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ashnistrike ([personal profile] ashnistrike) wrote in [personal profile] sovay 2017-09-01 02:48 am (UTC)

I'm so glad the (well-deserved) review improved your day! It's an amazing story. I just sort of want to roll around in it and then get into a Talmudic argument with Anson's dad.

In a conversation on Facebook this weekend, I mentioned that one of the things I left NecronomiCon really, really wanting was an anthology of Lovecraftian fiction by marginalized writers

Oh god. That's tempting. I'm pretty sure that editing an anthology is one of those things, like running Worldcons, that friends don't let friends do. But so tempting.

The suggested title appears to be taken, alas, at least assuming this project eventually panned out:

Sort of vaguely the same concept, though not particularly #OwnVoices.

The nice thing about an anthology of the people who terrified Lovecraft is that it would be very inclusive. Pretty much anyone other than rich neurotypical WASPs of a very narrow socioeconomic class. And even then, if you live someplace rural, or like New York, or spend a lot of time sailing...

The stories themselves would have to take all those identities seriously. Done right, you'd build up to a perfect inversion of cosmic horror, with human bigotry as the uncaring universe from which no one is safe.

No. No, I shall put the blasphemously tempting conception from my mind. I dare not even consider the horrendous implications.

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