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Providence hosts hounds of horror Providence hosts hounds of horror
Providence Journal - Providence, R.I.
Author: ELLIOT KRIEGER Journal-Bulletin Book Editor
Date: Nov 3, 1986
Start Page: C-09
Section: ACCENT
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The convention began here and has continued to maintain strong ties to the city largely because of the great influence of Providence writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), whom many consider to be the patron saint of American horror fiction.

"A horror story is a cry for help from a desperately sick mind," said Providence author Les Daniels, a 1979 World Fantasy Award nominee whose latest book is "Yellow Fog," has just been published by Donald M. Grant of South Kingstown.

[Noel-Anne Brennan]'s work, obviously, is poles apart from the horror tradition of Poe, Lovecraft and King. And it's unclear how long fantasy writers and horror writers can coexist under the same umbrella organization.

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