On the Trail of Grotesque Gods from Space


In his 1936 short story "The Shadow Out of Time," classic weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft describes a man who takes "long visits to remote and desolate places." These places include the "vast limestone cavern systems of western Virginia - black labyrinths so complex that no retracing of my steps could even be considered," and the "unknown deserts of Arabia," wherever those may be.