Saturday, September 10, 2022

Authors and their Cats: H.P. Lovecraft

Happy Caturday! Authors and their Cats: H.P. Lovecraft 

Cats played an important role in many of H.P. Lovecraft's science fiction short stories, including The Cats of Ulthar (1920), Rats in the Walls (1924) and The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1943). There's also his collection of short stories, Something About Cats.

"The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilized cynic to do other than to worship it." --H.P. Lovecraft

1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

Odd that those fantasy and horror stories are cited as sf, but there's also a moderately famous anecdote of him staying at a friend's house, and a kitten had fallen asleep during the evening's conversation in HPL's lap...his hosts found him sitting up in the morning, noting he didn't want to disturb the little one by going to bed.