INTRODUCTION TO LOVECRAFTIAN SCIENCE
Hey everyone – I created this blog in response to the very positive experience I had at the Necronomicon just a few days ago in Providence, RI. Everyone was wonderful, the experience was fantastic and Niels Hobbs, the coordinator of the convention, should be congratulated by everyone who attended and participated. It was a lot of fun and as a result of that experience, I feel like continuing to contribute to the Lovecraftian community as a whole.
At the convention, I gave a talk on the biology of some of the Old Ones and I received some positive input from the participates. I would like to continue to investigate Lovecraftian Science as a whole (biology, astronomy, chemistry, etc.) and I thought doing it through a blog would be the best means.
I will be talking about Lovecraft’s love for science, how he incorporated a wide variety of scientific theories into his fiction and pose questions on how science would operate in Lovecraft’s world. Based on existing text and essays, I will also identify how Lovecraft was a strong advocate and defender of science. Finally, I will also compare Lovecraft’s attribute toward science to more contemporary scientists and writers.
I hope this blog also serves as an avenue for others to communicate and participate in this discussion. Thank you.