In this short story, Stevens introduces us to her narrator Blaisdale who, after dining with a detective friend, encounters the strange Dr Frederick Holt. Holt, as part of his researches into colour microphotography, has unveiled a previously unseen world of “centipedish things, with yard-long bodies, detestable, furry spiders that lurked in shadows, and sausage-shaped translucent horrors”. In fact, at face value, the plot reads very similar to Lovecraft’s From Beyond. Indeed, it’s not a huge assumption to believe that Stevens was inspired by Lovecraft’s tale when she wrote hers.
Yet, like many assumptions, it’s completely incorrect.
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