" It is new, indeed for I made it last night in a dream of strange cities: and dreams are older than brooding Tyre, or the
contemplative Sphinx, or garden-girdled Babylon" The Call of Cthulhu

Friday, May 13, 2016

Horror Anthologies, the art of Richard Powers Part 2

Another batch of horror anthologies with covers by Richard Powers. 
Whereas all the Powers covers in the first group were released by Ballantine, this lot features three different publishers.

Br-r-r-!, editor Groff Conklin, Avon, 1959

Intro. Groff Conklin
It by Theodore Sturgeon
Nursery Rhyme by Charles Beaumont
Doomsday Deferred by Murray Leinster
Warm Dark Place by H.L. Gold
Legal Rites by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl
An Egyptian Hornet by Algernon Blackwood
White Goddess by Margaret St. Clair
The Handler by Ray Bradbury
The Sound Machine by Roald Dahl
The Worm by David H. Keller

 Tales of Love and Horror edited by Don Congdon, Ballantine Books, 1961

No Such Thing as a Vampire by Richard Matheson
The Love Letter by Jack Finney
The Horsehair Trunk by Davis Grubb
Lucia's Kiss by Roderick MacLeish
The Sign of Scorpio by Charles Mergendahl
Clay-Shuttered Doors by Helen R. Hull
Various Temptations by William Sansom
The Nature of the Evidence by Mary Sinclair
Tactical Exercise by Evelyn Waugh
The Illustrated Woman by Ray Bradbury
The Shout by Robert Graves
Not Far Away, Not Long Ago by John Collier

Ghosts and Things, edited by Hal Cantor, Berkley Medallion, 1962

The Romance of Certain Old Clothes by Henry James
Caterpillars by E.F. Benson
Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
The Novel of the White Powder by Arthur Machen
The Night-Doings at Deadman's by Ambrose Bierce
Running Wolf by Algernon Blackwood and Wilfred Wilson
The Music on the Hill by Saki
Phantasy by Oliver Onions
The House by Andre Maurois
The Lovely House by Shirley Jackson

Monday, May 9, 2016

H.P. Lovecraft and Others; The Horror in the Museum

A few days ago I was searching ABE for more anthologies with Powers covers, I did find some, that I will post at a later date. Then I came across a Lovecraft edition which I have wanted for many years. Thanks to the great store, Book Ends in Winnipeg Manitoba (a pleasure to deal with), this wonderful book with a spectacular cover by Bob Fowke has quickly become my favourite HPL paperback. 

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