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[lovecraft] Charlie Stross on what scared H. P. Lovecraft‘I believe that Lovecraft’s sense of cosmological dread emerged from the exponential expansion and recomplication of the universe he lived in—it eerily prefigures the appeal of today’s singularitarian fiction, which depends for its dizzying affect on a similar exponential growth curve. Lovecraft interpreted the expansion of his universe as a thing of horror, a changing cosmic scale factor that ground humanity down into insignificance.’

Charlie Stross On What Scared H. P. Lovecraft

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 12:21 pm and is filed under Books, H. P. Lovecraft.

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