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release date: Jun 01, 2017
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Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus
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. This softcover edition includes a searchable, sharable interactive PDF edition of the book as downloadable bonus content. Excerpt from Introduction: "When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print.Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age storyworld in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as “sword and sorcery,” of which Howard is today considered the founding father. "Conan’s origins date back to an experiment in 1926 titled “The Shadow Kingdom,” featuring the character Kull, exile of Atlantis. The idea — Howard’s great innovation — was, at its core, historical fiction set in a pre-historical period. That pre-historical period — being, of course, lost in the mists of time — could contain anything Howard might like to include: evil races of sentient snake-things, sorcerers, undead creatures, demons walking upon the earth, anything. "In other words, Howard was creating a secular mythology. "And as with any mythology, secular or no, there would be a hero, a Ulysses or a Theseus, an exceptional man of legend striding through that myth-world, sword in hand, righting wrongs and slaying supernatural monsters and, along the way, providing metaphorical insight onto his world and ours. "At the same time, he was finding success with another historical-fiction-fusion innovation: The grim, savage English Puritan Solomon Kane. Kane’s world was the skull-strewn chaos of Europe and north Africa during the Thirty Years War, in the early 1600s. Little enough is known about specific events during that dark time that it was possible to take historical liberties with it as a storyworld, so that it could accommodate dark magic, walking skeletons, vampires, magic staffs, and, of course, N’Longa the witch-doctor. "Howard quickly realized he was onto something with Solomon Kane. The first Solomon Kane story, “Red Shadows,” appeared in August 1928 in Weird Tales, and readers loved it. Here was a dark, brooding world of menace and witchcraft connected pseudo-genealogically to their own. It was easy for readers to “take the ride” — to suspend their disbelief and envision Kane’s adventures as a part of the real world. "But, perhaps the connection with the real world was too close. The countries of 1630s Europe are well known; the causes of the conflict fully understood. There was only so much Howard could do in Solomon Kane’s world. Moreover, Solomon Kane is just a hard character to root for. Unlike Kull, he is, not to put too fine a point on it, really not a sane man. "So it makes perfect sense that after the shadowy, prehistoric world of Kull and the dark, necromantic world of Solomon Kane, Howard would combine these two precursors to develop a world that was far enough into the distant past to be free of actual historical constraints — like Kull’s — yet close enough to the present to still exist as echoes and legends in the world’s mythologies. "And so Howard created The Hyborian Age, circa 10,000 B.C. And to play the role of our avatar as we explore this shadowy, almost-historical world, he gave us Conan the Cimmerian - to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
release date: Jan 15, 2016
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H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume I: 1917-1926
This is Volume One of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. (Poems, ghost-written material and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.) Highlights of this volume include: • Dagon • The Doom that Came to Sarnath • The Music of Erich Zann • Herbert West, Reanimator • The Hound • The Lurking Fear • The Rats in the Walls • The Shunned House • The Horror at Red Hook • In the Vault • The Call of Cthulhu • The Strange High House in the Mist • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
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release date: Jan 15, 2016
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H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume II: 1927-1935
This is Volume Two of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. (Poems, ghost-written material and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.) Highlights of this volume include: • The Color out of Space • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward • The Dunwitch Horror • The Whisperer in Darkness • At the Mountains of Madness • The Shadow over Innsmouth • The Dreams in the Witch House • The Thing on the Doorstep • The Shadow out of Time • The Haunter of the Dark
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release date: Aug 03, 2016
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Fungi from Yuggoth, The Sonnet Cycle: A Pulp-Lit Annotated Edition; Contextualized with a Selection of Other Lovecraft Poems
Although he’s best known for his works of weird fiction, H.P. Lovecraft for most of his life considered himself primarily a poet. This cycle of 36 classic-form sonnets, infused with his trademark cosmic dread, represents the pinnacle of Lovecraft’s career as a poet, and it’s his most well-known and thoroughly-studied body of poetry. This volume presents Fungi from Yuggoth in the context of Lovecraft’s literary life, with examples of his other poetry. In it, you will discover — or rediscover — the dark humor, bold imagination, and sparkling wit that is Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s enduring gift to the world.
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release date: Oct 01, 2016
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The Skylark of Space: A Pulp-Lit Classic Edition
THE ORIGINAL SPACE OPERA - THE ORIGINAL 1928 EDITION: In a fortuitous laboratory accident, crack scientist Richard Seaton has unlocked the secret of atomic energy. Now, partnered with his wealthy engineering-genius friend Martin Crane, he’s preparing to give the world the gift of limitless, virtually free energy — and of space travel. But others want Seaton’s secret for themselves. Backed by an evil industrial trust, the sinister and unscrupulous “Blackie” DuQuesne has a plan to kill Seaton and Crane and seize their invention for himself. But when DuQuesne makes his move, things go wrong, and the three of them wind up lost in the farthest reaches of outer space .... This is the original version of The Skylark of Space, as published in Hugo Gernsback's legendary Amazing Stories magazine.
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release date: Jun 05, 2012
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Wicked Portland:: The Wild and Lusty Underworld of a Frontier Seaport Town
Tucked away in the northwestern frontier, Portland offered all the best vices: opium dreams, gambling, cheap prostitutes, and drunken brawling. In its early days, Portland was a combination rough-and-ready logging camp and gritty, hard-punching deep-water port town," and as a young city (established in the late 1840s) it developed an international reputation for lawlessness and violence. In the early 1900s, the British and French governments filed formal complaints about Portland to the US state department, and Congressional testimony from the time cites Portland as the worst place in the world for crimping. Today, tours of the alleged Shanghai Tunnels offer Portland visitors a taste of that seedy past."
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release date: Jan 10, 2018
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Planetary: Mercury
MERCURY! Innermost of worlds, blasted by the sun by day and frozen by night, Mercury remains an enigma. Mythical Mercury was also the messenger and trickster, and known for blazing speed and wit. Here are thirteen tales of science-fiction and the fantastic featuring Mercury. Throughout history, the planets of our solar system have meant many things to many people; Planetary Fiction explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance. Included in this volume are In the Palace of Promised Immortality by John C. Wright Schubert to Rachmaninoff by Benjamin Wheeler The Element of Transformation by L. Jagi Lamplighter In Tower of the Luminious Sages by Corey McCleery The Haunted Mines of Mercury by Joshua M. Young Quicksilver by J.D. Beckwith Ancestors Answer by Bokerah Brumley Last Call by Lou Antonelli Deceptive Appearances by Declan Finn mDNA by Misha Burnett The Star of Mercury by A.M. Freeman Cucurbita Mercurias by Dawn Witzke The Wanderer by David Hallquist
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release date: Dec 15, 2016
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The Listener and Other Stories
First published in 1917 by Alfred A. Knopf, this collection of Blackwood's short stories and novelettes includes some of his most loved classics, including "The Willows"; "Max Hensig, Bacteriologist and Murderer"; "The Dance of Death"; "May Day Eve"; and, of course, "The Listener." THE LISTENER: A reclusive, impoverished writer is delighted to find an inexpensive home in an old building at the heart of London; but over three months of mounting tension, with his thoughts darkening and his dreams increasingly haunted by visions of a ghastly leonine walking corpse bending over him as he sleeps, he comes to understand why it's so cheap. MAX HENSIG, BACTERIOLOGIST AND MURDERER: A tabloid newspaper reporter assigned to cover the trial of a psychotic murderer, and earns his implacable enmity. Then the murderer is acquitted, and the deadly game begins .... THE WILLOWS: A pair of adventurers on a canoe trip down the Danube discover, after stopping for the evening on a small island covered with tiny willow trees, that they are trespassers at the gate of unknown and hostile forces from beyond the Earth -- and they may not make it off the island alive. THE INSANITY OF JONES: An inoffensive clerk in a fire insurance office becomes convinced, through the intervention of the ghostly presence of a deceased co-worker, that his boss was a Spanish Inquisition torturer who killed him gruesomely in a past life — so he buys a gun and makes plans to use it. THE DANCE OF DEATH: A young man, just diagnosed with a weak heart and very despondent about it, goes to a dance, where he meets the woman of his dreams. But is she real, or a ghost? And if she is a ghost, what is he? THE OLD MAN OF VISIONS: The old man didn't talk much, but if one were allowed into his garret room, one could look out the window and see beyond the veils of the material world. But he was careful to warn: Never tell anyone about me, or you will never be able to find me again. MAY DAY EVE: A skeptical, materialistic physician, on the way to visit a dreamy folklore professor, strays from the road on May Day Eve and finds himself helpless and lost in a world full of strange and wonderful spirits, which seem to be toying with him. MISS SLUMBUBBLE—AND CLAUSTROPHOBIA: Miss Daphne Slumbubble, a forty-something unmarried lady with bird-like mannerisms and abiding fears of men, suddenly panics at being locked in an express car and tries to leap from the train. When it stops, she learns she's not the first person this unreasoning, ghostly panic has struck in this train car. THE WOMAN'S GHOST STORY: She was a psychic investigator on the job, trying to learn if a famous house was haunted or not. It was indeed haunted when she arrived … but when she left the next morning, it was not.
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release date: Mar 15, 2018
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H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction Omnibus Collection: The Prime Years: 1926-1936

This volume contains the stories that nearly everyone agrees are the best work of H.P. Lovecraft’s life. Chronologically, it is the second book in a three-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

Highlights of this volume include:

  • Cool Air
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • Pickman’s Model
  • The Colour out of Space
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • The Shadow over Innsmouth
  • The Dreams in the Witch House
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Shadow out of Time
  • The Haunter of the Dark
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release date: Oct 07, 2015
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The Lost Continent (Original Title: Beyond Thirty)

It’s 2137 A.D. To civilized Americans, Europe exists only as a legend, an ancient mythic land, a civilization that went mad back in 1914 and tore itself to pieces in a blood-mad frenzy, forcing America to cut off all contact for its own protection. No American has seen Europe or any European for more than two centuries.

But now, a combination of bad weather and a subordinate’s treachery forces Lieutenant Jefferson Turck of the Pan-American Navy across that line. He finds himself marooned at sea in a small boat, in which he makes his way to the nearest land. There he finds himself on the shore of a wild land teeming with savage tigers and primitive tribesmen — a land that was once called England ....

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