The Cult of Alien Gods

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The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
Author Jason Colavito
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 398
ISBN ISBN 1-59102-352-1
OCLC 61169671
813/.52 22
LC Class PS3523.O833 Z575 2005

The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture is a 2005 book by Jason Colavito, a contributor to Skeptic magazine, and published by Prometheus Books. The central thesis of the book is that the "ancient astronaut theory" popularized by Erich von Däniken in Chariots of the Gods? was directly influenced by the Cthulhu Mythos series of science fiction horror stories by H. P. Lovecraft. It also branches out to examine both the literary influences of Lovecraft as well as the wider "extraterrestrial pop culture" (such as Stargate SG-1).

Table of Contents[edit]

  1. The Crossroads of Fact and Fiction
  2. Science and Pseudoscience in Lovecraft's Time
  3. Science Fiction and Horror before Lovecraft
  4. The Prophet of Providence
  5. The Spread of the Lovecraft Circle
  6. The UFO Craze in Fact and Fiction
  7. The French Connection
  8. Charioteer of the Gods
  9. The Fork in the Road
  10. The Sirius Mystery
  11. The Orion Mystery
  12. Dusting for Fingerprints
  13. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  14. Ancestors from Nibiru
  15. Taking Off from Nibiru
  16. The UFO Cults and Human Cloning
  17. A Modern Mythology for Troubled Times
  18. Appendix: A Continuum of Belief

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