Three New Wakefield Manuscripts

12 May

Tucked into the August Derleth scrapbook was a pile of H. Russell Wakefield manuscripts. Some had been published in a collection by Arkham House in the 1960’s, but three have so far never been published to the best of my knowledge, and they are titled:

— A Crystal Pause (1300 words)

— Blowing a Black Solitude (6800 words)

— A Meeting Off the Manacles (7000 words)

No decision has been made on what to do with these manuscripts, and all three of them will be on the agenda, the next time I meet with Bob Weinberg in Chicago, scheduled for the first week in August.

Note Bene: Alas, At Pulpfest 2010, Douglas Anderson has informed me that “The Black Solitude” has already been published in Weird Tales March 1951. So now there are only 2, but more news to follow shortly….


2 responses to “Three New Wakefield Manuscripts

  1. Wilum Pugmire

    May 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I recently ordered a copy of THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE, but there was some confusion and I thought that order didn’t go through, so I ordered it elsewhere — and ended up with two copies! I’m giving the extra to a pal for Yuletide. I absolutely love that jacket illustration by Ronald Cline. The killing thing about these old Arkham House books is to turn to the back of the jacket and read the prices of other AH titles: SKULL-FACE AND OTHERS for $5.00! How I ache to own an edition of that book! Oh, for a time machine!

  2. Jean-Philippe

    May 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Have you had a chance to read them? Are they any good?


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