Weird Tales April and May 1931

The Children of the Night” is a 1931 short story by Robert E. Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in the April/May 1931 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication.

The story starts with six people sitting in John Conrad’s study: Conrad himself, Clemants, Professor Kirowan, Taverel, Ketrick and the narrator John O’Donnel. O’Donnel describes them all as Anglo-Saxon with the exception of Ketrick. Ketrick, although he possesses a documented pure Anglo-Saxon lineage, appears to have slightly Mongolian-looking eyes and an odd lisp that O’Donnel finds distasteful.

Contents

  • 292 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 292 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 292 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Robert W. Nelson
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Bernie Willbanks
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Mrs. Amos Lockard
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Nim Keng Eok
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by J. E. Roper
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Kadra Maysi
  • 296 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Emily Wolff
  • 296 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Ralph M. Melster
  • 296 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by William P. Brewster
  • 296 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Ben Belitt
  • 296 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 298 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Mrs. Maude K. Spangler
  • 298 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by Allan Farwell
  • 298 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by H. L. Harmon
  • 298 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by J. H. Zichterman
  • 302 • The Piper of the Pines • poem by Marjorie Holmes
  • 302 •  The Piper of the Pines • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 304 • Ten Million Years Ahead • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
  • 305 •  Ten Million Years Ahead • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 320 • The Dust of Death • novella by Hugh Jeffries
  • 320 •  The Dust of Death • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 352 •  Weird Tales, April-May 1931 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 [2] 1925)
  • 353 • The Children of the Night • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 353 •  The Children of the Night • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 363 • Futility • poem by C. A. Livingston
  • 364 • A Rendezvous in Averoigne • [Averoigne] • short story by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 365 •  A Rendezvous in Averoigne • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 374 •  Fungi from Yuggoth • (1930) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 374 • Alienation • [Fungi from Yuggoth • 32] • poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 375 • The Dead-Alive • novelette by Nat Schachner and Arthur Leo Zagat [as by Nat Schachner and Arthur L. Zagat]
  • 375 •  The Dead-Alive • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 400 • The Phantom Flight • short story by Arlton Eadie
  • 401 •  The Phantom Flight • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 409 •  The Dragoman’s Secret • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 409 • The Dragoman’s Secret (excerpt) • short fiction by Otis Adelbert Kline
  • 413 • Coming Next Issue (Weird Tales, April-May 1931) • essay by uncredited
  • 414 • The Treasure of Almeria • short story by Marian Thornton
  • 414 •  The Treasure of Almeria • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : April and May 1931
Replica by:  
Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Curtis C. Senf
Illustrations : See above

Notes

Month from table of contents. The cover states only “May 1931”.
Volume XVII, Number 3.
Page numbers run from 289-432 excluding covers.
Canada price C$0.30.
Interior art credits for “The Eyrie” and “Fungi from Yuggoth” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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The Children of the Night” is a 1931 short story by Robert E. Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in the April/May 1931 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication.

The story starts with six people sitting in John Conrad’s study: Conrad himself, Clemants, Professor Kirowan, Taverel, Ketrick and the narrator John O’Donnel. O’Donnel describes them all as Anglo-Saxon with the exception of Ketrick. Ketrick, although he possesses a documented pure Anglo-Saxon lineage, appears to have slightly Mongolian-looking eyes and an odd lisp that O’Donnel finds distasteful.

Tags: H. P. Lovecraft / Pulp / Robert E. Howard / Weird Tales