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  • Paperback
  • 93 pages
  • In the Walls of Eryx
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Spanish
  • 03 October 2015
  • 9788441415034

10 thoughts on “In the Walls of Eryx

  1. says:

    35 In the Walls of Eryx is mostly told by a narrator whose name we find out only later in the story It takes place on Venus in a strange building and he is after some kind of valuable crystal Right from the beginning we see something is seriously wrong with the place the protagonist is There is a corpse near him which he uses as a visual landmark to try to find out the way out of this labyrinth with invisible walls In time you really get to feel the claustrophobia and desperation slowly creeping in Occasional bursts of hope only make the situation worse His oxygen food and water supply begin to run out too and to make everything worse groups of lizard men come out of the woods He soon realizes that the labyrinth was built by these creatures 'whose craft and mentality' humans underestimatedSome might argue that what the humans on Venus decided to do afterwards is a bit harsh Some not all


  2. says:

    In the Walls of EryxThe Earthlings have come to Venus and have built a colony which they have called Terra nova On Venus there is life a diverse fauna and flora and an intelligent race of reptilian beings whose culture is not yet highly developed although in some aspects such as architecture it seems much advanced The main interest of men in Venus is a crystal that serves as a source of energy and is exclusive to Venus a single crystal has energy to power a city but the settlers are having trouble starting a massive mining because these crystals are sacred for the Venusians The protagonist advises bringing a detachment of soldiers and annihilating the entire native species to exploit the glass mines something unfortunately too close to reality it is just what some imperialist powers have done throughout history with the Petroleum countries or the so called rare earths and blood minerals I would have liked this story without the epilogue without the epilogue I would have even claimed the figure of Lovecraft that as everyone knows sympathizes with the Nazi ideology and the supremacy of the Aryan race In the penultimate part of the story the character reflects on the scale Cosmic no race is superior to another when faced with death it changes its xenophobic posture and manifests an anti colonialist stance but in the end this is ruled out as a delirium and plans for a total invasion and a Venusian Holocaust begin


  3. says:

    I've reading all of Lovecraft stories and this one stood up as one of the best ones The setting is imaginative and the ending feels focused on how garbage humanity is


  4. says:

    Enjoyable comeuppance tale up to the very end anyway where the arrogant human is caught in a sophisticated trap devised by the primitive natives Of course if the fellow had carried say rope with him or had ever heard of the right hand rule for getting out of mazes the trap would not have worked so well I was disappointed that it was really just a physical maze and not something that changed in response to the crystal making it so the opening closed for anyone holding a crystal would have been brilliant Ah well Still worth reading


  5. says:

    Within the Walls of Eryx takes place on Venus the characters are members of a mining expedition mining for crystals The area in which they are working has some dangerous native inhabitants and some dangerous plants It is recommended that prospecting parties contain at least two members but locally the thought is that the locals are not that dangerous and freuently forays of only one are made


  6. says:

    Sometimes I feel like books and stories written in Lovecraft's time take some time to get into but they are usually worth it I enjoyed the imagination of this story although the beginning middle and middle dragged a bit But it's a nice creepy tale and I'm glad I took the time to read it


  7. says:

    Wordsworth EditionsLondon 2010Did not enjoy this story as it is usual when I get lost in Lovecraft s pages This time it was not so much because there are no naked women but because I do not like science fiction of which a typical example is this storyThe layout is an autodiegeticfirst person narrator with a heterodiegetic narrator at the end who finds the autodiegetic narrator s writings at the endThe language is not so much atmospheric this story was published in 1936 it reminds a lot of Clark Ashton Smith s stories because it is situated on Venus Those two were pals so they influenced each other a lotIt is interesting that aboriginal dwellers of Venus are lizardlike intelligent creatures; does a former football player from the Ilse of Wright pop up in mind?Me and my pal Elon Musk are going next year to Venus if you want to join us you need to pay 10 000 turkish liras on my account¡Hasta luego


  8. says:

    This was actually a pretty good straight up science fiction prior to any sort of space exploration I was really interested to see how authors thought of space exploration at the time and that is of the attraction of reading this short story in the 21 century The story itself is also pretty intense with humans dealing with unthinkable technology from another world example is the invisible labyrinth the lead character faces in this story I liked the description of his struggle and despair and the alien planet was also fun Look forward to read from Lovecraft


  9. says:

    This story lacks a lot of the cosmic horror Lovecraft is famous for instead focusing on conventional science fiction I was really expecting the crystal to be controlling the force fields showing that no matter what the protagonist did he couldn't outsmart the primitive aliens and cold only escape by abandoning his prize and admitting defeat The ending ultimately makes him appear just as daft but it's not uite as clever and ironic as I expect from this kind of story


  10. says:

    A rare future sci fi lovecraft short amazing and you can feel the anxieties of the main character easily Short and perfect eerie look into encountering new beings


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In the Walls of Eryx[PDF / EPUB] In the Walls of Eryx In the Walls of Eryx is a short story by HP Lovecraft written in January 1936 and first published in Weird Tales magazine in October 1939 It is unusual among Lovecraft's work as a standard science fic Walls of MOBI ô In the Walls of Eryx is a short story by HP Lovecraft written in January and first published in Weird Tales magazine in October It is unusual among Lovecraft's work as a standard science fiction story involving space exploration in In the Epub / the near futureThe story written in first person narrative depicts the life and death of a prospector on the planet Venus who while working for a mining company becomes trapped in an invisible maze.