1936H. P. Lovecraft in Astounding Stories June 132/2
According to these scraps of information, the basis of the fear was a horrible elder race of half polypous, utterly alien entities which had come through space from immeasurably distant universes and had dominated the earth and three other solar planets about six hundred million years ago.
1933H. P. LovecraftDreams in Witch-House in Weird Tales July 102/1
The hidden cults to which these witches belonged often guarded and handed down surprizing secrets from elder, forgotten eons; and it was by no means impossible that Keziah had actually mastered the art of passing through dimensional gates.
1933H. P. LovecraftDreams in the Witch House in Weird Tales July 102/1
The hidden cults to which these witches belonged often guarded and handed down surprising secrets from elder, forgotten eons; and it was by no means impossible that Keziah had actually mastered the art of passing through dimensional gates.
[1929H. P. LovecraftSilver Key in Weird Tales Jan. 44/1
Ironic humor dragged down all the twilight minarets he reared, and the earthy fear of improbability blasted all the delicate and amazing flowers in his faery gardens. The convention of assumed pity split mawkishness on his characters, while the myth of an important reality and significant human events and emotions debased all his high fantasy into thin-veiled allegory and cheap social satire.]
1927H. P. LovecraftLetter 5 July in A. Derleth & D. Wandrei Selected Letters II (1968) 150
Commonplace readers…would not deem an ‘interplanetary’ tale in the least interesting if it did not have its Martian (or Jovian or Venerian or Saturnian) heroine fall in love with the young voyager from Earth.
1927H. P. LovecraftLetter 5 July in A. Derleth & D. Wandrei Selected Letters II (1968) 151
I’ll enclose, purely for your personal perusal…two characteristic neo-Lovecraftian outbursts—The Silver Key and The Strange High House in the Mist.
1936H. P. LovecraftShadow Out of Time in Astounding Stories June 147/2
It came to me that this was the language used by a captive mind I had known slightly, in my dreams—a mind from a large asteroid on which had survived much of the archaic life and lore of the primal planet whereof it formed a fragment. At the same time I recalled that this level of the archives was devoted to volumes dealing with the non-Terrestrial planets.
[1936H. P. LovecraftShadow Out of Time in Astounding Stories June 130/1
I shivered at the mysteries the past may conceal, and trembled at the menaces the future may bring forth. What was hinted in the speech of post-human entities of the fate of mankind produced such an effect on me that I will not set it down here.
[1936H. P. LovecraftShadow Out of Time in Astounding Stories June 145/2
I knew there were two more cellar levels in this titan edifice, and trembled with fresh panic as I recalled the metal-clamped trapdoor on the lowest one. There could be no guards now—for what had lurked beneath had long since done its hideous work and sunk into its long decline. By the time of the post-human beetle race it would be quite dead. And yet, as I thought of the native legends, I trembled anew.
1936H. P. LovecraftAt Mountains of Madness in Astounding Stories Mar. vii. 149/2
To fight these beings the Old Ones attempted, for the first time since their terrene advent, to sally forth again into the planetary ether; but, despite all traditional preparations, found it no longer possible to leave the earth’s atmosphere. Whatever the old secret of interstellar travel had been, it was now definitely lost to the race.
1936H. P. LovecraftShadow Out of Time in Astounding Stories June 133/1
When these things had come to the Earth they had built mighty basalt cities of windowless towers, and had preyed horribly upon the beings they found. Thus it was when the minds of the Great Race sped across the void from that obscure, transgalactic world known in the disturbing and debatable Eltdown Shards as Yith.