Edited by John Pelan and Jerad Walters.
Conversations with the Weird Tales Circle is a celebration of the lives of H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, Seabury Quinn, Hannes Bok, August Derleth, Fritz Leiber, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, and many others. Each writer has their own section in the book, complete with a custom drawing by artist Alex McVey.
The sections contain letters, essays, and memories, with color and black-and-white photographs. This is an important look at a group of people that defined an era.
The book is rounded with head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, black endsheets, and a printed cloth cover.
John C. Pelan (born 1957) is an American author, editor and publisher in the small press science-fiction, weird and horror fiction genres.
He first founded Axolotl Press in 1986 and published several volumes by authors such as Tim Powers, Charles de Lint, Michael Shea and James P. Blaylock. Following this, he founded Darkside Press, Silver Salamander Press and co-founded Midnight House. Darkside Press printed classics of Science Fiction, Midnight House published classic horror fiction (including Charles Birkin, Jane Rice and R. R. Ryan) and Silver Salamander Press was devoted to new works of modern horror, but all three have been inactive since 2006.
Pelan has edited over two dozen single-author collections and novels by