Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lovecraft's Legacy: 1950

{Lovecraft's stories began ending up in the most lurid places. Sheer speculation, but Mr. Deleth must have been operating under the premise that any publicity was better than no publicity when pushing Lovecraft's stories.}

Famous Fantastic Mysteries, June 1950, Vol. 11, No. 5, was published bi-monthly by All-Fiction Field, Inc. Cover by Saunders.

Book-Length Novel: The Adventure of Wyndham Smith by S. Fowler Wright. Hunted by a man-made monster, they fled into an empty world, two last survivors who dared to gamble for the dawn of a new forbidden day…

Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson. But only one suspected the secret of the charming lady whose smile spelled death… Copyright 1924 by Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. Published by permission of the Estate of the Author.

The Outsider H. P. Lovecraft.

That night the Baron dreamt of many a wo;
And all his warrior-guest, with shade and form
Of witch, and demon, and large coffin-worm,
Were long be-nightmared. -Keats.
Copyright 1926 by The Popular Fiction Publishing Company. Copyright 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei; Copyright 1947 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.

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