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Not a literary manifesto: Stross on Strangecraftian fiction

cthulhuCharles Stross discusses the influences behind The Atrocity Archives and the rich seam of existential horror from whence they are mined:

There’s nothing terribly funny about “A Colder War”: I was groping in the dark for a way to express the alienating horror of nuclear annihilation that I’d grown up with, and Lovecraft’s monsters came perfectly to hand. The existential dread they evoke is not so alien to those of us who lived through the original Cold War.

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