|Vintage issue of Lesbian Times |
The famous US horror magazine Weird Tales
, founded in 1923
and one of the most sought-after pulps of the Golden Age, has a new
owner. He's Marvin Kaye who has bought the title from John
Betancourt of Wildside Press.
Kaye is the author of 16 novels and six nonfiction books, in
plays and play adaptations. He has edited at least 30 anthologies,
won the World Fantasy Award for best anthology in 2006 for The
. For Wildside, he has edited the Sherlock Holmes
He is also an actor and in 1975 co-founded The Open Book, a reader's
theatre in New York
City, where he lives. The Open Book performed the 13th annual
production of The Last Christmas Of Ebenezer Scrooge
December. Kaye adapted his own book for the play
) says: "Weird Tales
March 1923, and launched the careers of
writers including H.P. Lovecraft, C.M. Eddy, Jr., Clark Ashton
and Seabury Quinn. It lasted 279 issues, ceasing publication in
September 1954. Sam Moskowitz and Leo Margulies revived the magazine
briefly in the 1970s, and then Lin Carter took the name for a series
paperback anthologies in the 1980s. In 1988, George H. Scithers,
John Betancourt, and Darrell Schweitzer revived the magazine with
#290. Warren Lapine's DNA Publications bought the magazine in 2000,
then sold it to Betancourt's Wildside in 2005."
One of the authors who will be writing for Marvin Kaye's Weird
is Archive friend and supporter Keith Chapman (aka Chap
O'Keefe). He tells us, "I heard back today from Mr Kaye. He writes,
'I just read Dark Art in Vyones
and think it is an excellent
story. I definitely want to use it for Weird Tales,
I'm not sure yet which issue it would appear in. Do send us new
material when possible.''
Keith is up to his eyes in preparing the next online Black Horse
Extra and waiting for details from Robert Hale Ltd of the ten Black
Horse Western ebooks they've said they'll be releasing in December.
But he has every intention of accepting Marvin Kaye's invitation.
Archive readers who have enjoyed the horror/fantasy stories from
Keith we've run in our Sunday Comics section know that more of the
like in text form has to be good news!