Houdini fans following this blog may be interested in the new academic journal for stage magic, Journal of Performance Magic.
Current Research in Speculative Fiction 2014, University of Liverpool, UK. 10th March 2014. Deadline for abstracts: 31st January 2014.
New blog post by S.T. Joshi. He notes of his forthcoming Variorum Lovecraft, an edition including all the textual variants in Lovecraft’s fiction, that…
“As an appendix [in Variorum Lovecraft], I will print things like … “Of Evill Sorceries done in New-England, of Daemons of No Humane Shape” — the fragment that August Derleth incorporated (with extensive alterations) into The Lurker at the Threshold (1945). It does not appear as if I or anyone else has ever published this document, in its original form.
Good news: Leslie Klinger, author of a forthcoming new Annotated Lovecraft, has won a legal ruling against one of the Sherlock Holmes copyright trolls in the USA. I seem to remember that there’s also another troll, though, who also makes claims against USA uses of Holmes and Watson.
A British science project reports hearing the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes in outer space.
“it also includes pictures of Bleak House, where del Toro works and stores hundreds of artworks, figurines and props. … Most disconcertingly, a lifelike full-size sculpture of H. P. Lovecraft stands in a library, angrily looking up from a book as if you’ve interrupted him”
* Gretchen Marie Kasting (2013), Without contraries there is no progression : scientific speculation and absence in Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and “The Colour out of Space””. (Masters dissertation, University of Texas at Austin)
* Luciana Moura Colucci de Camargo (2013), “Presenca da tradicao da espacialidade gotica nos contos The Tapestried Chambre e The Dreams in the Witch House”, Anais do Silel, Volume 3, Number 1, 2013. (In Spanish. Compares the use of domestic space in Sir Walter Scott’s “The Tapestried Chamber” with Lovecraft’s “Dreams in the Witch House”)
* Luis Vieira (2013), “Historicidade e temporalidade na literatura de horror de Lovecraft”, Epigrafe edition zero, 2013. (In Spanish. “The Call of Cthulhu” as a historical document relating to the literary avant-garde of the mid 1920s)
Santa may not be able to land on Robert M. Price’s roof this Christmas! He’s started a crowdfunding campaign for urgent home repairs, and would appreciate a small pledge.