by Robert Bloch
Cover artwork by Richard Powers
Signed Limited Edition - $150.00
Fine in fine dj and slipcase; new and unread, direct from the publisher
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Whispers Press, Binghamton, NY, 1978; 194 pp.; limited to 300 signed numbered copies, of which this is copy 245; First Edition
Signed on the limitation page by Robert Bloch, John Stewart, Richard Powers, and Stuart Schiff.
The premise is that H.P. Lovecraft's work was not fiction but based on fact and that Lovecraft the investigator of the supernatural wrote as a warning to humanity. In the novel's semi-documentary pages, Lovecraft becomes a historical figure and his collected works a sort-of grimoire revealing much about earth's secret history. (Bloch even includes himself in the story, though not by name.) In Bloch's hands, the Cthulhu Mythos is updated for the 1970s and comes to encompass a number of other mysterious and paranormal phenomena, including UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle, Easter Island, and parapsychology. Like Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu," Strange Eons culminates in a far-reaching (though government-sponsored) correlation of events and an ending to put an end to all stories of the Cthulhu Mythos.