You can now download issues of the pulp horror and fantasy magazine ( ), which includes stories by H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury. Download Issues of “Weird Tales” (): The Pioneering Pulp Horror Magazine Features Original Stories by Lovecraft, Bradbury & Many. I am a collector myself of old "Weird Tales Magazine" and " A.D.", among others. This copy of Weird Tales is a pdf so it should work on most devices.
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Weird Tales | Established in | Rural; Popular Fiction | Edited by Farnsworth Wright For a brief history of the magazine, click here. View FlipBook or PDF. Debuting in , Weird Tales, writes The Pulp Magazines Project, Public Domain PDF page contains many scans of full Weird Tales issues. Weird Tales magazine cover gallery and pdf archive.
That links to an expanded list of issues and I've been through copyright records trying to list which issues, and which stories, are still under copyright. If an issue as a whole was renewed, that probably includes everything in the issue as well. However, authors could renew for themselves separately, so individual works might be under copyright regardless of the rest of the issue. Most of Weird Tales are in the public domain because neither the authors nor the publishers bothered to renew the copyrights. A few years in the early 30s, however, are largely still under copyright and this includes a fair amount of the "Three Weird Fictionteers" but not all of them. August Derleth and Robert Bloch tended to renew copyrights.
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Yes, we all know about Lovecraft's cat. Yes, we all know about Lovecraft's poem "On the Creation of Wikisource has most of Lovecraft's works in a pleasant format. The Uninitiated should begin with: At the Mountains of Madness.
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Download Issues of "Weird Tales" Thanks for sharing! I was just reading an annotated Lovecraft collection the other day and thinking how great it would be to find some old issues to see what else was being published at the time.
Thank you for this! I just went through this and downloaded all the sci-fi stuff they had. All the illustrations were by Heitman, whom Weinberg describes as " Heitman's specialty was taking the one scene in a frightening story that featured nothing at all frightening or weird and illustrating that".
This one is for the September issue. Ashley describes Wright as "erratic" in his selections, but under his guidance the magazine steadily improved in quality. In April , Nictzin Dyalhis 's first story, "When the Green Star Waned", appeared; although Weinberg regards it as very dated, it was highly regarded at the time, with Wright listing it in as the most popular story to appear in Weird Tales.
That issue also contained the first instalment of La Spina's novel Invaders from the Dark , which Baird had rejected as "too commonplace".
It proved to be extremely popular with readers, and Weinberg comments that Baird's rejection was "just one of the many mistakes made by the earlier editor".
Burks , who would go on to be a very successful pulp writer, appeared under both his real name and under a pseudonym, used for his first sale, in January Robert Spencer Carr 's first story appeared in March ; H. Howard , who would become famous as the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Often these were translations, and in some cases the appearance in Weird Tales was the story's first appearance in English.
Over time other writers began to contribute their own stories with the same shared background, including Frank Belknap Long, August Derleth, E. Hoffmann Price , and Donald Wandrei. Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith were friends of Lovecraft's, but did not contribute Cthulhu stories; instead Howard wrote sword and sorcery fiction, and Smith produced a series of high fantasy stories, many of which were part of his Hyperborean cycle.
Lovecraft gave him permission, and reciprocated by killing off a thinly disguised version of Bloch in one of his own stories not long afterwards.
Schlossel and Otis Adelbert Kline. This was published in the August issue under the author's real name, Thomas Lanier Williams.
Allen St. John, illustrating Robert E. Howard's The Fire of Asshurbanipal Weird Tales' subtitle was "The Unique Magazine", and Wright's story selections were as varied as the subtitle promised;  he was willing to print strange or bizarre stories with no hint of the fantastic if they were unusual enough to fit in the magazine.
Hoffmann Price records that his story "Stranger from Kurdistan" was held after download for six months before Wright printed it in the July issue; the story includes a scene in which Christ and Satan meet, and Wright was worried about the possible reader reaction. The story nevertheless proved to be very popular, and Wright reprinted it in the December issue.
He also published "The Infidel's Daughter" by Price, a satire of the Ku Klux Klan , which drew an angry letter and a cancelled subscription from a Klan member. Price later recalled Wright's response: "a story that arouses controversy is good for circulation Weinberg suggests that the story was so gruesome that it would have been difficult to place in a magazine even fifty years later.
Price had revised the story before passing it to Wright, and after Wright and Price discussed the story, Wright bought it, in November of that year. In this case he did not change his mind.
Cave , and Frank Owen, who wrote fantasies set in an imaginary version of the Far East. Moore 's story " Shambleau ", her first sale, appeared in Weird Tales in November ; Price visited the Weird Tales offices shortly after Wright read the manuscript for it, and recalls that Wright was so enthusiastic about the story that he closed the office, declaring it "C.