The mailman was very kind to me today. He managed to jam two books into my mailbox (you know he isn’t going to walk to the door in the rain.) Last week, my neighbors held a yard-sale and the people who stopped blocked my mailbox. Needless to say, my mailman flew pass my box. I can almost imagine him laughing as he drove pass. At any rate, I finally received my books.
The first in the batch is Supersymmetry by David Walton and published by the good folks at Pyr. This one will roll out September 1st in the States.
Ryan Oronzi is a paranoid, neurotic, and brilliant physicist who has developed a quantum military technology that could make soldiers nearly invincible in the field. The technology, however, gives power to the quantum creature known as the varcolac, which slowly begins to manipulate Dr. Oronzi and take over his mind. Oronzi eventually becomes the unwilling pawn of the varcolac in its bid to control the world.
The creature immediately starts attacking those responsible for defeating it fifteen years earlier, including Sandra and Alex Kelley—the two versions of Alessandra Kelley who are still living as separate people. The two young women must fight the varcolac, despite the fact that defeating it may mean resolving once again into a single person.
I’m really in the mood for a good mystery. Let’s hope that this is something special. The other book is published by Weiser Books and written by John L. Steadman, “H. P. Lovecraft and the Black Magickal Tradition: The Master of Horror’s Influence on Modern Occultism”. Sounds delightful! This one will also hit the bookshelves on September 1st.
Modern practicing occultists have argued that renowned horror writer H. P. Lovecraft was in possession of in-depth knowledge of black magick. Literary scholars claim that he was a master of his genre and craft, and his findings are purely psychological, nothing more. Was Lovecraft a practitioner of the dark arts himself? Was he privileged to knowledge that cannot be otherwise explained?
Weaving the life story of Lovecraft in and out of an analysis of various modern magickal systems, scholar John L. Steadman has found direct and concrete examples that demonstrate that Lovecraft’s works and specifically his Cthulhu Mythos and his creation of the Necronomicon are a legitimate basis for a working magickal system.
Whether you believe Lovecraft had supernatural powers or not, no one can argue against Lovecraft’s profound influence on many modern black arts and the darker currents of western occultism.
I am really looking forward to digging into these books.
That was what was in in mailbox … have a great day everyone!