March Publications

Clark Ashton Smith (1893—1961) completists won't want to miss The Sword of Zagan and Other Writings, edited by Dr. W.C. Farmer, a second Arabian Nights fantasy unearthed since the 2002 publication of The Black Diamonds. With an introduction by S.T. Joshi, the volume also includes short stories, fragments and more hitherto unknown juvenile jottings from Smith's pen. (Hippocampus [], $15 paper 182p ISBN 0-9721644-5-6)

The same publisher also offers S.T. Joshi's Essays on H.P. Lovecraft, which contains a new scholarly article, "Some Sources for 'The Mound' and At the Mountains of Madness." ($15 paper 208p -0-5)

Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark, edited by Ben J.S. Szumskyj and S.T. Joshi, collects Lovecraft's letters to Leiber and his wife; Leiber's short stories and poems influenced by Lovecraft; and Leiber's essays on Lovecraft. Fans of these two genre giants will be in heaven. (Wildside [], $19.95 paper 324p ISBN 0-8095-0078-7)