Weird Tales/Volume 36/Issue 2
ALL STORIES NEW—NO REPRINTS
|November, 1941||Cover by Hannes Bok|
|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...|
|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!|
|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|
|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.
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
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
... 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.