Monday, September 6, 2021

Micro Mention "Chasing the Moon"

A. Lee Martinez

“Chasing the Moon” by A. Lee Martinez is a weird one. It’s Lovecraft-like, but it's also far lighter of a story in terms of tone than the usual fare for weird fiction and cosmic fiction. In any case, it has big unfathomable cosmic entities from beyond space and time—and they mainly just want to hang out.

I actually had a conversation with the author about this book on Twitter where I had called this book "Lovecraft-lite," and I didn't mean any harm by that, but it was pointed out that "lite" suggests lesser. I apologized because it wasn't my intention to comment or compare quality levels, one way or another, but just to point out it's lighter in tone. In any case, the precise care for word choice is critical, is what I'm getting at here.

As a book, if you're looking for an entry into this sub-genre but are a little dubious about an overly terrifying book, "Chasing the Moon" would be a good entry point.

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