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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.

 

 

    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.

Genre: FantasyHistorical FantasySword and SorceryWeird Tales

    Don't Dream: The Collected Horror and Fantasy of Donald Wandrei by Donald Wandrei

This 416-page tome includes stories originally published in venues including Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, Fantasy Magazine, Argosy, and Esquire; some from The Minnesota Quarterly, and a number of pieces never published before this book was assembled.

Genre: Pulp FictionWeird Tales

    The Best of Jules de Grandin by Seabury Quinn

"Hercule Poirot meets Fox Mulder . . . raises genuine shivers. "--Kirkus Reviews. A collection of the 20 greatest tales of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Genre: SupernaturalWeird TalesWhats New

    The Devil's Bride: Mysteries of Jules de Gandin by Seabury Quinn

HE DEVIl'S BRIDE was the only full-length mystery featuring French occult detective Jules de Grandin. Inspired by Aleister Crowley, and rich with Lovecraftian visions of a gibbering xenomorphic evil from the "dark" continents, THE DEVIl'S BRIDE is an epic tale of black magic, murder and mutilation, rape and torture, and genocidal race war.

Genre: Pulp FictionWeird Tales

    Weird Talers: Essays on Robert E. Howard and Others by Bobby Derie

Here we find studies of the expansive and at times contentious correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard; Howard's association with such colleagues in the pulp world as Clark Ashton Smith, Henry S. Whitehead, and Frank Belknap Long; Howard's sporadic involvement with such fans as R. H. Barlow, Stuart M. Boland, and Francis T. Laney; a discussion of Howard's writing for amateur papers; and numerous other topics.

Genre: on Pulp FictionWeird Tales

    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.

Year: 1917
Genre: HorrorWeird Tales

    The Best of Weird Tales 1923 by Pulp Reprint

Collected here are 13 of the best short stories published in Weird Tales' first year of publication, 1923 -- classics by many who would later play an integral part in the Unique Magazine, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Owen, and Farnsworth Wright.

Year: 1923
Genre: Pulp FictionWeird Tales

    The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard

Before he conquered books, comics, and movies, Robert E. Howard's immortal character Conan the Cimmerian was born in the pages of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. Reprinted as they originally appeared in that legendary publication from 1934 to 1936, this ferocious anthology gathers many of the barbarian's most famous adventures.

Year: 1934
Genre: Weird Tales

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

A Rival from the Grave, Volume 4: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinWeird Tales
Black Moon, Volume 5: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinWeird Tales
Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian Robert E. Howard Conan the CimmerianFantasyHistorical FantasySword and SorceryWeird Tales
Don't Dream: The Collected Horror and Fantasy of Donald Wandrei Donald Wandrei Pulp FictionWeird Tales
Far Below and Other Horrors from the Pulps Robert Weinberg Pulp FictionWeird Tales
The Best of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinSupernaturalWeird TalesWhats New
The Best of Weird Tales 1923 Pulp Reprint Pulp FictionWeird Tales
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu MythosHorrorWeird Tales
The Dark Angel, Volume 3: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinWeird Tales
The Devil's Bride: Mysteries of Jules de Gandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinPulp FictionWeird Tales
The Devil's Rosary, Volume 2: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinSupernaturalWeird Tales
The Double Shadow Clark Ashton Smith Weird Tales
The Dunwich Horror H.P. Lovecraft HorrorWeird Tales
The Horror on the Links, Volume 1: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Seabury Quinn Jules de GrandinSupernaturalWeird Tales
The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories Clark Ashton Smith Weird Tales
The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard Conan the CimmerianWeird Tales
Weird Talers: Essays on Robert E. Howard and Others Bobby Derie on Pulp FictionWeird Tales