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Kokomo, IN: Recreational Reading, Inc., an affiliate of Popular Publications, Inc., 1949-1950. Octavo, five issues, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The first issue reprints 'Creep, Shadow!" by Merritt. Issue three reprints a Gees novel by Jack Mann. Issue four, "The Face in the Abyss" by Merritt. Other issues include reprints from George Challis (Frederick Faust), Victor Rousseau, George Allen England and others. Most covers by Norman Saunders.
Southampton; Clithertoe, Lancs.; Liverpool; Penyffordd, Chester, England and Ashcroft, B.C., The Ghost Story Society, 1989-2007. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers. All published. ALL HALLOWS studied the work of the classic ghost story writers as well as new authors of ghost and supernatural fiction it also published fiction, and included reviews of film, books and new related publications. Published fiction includes work by Robert Aickman, Ron Weighell, John Whitbourn, Terry Lamsley, Paul Finch, Steve Duffy, Dave Rowlands, and many others. The Ghost Story Society was formed in 1988 and has an international membership.
New York: Avon Book Company (later Avon Book Company, Inc., Avon Publishing Co., Inc., and Avon Novels, Inc.), 1947-52. Small octavo 18 issues, pictorial wrappers. Digest size magazine. A complete set of the Avon Fantasy Reader which consists of 18 issues. Editor Donald Wolheim and the publisherJoseph Meyers considered these to be books rather than a magazine an anthology series and they brought to a mass audience some of the great genre fiction. The story selection came from a wide range of pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, All-Story and Argosy, Thrill Book, Astounding and Amazing as well as stories from hardcover book publications. Authors included William Hope Hodgson, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, M. R. James, Ambrose Bierce, A. Merritt, Algernon Blackwood, C. L. Moore, Fritz Leiber and many more. A few original stories were printed, including A. E. Van Vogt, Carl Jacobi, A. Merritt, Robert Bloch, Robert E. Howard and most notably "Ylla" by Ray Bradbury, part of THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazines, p. 124-132.