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    Breaking the law: How fantastic is too far?

    - by Parallel Worlds

    Good stories invoke and involve the imagination of the audience. Whether we prefer magic, futuristic technology or the impossible and inexplicable power of something that came from the shadows, ultimately we, as readers, are accepting the narrative of the writer and escaping the real world to envisage the scenes of their fiction.

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    H.P. Lovecraft, 100 years on

    - by Parallel Worlds

    A century after publication, the works of H. P. Lovecraft continue to influence popular media. His were tales that disturbed the mind and enthralled the senses. However, in his time he was a virtual nobody. He is neither as influential nor as well-known as literary goliaths like J. R. R. Tolkien or his idol Edgar Allan Poe; yet from his imagination was birthed an entirely new sub-genre: the cosmic horror story.