Comments on Arthur B's Starry Wisdom, Vapid Songs

Being an overview of the Cthulhu Mythos anthologies of Creation Books.

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Raymond H at 10:55 on 2018-06-13
Speaking of Price, take a gander at what Charles R. Saunders recently posted on his blog. And look, it has two stories by the compiler himself. Hey-o.
Ichneumon at 06:28 on 2018-06-14
...I never expected to see Ken Akamatsu and Charles R. Saunders in the same anthology, let alone one edited by Robert M. Price.
Ichneumon at 06:52 on 2018-06-14
(Incidentally, Gira’s “The Great Annihilator” does have a very clear cosmicist angle if you’re familiar with the background of the vignette and the song it’s tied to, but I can understand not immediately making that connection and being put off by the style and general excess of those pieces. Funnily enough, reading about that anthology was my first real introduction to Gira as a young boy, and everything about him *terrified* me. Now, fifteen years later, I’m a diehard fan of Swans and Angels of Light, so... I have no idea.)
Raymond H at 11:25 on 2018-06-14
...I never expected to see Ken Akamatsu and Charles R. Saunders in the same anthology, let alone one edited by Robert M. Price.

I'm legitimately wondering if that name isn't a typo, because the Ken Akamatsu I know doesn't seem at all like the sort who would write thrilling tales of thewful barbarians thrusting about with their swords and their fists. Apparently a Ken Asamatsu exists, and he writes Lovecraftian horror, which, I guess kinda fits with the theme?
Arthur B at 11:41 on 2018-06-14
I absolutely would not put it past Price to get an author's name wrong on a promoted table of contents.
Raymond H at 12:52 on 2018-06-14
Ah, I still remember the first time I ever encountered Price. He seemed nice enough, and then he used the term "Islamofascism" unironically, and I just sort of stared at the television screen like "Wait...what?"
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