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  1. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Alright! WTG JD! Yea! Gonna pick this one up for sure, and....seventy-five bucks!?
    Time to break open th' piggy bank.
     
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    Yeah it is something that will help. Great job JD!!
     
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    Just order'd--and keenly looking forward to it. Just got ye lovely trade pb editions of Clark Ashton Smith's poetry from Hippocampus Press!:D
     
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    just ordered my copy.
     
  5. Ningauble

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    Scarecrow Press will also do a reprint of Joshi's Unutterable Horror next year.
     
  6. j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

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    JRiff, Rob, and Wilum: Thanks for the support. I would imagine, given the list of contributors I've seen, this will be a major work of Lovecraftian scholarship, well worth having....
     
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    Any time. I look forward to reading it.
     
  8. j d worthington

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    Thanks, J. D.! I just to-day notic'd this. Arcane Wisdom Press has just publish'd my new collection as limited hardcover edition, a book I wrote in celebration of NecronomiCon Providence 2013.

    No one has yet mention'd the new Oxford University Press edition of H. P. Lovecraft's tales. I cannot recommend it because of some of the editor's bizarre textual choices, but I have review'd ye thing on Amazon and AmazonUK, and S. T. Joshi will be coming over to my pad after he has examined ye book to discuss it with me live on YouTube.

    And Amazon has S. T.'s forthcoming massive Cthulhu Mythos anthology from Centipede Press, A MOUNTAIN WALKED, up for pre-order! Ye tome is expensive, but it is going to be AWESOME!
     
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    I posted about it a while back, but no one seemed to notice: http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/1656495-post128.html Very cool cover.
     
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    So ye did!! S. T. has just responded to ye copy I gave him in his blog of yesterday: "A cursory examination reveals lamentable flaws and failings, the most crucial of which is the failure to use my corrected texts. Instead, Luckhurst has perversely gone back to pulp magazine texts, even in the case of the two stories (AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS and "The Shadow out of Time") that were butchered in ASTOUNDING STORIES. There are many other problems with this book, as I intend to specify in detail in a long review that will appear in this year's LOVECRAFT ANNUAL. Wilum and I may do a YouTube video on the subject also. I fear that Professor Luckhurst is simply out of his depth, and I can't imagine why a prestigious press like Oxford would have issued such a wretched book."
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143122320/?tag=brite-21

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    Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

    Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.


    The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories brings together a dozen of the master's tales—from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and “The Music of Erich Zann” (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” and “At the Mountains of Madness.” The book presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story.
     
  13. w h pugmire esq

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    THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES is my favourite of ye three Penguin editions, and so I am happy to see that a hardcover edition will be publish'd; but, gawd!, what a wretchedly awful illustration. Other editions in this series include S. T.'s AMERICAN SUPERNATURAL TALES.

    I spent yesterday with S. T., and he is as busy as ever; but to-morrow he leaves with his girlfriend for an extensive European cruise. He has just had word from Derrick at Hippocampus Press that the new S. T. Joshi novel, THE ASSAULTS OF CHAOS--A NOVEL ABOUT H. P. LOVECRAFT, has been publish'd, so y'all who pre-ordered should soon have your copies. I've read ye novel in MS. and was honour'd to supply a jacket blurb. Semi-related to Lovecraftian matters, Penguin Modern Classics has decided that they want to include "The Hashish-Eater" in the Joshi-edited edition of THE DARK EIDOLON AND OTHER FANTASIES by Clark Ashton Smith. I ask'd S. T. yesterday what stories would have to be dropped for the book to make room for this long poem, and he is hoping that nothing will have to be dropped from the Contents.

    Also, for next month, we look forward to the revised 2nd edition of THE ANCIENT TRACK: THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORK OF H. P. LOVECRAFT, a tome of 604 pages, with dozens of new poems or poetic fragments that have been discover'd since the publication of ye first edition. And in December we have Joshi's newest hardcover edition of H. P. Lovecraft, from Centipede Press, containing twenty-four works of fiction and twenty-six poems.
     
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    No, that is the very expensive and bulky MASTERS OF THE WEIRD TALE edition, which I do own and love. The new Lovecraft edition has yet to be announced at Centipede, but it is available for pre-order (at substantial saving) on Amazon. It will be published in December.
     
  16. j d worthington

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    Just received news from Hippocampus about some forthcoming Lovecraftian items:

    A Kindle edition of S. T. Joshi's I Am Providence is now available through Amazon:

    Amazon.com: i am providence: Kindle Store

    But it will also soon be available for download through the HP site, and there'll be an epub version.

    The volume of his Letters to Elizabeth Toldridge and Anne Tillery Renshaw is due for release this month. While those to Renshaw may be more for the interest of specialists (perhaps not; with full text my opinion on this may change), those to Toldridge are among the most revealing when it comes to Lovecraft's thought on various artistic issues, and thus would be of interest to anyone wishing to look into him as a writer or thinker on these subjects.

    There are also plans afoot for a Variorum Lovecraft, something which I think is a marvelous idea and long overdue. I've seen some instances of the alterations in text from his earliest publication of a piece (or the earlier surviving manuscripts) to his final decision, but not that many. Those I have seen, however, vary from relatively minor but nonetheless important alterations to things which are of major impact on a tale. This should also be of interest to those who see Lovecraft as an "overwriter" or careless writer, exhibiting the extreme care he so often took with his work, and how he always sought to improve his capturing of the impression he wished to achieve.
     
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    Did you see on S. T.'s blog that he has SIX forthcoming anthologies of Mythos and Lovecraftian fiction forthcoming?!!
    BLACK WINGS III (PS Publishing, Dec. 2013)
    A MOUNTAIN WALKED (Centipede Press, January 2014)
    SEARCHERS AFTER HORROR (Fedogan & Bremer, July 2014)
    THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU 1 (Titan Books, Summer/Fall 2014)
    BLACK WINGS IV (PS Publishing, September 2014)
    THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU 2 (Titan Books, Summer/Fall 2015).

    I have stories in all of these except ye MADNESS OF CTHULHU volumes. I wrote a tale set in Kingsport for another editor, but her book was suddenly shelved by its publisher, and so I sold the story at ye last minute to S. T. for BLACK WINGS IV. And S. T. is now writing a tale set in Innsmouth. For one who condemn'd ye writing of Mythos/Lovecraftian fiction, he certainly has alter'd!

    I have yet to read any reviews of THE ASSAULTS OF CHAOS, Joshi's novel concerning the young H. P. Lovecraft. Two of my friends have described it as "awful," and I know of no one except myself who has prais'd it. I have now read it three times (once in manuscript and twice in book form), and it delights me more & more with each reading. Some passages, as when Bierce speaks of his love of the genre and of writing, are pure poetry. It is, of course, an extremely odd novel, unconventional in every way, extremely literary &c. The love interest portion doesn't work at all for me, but every other aspect delights me. But I am feeling very lonely in my admiration of ye book.:(
     
  18. Ningauble

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    Letters to Elizabeth Toldridge and Anne Tillery Renshaw seems to have been released.
     
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    PS Publishing just sent an email that they are bringing out a second edition of Ramsey Campbell's THE REVELATIONS OF GLA'AKI, with a new jacket illustration by Pete Von Sholly. This edition, then, will have an actual jacket, unlike ye first edition. I've heard that there may be some textual differences as well, but am not certain about this. The jacket is SO AWESOME that I have order'd ye new edition. PS Publishing will also be bringing out many volumes of THE ILLUSTRATED LOVECRAFT, each book being one individual story by E'ch-Pi-El illustrated by Pete Von Sholly. Each book will use Joshi's corrected text and include a new Introduction by S. T. For those stories that are very wee, ye books will be fill'd out with critical essays and such concerning the story, probably gleaned from such journals as LOVECRAFT STUDIES and LOVECRAFT ANNUAL. 'Tis a wondrous time to be a Lovecraftian, both as reading and writer!! Ia!
     
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