We’re not only trying to be the best Lovecraft site on the WorldWide Web, but to be one of
the best literary sites as well. Due to our efforts, we’ve managed to garner a few awards.
Jessica Amanda Salmonson gives this award “for excellence in coverage of
vintage genre fiction”. On 25 October 2003 we discovered that we had been given this
award at some earlier time.
This site is dedicated to finding news articles
that could be considered Lovecraftian. “The Web Award that Should Not Be” is given to
web sites “dedicated to Mr. Lovecraft’s works”. We were given this award in
The GO Network selects “top quality sites” for inclusion in their
directory. The best of these are given the GO Network Award “on the basis of excellence
and quality.” The H.P. Lovecraft Archive is listed under several categories in the GO
Guides including H.P. Lovecraft, Horror Books, and Alternative People! This award was given to The H.P. Lovecraft Archive on 2
This webzine is devoted to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It
showcases new fiction and commentary, and provides weekly chats with a variety of authors. The
H.P. Lovecraft Archive was named an Event Horizon “Hot Spot” on 21 September
||Baron Samedi’s Graveyard
The Baron’s interests include
voodoo, role-playing games, computer graphics, and heavy metal. The H.P. Lovecraft Archive was
given the Baron’s Homepage Award on 8 August 1999.
Ask Jeeves is a search engine that uses natural language to locate web sites.
The Silver Platter award is given to sites that “load quickly, are polished, are easy to
read, are easy to navigate, are well-maintained and updated regularly, [and] are credible
sources of information.” This award was given to The H.P. Lovecraft Archive on 19 July
||Keepitsimplestu... (KISS) Websites
This award is given to
“websites that are appealing to the eye and ear, with a minimum of extra activity. No
frames and few images are used to improve download time and to be friendly to visitors with less
than state-of-the-art equipment. The research and information is credited as well as possible,
and the theme of each site is narrowed to maintain the interest of both the visitors and
contributors alike.” Wow! The H.P. Lovecraft Archive was honored with this award on 25
Deep Outside SFFH (Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror) is a web-based magazine
which includes book and movie reviews, editorials, and links to a variety of sites. Their Step
Outside Award is given to “sites that transcend the boundaries of the ordinary”; The
H.P. Lovecraft Archive received this award on 9 May 1999.
Kenny claims: “There exist millions of web
pages, but only a few of them are worth visiting. This award goes only to outstanding
sites.” To date, only three sites have been given this award—thanks, Kenny! The H.P.
Lovecraft Archive was given this award on 15 April 1999.
A German site dedicated to Heavy Metal music, this site also features a large
collection of links called The
Dark Portal. The H.P. Lovecraft Archive was first featured on their In Darkness...
award pages on 13 September 1998.
||The Robert W. Chambers Research Project
Larry Loc’s site
includes a wealth of information on Chambers and his works, especially The King in
Yellow. His “Dreaded Yellow Award,” which was given to The H.P. Lovecraft Archive
on 30 June 1998, is “an award for outstanding web sites in the fields of horror, fantasy,
and science fiction.”
||Marc’s Way-Cool Site-O-Stuff
Marc has a number of pages that
he’s won awards for, so he figured it was time that he gave out his own awards. This award
was bestowed upon us on 29 April 1998.
On 24 March 1998, The NetherReal gave The H.P. Lovecraft Archive the
“Shining Trapezohedron” (artwork by Daryl Hutchinson) for “exemplary dedication
to the world of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos.” Well, we’ll be more than
happy to accept the award for the first half... For the other half, check out The
SelectSurf gives awards to those sites meeting their
criteria for “content, usefulness, presentation, ease of use, and originality.” Not
only do the SelectSurf staff choose great sites, they have a great site. They granted us
this award on 18 November 1997. Their link to The H.P. Lovecraft Archive can be found under the
Literature section of
Technically, Magellan was the first major search engine
on the web to give The H.P. Lovecraft Archive an award. In fact, the award was granted back
when these pages were still known as “Donovan K. Loucks’ H.P. Lovecraft Page” and
had comparatively little information (we believe that a re-review will result in a Four-Star
Award). However, Magellan never notified us of this award, and after e-mailing them about the
new page name and location we still didn’t receive an award icon. We found the one above
by rooting around on their server. In addition to the award, they have a brief review of the
It wasn’t until 26 March 1997 that one of the major search engines on the
web officially recognized The H.P. Lovecraft Archive with an award. In addition to the
award, WebCrawler Select makes some brief comments regarding the Archive. Now we’d like to see them
increase the size of their icon...
Ackerman is said to have coined the term “sci-fi” and is mentioned
by Lovecraft and Robert H. Barlow in “The Battle That Ended the Century” as “the
Effjay of Akkamin.” The H.P. Lovecraft Archive was named as one of “4e’s
Fave’s” on 6 January 1997. By the way, the “J” (sans period) in
Ackerman’s name doesn’t stand for anything...
DisInformation is “the subculture search
engine” which highlights web pages of “quality and political/cultural
importance.” We were given their highest rating, The Four Grenade Award of
Excellence, on 29 October 1996. They even have a web page devoted to the Cult of H.P.
On 1 September 1996, these pages were selected as an “OMNI Magazine
Omnivision Winner.” The winners are those pages which OMNI Magazine feels are worthy of
being linked to. Their link to The H.P. Lovecraft Archive is on Ellen
Datlow’s Author Sites page.
We were also given the Fiction & Fantasy Star Award on 22 June 1996.
They hope to be “the biggest and best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Gaming site on the
net.” Go check them out to see if they are! By the way, their link to this page is buried
pretty deeply. It can be found by going to the “Fiction & Fantasy Links,” then to
“Worldwide Role Playing Game Links,” and finally to “Call of
These web pages were chosen as AdZe’s Cosmic Site of the Night
for 27 May 1996. Believe it or not, this was our first award!