S.T. Joshi reports in his blog that publisher Scarecrow Press / Rowman & Littlefield has cancelled its Studies in Supernatural Literature series. The short series had produced very nicely designed case bound hardbacks and also Kindle ebooks, both at high prices. Which aimed them at the academic library market rather than fan-scholars. Perhaps a better marketing strategy would have been nice £50 hardbacks for libraries and tenured academics, plus a much cheaper Kindle ebook version for the fans at £6.99.
* Lovecraft and Influence: His Predecessors and Successors (my review)
* Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury: Spectral Journeys
* Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy
* Journeys into Darkness: Critical Essays on Gothic Horror
* Lord Dunsany: A Comprehensive Bibliography
* Ramsey Campbell: Critical Essays on the Modern Master of Horror
Joshi reports that they’ll pop in one more before the series dies, and it’s of interest to Lovecraftians… “an anthology of essays on Weird Tales [magazine] edited by Jeffrey Shanks”. Which sounds worth having in a Lovecraft library.
Joshi also reports that “David E. Schultz’s long-awaited annotated edition of Lovecraft’s Fungi from Yuggoth” is expected in time for NecronomiCon 2015, with 200 pages of annotations.