Tag Archives: Weird Tales

Rediscovered: A Unique Legacy, Still Waiting on Godot. . .

How about a new Guest Blogger for These Mean Streets? You’ve encountered Tom Krabacher’s name here before, notably in my report on PulpFest 2015. Just yesterday I was dismissing the academic compilation The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales (yet another poorly-edited … Continue reading

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Mort: Robert Weinberg

Courtesy Leo Grin, the shot above first appeared (in b&w) in The Cimmerian V1n3 for August 2004 — showing Bob Weinberg gleefully enacting the abduction of the 1937 edition of A Gent from Bear Creek from the Robert E. Howard … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Derleth and Little Reviews

If you know much about August Derleth, you know he made his rep equally between writing for pulps such as Weird Tales and doing the more artsy wordplay for Little Reviews — eventually he even combined the two fields of … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Enter the Barb!

Barbarian, that is. . . . Just about a week ago I mentioned the news that Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes was up for a Hugo Award, and said, “Now, if only he had a book out collecting some of the … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Leigh Brackett at 100

Leigh Brackett would have been 26 the day Pearl Harbor came under attack, and today is birthday 100. My pal Morgan Holmes mentioned the anniversary to me the other day, saying various people were doing an array of blog posts … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: John D. Haefele on Fungi from Yuggoth

Remember how John D. Haefele was nudging me to do a reread on H. P. Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth sonnet cycle a few months ago, which led to my micro-essay “Pigeons from Hell from Lovecraft”? I give Haefele a blurb … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Leno Cracks Big Book of Bronze

Our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno, hot off the release of his first book — Lovecraft’s Southern Vacation, slugging it out to keep a toehold in the Top Ten and Twenty of the Amazon Horror Litcrit Bestseller list — continues … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: “Academic Wankery” and the Rise of the Uninformed

Image above: Howardian academics confronted with a Deconstructionist Debacle — image itself, a Footnote to the Great Flivver War of 2015 (academics love their footnotes, and this pic precisely captures my view of academics and their apparatus). While of course I intend … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Thumbing the Hammers in the Gun-Dummy Game

Hey, can you tell that I am deep into Will Murray’s history of the pulp western, Wordslingers? A history of a genre, an encyclopedia of mini-biographies of a thousand and one fictioneers, and a debate between the proponents of the … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: “My Pal HPL”

Today is birthday 125 for good old H. P. Lovecraft — and that landmark anniversary was the excuse to jet off to PulpFest and participate in the panels on the Cthulhu Mythos (HPL’s major claim to fame) and Weird Tales … Continue reading

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