Howard Phillips
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
Cthulhu Mythos Stories
Appearance: "The Fillmore Shoggoth"
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1890
Date of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Decapitation by a shoggoth
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Sonia Phillips

Howard Phillips (1890-1968) was an American author. He wrote a chronicle of Miskatonic University's expedition to Antarctica in the 1920s. He also became an expert on the Old Ones. In May 1968, he and his wife Sonia attended an HPL concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco. With them were two Old Ones. The party watched HPL rehearse. The Old Ones enjoyed HPL's music. Phillips could only describe what he heard as "interesting".

During the concert that evening, an iceberg which had broken off from the Ross Ice Shelf nearly a year earlier and had made its way to San Francisco deposited a swarm of shoggoths in the city. One made its way to the Fillmore, and decapitated the Old Ones and Phillips before succumbing to a napalm attack. Sonia Phillips escaped the Fillmore with the help of HPL.

Literary comment[]

Howard Phillips is based on the historical Howard Phillips Lovecraft. H.P. Lovecraft was married to a woman named Sonia, and the general description of the fictional Phillips matches the historical Lovecraft.