The Thing's Incredible! the Secret Origins of Weird Tales. John Locke.

The Thing's Incredible! the Secret Origins of Weird Tales

Off-Trail Publications:
Elkhorn: 2018
Trade paperback, New,
301 pp.


“Who were Henneberger and Lansinger, the co-founders, and what circuitous chain of events brought about their doomed destiny? How did the first editor, the outspoken and uncontrollable Edwin Baird, become the wild man of the pulps? What dark secrets lay buried in second editor Farnsworth Wright's haunted past that he never dared speak of? What was the significance of the constantly mutating ‘reorganization’ that united two legends, world-famous magician Houdini and horror author H.P. Lovecraft, into a grand nexus of weird? How did Henneberger lose control of his slow-motion disaster of a magazine? And how did an all-out war behind the scenes lead to the long peace of the Wright years? This is the epic story of the challenges in establishing a radical, new magazine in the early 1920s - and not just any magazine, but the immortal Weird Tales.” This is a print-on-demand edition. #62212

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