Lovecraft's Editors

Type: 
Panel Discussion
Location: 
EOD Center
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 3:30pm

Panelists discuss Lovecraft’s editors at Home Brew, Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, Astounding Stories, and his relationships with them, and HPL’s many posthumous editors at Arkham House and other venues. Connors, Lupoff, Joshi

Dick Lupoff discovered HPL when he smuggled an Avon paperback into church in 1946, hid it inside a hymnal and read "The Dunwich Horror". In later years he co-edited and published the Hugo-winning fanzine Xero with his wife, Pat. Working at Canaveral Press, he became the posthumous editor of Edgar Rice Burroughs. His own books include Sun's End, Marblehead: A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft, The Great American Paperback, and the Lindsey and Plum mystery series.

S. T. Joshi is the author of such critical studies as The Weird Tale (Univ. of Texas Press, 1990), H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West (Starmont House, 1990), The Modern Weird Tale (McFarland, 2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (PS Publishing, 2012). He has edited a corrected edition of H. P. Lovecraft’s fiction (Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition [Hippocampus Press, 2015–16]) as well as The Ancient Track: Complete Poetical Works (Night Shade Books, 2001; rev. ed.

Scott Connors is an independent scholar living in northern California who specializes in the life and work of Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and other writers of weird fiction. Recently his five volume edition of Smith's Collected Fantasies was reprinted in trade paperback by Night Shade Books. His latest book, In the Realm of Mystery and Wonder, a collection of Smith's artwork and prose poems, was published this year by Centipede Press.