Volume 1 (Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations) collects Wellman’s John Thunstone and Lee Corbet stories. These stories (written between 1943 and 1979) combine the mystical and horrific with traditional southern folk tales and legends. At the same time, these stories reveal a post World War 2 modernism that make them much more then pulp romanticism. The paranoia and cynicism of modern weird icons such as the X-files may well have had their genesis in the pulp musings of Manly Wade Wellman. Indeed the intensely driven, idealistic occult investigator John Thunstone could be a pulp/noir stand in for Fox Mulder.
This work will be issued in a fine collector's hardcover state, with 24 illustrations. Edited by John Pelan, illustrated by Kenneth Waters.
* The Third Cry to Legba
* The Golden Goblins
* The Letters of Cold Fire
* John Thunstone's Inheritance
* Sorcery from Thule
* The Dead Man's Hand
* Thorne of the Threshold
* The Shonokins
* Blood from a Stone
* The Dai Sword
* Twice Cursed
* Shonokin Town
* The Leonard Rondache
* The Last Grave of Lill Warren
* Rouse Him Not
* The Dakwa
* The Beasts That Perish
* Willow He Walk
* A Witch for All Seasons
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Manly Wade Wellman (May 21, 1903 – April 5, 1986) was an American writer.
While his science fiction and fantasy stories appeared in such pulps as Astounding Stories, Startling Stories, Unknown and Strange Stories, Wellman is best remembered as one of the most popular contributors to the legendary Weird Tales, and for his fantasy and horror stories set in the Appalachian Mountains, which draw on the native folklore of that region. Karl Edward Wagner referred to him as "the dean of fantasy writers." Wellman also wrote in a wide variety of other genres, including historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction, juvenile fiction, and non-fiction.
Wellman was a long-time resident of North Carolina. He received many awards, including the World Fantasy Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award.
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Book Description Night Shade Books, San Francisco, CA, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Kenneth Waters (illustrator). 1st Edition. NEW HARDBACK 5 Vol. Set. BOUND in BROWN FAUX LEATHER w. Matching SLIPCASE. Gold-Foil Stamping on 3 Sides on books. Interior Illustrations by Kenneth Waters. Acid-Free Paper. NO DJ, as Published. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY! [Extra postage for Priority & International delivery]. Bookseller Inventory # 004408