Download and read online At the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The story has inadvertently popularized the concept of ancient astronauts, as well as Antarctica's place in the "ancient astronaut mythology". The story is told in first-person perspective by the geologist William Dyer, a professor at Miskatonic University. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. On a previous expedition there, scholars from Miskatonic University led by Dyer discovered fantastic and horrific ruins and a dangerous secret beyond a range of mountains higher than the Himalayas. A smaller advance group, led by Professor Lake, discovered and crossed the mountains and found the remains of fourteen ancient life forms, completely unknown to science and unidentifiable as either plants or animals. Six of the specimens are badly damaged and the others uncannily pristine. Their highly evolved features are problematic: their stratum location puts them at a point on the geologic time scale much too early for such features to have naturally evolved. When the main expedition loses contact with Lake's party, Dyer and the rest of his colleagues travel to their last known location to investigate. Lake's camp is devastated, and both the men and the dogs slaughtered, while a man named Gedney and another dog are unaccounted for. Near the camp they find six star-shaped snow mounds, and one specimen buried under each. They discover that the better preserved life forms have vanished, and that some form of dissection experiment has been done on an unnamed man and a dog. Dyer elects to close off the area from which they took their samples. Dyer and a graduate student named Danforth fly an airplane over the mountains, which they soon realize are the outer walls of a huge, abandoned stone city of cubes and cones, utterly alien compared with any human architecture. Because of their resemblance to creatures of myth mentioned in the Necronomicon, the builders of this lost civilization are dubbed the "Elder Things". By exploring these fantastic structures, the men are able to learn the history of the Elder Things through interpreting their magnificent hieroglyphic murals: The Elder Things first came to Earth shortly after the Moon was pulled loose from the planet and were the creators of life. They built their cities with the help of "Shoggoths", biological entities created to perform any task, assume any form, and reflect any thought. As more buildings are explored, a fantastic vista opens of the history of races beyond the scope of man's understanding, including the Elder Things' conflicts with the Star-spawn of Cthulhu and the Mi-go, who arrived on Earth some time after the Elder Things themselves.
Download and read online At the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB Introduction by China Miéville Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Download and read online In the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him. More than a traditional biography, In The Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Poe or M.R. James or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.
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Download and read online At the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB A tale of terror unlike any other: The barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless, or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found strange fossils of unheard-of creatures, carved stones tens of millions of years old and, finally, the unspeakable, mind-twisting terror of the City of the Old Ones.
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Download and read online At the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 and originally serialized in the February, March and April 1936 issues of Astounding Stories. It has been reproduced in numerous collections since Lovecraft's death. Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi describes the novella as representing the decisive "demythology" of the Cthulhu Mythos by reinterpreting Lovecraft's earlier supernatural stories in a science fiction paradigm.
Download and read online A Picnic at the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB Join Harry and Kaylee, the little adventurers, as they journey to a mysterious city at the bottom of the world to enjoy a picnic. Inspired by the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, this book will delight fans of the Mythos, while introducing children to the dark joys of classic, weird literature.
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Download and read online SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY COLLECTION At the Mountains of Madness The Shadow Out of Time Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Silver Key The Colour Out of Space The Quest of Iranon in PDF and EPUB This carefully crafted ebook: äóìSCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY COLLECTION: At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Out of Time, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, The Silver Key, The Colour Out of Space, The Quest of Iranonäó_äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. äóìThe process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.äó� - H. P. Lovecraft This volume assembles Lovecraftäó»s greatest sci-fi tales and reveals the mystical incredible universe he created. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Some of Lovecraft's work was inspired by his own nightmares. His interest started from his childhood days when his grandfather stirred his interest in the weird by telling him his own original tales of Gothic horror. Table of Contents: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Doom that Came to Sarnath The Cats of Ulthar Celephaí¿s The Quest of Iranon The Other Gods The Silver Key The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Colour Out of Space At the Mountains of Madness The Shadow Out of Time
Download and read online At the Mountains of Madness in PDF and EPUB It is the first-person story of a geologist at the University of Miskatonic, which performs an expedition to Antarctica with a team of specialists. Survivor recounts how the project began, as with a large team of airplanes, in principle sleds and everything necessary for the project to come to fruition; everything becomes disgraced by a reconnaissance flight where they encounter an impressive dark mountains full of evil. The first group decides to explore disappears under strange circumstances and after several attempts of localization, the expedition decides to move to full place and investigate what happened on that fateful place.
Download and read online The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories in PDF and EPUB Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and envisioning instead mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. Love craft's preeminent interpreter S. T. Joshi presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" and "Rats in the Walls," through the grotesquely comic "Herbert West-Reanimator" and "The Hound," to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "The Call of Cthulhu." The first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical-and visionary-American writer.
Download and read online The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories in PDF and EPUB A collection of short stories by the noted horror writer includes "Rats in the Walls," "Herbert West Reanimator," and "The Haunter of the Dark."
Download and read online At the Mountains of Madness Other Stories in PDF and EPUB "Aku bergidik saat labirin dinding tinggi, menara, dan tiang megah samar bermunculan dari balik uap es. Di hadapanku kemudian terbentang pemandangan sebuah kota dengan arsitektur yang tak pernah ada, bahkan dalam imajinasi sekalipun." Membaca karya-karya H.P. Lovecraft bisa memunculkan kengerian yang khas dan menumbuhkan imajinasi terliar. Sejak kecil, penulis horor paling berpengaruh pada abad ke-20 ini lebih suka mengurung diri dalam rumah sambil membaca berbagai buku. Bacaan favoritnya adalah buku sains dan kisah misteri, terutama karya-karya Edgar Allan Poe yang kelak menjadi inspirasinya dalam berkarya. Sama seperti Poe, Lovecraft disebut-sebut telah memberi warna baru dalam genre horor. Karya-karyanya selalu beberapa langkah lebih maju dibanding tren yang ada pada era itu. Misalnya dalam At the Mountains of Madness, pembaca diajak menempuh perjalanan mendebarkan, melampaui batas nalar. Ilmu pengetahuan diadu dengan mitos. Kengerian menjelma menjadi nayta. Sementara dalam Seruan Cthulhu, pembaca dibuat bertanya-tanya akan eksistensi makhluk-makhluk absurd di antara manusia biasa dan cara mengidentifikasinya. Kini kami hadirkan kembali rangkaian karya Lovecraft yang berpengaruh pada perkembangan genre horor modern. Setiap cerita yang terhimpun dalam buku ini juga menunjukkan bahwa kisah horor juga bisa berdekatan dengan sains dan teknologi. [Mizan, Noura Books, Nourabooks, Novel, Terjemahan, Indonesia]
Download and read online Weird Realism in PDF and EPUB As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers. Lovecraft was one of the brightest stars of the horror and science fiction magazines, but died in poverty and relative obscurity in the 1930s. In 2005 he was finally elevated from pulp status to the classical literary canon with the release of a Library of America volume dedicated to his work. The impact of Lovecraft on philosophy has been building for more than a decade. Initially championed by shadowy guru Nick Land at Warwick during the 1990s, he was later discovered to be an object of private fascination for all four original members of the twenty-first century Speculative Realist movement. In this book, Graham Harman extracts the basic philosophical concepts underlying the work of Lovecraft, yielding a weird realism capable of freeing continental philosophy from its current soul-crushing impasse. Abandoning pious references by Heidegger to Hölderlin and the Greeks, Harman develops a new philosophical mythology centered in such Lovecraftian figures as Cthulhu, Wilbur Whately, and the rat-like monstrosity Brown Jenkin. The Miskatonic River replaces the Rhine and the Ister, while Hölderlin's Caucasus gives way to Lovecraft's Antarctic mountains of madness.