IN THE WALLS OF ERYX PDF

In the Walls of Eryx By H. Lovecraft with Kenneth Sterling Before I try to rest I will set down these notes in preparation for the report I must make. What I have found is so singular, and so contrary to all past experience and expectations, that it deserves a very careful description. After two days I was pronounced fit for duty.

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External links 9 Inspiration Sterling, a precocious Providence high school student who had befriended Lovecraft the previous year, gave Lovecraft a draft of the story in January This draft included the idea of an invisible maze—a concept Sterling recalled as being derived from the story "The Monster-God of Mamurth" by Edmond Hamilton , published in the August issue of Weird Tales, which featured an invisible building in the Sahara Desert. The story takes place in the future, when humanity has developed space travel and begun to explore Venus.

There, they discover valuable crystal orbs that can be used as a source of electrical power, as well as a race of primitive lizardmen who guard the crystals fervently and who attack any humans who try to take them. The narrator, Kenton J. Stanfield, is one of many explorers employed to collect the crystals. While on a routine mission, the narrator encounters a bizarre structure: a maze whose walls are completely invisible, at the entrance of which is a crystal of unusually large size.

The prize is held by a dead prospector. The protagonist, feeling confident he can map out the maze, makes his way to the center after collecting the crystal in order to explore the structure. However, he soon discovers that he has misjudged the maze, and is unable to relocate the entrance point. In time he realizes that he will face the same fate as the preceding prospector.

Dying, the narrator writes down his observations on a futuristic form of recording paper. He describes how in his last moments he has developed a feeling of kinship with the lizardmen, and pleads with his superiors to leave Venus, the lizardmen, and the crystals alone, as they hold mysteries humanity cannot begin to grasp, and mankind does not really need to exploit them.

However, his dying pleas for humanity to leave Venus alone are dismissed by his employers as unfortunate dementia caused by his desperate situation, and instead the crystal mining company decides to use draconian measures to annihilate the lizardmen completely.

Stanfield, closely resembles that of its co-author, Kenneth J. Setting Eryx, or the Erycinian Highland, is a vast plateau on Venus. Analysis The themes of prejudice , religious intolerance , and discrimination are evident in the story. The references in the story to "wriggling akmans" and "efjeh-weeds" are believed to be jokes aimed at Forrest J. Retrieved April 25, References Lovecraft, Howard P. Dagon and Other Macabre Tales 9th corrected printing ed. Definitive version. Joshi and David E.

Schultz, An H. Lovecraft Encyclopedia. External links In the Walls of Eryx by H.

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In The Walls of Eryx

The story takes place in the future, when humanity has developed space travel and begun to explore Venus. There, they discover valuable crystal orbs that can be used as a source of electrical power, as well as a race of primitive lizardmen who guard the crystals fervently and who attack any humans who try to take them. The narrator, Kenton J. Stanfield, is one of many explorers employed to collect the crystals. While on a routine mission, the narrator encounters a bizarre structure: a maze whose walls are completely invisible, inside of which is a crystal of unusually large size. The prize is held by a dead prospector. The protagonist, feeling confident he can map out the maze, makes his way to the center after collecting the crystal in order to explore the structure.

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In the Walls of Eryx

Create New A short story by H. Lovecraft and Kenneth J. The story is told through the logs of Kenton J. Stanfield, a prospector employed by a crystal company to harvest energy-producing crystals from Venus, each one holding vast amounts of energy.

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