Robert E. Howard scholar and publisher, Glenn Lord, dies(1)
Locus Magazine reports that Glenn Lord died at his home in Texas on 31 December 2011. Lord was an agent, editor, and publisher of the prose and poetry of Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), and the first and most important researcher and scholar of Howard’s life and writings. He became literary agent for Howard’s estate in 1965, and worked tirelessly to track down and publish most of Howard’s work.
Lord received the World Fantasy Convention Award in 1978 and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the professional fanzine, The Cimmerian, in 2005. The following year, he was Guest of Honor at the Centennial Robert E. Howard Days festival in Howard’s hometown of Cross Plains, Texas. In his final years he was Director Emeritus of the Robert E. Howard Foundation.
Read the full Locus story HERE
The Century’s Best Horror Fiction coming soon from Cemetery DanceComments Off
Featuring Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson, Robert Bloch, Charles Beaumont, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner, Dennis Etchison, Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, David Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Thomas Ligotti, Robert Aickman, Poppy Z. Brite, Lucy Taylor, Stephen Laws, Brian Hodge, Glen Hirshberg, Tim Lebbon, W.W. Jacobs, H.G. Wells, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Theodore Sturgeon, David A. Riley, Joel Lane, Fritz Lieber, Ian Watson and many others!
Cemetery Dance Publications commissioned a spectacular two-volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre, John Pelan.
John selected one story published during each year of the 20th Century (1901-2000) as the most notable story of that year — all 100 stories were then collected in this amazing two volume set to be published as The Century’s Best Horror Fiction.
The ground rules were simple: Only one selection per author. Only one selection per year.
Two huge volumes, one hundred authors, one hundred classic stories, more than 700,000 words of fiction — history in the making!’
Pre-orders now being taken at the Cemetery Dance WEBSITE
New “The Voidal” titles from Wildside PressComments Off
Back in the late 1970s Adrian Cole created a fantasy character every bit as enigmatic as Michael Moorcock’s Elric – The Voidal. Wildside Press has recently published Cole’s The Long Reach of Night (volume 2) and The Sword of Shadows (volume 3).Volume 1 of the Voidal stories, Oblivion Hand, was published some years ago.
Wildside Press has also published Cole’s Night of Heroes. Here we have a story “drawn from a vast trove of pulp and super-hero sources, from H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft and Sax Rohmer.”
Adrian Cole was one of the earliest members of the British Fantasy Society, and will be fondly remembered by many convention-goers for the “serious lectures” he delivered at early FantasyCons.