The post title is from Mary Shelley’s intro to Frankenstein, which this year (2018) makes it 200 years old (1818)! That’s two centuries of lasting cultural influence. More importantly, it was on this day, June 16, 1816, that the ghost story challenge began, birthing the idea for the novel. Perfect date for an update.
Secondly, I’ve also been given notice that my essay on Lovecraftian influences in 2001: A Space Odyssey will be published in Lovecraft Annual 2018, due out in August/ September (also by Hippocampus Press and edited by S. T. Joshi). The timing couldn’t be more perfect as we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s film.
Between now and then I will be finalizing a chapter for a Beowulf teaching guide dealing with the nature of heroism and finishing up the final installment of the Realms of Fantasy RPG with Supplement III: Prowess & Peril. All art in that issue is the work of Brook Anderson (also represented by Mythopoeia Games Publications). I’ve include a sample image in this post.
I have a Los Angeles trip in the works for July and there should be more news on “Bullets For Breakfast” after that visit.
That’s about it. Oh, Hereditary looks great, don’t you think?