H.P. Lovecraft was a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He invented the term "cosmic fiction," which would become the philosophy guiding his writing.
"Pleasure to me is wonder — the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty."