Episode 98 – Out of the Aeons – Part 2

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We’re back to finish Out of the Aeons with guest Ken Hite and reader Marc Majcher!

Once again, check out You Shall Never Know Security, a wonderful collection of short horror fiction from author J.R. Hamantaschen!

Ken Hite also has a variety of mythos-related books that would look great underneath your Solstice tree!

Happy Holidays all! We’ll be yacking at you in 2012 (when Mu rises once again and the world is destroyed)!

Post Comment 8 comments on “Episode 98 – Out of the Aeons – Part 2

  • Keith McCaffety on

    there needs to be a Cthulhu / Ghatanothoa showdown.

  • Al Reid on

    That would indeed be a proper punch-up. My money would still be on Cthulhu though.

  • Reber Clark on

    Just a fantastic show! Ken Hite is always good and Marc is right on the spot! Good show guys! Happy holidays!

  • Marcus Good on

    Go Team Earth! But who is who in the team? Who would the techie be, and who would be the leader? Who is the comedian?

  • Odilius Vlak on

    I read the story a number of years ago, and, true be told, I can’t remember it very well. But then, it didn’t seemed so convulate as it seemed to me through this episode. Maybe was the vast amount of information provided by Ken Hite.
    We can’t overlook the importance that the mitology and mysticism of people like Blavatsky played in the inspiration of the speculative fantasy and sf of the first half of the twentieth century.
    Good appetite everyone!

  • Rivbot on

    Oh man, I don’t know if it was just me, but I thought that it was super creepy that they cut open the stone/leather mummies while they were still completely alive. That adds a whole new dimension to the horror of the fate of the people who were turned to stone, for me…

  • Cambias on

    Another excellent podcast.

    I wonder, though: given all the similarities, maybe Lovecraft was hinting to the more alert reader that Ghatanothoa is Cthulhu, and that petrifying people into living mummies is just one of his powers.

    I also wonder about Lovecraft’s ghost-writing clients. Apparently Hazel Heald gave him a one-sentence idea, and sold the story under her name. I just can’t understand how someone could do that and still be able to face the mirror in the mornings. It’s not as if Hazel Heald was a big name, with so many contractual obligations that she had to farm out the work. I guess she was just so in love with the idea of being a writer more than with writing.

  • David Malcolm Sommer on

    This concludes (for now) my parodic investigations into Dr. Price’s Fogerty Theory, for a curious rigidity of the limbs is hampering my simplest motions.

    “Have You Ever Seen the Thing”

    At the theory, I had laughed
    Scenes and objects photographed
    Preserved — on a dead man’s retina
    Yet no sooner did I look
    Fumbling with hands that shook
    I saw — a Cyclopean chamber
    I want to know, have you ever seen the thing?
    I want to know, have you ever seen the thing
    Oozin’ up to the light of day?

    Despite the public sense of fear
    Visitors from far and near
    Such as — the Swami Chandraputra
    Mummy with a living brain
    Surely must have gone insane
    He saw — the face of Ghatanothoa*
    I want to know, have you ever seen the thing?
    I want to know, have you ever seen the thing
    Lumberin’ down in the light of day?
    I want to know, have you ever seen the thing?
    I want to know, have you ever seen the thing
    Waddlin’ forth on a sunny day?

    * IPA/Yuggoth: “gah tah NOE thwah”

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