NPR on Arkham House

Monday, November 1st, 2004

NPR has just done a story on Arkham House: Home to Horror, Sci-Fi Writers:

After his death in 1937, Howard Phillips Lovecraft rose from the dead — in the literary sense. Fans of the reclusive writer published a premiere collection of his nightmarish works, giving birth to Arkham House.


Arkham House has proven an influential player, giving such well-known sci-fi writers as Ray Bradbury and Greg Bear their first big break — and even providing inspiration for the hit role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.


  1. Bruce says:

    David Drake’s first publication, too. He always writes of Mr. Derleth with respect. Derleth was more highbrow than most critics of his Cthulhu stories make him sound — published in the influential ‘little magazines’ of the 1930s like Pagany.

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