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These alien artists possess a different set of senseequipment than we do, and as a result their art tells us something about the cosmos we otherwise could not know. "In delicacy of execution", too, "no sculpture I have ever seen could approach it. " This perhaps reflects the different physiognomies of the Old Ones—five arms each ending in twentyfive tentacles. It is not, however, the physical differences alone of the alien sculptors that give their art such tremendous impact for the human observers.
That I, sometimes, gave alternate emphasis to the possibility that the male protagonist might be partially responsible for his own problems—that his real adversary was his own mind—does not alter the fact that he is, in the end, threatened by actual outside forces. Or, to paraphrase the old joke, just because he's paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get him. So I dealt with my personal anxieties, my own fear of the unknown, relieving my angst by exteriorizing it in the form of characters in my short Page 181 tales.
The Terror, though interesting in theme, is very markedly inferior to the other books (The House of Souls and The Secret Glory) in manner, for they reveal the fact that Mr. Machen is gifted with a very remarkable style, rich and colorful but always simple and clear. Yet though he is unmistakably an artist he has never enjoyed anything like popularity—except once when the unusual conditions at the time of the war gave a factitious interest to his tale, "The Bowmen"—his best work having been done in the nineties and he being as he has said "a pastmaster in the Lodge of Disappointment.
The center of the book's interest for the purpose of this essay are those six stories in which Thomas Carnacki, ghostfinder extraordinaire, is called upon to investigate certain ambiguous phenomena which may or may not ultimately prove to be manifestations of supernatural activity. I maintain that these six stories constitute a coherent and meaningful whole, that they are an organized, cumulative work, one story building upon another; they are not simply a random collection. This structure is the product of a carefully contrived interplay between the world of supernatural horror and the world of logical explanation.
1918. The Garden of Survival. 1918. The Wolves of God and Other Fey Stories (with Wilfred Wilson). 1921. The Bright Messenger. 1921. Episodes Before Thirty. 1923. Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches. 1924. Through the Crack (with Violet Pearn). 1925. Ancient Sorceries and Other Tales. 1927. The Dance of Death and Other Tales. 1927. Sambo and Snitch. 1927. Mr. cabinet. 1928. Dudley and Gilderoy: A Nonsense. 1929. Strange Stories. 1929. Full Circle. 1929. By Underground. 1930. [Untitled collection] (in series "Short Stories of Today & Yesterday").