The Cult of Alien Gods

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The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
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Author Jason Colavito
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publication date
2005
Media type Paperback
Pages 398
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 and the wider "extraterrestrial pop culture" (such as Stargate SG-1).

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