Donald Wandrei was an American science fiction, fantasy and weird fiction writer, poet and editor. He was the older brother of science fiction writer and artist. The updated 2nd edition of St. Paul author Donald Wandrei’s science fiction. A friend of H.P. Lovecraft, Wandrei wrote both “weird fiction” and early science. of 89 results for Books: “Donald Wandrei” Don’t Dream: The Collected Horror and Fantasy of Donald Wandrei. Jun 15, by Donald Wandrei.

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Donald Wandrei

InWandrei and August Derleth later co-founded the publishing house Arkham House to keep Lovecraft’s legacy alive, an action for which Wandrei is perhaps better remembered than for his own fiction. The author note on Wandrei’s story collection his first prose volume The Eye and the Finger says: Furthermore, “he prefers to work at night, and has often written a complete story in a single night.

Refresh and try again. At this period Wandrei also broke into the crime pulps with stories of his detective I. Oddly, Fantasy Magazine solicited him to contribute to the sf round-robin tale, “The Challenge from Beyond”, for its September issue, rather than the identically titled weird fantasy that was published simultaneously; his collaborators were Murray LeinsterE E SmithHarl Vincent and Stanley G Weinbaum.

He was the older brother of science fiction writer and artist Howard Wandrei. In he began work part-time as a “page-boy” in the Circulation Room of the Saint Paul Public Libraryfilling reader’s requests for books from the storage stacks; this expanded his access to, and reading of, a wide variety of literature.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Donald Wandrei Miscellany. At the age of 16, Wandrei completed his short story “The Red Brain”, in which a mysterious Cosmic Dust sweeps through the universe, obliterating the stars. There was also an excursion to Warren, Rhode Islandlater made famous by Wandrei’s reminiscences in the Arkham House volume Marginalia during which Wandrei, Lovecraft and James Ferdinand Morton each sampled twenty-eight different flavors of ice cream at Maxfield’s ice-cream parlour.


As a writer he was justifiably best known for his Fantasy and weird stories, beginning with “The Red Brain” October Weird Talesa tale that incorporates a bungled sf premise about the nature of matter into a narrative whose deepest effect is one of chill horror at the cosmos or vastation see Horror in SF.

The Web of Easter Island 3. Sidecar Preservation Society, Paul Cook ‘s The Recluse Press in Wandrei was born in Saint PaulMinnesota. In other projects Wikisource.

Wandrei resigned his interest in the firm after World War Two — when he also stopped writing new fiction, though much has been published for the first time in recent years — and after Derleth’s death in he declined to resume it.

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. He attended Central High in St Paul from —24, during which he published short compositions in the school newspaper and avidly read the magazine Science and Invention. Retrieved from ” https: Two Domald Novels by Donald A. He had fourteen stories in Weird Talesanother sixteen in Astounding Storiesplus a few in other magazines including Esquire.

The volume includes Wandrei’s mainstream novel “Invisible Sun”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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These tales are gathered in Frost This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Volume Three followed inand Volumes 4 and 5 eventually reached print in Some of his tales have originated in the form of dreams, of which he says he has a hair-raising variety, and have been written with few changes. Wandrei was active in pulp magazines until the late s.


In and he also worked evenings at the Hill Reference Library. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. It was finally published by Centipede Press in a limited edition of copies in March Howard also wrote his own series with “Sonnets out of Bedlam”.

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His time with the army had left him little time to write, and although he worked on several novels and plays, none of these was published. Topics Mentioning This Author.

Wandrei’s brother, Howard Wandreiwas an illustrator and the author of some fantasy stories under his own name and as by Robert Coley and H Wandrsi Guernsey; Time Burial coll assembles most of his best work. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural.

Wanrei’s second book and second book of verse was Dark Odyssey Webb Publishing Co, illustrated with five illustrations by his brother Howard Wandrei.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though Wandrei had, for reasons unknown, abandoned the writing of poetry aroundhe wrote wanerei poems in and which he circulated amongst friends and colleagues as limited state broadsides.

Three years after Wandrei’s death inRahman and his mostly silent partner Dennis Weiler founded the publishing firm of Fedogan and Bremer to issue work by Donald and Howard Wandrei as well as other wandri pulp writers. Lovecraft liked the idea so much, he embarked on his own series, ” Fungi From Yuggoth “.