Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, was an American author known for his works of horror fiction (many of which have been adapted into movies). Having died in obscure poverty, he achieved posthumous fame for his books and stories. Today, he is best known for his take on The Call of Cthulhu. Because of his influence on contemporary writers and the development of his unique style known as "Lovecraftian," he is often compared to Edgar Allan Poe.
Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H. P. Lovecraftby H. P. Lovecraft
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The concepts Lovecraft puts forth in this story are nothing short of genius. While his writing can certainly be classified as horror, it's also important for fellow sci fans to take well deserved notice of him. This story (written over 80 years ago, mind you) has quantum concepts, alternate realities, extradimensional entities, moments of revelation that rival and even exceed some of the best sci fi - not to mention an exceptionally lucid, comprehensible, yet appropriately alien descriptive style that only the best of authors could pull off.
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