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Space alien weds earth woman, child is Elvis-clone
on July 31, 2004
Replace "Space alien" with "hideous eldritch being" and "Elvis-clone" with "Son of Yog-Sothoth", and you have WHERE THE OLD GODS WAIT. Apparently they are waiting for their turn in line at the brothel called "Earth".
"The Great god Pan", "The White People", and "The Dunwich Horror": Great classics. The first two are by Arthur Machen and appear in other collections by Chaosium. "The Dunwich Horror" is one of Lovecraft's finest, in my opinion.
Some hideous monster has relations with a human woman and progeny anf horror result all around. It seemed mostly uninspired to me, although the monster at least varied sometimes.
Finally, I found "Wilbur Whately Waiting" to capture the spirit of HPL in a way I didn't imagine. Wilbur is brought back to this world in the modern day to finish what he started. However, the world has passed him by. Every "magick" store sells copies of the Necronomicon and humans more disturbing than Wilbur roam the street. To borrow from Lovecraft, we have become so jaded that Arthur Machen's "The Great God Pan" wouldn't even CAUSE a scandal. The soul of the modern world is too dead to even react to one such as Wilbur. But he does find purpose in a key . . .
You might purchase WHERE THE OLD GODS WAIT just to have two excellent stories by Arthur Machen, "The Dunwich Horror", and "Wilbur Whately Waiting" will give you something to consider. As a collection, I thought the filler fell flat and brought down the rest of the book.