*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Here’s a monstrously large addition to our selection of horror books, consisting of works by William Hope Hodgson, Robert E Howard, H P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith as well as a plethora of other authors marshalled into anthologies by Herbert Van Thal. Hodgson’s blend of Science Fiction and Horror is represented by The House On The Borderland (cover art by Ed Emshwiller) and The Night Land Volume 1 and 2. Howard’s contribution is an early work of Fantasy/Horror, Wolfshead (cover art by Frank Frazetta). We have five books by Lovecraft: The Colour Out Of Space And Others, The Shadow Over Innsmouth And Other Stories Of Horror, The Tomb And Other Tales, The Lurker At The Threshold and The Survivor And Others (the last two also have August Derleth as author). In addition we have Lin Carter’s study of the master, Lovecraft: A Look Behind The Cthulhu Mythos. Rounding this update off is Smith with The City Of The Singing Flame and The Last Incantation and four Pan Books Of Horror edited by Van Thal, consisting of #5, #8, #12 and #21. If this isn’t enough to make your blood run cold we don’t know what is!
*Crime, Spies & Sleaze: Perfumed / Pampered, a pair of novels published bound together by Midwood (Tower) are typical sleaze novels from this publisher, but they are elevated by the inclusion of ten full-page black and white illustrations by Frank Frazetta. This is an extremely rare book with high collector interest, in VG/FN grade on sale for £150. There is minor creasing at the spine and very slight binding separation towards the rear, but no loose pages.
Although we normally only use images from our own copies, in this case, to avoid damage, we’ve used stock images to show a sample of the illustrations. Front and back cover images are of the actual copy of the book.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Although not quite as early onto the Science Fiction writing scene as many of our Old Masters, these authors have both written significant works. Our selection by Brian M Stableford includes two books from his Dies Irae series (Day Of Wrath and In The Kingdom Of The Beasts) and another Hooded Swan book (Halcyon Drift) to join Promised Land, which we already have in stock. Most feature exquisite cover art by Patrick Woodroffe, including The Face Of Heaven (featured here). From Ted White we have Phoenix Prime, graced with a Frazetta cover (also featured here) and The Jewels Of Elsewhen.
*Comic Strip Books: Our newest Book category is unveiled today: Comic Strip Books. Doing exactly what’s said on the tin, these are paperback sized publications containing reprints of comic book stories or, occasionally, comic strip sequential art stories original to this format. A formidable starting line-up consists of three Batman collections (Batman, Batman Vs. The Joker and Batman Vs. The Penguin), Cracked Up, all three Star Hawks by Ron Goulart and Gil Kane, three Tarzan collections (1, 2 and 4), Tales From The Crypt (with a Frank Frazetta cover), The Illustrated Dracula, The Monkees Crazy Cartoon Book and last, but definitely not least, Will Eisner’s Spirit Casebook 1: True Haunted Houses & Ghosts.