The Weird Tales Boys by Stephen Jones
Paperback – PS Publishing – December 2023 – 248 pages
When the history of fantasy and horror fiction is being discussed, the pulp magazine Weird Tales is inevitably mentioned.
The legacy of Lovecraft, Howard, and Smith, and the periodical in which their work appeared still has a profound influence on horror and fantasy fiction after more than a century, as the “Weird Tales Boys” continue to cast their long, talented and sometmes controversial shadows over the genre today.
In The Weird Tales Boys, award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones explores the relationship between this trio of—in many ways flawed—friends, and how their work and Iives became not just entwined with each other, but also with so many other authors and publishers of the period.