History Creator / RichardSharpeShaver

24th Jan '16 2:43:23 PM jormis29
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* The Japanese horror film ''Marebito'' features the Deros and references some of Shaver's other written work.

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* The Japanese horror film ''Marebito'' ''Film/{{Marebito}]'' features the Deros and references some of Shaver's other written work.
30th Dec '14 12:30:31 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: The ancestors of the Teros and Deros. They left the Earth because the sun's radiation is harmful to them; those that stayed behind gradually evolved into their respective two forms, similarly to the Eloi and Morlocks in [[HGWells H.G. Wells's]] ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''.

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* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: The ancestors of the Teros and Deros. They left the Earth because the sun's radiation is harmful to them; those that stayed behind gradually evolved into their respective two forms, similarly to the Eloi and Morlocks in [[HGWells H.G. Wells's]] Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''.
20th Dec '14 7:38:47 PM TVRulezAgain
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Richard Sharpe Shaver was your grandpa's DavidIcke.

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Richard Sharpe Shaver was your grandpa's DavidIcke.
Creator/DavidIcke.
20th Nov '14 6:18:03 AM Koveras
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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', there's a race of subterranean dwarves called "Derros," a possible allusion to the Deros.
** ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ramps up the references, as the derro abduct innocents from the surface and perform horrible experiments on them in a mad and futile effort to discover ways to allow them to survive the light of the sun. The supplemental book "Classic Horrors Revisited" discusses the creative origins of ''Pathfinder'''s morlocks, blending Shaver's original text with Creator/HGWells' [[TheMorlocks morlocks]] and AlienAbduction folklore.

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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there's a race of subterranean dwarves called "Derros," a possible allusion to the Deros.
** ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' ramps up the references, as the derro abduct innocents from the surface and perform horrible experiments on them in a mad and futile effort to discover ways to allow them to survive the light of the sun. The supplemental book "Classic Horrors Revisited" discusses the creative origins of ''Pathfinder'''s morlocks, blending Shaver's original text with Creator/HGWells' [[TheMorlocks morlocks]] and AlienAbduction folklore.
28th Aug '14 9:47:05 PM TheMorrison
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* Sharyn [=McCrumb's=] ''[[Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun Zombies of the Gene Pool]]'' has a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Shaver as a member of a group of wannabe sci-fi authors from the 50s. Said author gained fame for writing fantastic horror stories, but insisted it was non-fiction and spent the latter portion of his life in an asylum.

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* Sharyn [=McCrumb's=] ''[[Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun Zombies of the Gene Pool]]'' has a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Shaver as a member of a group of wannabe sci-fi authors from the 50s.'50s. Said author gained fame for writing fantastic horror stories, but insisted it was non-fiction and spent the latter portion of his life in an asylum.



** ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ramps up the references, as the derro abduct innocents from the surface and perform horrible experiments on them in a mad and futile effort to discover ways to allow them to survive the light of the sun.

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** ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ramps up the references, as the derro abduct innocents from the surface and perform horrible experiments on them in a mad and futile effort to discover ways to allow them to survive the light of the sun. The supplemental book "Classic Horrors Revisited" discusses the creative origins of ''Pathfinder'''s morlocks, blending Shaver's original text with Creator/HGWells' [[TheMorlocks morlocks]] and AlienAbduction folklore.
10th Aug '14 7:04:24 PM EvilMidnightLurker
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Richard Sharpe Shaver was an American factory worker who, in [[TheForties the 1940s]], began contributing short stories and art to pulp [[ScienceFiction science-fiction]] magazines, notably ''Amazing Stories.'' He became renowned for a short story called [[http://sacred-texts.com/ufo/irl/ ''I Remember Lemuria!'']] about a man held captive by monstrous subhuman creatures that lived beneath the Earth. The story became so popular that ''Amazing Stories'' ran almost nothing but sequels and other related material for some time afterwards, to the dismay of some of their readership, including a young Creator/HarlanEllison. After the craze had run its course, Shaver abandoned writing to pursue an interest in geology and died in 1975.

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Richard Sharpe Shaver was an American factory worker who, in [[TheForties the 1940s]], began contributing short stories and art to pulp [[ScienceFiction science-fiction]] magazines, notably ''Amazing Stories.'' He became renowned for a short story called [[http://sacred-texts.''[[http://sacred-texts.com/ufo/irl/ ''I I Remember Lemuria!'']] Lemuria!]]'' about a man held captive by monstrous subhuman creatures that lived beneath the Earth. The story became so popular that ''Amazing Stories'' ran almost nothing but sequels and other related material for some time afterwards, to the dismay of some of their readership, including a young Creator/HarlanEllison. After the craze had run its course, Shaver abandoned writing to pursue an interest in geology and died in 1975.
10th Aug '14 7:03:54 PM EvilMidnightLurker
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Richard Sharpe Shaver was an American factory worker who, in [[TheForties the 1940s]], began contributing short stories and art to pulp [[ScienceFiction science-fiction]] magazines, notably ''Amazing Stories.'' He became renowned for a short story called ''I Remember Lemuria!'' about a man held captive by monstrous subhuman creatures that lived beneath the Earth. The story became so popular that ''Amazing Stories'' ran almost nothing but sequels and other related material for some time afterwards, to the dismay of some of their readership, including a young Creator/HarlanEllison. After the craze had run its course, Shaver abandoned writing to pursue an interest in geology and died in 1975.

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Richard Sharpe Shaver was an American factory worker who, in [[TheForties the 1940s]], began contributing short stories and art to pulp [[ScienceFiction science-fiction]] magazines, notably ''Amazing Stories.'' He became renowned for a short story called [[http://sacred-texts.com/ufo/irl/ ''I Remember Lemuria!'' Lemuria!'']] about a man held captive by monstrous subhuman creatures that lived beneath the Earth. The story became so popular that ''Amazing Stories'' ran almost nothing but sequels and other related material for some time afterwards, to the dismay of some of their readership, including a young Creator/HarlanEllison. After the craze had run its course, Shaver abandoned writing to pursue an interest in geology and died in 1975.


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** ''{{Pathfinder}}'' ramps up the references, as the derro abduct innocents from the surface and perform horrible experiments on them in a mad and futile effort to discover ways to allow them to survive the light of the sun.
16th Jan '14 2:14:19 PM Prfnoff
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* PhilipKDick, [[{{VALIS}} himself no stranger to hearing nonhuman voices in his head]], mentions Shaver's work in his novel ''Confessions of a Crap Artist.''

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* PhilipKDick, [[{{VALIS}} Creator/PhilipKDick, [[Literature/{{VALIS}} himself no stranger to hearing nonhuman voices in his head]], mentions Shaver's work in his novel ''Confessions of a Crap Artist.''
28th Oct '13 6:15:22 AM Willbyr
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Richard Sharpe Shaver was an American factory worker who, in [[TheForties the 1940s]], began contributing short stories and art to pulp [[ScienceFiction science-fiction]] magazines, notably ''Amazing Stories.'' He became renowned for a short story called ''I Remember Lemuria!'' about a man held captive by monstrous subhuman creatures that lived beneath the Earth. The story became so popular that ''Amazing Stories'' ran almost nothing but sequels and other related material for some time afterwards, to the dismay of some of their readership, including a young HarlanEllison. After the craze had run its course, Shaver abandoned writing to pursue an interest in geology and died in 1975.

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Richard Sharpe Shaver was an American factory worker who, in [[TheForties the 1940s]], began contributing short stories and art to pulp [[ScienceFiction science-fiction]] magazines, notably ''Amazing Stories.'' He became renowned for a short story called ''I Remember Lemuria!'' about a man held captive by monstrous subhuman creatures that lived beneath the Earth. The story became so popular that ''Amazing Stories'' ran almost nothing but sequels and other related material for some time afterwards, to the dismay of some of their readership, including a young HarlanEllison.Creator/HarlanEllison. After the craze had run its course, Shaver abandoned writing to pursue an interest in geology and died in 1975.



* ScoobyDooHoax: Averted... on a technicality. Shaver himself believed every word he wrote. When confronted by HarlanEllison, who claimed that the so-called mystery was nothing more than a marketing ploy, Ray Palmer admitted that he was ''certainly'' tying to ramp up sales, which isn't the same thing as to say that the whole thing was fake.

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* ScoobyDooHoax: Averted... on a technicality. Shaver himself believed every word he wrote. When confronted by HarlanEllison, Creator/HarlanEllison, who claimed that the so-called mystery was nothing more than a marketing ploy, Ray Palmer admitted that he was ''certainly'' tying to ramp up sales, which isn't the same thing as to say that the whole thing was fake.



* HarlanEllison incorporated themes and elements from the Shaver Mystery (including accounts from believers) into his short story ''The Elevator People''. Ironic, since he found the whole thing distasteful.

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* HarlanEllison Creator/HarlanEllison incorporated themes and elements from the Shaver Mystery (including accounts from believers) into his short story ''The Elevator People''. Ironic, since he found the whole thing distasteful.
24th Oct '13 11:31:30 PM LinTaylor
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* Sharyn [=McCrumb's=] ''[[Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun Zombies of the Gene Pool]]'' has a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Shaver as a member of a group of wannabe sci-fi authors from the 50s. Said author gained fame for writing fantastic horror stories, but insisted it was non-fiction and spent the latter portion of his life in an asylum.
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