Weird Tales

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From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
Of old was the age when Weird began;

Fanzines nor letterhacks there were Ackerman was not, nor Moskowitz But boundless Mundane, and fans nowhere...

as the Pros' Edda touchingly puts it. Weird, established in 1923, was the first successful mag to specialize in strictly fantasy stories, contributing such authors as H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, C. L. Moore, Robert E. Howard, and Seabury Quinn in its great days during the 30s. It began to slip during World War II, when a puckle of other fantasy mags went under, and went downhill to extinction in the mid-50s. But many of its mythos (Cthulhu, Hyborian Age), heroes (Northwest Smith, Conan, Jules de Grandin), and great stories ("Shambleau", "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Dunwich Horror", "Three Marked Pennies") go marching on in fannish lore.

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Also involved: - Allen Koszowski - Alonzo Deen Cole - Amelia Reynolds Long - Ann VanderMeer - Anthony Boucher - Arthur J. Burks - August Derleth - Benson Dooling - Bill Blackbeard - Boskone II - Chad Oliver - Clare Winger Harris - Darrell Schweitzer - Donald Wandrei - E. Hoffmann Price - Eric Frank Russell - Farnsworth Wright - Francis Flagg - Frank Belknap Long - Frank Gruber - Frank Owen - George Scithers - Greye La Spina - Hannes Bok - Harry Bates - Henry Kuttner - Henry Whitehead - Howard Wandrei - Hugh B. Cave - J. Martin Graetz - John Betancourt - Jon Arfstrom - Laura Brodian Freas - Lee Brown Coye - Len Moffatt - Leo Margulies - Leslie F. Stone - Manly Banister - Manly Wade Wellman - Margaret Brundage - Mary Elizabeth Counselman - Mary Kornbluth - Mary Robinette Kowal - Mindret Lord - Otis Adelbert Kline - P. Schuyler Miller - Paul Ernst - Paul Freehafer - Phyllis Eisenstein - Rita Coriell - Robert Weinberg - Tom Cockcroft - Wallace West

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