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The Arkham House streak continues with August Derleth as “Stephen Grendon’s” Mr. George and Other Odd Persons. For some reason August Derleth had eleven stories in the mid and late 1940s under the Grendon name. A look at the Jaffery & Cook Weird Tales index shows it was not a case of both a Derleth […]

Today is the 110th birthday of August Derleth (1909-1971). Derleth is probably best known for his macabre fiction.  If my adding is correct, Derleth had 124 stories in Weird Tales magazine. He is surpassed by only Seabury Quinn who had 143 stories in Weird Tales. His weird/macabre fiction has often been dismissed. Yet, when I […]

August Derleth was a member of the Lovecraft circle from the late 1920s until Lovecraft’s death. He was also one of the first to make use of the Cthulhu Mythos (with Lovecraft’s blessing). He remains controversial among Lovecraftians for his handling of Lovecraft’s legacy and especially for his Mythos fiction. A review of Derleth’s Mythos […]

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