Darrell Schweitzer

Darrell Schweitzer won the World Fantasy Award as co-editor of Weird Tales (a position he held for 19 years) and was nominated twice more for Best Collection and once for Best Novella. He is the author of The White Isle, The Shattered Goddess, The Mask of the Sorcerer, and Living With The Dead in addition to about 300 published stories. His most recent collections are The Emperor of the Ancient Word and Echoes of thee Goddess (both 2013). He has written books about H.P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany, and, with S.T. Joshi, compiled the standard bibliography of the latter. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of SF, Dead Reckonings, and elsewhere. Some of his non-fiction is collected in Windows of the Imagination and The Fantastic Horizon. He is also an interviewer, poet, and anthologist, beginning in this last category with the two Spaceport Bar books co-edited with the late George Scithers, but also editor (with Martin H. Greenberg) of Full Moon City, and, by himself, Cthulhu’s Reign, The Secret History of Vampires, and, most recently That Is Not Dead (PS Publishing, 2014). He is a dedicated Lovecraftian, who compiled Discovering HP Lovecraft (which has been in print for almost 30 years), but also conducts Lovecraft tours of Providence, Rhode Island, even though he doesn’t live there, has rhymed Cthulhu in a limerick, and perpetrated The Innsmouth Tabernacle Choir Hymnal, which provides a standard liturgy for Cthulhu Prayer Breakfasts everywhere.