Weird Tales/Volume 36/Issue 2

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Painted cover of Weird Tales, dated November.  The cover art features a skeleton sitting at a desk, writing in a book with a quill pen.  The background shows a medieval battle scene in red-tinted silhouette. The captions read: (above the title) "DREAMER'S WORLDS—Brilliant Novelette by EDMOND HAMILTON" and (below the title) "50c; HENRY KUTTNER; MANLY WADE WELLMAN; AUGUST W. DERLETH; ROBERT H. LEITFRED; A WITCH'S TALE — Specially Adapted From the Famous Radio Program by ALONZO DEEN COLE; A Drama of World Destiny — THE BOOK THE DEAD by FRANK GRUBER."

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ALL STORIES NEW—NO REPRINTS

November, 1941 Cover by Hannes Bok


NOVELETTES
DREAMER'S WORLDS Edmond Hamilton 6
He Lived a Double Life ... and Died a Double Death!
CORE OF THE PURPLE FLAME Robert H. Leitfred 63
2007 A.D. Is Only Sixty-Odd Years Away...
SHORT STORIES
THE SPIRITS OF THE LAKE Alonzo Deen Cole 29
In Never Ending Rhythm—a Savage, Ceaseless Chant Floated Across the Slimey Surface of that Lake!
THE WEREWOLF HOWLS Clifford Ball 36
A Hair-Raising Tale of One. Who Was Half Beast, Half Human Being—and Wholly Damned!
THE MYSTERY OF UNCLE ALFRED Mindret Lord 44
A Tremendously Fat Man Vanishes Like an Illusion in a Distorting Mirror!
THE LIERS IN WAIT Manly Wade Wellman 53
The Merry Monarch Pits His Wits Against the Black Magic of the Puritans!
CHAMELEON MAN Henry Kuttner 83
What Would YOU Do if You Become Whatever You Thought You Were...?
COMPLIMENTS OF SPECTRO August W. Derleth 100
A Story Book Character Pulls a Highly Unpleasant Little Trick on His Creator
THE BOOK OF THE DEAD Frank Gruber 106
After the Silence of the Centuries—a Man Whose Brain Holds All the Wisdom of the Ages Comes to Our Own Time!
VERSE
HAUNTED HOUR Leah Bodine Drake 105
THE OWLS Timeus Gaylord 120
SUPERSTITIONS AND TABOOS Irwin J. Weill 42
IT HAPPENED TO ME—The Guardian Angel Sigmond Miller 119
THE EYRIE 121
WEIRD TALES CLUB 125


Except for personal experiences the content of this magazine is fiction. Any use of the name of a living person or reference to actual events is purely coincidental.



Published bi-monthly by Weird Tales. 9 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N. Y. Reentered as second-class matter January 26, 1940, at the Post Office of New York, N. Y., under the act of March 8, 1879. Single copies, 15 cents. Subscription rates: One year in the United States and possessions, 90c. Foreign and Canadian postage extra. English Office: Charles Lavell, Limited, 4 Clements Inn, Strand, London, W.C.2, England. The publishers are not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts although every care will be taken of such material while in their possession.

Copyright, 1941, by Weird Tales. Copyrighted in Great Britain.

Title registered in U. S. Patent Office.

printed in the u. s. a.

Vol. 36, No. 2



D. McILWRAITH, Editor.

HENRY AVELINE PERKINS, Associate Editor.

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Illustration of a short creature inviting a supine woman to look into a crystal ball.


THE SHAPE OF THRILLS TO COME


ANOTHER LOVECRAFT THRILLER CLASSIC


For your next issue is scheduled yet another Lovecraft masterpiece—a saga of unutterable horror and unimagined dread! It is a full-length novelette that holds your interest all the way through, as it builds slowly—but with terrible sureness—to its ghastly climax! And this novelette, titled


The Shadow Over Innsmouth


has never before seen magazine publication.


What monstrousness overshadows the decayed seaport town of Innsmouth—a town which all normal folks shun like a plague? What gruesome bargain can have been made by the ancestors of Inns mouth's inhabitants? For these people, strangely fishlike in appearance, never die; they merely DISAPPEAR.... And it is whispered that, at the last, they go down into the sea—and there fulfill their ancient pact with Dagon, bestial fish-god of drowned Atlantis!


Be certain that you do not miss this novelette—a drama positively brimming over with menacing suspense — by the great Howard Phillips Lovecraft!


In complete contrast is


Who Can Escape....


... a novelette by Seabury Quinn. It is the tale of a man whose soul is on the rack all the days of his life—and who passes, tortured, into eternity. For he had married for money; and it is a Western saying that he who marries for money must pay. Judson Talley pays—every penny of the cost to the withered phantom of his elderly, revengeful wife!


An Eastern saying, an Arab proverb, asks, "Who can escape what is written on his brow from the beginning?" And Judson Talley did not escape....


Yet—murderer though he is!—you will feel great sympathy for this man.


Ushering in a new year of WEIRD TALES, the January issue carries a fine sifting of tales by your most favored anthors. They are stories chosen with the utmost care, to give you the ultimate in balance and variety.


Your JANUARY Number of WEIRD TALES Goes on Sale November 1st.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was legally published within the United States (or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement) before 1964, and copyright was not renewed.

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