Avon Fantasy Reader was a digest size magazine (sometimes classed as a series of anthologies) which reprinted science fiction and fantasy literature by now well-known authors. It was edited by Donald A. Wollheim and published by Avon. The magazine had one spin off, Avon Science Fiction Reader, with which it merged on its cancellation to become Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader.
This issue contains the Conan story ‘A Witch Shall Be Born’. It also contains a story by H. P. Lovecraft.
- fep • Unique and Fascinating Fantasy • essay by Donald A. Wollheim
- 3 • A Witch Shall Be Born • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
- 36 • Bimini • (1929) • novelette by Bassett Morgan
- 53 • The Statement of Randolph Carter • [Randolph Carter] • (1920) • short story by H. P. Lovecraft
- 59 • The Mentanicals • (1934) • short story by Francis Flagg
- 81 • Vengeance in Her Bones • (1942) • short story by Malcolm Jameson
- 92 • The Gostak and the Doshes • (1930) • short story by Miles J. Breuer, M.D.
- 107 • Storm Warning • (1942) • short story by Donald A. Wollheim
- 116 • Omega • (1932) • short story by Amelia Reynolds Long
Edited by Donald A. Wolheim
Cover attribution may be based only on artist’s signature, because Avon Fantasy Reader never credited cover art, according to listings in Miller/Contento.
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