What wanders the stars?
It troubles man in myriad forms even while it excites the imagination. So often the supernatural is rudely confined to terrors borne of the Earth we live and will always live on. For many of us, the most alien landscapes we ponder lie between our ears or out of sight.
And when we’re visited by something further away, it’s put forever in the context of the awful things it might bring here.
This is appropriate.
This, no matter the consequence, holds a certain kindness, shielding us from the more horrible things upon which we might ponder.
What wanders the stars, waiting between them, what colours exist to come out of space?
Today, for Halloween we celebrate episode 10 of Nighttime Stories by bringing you part 1 of 2 of The Colour Out of Space, written by H.P. Lovecraft, first published in 1927. This story will straddle Halloween, and its conclusion will come next week.
Tune in now.
Tune in then.
Episode 11, the second part of this story, is now up here!