This morning I was reading through my Twitter stream and saw a tweet by BoingBoing called Eldritch Effulgence: HP Lovecraft’s favorite words. Being a Lovecraft fan, I clicked through to discover that “Abnormal” was Lovecraft’s favorite word. I also read that the originator of the list, one Cthulhu Chick, was working on an eBook of the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft. I then became keenly aware of a problem I had not realized I had yesterday: I had absolutely NO Lovecraft on my Kindle. I have Tolstoy and Melville and Poe and all sorts of other books in the public domain, but not a single work by the master of weird fiction. Lame!
I clicked through to the original article from BoingBoing to see if I could find some information on the forthcoming eBook. Right there at the top of the post was even more than I could have hoped for. And I quote,
Update: The free eBook of Lovecraft’s Complete Works is done and can be downloaded here.
Victory! Not only was the book finished, but it was free–exactly as much as I ever want to pay for an eBook that I cannot trade, give away, or resell!
If there are any of you out there who have never read Lovecraft and have no idea just how much of an influence he has been on modern horror, science fiction, and heavy metal, then you owe it to yourself to download the eBook and get reading. The price for admittance is just a little time and your curiosity. Jump in. Those of you who know Lovecraft probably haven’t even read this far before downloading the eBook.
It’s available for Nook (epub) and Kindle (mobi), meaning you can read it on just about any device that has a screen. Get it here: Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft
Thank me later.