Queen of the Black Coast Part 1 Robert E. Howard #ConanChronology

Chapter I: Conan Joins the Pirates Believe green buds awaken in the spring, That autumn paints the leaves with somber fire; Believe I held my heart inviolate To lavish on one man my hot desire. The Song of Belît Hoofs drummed down the street that sloped to the wharfs. The… Continue Reading

The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft #CthulhuMythos

WEST of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, and where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glint of sunlight. On the gentler slopes there are farms,… Continue Reading

History of the Necronomicon H. P. Lovecraft #CthulhuMythos

History of the Necronomicon Original title Al Azif—azif being the word used by the Arabs to designate that nocturnal sound (made by insects) suppos’d to be the howling of daemons. Composed by Abdul Alhazred, a mad poet of Sanaá, in Yemen, who is said to have flourished during the period… Continue Reading

Black Colossus Ch. 2 by R.E. Howard #ConanChronology

Rumors drifted up through the meadowlands, into the cities of the Hyborians. The word ran along the caravans, the long camel-trains plodding through the sands, herded by lean, hawkeyed men in white kaftans. It was passed on by the hook-nosed herdsmen of the grasslands, from the dwellers in tents to… Continue Reading

A Princess of Mars Ch. 9 by ERB #ERBMatinee

CHAPTER IX I LEARN THE LANGUAGE As I came back to myself I glanced at Sola, who had witnessed this encounter and I was surprised to note a strange expression upon her usually expressionless countenance. What her thoughts were I did not know, for as yet I had learned but… Continue Reading

A Princess of Mars Ch.8 by ERB #ERBMatinee

CHAPTER VIII A FAIR CAPTIVE FROM THE SKY The third day after the incubator ceremony we set forth toward home, but scarcely had the head of the procession debouched into the open ground before the city than orders were given for an immediate and hasty return. As though trained for… Continue Reading

Black Colossus Ch. 1 Robert E. Howard #ConanChronology

“The Night of Power, when Fate stalked through the corridors of the world like a colossus just risen from an age-old throne of granite—” E. Hoffman Price: The Girl from Samarcand Only the age-old silence brooded over the mysterious ruins of Kuthchemes, but Fear was there; Fear quivered in the mind… Continue Reading

The Invisible Man Ch. 17 H.G. Wells

CHAPTER XVII. DR. KEMP’S VISITOR Dr. Kemp had continued writing in his study until the shots aroused him. Crack, crack, crack, they came one after the other. “Hullo!” said Dr. Kemp, putting his pen into his mouth again and listening. “Who’s letting off revolvers in Burdock? What are the asses… Continue Reading

The Invisible Man Ch. 16 H.G. Wells

CHAPTER XVI. IN THE “JOLLY CRICKETERS” The “Jolly Cricketers” is just at the bottom of the hill, where the tram-lines begin. The barman leant his fat red arms on the counter and talked of horses with an anaemic cabman, while a black-bearded man in grey snapped up biscuit and cheese,… Continue Reading

The Call of Cthulhu Ch. 2 by H.P. Lovecraft #cthulhumythos

2. The Tale of Inspector Legrasse. The older matters which had made the sculptor’s dream and bas-relief so significant to my uncle formed the subject of the second half of his long manuscript. Once before, it appears, Professor Angell had seen the hellish outlines of the nameless monstrosity, puzzled over… Continue Reading