Writing the Mythos: Collaboration

In 1934, H.P. Lovecraft and his friend Robert H. Barlow poked fun at all their friends and acquaintances in a story called “The Battle That Ended the Century.” This hyperbolical fight scenario featured Two-Gun Bob (Robert E. Howard) versus The Wild Wolf of West Shokan (Bernard Austin Dwyer) and through the course of the story, the two authors mention everyone from Hugo Gernsback to A. Merritt. The whole thing was a hilarious in-joke shared with friends in an obscure mimeographed “fanzine” called The Acolyte #2 (June 1934).

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Column: Writing the Mythos: The Two-(Or More)-Headed Mythos Monster: Collaboration

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