I’ve always been fascinated by HP Lovecraft’s imagination and tales of monsters from beyond the stars, so bizarre and frightening that very sight of them could drive men mad. Creature’s so advanced, they could wipe humanity out at any time, but we’re so insignificant to them, they have yet to bother.
Races like the Elder Things were definitely an influence when shaping the Reptilia Droc. So in honor of Lovecraft, I’m including one my favorite quotes from his poems as the opening to my story “Scavenger”.
I have seen the dark universe yawning
Where the black planets roll without aim;
Where they roll in their horror unheeded,
Without knowledge or lustre or name.
— H. P. Lovecraft, Nemesis
Taken from the poem Nemesis, HP reused this as an opening quote himself, for the story “The Haunter of the Dark”. I love how ominous this verse depicts the unknown depths of space. Perfect description for a mysterious region of space like the Outer Territories.
Above is the layout I crated for the book.