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Attention Bruce Pennington Fans!

Posted by demonik on August 2, 2012

From the maker of Paperback Fanatic: coming soon!

PENNINGTON - a portrait of a master fantasy artist
PENNINGTON – a portrait of a master fantasy artist

Legendary for his paperback covers for H P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Herbert, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more, Bruce Pennington gets the Fanatic treatment
If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the attached covers for a taste!
Two volumes, totalling 140 pages with 125 full colour reproductions of some of his most striking covers
Including an overview of his early career, an auto-biographical essay and a full checklist of his art.

Strictly limited edition based on orders received by 31st August
UK price for both volumes including postage £12.50
AIr-mail is £15.00
Order at the on-line shop now!

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Dashiell Hammett – Breakdown

Posted by demonik on May 23, 2009

Dashiell Hammett (ed.) – Breakdown (NEL/Four Square, 1968).

Breakdown

Breakdown

Dashiell Hammett – Introduction

Peter Fleming – The Kill
H P Lovecraft – The Music of Erich Zann
John Collier – Green Thoughts
L A G Strong – Breakdown
Conrad Aiken – Mr Arcularis
William Faulkner – A Rose For Emily
Paul Suter – Beyond the Door
Frank Belknap Long – A Visitor From Egypt
Andre Maurois – The House
The King of the Cats

An early warning that Mr. Haining was prone to a crafty recycle! The discerning eye will note that this is a ‘Best of …’ culled from the previous Hammett selections.

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Dashiell Hammett – The Red Brain

Posted by demonik on May 23, 2009

Dashiell Hammett (ed.) – The Red Brain (Four Square, 1965)

The Red Brain

The Red Brain

Dashiell Hammett – Introduction

John Collier – Green Thoughts
Robert Dean Frisbie – The Ghost of Alexander Perks, A.B.
Peter Fleming – The Kill
Peter MacDonald – Ten O’Clock
L A G Strong – Breakdown
S Fowler Wright – The Rat
Irwin S Cobb – Faith, Hope and Charity
H P Lovecraft – The Music of Erich Zann
Donald Wandrei – The Red Brain
W Elwyn Backus – The Phantom Bus

Calenture gives the lowdown on most of Hammett’s inclusions on Vault’s Red Brain/ Creeps By Night/ Breakdown thread

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August Derleth – The Sleeping And The Dead

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2009

August Derleth (ed.) – The Sleeping And The Dead ((Four Square, 1964)

The Sleeping And The Dead

The Sleeping And The Dead

M. R. James – A View from a Hill
August Derleth – Glory Hand
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell
Hazel Heald – Out of the Eons
Ray Bradbury – The Jar
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – The Bully of Chapelizod
P. Schuyler Miller – Over the River
Frank Belknap Long – The Ocean Leech
Edward Lucas White – Amina
H. Russell Wakefield – Farewell Performance
Lord Dunsany – The Postman of Otford
Henry Kuttner – Masquerade
Algernon Blackwood – The Doll
William F. Harvey – The Tool
H. P. Lovecraft – The Dreams in the Witch-House


Thanks to James Doig for providing the (very beautiful) cover scan

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Peter Haining – Beyond The Curtain Of The Dark

Posted by demonik on May 12, 2009

Peter Haining – Beyond The Curtain Of The Dark (Four Square, October, 1966: Nel, 1972)


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Bruce Pennington

Foreword – Judith Merril
Introduction – Peter Haining

Robert Bloch – Lizzie Borden Took An Axe
Patricia Highsmith – The Snail Watcher
Ambrose Bierce – Chickamauga
Harry Harrison – At Last, The True Story Of Frankenstein
Guy De Maupassant – The Horla
Ray Bradbury – Fever Dream
Theodore Sturgeon – The Other Celia
Edgar Allan Poe – The Oval Portrait
W. C. Morrow – The Monster Maker
Frederic Brown – Come And Go Mad
H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth – The Survivor
H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth – The Ancestor
Mary Shelley – The Mortal Immortal
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
Henry Kuttner – By These Presents
Henry Slesar – Whosits Disease
Edgar Allan Poe – King Pest
Harold Lawlor – Mayaya’s Little Green Men
F. Marion Crawford – For The Blood Is The Life
Edogawa Rampo – The Human Chair
J. S. Le Fanu – The Fortunes Of Sir Robert Ardagh
Robert Bloch – Return To The Sabbath
Clive Pemberton – The Will Of Luke Carlowe
Isaac Asimov – Eyes Do More Than See

I think the Haining legend really starts picking up momentum with this collection. Other early ones like the same years Where Nightmares Are and The Hell Of Mirrors relied too much upon those classics we all have a billion times over, but this looks like the work of a man who loves, and is widely read in the genre. This is where I first read Bierce’s decidedly non-escapist Chickamauga, a detached account of a war crime and one of the most horrible stories ever written. Maupassant’s The Horla is a coming race story of, literally, insane genius and Edogawa Rampo (say it fast) is kinky-cute in the extreme. Of the Frankenstein variations, W. C. Morrow’s ghastly The Monster Maker just shades it from Harrison’s short ‘n nasty effort.

Four Square edition, cover by Josh Kirby

Four Square edition, cover by Josh Kirby

Thanks to Nightreader for scanning the Four Square cover.

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