Phi Fic #7 “The Call of Cthulhu” by H. P. Lovecraft


Get ready for the frightening, the horrifying, the sublime—the (in)famous Cthulhu! It’s time for H.P. Lovecraft! Join us as we read the tome of this scandalous mythos, this perturbing unrealism—The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft opens his work about the green, gelatinous, multi-dimensional creature with fear for all us human sycophants:

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

Listen as Mary predicts humanity’s post-scientific-disaster scene of us going back to just hanging with Cthulhu, and Cezary’s analogy between Cthulhu and Moses. (What?!) See why Lovecraft ended his most famous work—the first great sci-fi horror—with this:

Let me pray that, if I do not survive this manuscript, my executors may put caution before audacity and see that it meets no other eye.

Thanks to Christopher Nolen for our music.

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