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  • 57 pages
  • The Colour Out of Space
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • English
  • 03 June 2016

10 thoughts on “The Colour Out of Space

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. Thus, with the finest opening sentence in the Lovecraft canon, the The Color Out of Space begins This story, the last Lovecraft wrote during the remarkable ten month spurt of creativity that spanned the years 1926 and 27, is a culmination of sorts During this period, H.P had refined the art of horrific description, dispensing with the unnecessary adjectives and overwrought prose which of West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. Thus, with the finest opening sentence in the Lovecraft canon, the The Color Out of Space begins This story, the last Lovecraft wrote during the remarkable ten month spurt of creativity that spanned the years 1926 and 27, is a culmination of sorts During this period, H.P had refined the art of horrific description, dispensing with the unnecessary adjectives and overwrought prose which often detracts from the power of his effects Now, in The Color Out of Space, he set out to induce terror almost entirely by description alone No forbidden books, no repulsive idols, no sinister dark men with deevolutionary faces no, this time he would terrify through something simple and pervasive, through the use of color alone.Lovecraft who wanted to write an outer space story but was determined to avoid the bug eyed monster clich who wished to create an extraterrestrial invader who was essentially, utterly alien, had lately been reading about the scientific detection of colors outside the spectrum which can be viewed by the human eye Yes, color, if it were uncanny, could surely terrify.The story itself is simple one night, a meteor lands on Nahum Gardner s farm, and things begin to change The farm does not, at first, look all that different But the colors of the crops, the vegetation, the treeswell, they re just not right.There is not much explicit horror here although a horrific fate is implied for Nahum s wife Nabby , but the accumulation of suggestion and oblique narrative make The Color of Space one of the most unsettling of all Lovecraft works.The effect of the descriptive details is subtle and cumulative, but I would like to include one small passage as an example In the summer, the fruit harvest on Nahum s farm is unsually bountiful, but the individual fruits are monstrous and inedible Then, when winter comes, the neighbors begin to realize there is something wrong with the animals that inhabit the property too In February the McGregor boys from Meadow Hill were out shooting woodchucks, and not far from the Gardner place bagged a very peculiar specimen The proportions of its body seemed slightly altered in a queer way impossible to describe, while its face had taken on an expression which no one ever saw in a woodchuck before The boys were genuinely frightened, and threw the thing away at once, so that only their grotesque tales of it ever reached the people of the countryside But the shying of the horses near Nahum s house had now become an acknowledged thing, and all the basis for a cycle of whispered legend was fast taking form. Oh, I almost forgot The Good News The Colour out of Space was published in Hugo Gernsbach s legendary science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. September 1927 The Bad News Gernsback paid 1 5th of a cent per word Lovecraft earned 25 approximately 350 in today s money for the story, and never submitted anything to Amazing again


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Colour Out of Space, H.P Howard Phillips LovecraftThe Colour Out of Space is a science fiction horror short story by American author H P Lovecraft, written in March 1927 In the tale, an unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the blasted heath in the wild hills west of the fictional town of Arkham, Massachusetts The narrator discovers that many years ago a meteorite crashed there, poisoning every living being nearby vegetation grows large but fo The Colour Out of Space, H.P Howard Phillips LovecraftThe Colour Out of Space is a science fiction horror short story by American author H P Lovecraft, written in March 1927 In the tale, an unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the blasted heath in the wild hills west of the fictional town of Arkham, Massachusetts The narrator discovers that many years ago a meteorite crashed there, poisoning every living being nearby vegetation grows large but foul tasting, animals are driven mad and deformed into grotesque shapes, and the people go insane or die one by one 2015 1393 128 9786006867175 20 1394 112 9786002517296


  3. Jamie Stewart Jamie Stewart says:

    H.P Lovecraft s The Color Out of Space is another example of the authors flesh tingling ability at creating atmosphere and racketing up the tension until it explodes In this story a meteorite has landed in a New England farmers field and a slow development of chaos ensures I couldn t help but feel that this story is important to fans of his work such as Stephen King It felt like perhaps this story inspired several elements of It It s great fun and the language is a joy to be immersed in.


  4. Martin Martin says:

    Pretty impressive This is one of the first science fiction horror short stories where extra terrestrial aliens are not depicted as green martians While most writers of that time had their aliens appear humanoid in both physical appreance and motivations, Lovecraft went an entirely new way by showing something from outer space that cannot be described or even perceived by human eyes and whose motivations are as unclear as its origin.The story is the account of a scout who visits Arkham to Pretty impressive This is one of the first science fiction horror short stories where extra terrestrial aliens are not depicted as green martians While most writers of that time had their aliens appear humanoid in both physical appreance and motivations, Lovecraft went an entirely new way by showing something from outer space that cannot be described or even perceived by human eyes and whose motivations are as unclear as its origin.The story is the account of a scout who visits Arkham to check out the location of a possible water reservoir that will drown an entire valley soon Inspecting the dark woods of the valley, the man notices that something is strangely wrong Especially when he finds a spot fearfully named the blasted heath by the inhabitants, he realizes that there must be a reason why the valley is devoid of any population A blackened spot clears the wood there, covering the ground in soot and not allowing any growth there The center of the odd space seems to be an abandoned well near the ruins of an old farm house.Inspired to make further inquiries, the man meets the only person who still lives on the fringe of that dreadful valley Ammi Pierce, who some 50 years ago witnessed a story so terrible that it shakes the narrator s sanity Nahum Gardner and his family lived on the ranch in the valley when one day a meteorite fell from the sky Scientists and curious onlookers alike were amazed by the stone s weird physical attributes It was spongy and soft and seemed to display a strange color luminosity that nobody had ever seen before Strangely the stone shrank over a few days until it disappeared.Over the next year, strange things happened on the farm Cattle grew sick, plants grew strong but were inedible and finally the vegetation seemed to glow in the dark But evendisturbing were the changes in the Gardner family witnessed by Ammi Pierce While Nahum seemed to have a rock solid mind, his three sons and wife s sanities were wilting away, until things went so bad that Nahum locked up his frantic wife in the attic.The family became isolated from the social life of the town and Ammi Pierce was their only outside contact And theAmmi witnessed the decline of the valley, thehe was convinced that something lived in that well near the Gardner home Weird lights could be seen there at night and the animals behaved oddly When Nahum desperately told Ammi that he thought the well has swallowed one of his sons, a series of terrible events set forth that left the valley a desolate waste that is only whispered about as the blasted heath.I absolutely loved the atmosphere in that short By the end of it, I found myself clawing at my kindle, afraid of what I might find on the next page This is EXACLTY what I love so much about Lovecraft s writing.The concept of a nameless evil although, can something be considered evil if men are simply unable to understand it that falls from the sky and feeds on organic matter has been used countless times in books and movies, but it seems this is one of the earliest stories that used this trope It s also amazing to see an alien entity that is so unlike anything we know that it is not even possible to describe its appearance, as its color cannot be perceived by the human eye And just when you thought everything is right again by the end, Lovecraft throws in that final oh moment when you realize that no, the danger is still lurking underneath the surface.Amazing 5 stars


  5. Tristram Shandy Tristram Shandy says:

    Eldritchity Guaranteed When I call H.P Lovecraft a creator of horrors, I am doing so in a slightly different way from how most horror acolytes would probably apply this term to one of the figureheads of modern horror stories.Because I mean it like this Lovecraft is the uncontested master of saying most things at least twice, preferably usingthan one paragraph per thing, and an endless torrent of formulaic language But hang on When I say torrent , I might be exaggerating because a to Eldritchity Guaranteed When I call H.P Lovecraft a creator of horrors, I am doing so in a slightly different way from how most horror acolytes would probably apply this term to one of the figureheads of modern horror stories.Because I mean it like this Lovecraft is the uncontested master of saying most things at least twice, preferably usingthan one paragraph per thing, and an endless torrent of formulaic language But hang on When I say torrent , I might be exaggerating because a torrent implies movement and dynamics, whereas the average sample of Lovecraftian prose tends to impress the reader through its verbal stagnancy Lovecraft is also unparalleled in the frequency of his use of the adjective eldritch , which he employs as a stand in for any other adjective someone else might have chosen unless he calls a thing downright unnameable However, a thing being unnameable does not save it from being ominously talked about by Lovecraft for an un countable amount of pages What Lovecraft rarely does, however, is have his characters talk to each other in real dialogues since this would clearly throw the monologomaniac narrator off his track and imbue his stories with too much life.You might have noted by now that I am generally highly sceptical of Lovecraft, thinking him, simply and frankly, not too gifted a writer when it comes to actually putting his ideas into a captivating narration Nevertheless, there are some Lovecraft stories that are quite good, and unless you readthan one or two of these stories a year, you will probably be able to maintain your capacity of enjoying the author The Colour out of Space is, to my taste, one of these stories because it is an odd mixture of horror and science fiction, confronting the reader, as well as the narrator and the man from whom he gets his information, with a novel sort of threat, namely a diffuse power from out of space that takes the form of a colour and exerts an unwholesome, paralyzing and draining influence on anything that lives in its surroundings Although the tale is not completely free from redundancies, the rather sober style helps give it the quality of an eyewitness s account or that of a narrator who summarizes his interview with an eyewitness , thereby increasing it eeriness For all that, we never know how far we can trust the narrator after all Another thing that makes The Colour out of Space a very intriguing read is the fact that it is not concerned with a run of the mill ghost or vampire oh, how those vampires have started to suck over the past few years but that it features aundefined, shapeless horror, something that seems to contaminate its environment with its poison The way the gradual change of the blasted heath and the farmers living next to it is depicted might give rise to the conjecture that Lovecraft was writing about radioactivity, and a little research actually brings out that Lovecraft might have been influenced by the case of the so called Radium Girls quite a flippant sobriquet for such a serious phenomenon , i.e factory workers who suffered from radiation poisoning after painting watch dials with luminous paint All in all, The Colour out of Space is quite a good start for anyone interested in reading Lovecraft, but don t think that all his stories are of this quality


  6. Matt Matt says:

    HOST Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to a new episode of What were you thinking Our guest tonite is the late horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known to most of us as lowers voice the Necormaniac Please welcome with a big round of applause H P shouts Lovecraft indiscernible clapping from the audience, slight coughing, an indescribable form of silence as the writer enters the stage and sits down beside the host HOST Welcome Mr Lovecraft and thanks so m HOST Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to a new episode of What were you thinking Our guest tonite is the late horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known to most of us as lowers voice the Necormaniac Please welcome with a big round of applause H P shouts Lovecraft indiscernible clapping from the audience, slight coughing, an indescribable form of silence as the writer enters the stage and sits down beside the host HOST Welcome Mr Lovecraft and thanks so much for being here with us tonight I m lost for words how you could make it from your grave and answer some questions.HPL You re welcome Thanks for having me HOST Mr Lovecraft Let me get straight to the point In medias res What were you thinking when you wrote The Colour Out of Space I mean, you never actually mention it But I m sure many readers would very much like to know So, what is it HPL What s what HOST The colour out of space Surely you must have had some idea what it looks like.HPL his expression changes to something that no man has ever seen before I m not sure what you mean HOST Can you give this space colour a name, or can you describe it to us in simple terms, in your own words HPL In my own words coughs wispers In my own words clears his throat louder Well HOST Yes HPL If I shall give it a name, I d say pause I mean pause It s some kind of HOST Yes HPL Grey.HOST Grey You mean the colour of space is just grey HPL Yes Grey ish But not a pure grey More like green grey Bordering on brownish Some kind of brown grey with green A brown green grey.HOST Brown Green Grey.HPL Yes And it also shows a bit of bluish But the main thing is, it s grey HOST Thank you.HPL Brown grey.HOST Many thanks, Mr Lovecraft.HPL It s a little reminiscent of red, too.HOST I think that s enou HPL A brownish red But overall grey.HOST Yes yes.HPL A green bluish brown red grey.HOST raises an arm, snaps with his fingers two orderlies enter the stage Thank you Thank you so much shouts H.P.Lovecraft, Ladies and Gentlemen.HPL mumbling some blots of yellowish orange but grey yeah, grey but not too greyishlike the oderlies carry the writer off stage thunderous applause curtain apologies to Loriot for sketchnapping This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License


  7. Patrick Patrick says:

    I can see why this is Lovecraft s favorite The way he described the decay of the land and the slow shift to madness was so well written


  8. ᴥ Irena ᴥ ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

    4.5I loved this story.A surveyor comes to the valley near Arkham to check the land for the new reservoir People in Arkham tell him that the place is evil At first he thinks it is just plain old superstition Nothing grows there After he sees it though he marvelled noat the frightened whispers of Arkham people And that s even before he finds someone to tell him the whole story about what happened in the past when a whole family had disappeared or was killed He is very curious to fi 4.5I loved this story.A surveyor comes to the valley near Arkham to check the land for the new reservoir People in Arkham tell him that the place is evil At first he thinks it is just plain old superstition Nothing grows there After he sees it though he marvelled noat the frightened whispers of Arkham people And that s even before he finds someone to tell him the whole story about what happened in the past when a whole family had disappeared or was killed He is very curious to find out what the phrase strange days mean He soon realizes that the horrible thing in the old days happened in the lifetime of those who spoke and after too many warnings not to listen to Ammi Pierce s crazy stories, he decides to talk to Ammi After he finds out what actually happened, the surveyor quits his job praying that the water would destroy anything that might be in that valley.The first part of the story is told in the first person Ammi s story is in the third


  9. Susana Susana says:

    review in English below N o achei grande piada hist ria, que versa uma s rie de acontecimentos tr gicos e misteriosos numa zona rural ap s a queda dum meteorito.Mas gostei imenso da forma como contada, atrav s duma escrita muito evocativa e visual, que consegue realmente transmitir uma sensa o de inquietude desde o in cio Tive de ir pesquisar v rias palavras, o que sempre bom para aumentar o vocabul rio e tamb m fiquei a saber quem foram Salvator Rosa e Henry Fuseli e o que s o estruturreview in English below N o achei grande piada hist ria, que versa uma s rie de acontecimentos tr gicos e misteriosos numa zona rural ap s a queda dum meteorito.Mas gostei imenso da forma como contada, atrav s duma escrita muito evocativa e visual, que consegue realmente transmitir uma sensa o de inquietude desde o in cio Tive de ir pesquisar v rias palavras, o que sempre bom para aumentar o vocabul rio e tamb m fiquei a saber quem foram Salvator Rosa e Henry Fuseli e o que s o estruturas de Widmanst tten Nada mau para um conto de 20 p ginas I didn t think much of the story, which tells us about a series of tragic and mysterious events that occurred in a rural area after the fall of a meteorite.I really liked the way it was told, though The writing is highly evocative and visual, effectively conveying a feeling of uneasiness from the beginning I had to look up several words always a good thing, to increase my vocabulary and I also came to know about Salvator Rosa and Henry Fuseli and Widmanst tten patterns Not bad for a 20 page short story


  10. David Sven David Sven says:

    I listened to this on The SFFAudio podcast Donal Buckley did a great job with the audio narration I loved his accent Irish.This was a mix of horror and sci fi In 68 minutes Lovecraft and Buckley managed to creep me out Lovecraft masterfully builds tension and suspense and atmosphere Here Lovecraft doesn t make the mistake of revealing the monster too early and even then he leaves a lot to interpretation This story employs basic human fears of the unknown and of what lurks in the shad I listened to this on The SFFAudio podcast Donal Buckley did a great job with the audio narration I loved his accent Irish.This was a mix of horror and sci fi In 68 minutes Lovecraft and Buckley managed to creep me out Lovecraft masterfully builds tension and suspense and atmosphere Here Lovecraft doesn t make the mistake of revealing the monster too early and even then he leaves a lot to interpretation This story employs basic human fears of the unknown and of what lurks in the shadows to generate creep factor.The subsequent audio discussion was pretty good too.4 stars


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About the Author: H.P. Lovecraft

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