Saturday, 26 December 2015

Debunking a myth around the Lovecraftian mythos

The notion of "Cosmic gods" is not an invention of Lovecraft; the notion is part of many religions and systems of belief, particularly in polytheism and in animist & animatist systems of belief. If we want to talk about preternatural powers, alien life, demons, and cosmic events - such as transporting people to the moon, we must talk about Johannes Kepler's Somnium, a science fiction novel written in 1608. Sagan & Asimov have referred to it as the first work of science fiction.

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