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Author Topic: Action Packed Lovecraftian stories and novels  (Read 4606 times)
ryantherebel
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« on: January 24, 2014, 08:22:37 PM »

What do you think are the best examples of novels and short stories that combine intense action with Lovecraftian horror?
Two short stories that leap to mind are Joe R. Lansdale's The Crawling Sky, and David Drake's Than Curse the Darkness.
Your choices?
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 10:03:08 AM »

Not in the mythos, but Stephen King's "The Mist" always felt like a story about careless meddling humans accidentally allowing Elder Things/Eldritch Horrors of some kind into our world.  It certainly has action, and it's short, told in the form of a diary entry, and is just as bleak and bizarre as an HPL story.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 08:56:46 AM »

Can you help me? I don't understand everything. Can you tell me about that?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 09:58:16 PM »

Can you help me? I don't understand everything. Can you tell me about that?

Stories that have Lovecraftian themes, but are less about running away from the unspeakable horrors, and more about fighting theme head on.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 01:33:37 AM »

There is a subgenre called Delta Green, about a paramilitary global organisation that fights the Mythos creatures. I can't recall any titles, but I know there are several anthologies out there.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 12:14:40 PM »

Some of the stories in the 2014 collection Lovecraft's Monsters fit this, like Remnants, The Dappled Thing, and Black as the Pit from Pole to Pole.  Not all action-packed and not all triumphant, but more action than "Discover something unspeakable, run away/go mad."
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 12:24:48 PM »

I prefer horror. Check Carrie its a really good one.
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