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publication update and other notes

Happy birthday to the fabulous beledibabe! May your day be as wonderful as you are, and may this year be your best yet!

Today is the debut of my essay ""'Strange and Fearful Imaginations': Rediscovering the Terror of Baron de la Motte Fouqué," about the great author of The Magic Ring and many other classic works. It is included in the newest issue (#8) of Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest, which is available for purchase online and at the newsstands of most major booksellers.

For the Lovecraft fans, the latest podcast from The Atlanta Radio Theatre includes a wonderful dramatization of "The Colour Out of Space." (Thanks to vaklam for the recommendation.)

"Baron Fouqué appears, indeed, to unite the delicacy and rich pathos of Tasso with something of the wildness and terrible delineations of Shakespeare."
The Monthly Review, 1820


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Jan. 6th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Woohoo for ART, and the Colour Out of Space :)
Jan. 6th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Woohoo indeed!
Jan. 6th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Jan. 6th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! *huge hugs* I hope you had a fabulous day.
Jan. 7th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
Congrats on the debut of your essay!
Jan. 7th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Jan. 8th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Hopefully a store downtown carries Appex. I'm going to get a couple of copies of it. Maybe I should just leave them in random spots around the store opened to the article and advertisement :P
Jan. 8th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Excellent idea! I think taping a few to random people's backs, to draft them into being unwitting walking billboards, is a fun idea, as well. :)

I know they're sold in Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Joseph-Beth, and Books-A-Million, for certain.

I hope you like how it turned out. I'm excited about the full-page ad being in the same issue as the article.
Jan. 8th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Audio is far superior as a medium for adapting Lovecraft in comparison to video. ARTC has done quite a few, including At the Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Out of all of them, The Dunwich Horror is the only one I would call dodgy. Part of this is because it was one of ARTC's early efforts, with the conversion of narrative to dialogue being rather awkward. It doesn't help that the old radio show Suspense had adapted The Dunwich Horror (with Oscar winner Ronald Coleman as Dr. Armitage) and ARTC's try doesn't compare favorably. But the CD is still worth picking up as it includes An Arkham Home Companion, a parody of Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegon monologues.
Jan. 10th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the recommendations! I own their version of At the Mountains of Madness and The Shadow over Innsmouth. I need to check out The Dunwich Horror, if only for "An Arkham Home Companion," which sounds fabulous. I also need to track down the "Suspense" version - I've never heard it (or of it - thanks for the heads up). Thus far, my favorite audio version of Dunwich has been the reading by David McCallum. He does some great accents in that one.
Jan. 10th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
You might want to try to get the following MP3 disk, which has the Suspense adaptation of The Dunwich Horror.


It also has several episodes of other horror/mystery OTR shows, some good, some not. But it's only five bucks plus shipping. It even includes The Thing on the Fourble Board.
Jan. 14th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Many thanks for this - I owe you one.
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