H.P. Lovecraft

There are some authors people reference often, allude to when you least expect it, or sometimes simply assume you have read because if you like science-fiction than often, these days, the assumption is you often like either fantasy, or horror, or both, also.  H.P. Lovecraft is an author that comes to mind in that category.  (Ray Bradbury as well, in the eyes of many.)

Admittedly, I was intrigued by the intro to H.P. Lovecraft’s wikipedia entry which begins:

{he} was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published only in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, but he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.

Given how many modern readers of genre fiction take for granted a familiarity with Lovecraft, or writing inspired by his works, it seems rather remarkable that he died in poverty, and was virtually unknown during his lifetime.

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