Miskatonic University: Where Science Meets the Mythos

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His stories are not an easy read.

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Extensively self-educated, he took a keen interest in science and wrote about astronomy, chemistry and other fields for newspapers and journals. There are no smiles and happy endings in his fiction, just glimpses of horror and the grotesque realities which are only thinly veiled from our eyes.


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Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him. This was partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself. He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years.

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A small inheritance that had helped him subsist was completely spent by the time he died at the age of He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to his childhood hero, Edgar Allan Poe. Into the Arena of the Extra - Dimensionals. We are not interested in stories with bigoted views on race and gender.


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Subversive or experimental stories are welcome. We're trying to present a living, breathing setting for MU. There's no requirement or even request for any coordination of story details.

We just ask that you avoid the more world-ending or even university-ending plots. Sure, people will die, just as new faculty is hired and new students fill empty seats. Buildings will crumble or disappear into wormholes, but there is always new construction. Monsters will come and go, sometimes with fanfare and sometimes not; some even stick around as lab specimens, secret pets, lazing in the sewers, or disguised as faculty.

But above all, Miskatonic University persists.

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For this anthology, Miskatonic University is assumed to be a fully modern, multicultural hotbed of cutting edge occult and technological research. In this modern incarnation, we're assuming that it has fully embraced modern technology and norms and has both a faculty and student body thriving with personalities from all walks of life no matter race, religion, gender, or anything [so it's not just a bunch of white dudes] --and it's been that way for at least decades. Of course, the institution will have its secrets and likely everyone there has their own agendas as well. So while there could certainly be your occasional reactionary character pining for the "old days," those characters are not the norm.

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Robins's character, Nathan Wingate, in the film Kamillions, is associated with Miskatonic University. It has been run over 20 times across the US.

Some real-life retailers sell merchandise such as bumper stickers displaying the school's supposed mascot, the Fighting Cephalopods. Such items are often sold at science fiction conventions. Martin Greenwood and Martin Weinberg edited a collection of new Lovecraftian stories all set in MU, titled "Miskatonic University", published in and currently out of print. The Miskatonic University is said to have its own competitive swimming team, The Fighting Cephalopods.

Their slogan is "Go Pods!

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Miskatonic University has its own. In Charles Stross's novel The Atrocity Archives, a character notes that Miskatonic is notorious for the back-biting among its faculty. The university library by that time the mid s is also said to include a Wilmarth Folklore Collection. There is a Boston-based pop band named "Miskatonic". University professors named Ted Klein and Alice Derleth also appear in the episode. In the Vampire Earth series by E. Roxanne Westbridge's diploma on the wall reads she graduated from Miskatonic University.

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