Features include a long article on Virgil Finlay by Sam Moskowitz, a folio of the 1953 Kelly Freas art from the TOPS IN SCIENCE FICTION reprint of “Lorelei Of The Red Mist” (just the art, not the story, too), 5 page reprint of the James Blish anti-A. Merritt reviews from the 1957 FANTASY TIMES and the original fan responses to them, facsimile reprint of Donald A. Wandrei’s 1926 OVERLAND MONTHLY article on Clark Ashton Smith “The Emperor of Dreams”, a 2 page article written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1929 discussing his own horror stories “In The Vault,” “The Hound” and “The Colour Out of Space”, reprints of the 1933 & 1934 letters by Forrest Ackerman and others regarding whether the fantasy stories of Clark Ashton Smith belong in the science fiction mag WONDER STORIES (even H.P. Lovecraft weighed in on the debate), a tribute to artist James Cawthorn (1929-2008), and more. Full color front and back covers by Mahlon Fawcett.
Features include an in-depth 50 page article by Rick McCollum on the classic writers of fantasy in the early 20th century. “The Most Popular Stories in Weird Tales 1924-1940”, a 1969 article on Robert E. Howard by Bob Weinberg, an author index to FANTASTIC NOVELS and FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Allen Koszowski, Berni Wrightson and more. Front cover art from an unpublished 1971 issue of SATELLITE SCIENCE FICTION.