Friday, October 22, 2021

Another Spooky Season Plug

This being Spooky Season, and me being busy, I figured I'd post about a weird fiction podcast I recently found.  The Elder Sign Podcast takes its name from a glyph, or perhaps a gesture, mentioned in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and his numerous imitators.  In turn, the Elder Sign is probably inspired by the Yellow Sign from the weird fiction of Robert W, Chambers.

The Elder Sign Podcast, after an initial introductory episode, jumped right in at the beginning of American weird fiction with a two-parter about Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, an auspicious beginning.  Other authors covered are Lovecraft, Chambers, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, and my beloved Jack Vance.  As you can surmise, this stuff is catnip to me.

It's a fun listen, if you are familiar with the source material, and good listening for a crisp October night when one is in the mood for discussions of spooky stuff... as I would be if I weren't working.

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