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Are you waiting for your ship to come in?

Are you one of those who have been idly gazing out into the Sea of Literature wondering when the craft you are looking for will appear on the horizon? Then come down to the harbor, for your vessel is making port. Twelve times a year Weird Tales comes in, a stately galleon laden with the treasures of fancy from the seven seas. Each month an argosy of bizarre and unusual tales -- imaginative stories such as are offered nowhere else, rich treasures of the mind, sparkling jewels of literature, tales that lift you out of the humdrum workaday world into that deathless country of the imagination.

From March of 1923 to September of 1954, Weird Tales was the most influential of all pulp magazines in the horror and fantasy genres. This magazine provided a publishing forum which focused "on the weird, the bizarre, the unususal," which initially was considered taboo and avoided by all other fiction magazines.

The "Unique Magazine" provided an opportunity for a new generation of writers to develop their craft and to explore new possibilities in the area of supernatural occult stories and what they termed "highly imaginative" stories. From this bold editorial viewpoint, they sparked the literary careers of authors who are now regarded as the founding fathers of modern day horror and fantasy fiction.

The author list included Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Edmund Hamilton, Robert E. Howard, Carl Jacobi, Henry Kuttner, Frank Bellknap Long, Seabury Quinn, Donald & Howard Wandrei, and Manly Wade Wellman among many others.

Weird Tales also developed a legendary reputation for fantastic cover and interior art from such artists as Margaret Brundage, J. Allen St. John, and Virgil Finlay.

Weird Tales returned to the newstands during the 1970s and 1980s to continue the legendary publishing tradition. In 1998, seventy five years since its debut, Weird Tales is once again publishing the best in weird fiction. Weird Tales stories have been reprinted in magazine replicas and in anthologies.

 


Series: JULES DE GRANDIN

Seabury Quinn's tales of Jules de Grandin were amongst the most popular to appear in Weird Tales magazine, with over 90 episodes appearing between 1926 and 1938. The stories were notable not only for their supernatural overtones, but also for strong elements of sadistic violence, misogynistic torture and cruelty, negative racial profiling, and frequent scenes of female nudity.

For more on... JULES DE GRANDIN

 

Featured Titles:

    Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian by Robert E. Howard

This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author. This pulp-size softcover is the same physical size and layout as the original 1930s pulp magazines in which the stories first ran.

    The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes.

 

Selected Titles:

TitleAuthorSeries

A Rival from the Grave, Volume 4: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
Black Moon, Volume 5: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian Robert E. Howard CONAN THE CIMMERIAN
Don't Dream: The Collected Horror and Fantasy of Donald Wandrei Donald Wandrei
Far Below and Other Horrors from the Pulps Robert Weinberg
The Best of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
The Best of Weird Tales 1923 Pulp Reprint
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft CTHULHU MYTHOS
The Dark Angel, Volume 3: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
The Devil's Bride: Mysteries of Jules de Gandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
The Devil's Rosary, Volume 2: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
The Double Shadow Clark Ashton Smith
The Horror on the Links, Volume 1: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn JULES DE GRANDIN
The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories Clark Ashton Smith
The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard CONAN THE CIMMERIAN
Weird Talers: Essays on Robert E. Howard and Others Bobby Derie