Silvia Moreno-Garcia today surveys the use of Lovecraft as a fictional character. I hadn’t spotted Peter Cannon’s The Lovecraft Chronicles book yet, so thanks to Silvia for that. It’s an alternate-history fictional biography, posing the question: “what if Lovecraft had lived?” According to S.T. Joshi’s review the book has him going to England, then (improbably, but no doubt colourfully) going off to fight for the left in the Spanish Civil War. I answered the same question myself a while back, as part of the 2011 Summer School. While I took him down a different fork there were a couple of overlaps with Cannon. I also had Lovecraft try to repurchase his birthplace in the 1960s with the money from movie rights, and not writing much fiction after the 1940s.