H.P. Lovecraft leaves behind Old World FootprintsThree winner of Aces Wild (Benedict and Brazos #1)Old World Footprints by Cassie Symmes
Preface by H. P. Lovecraft (writing as Frank Belknap Long)Trade paper and hardcover
by Cassie Symmes
Preface by H.P. Lovecraft (ghosting for Frank Belknap Long); Edited and annotated by David Goudsward; Foreword by Bobby DerieIn 1928, Mrs. William B. Symmes gave her family and friends 300 copies of her 32-page travelogue. The book’s printer was amateur pressman W. Paul Cook and his Recluse Press imprint.
Her nephew, Frank Belknap Long, is credited for the preface, actually ghostwritten by H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft proofread the book, and may have edited it as well. The involvement of Cook, Long, and Lovecraft transforms an unremarkable travelogue by Cassie Symmes into one of the rarest of Lovecraft-related publications.
Bold Ventures Press presents a new edition, edited and annotated by Lovecraft scholar David Goudward. This edition is illustrated with photos and period postcards, and includes a foreword by pulp scholar Bobby Derie. See the new book here, available in trade paperback or handsome hardcover.Old World Footprints
David Goudsward is the author of H. P. Lovecraft in the Merrimack Valley and 16 other books. He coordinated installation of a headstone for Charles W. “Tryout” Smith, Lovecraft correspondent and Amateur Journalism icon. David’s next book — Adventurous Liberation: H. P. Lovecraft in Florida is due in 2021 from Bold Venture Press.Benedict and Brazos #1: Aces Wild winnersThree fortunate people will receive copies of Benedict and Brazos#1: Aces Wild by E. Jefferson Clay (pseudonym of Paul Wheelahan).Paul Bishop, Camarillo, CAMichael Sigler, Prescott, AZRay Odiorne, Waterbury, CTAces Wild delivers action in spades, in the grand pulp fiction tradition. “The story races along in fine fashion,” writes James Reasoner, “with plenty of action and interesting twists…” Check out his review on the Rough Edges blog.
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