In a pleasingly complex story of alien life-forms, parallel time travel and spiritual possession, macabre storyteller extraordinaire H.P. Lovecraft weaves a truly magnificent tale.
Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee thinks he is going mad. He dreams of strange worlds and finds that his waking moments too are consumed by these weird visions. He grows to understand that he is possessed by a life-form from another planet, and soon realises that he is caught in the grip of a species-wide battle-storm of survival, spanning a 250 million year history of earth. An engaging and original Tale, The Shadow out of Time is a tour de force of writing and imagination that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat to the very end.
Lovecraftians will hail the publication of H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Out of Time, edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. Based on the handwritten manuscript that surfaced in 1995 after being lost for 60 years, this edition of Lovecraft's classic tale of time travel and mind transference restores the text as closely as scholarly possible to HPL's original. The editors provide a thorough introduction, annotations and textual notes.