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Peter Cannon

(1951- )
Peter Cannon is known for his scholarship on H.P. Lovecraft as well as his contributions to Cthulhu Mythos fiction. He has used several pseudonyms, including: Frank Belknap Long, Jr., J.P.G. Wodecraft, and H.P.G. Wodehouse. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children, where he writes for Publishers Weekly.

Forever Azathoth: Pastiches and Parodies

Forever Azathoth: Pastiches and Parodies by Peter Cannon

In our Edge of the Universe column, we review mainstream authors that incorporate elements of speculative fiction into their “literary” work. However you want to label them, we hope you’ll enjoy discussing these books with us.

On the back cover of Forever Azathoth: Pastiches and Parodies, H.P. Lovecraft himself is quoted. “As a rule, I don’t think that a comic or flippant style — or one with much satire — mixes well with the weird.” Forever Azathoth sets out to dispute that statement, and makes the horror writer’s case instead.

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