December 12, 2013 by Ruth · Episode ·
This week’s episode is “Hunters from Beyond.”
Paintings by Goya.
Join us next time for The Devotee of Evil.
Our reader this week is Jordan Smith.
Music: Kevin MacLeod
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Tagged as: hastane, hastane cycle
It’s not bad for a Weird Tales knock-off – besides CAS, lots of familiar names: Henry S. Whitehead, Hugh B. Cave, Sewell Peaslee Wright and Frank Belknap Long! Shame this was the penultimate issue, as it folded soon after. They even had an HPL (ghost-written) story two issues earlier (The Trap).
I . . . wow I wasn’t really prepared for that cover. I mean, you said it was awful but . . . wow.
and just look at Hastane’s left arm! If not for lupine Slimer in a parka, that non-Euclidean elbow would really be the focus of attention.
But I… I like the cover… -_-
I never considered the massive similarities between this story and Pickman’s Model. I like the fact that it takes place in San Francisco. On the whole, though, I prefer Pickman’s Model, not for Lovecraft’s clumsy-ass story, but for the worldbuilding: Lovecraft crams in so much backstory for his subterranean ghouls vs. Smith just grabbing some scary things out of the infinite multiverse of whateverness.
Also, Robert Barbour Johnson’s “Far Below” is a pretty awesome direct followup to “Pickman’s Model”:
OoooOoooO… “Far Below” sounds good. Thanks Jason!
Good to hear you back guys!
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