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 Jr., H.P. Lovecraft, C.L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, 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.

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Pulp Fiction Magazines > Weird Tales

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 Jr., H.P. Lovecraft, C.L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, 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.

 

Volume 1: Shadow Kingdoms
by Robert E. Howard

SHADOW KINGDOMS is the first volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting all of Howard's work for the pulp magazine Weird Tales meticulously restored to its original magazine texts. Edited by Paul Herman. Introduction by Mark Finn. Cover by Stephen Fabian. This volume contains: Two-Gun Musketeer: Robert E. Howard’s Weird Tales, by Mark Finn, Spear and Fang, In the Forest of Villefère, Wolfshead, The Lost Race, The Song of the Bats, The Ride of Falume, The Riders of Babylon, The Dream Snake, The Hyena, Remembrance, Sea Curse, The Gates of Nineveh, Red Shadows, The Harp of Alfred, Easter Island, Skulls in the Stars, Crete,Moon Mockery, Rattle of Bones, Forbidden Magic, The Shadow Kingdom, The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune, The Moor Ghost and Red Thunder

Flowers from the Moon and Other Lunacies
by Robert Bloch

This book collects for the first time a variety of Robert Bloch's early stories from Weird Tales and Strange Stories. These stories range from whimsical and maniacal humor to dark and eldritch horrors editor Robert Price notes in his introduction.

Replica: Weird Tales #15, Dec, 1924
by Girasol

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Replica: Weird Tales #33, June 1926
by Girasol

A page for page replica of the original June 1926 issue featuring "The Moon-Bog" by HP Lovecraft, "Ashpodel" by Arthur J. Burks and more!

 

 

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