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greengalloway

As all that is solid melts to air and everything holy is profaned...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

When Darkness Dawns... Cthulhu as Christ





In early November 1983 the Cold War almost went incandescent thanks to Operation Able Archer. It was meant to be a test of the USA 's ability to rapidly respond to any signs of USSR moving into First Strike mode. But USSR mis-read it as USA moving into First Strike mode, so they went on full scale alert... Luckily this persuaded USA to scale back Operation Able Archer and so the crisis passed.

Coincidently, in November 1983 I published the Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy Volume 2: When Darkness Dawns which was a rather apocalyptic poem loosely based on Kenneth Grant's version of H.P. Lovecraft and ... the sense of living in a city on the edge of annihilation.

The cover art was by Fod.

The poem ends "Rejoice, Patriarchy is No More"

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