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Weird Tales

Weird Tales

by Amelia Reynolds LongManly Wade Wellman Granville S. Hoss and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/03/2016

Our fifth issue features the entire interior contents infacsimile format of WEIRD TALES from December 1936 featuring The Fire of Asshurbanipal by Robert E. Howard, Out of the Sun by Granville S. Hoss, Vespers by Edgar Daniel Kramer, The Haunter of the Dark by H. P. Lovecraft, Portrait of a Murderer by John Russell Fearn, Mother of Serpents by Robert Bloch, The Cyclops of Xoatl by Otis Adelbert Kline and E. Hoffmann Price, The Woman at Loon Point by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer, The Album by Amelia Reynolds Long, The Theater Upstairs by Manly Wade Wellman, It Walks By Night by Henry Kuttner, and A Passion in the Desert by Honore de Balzac.
Paperback / softback
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Pulp Tales Press
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United States
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Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D'Orsay, before selling his first story, 'The Graveyard Rats', to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940 Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the 'Lovecraft Circle'", a group of writers and fans who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft.

During the Second World War, they were regular contributors to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science-Fiction, and collaborated for most of the 40's and 50's, publishing primarily under the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnell. In 1950 he began studying at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1954. He was working towards his masters degree but died of a heart attack in 1958, before it was completed.

H. P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity.

Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity.

Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality. Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades.

He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

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