This week, we heard that the World Fantasy Awards will be retiring the bust of H.P. Lovecraft as their trophy, and like everything else these days (the Hugos, to mention one…), the decision is being met with mixed reactions.
As we’ve discussed here before, there’s something to be said for being able to appreciate the context of the times in which Lovecraft lived, and even more for the ability to separate the artist from the art. Is this political correctness run rampant? Is it more appropriate to find an award that better reflects the “fantasy” aspects of the craft?
Also, we take a peek at the upcoming Syfy adaptation of Childhood’s End, and speculate on that and other adaptations and why it’s important to get it right.