. I am a man who loves all things Autumn, and most especially Hallowe'en. I am a geek who loves to play games, read books, watch movies, and generally be a grognard. I am the husband of a geek and a father to one jock, one bohemian geek, and one young geek in training. On The October Geek I will attempt to entertain and interact with those of you who share these delights. I will post reviews of things Autumnal and Geeky. I will post stories. I will eventually even be posting videos and pod casts. This is my experiment, let's see how I do.

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