Monday, January 22, 2007

Lovecraft's Legacy: 1972

35 years after Lovecraft's death, the next wave of fandom exploded during the Vietnam War era. Chrispy recalls reading a lot of science fiction, espcially A. E. van Vogt - a mimic sometimes of HPL. In a high school biology classroom, a substitute teacher had a copy of Lovecraft - but Chrispy was not interested then. In college it was all Robert E. Howard all the time. Then, 30 years later I crossed paths with HPL and I was hooked.

Here is an image of a rare 'zine: SHADOW #18 (1972). 6 1/2 x 8 and 36 pages. It included articles about fantasy and horror literature, including about H.P. Lovecraft. Articles by Ramsey Campbell, Brian Stableford and others. Art by Alan Hunter and others.

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