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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The complete sonnet sequence “Sonnets of the Midnight Hours” is included, along with many other poems dating back as far as and including several reprints from both his earlier volumes of verse. We used to content ourselves by thinking wanvrei knew all about our world, at least; but now it is different, and we wonder if we really know anything, or if there can be safety and peace anywhere in the wide universe.
However it was eventually destined to be published in a heavily revised version in by Arkham House as The Web of Easter Island. After August Derleth’s death inDonald Wandrei briefly acted as editorial director, but declined to resume his interest in the firm permanently.
Furthermore, “he prefers to work at night, and has often written a complete story in a single night. He attended the University of Minnesota. Wandrei’s brother, Howard Wandreiwas an fonald and the author eandrei some fantasy wandrdi under his own name and as by Robert Coley and H W Guernsey; Time Burial coll assembles most of his best work. He was the older brother of science fiction writer and artist Howard Wandrei.
Donald Wandrei (Author of The Web of Easter Island)
However, he refused to accept the award on the basis that the bust representing the award was a demeaning caricature of Lovecraft, whom he had known personally. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. World Fantasy Award — Life Achievement.
Some of the early poems were revised radically for their appearance in Poems for Midnight. 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.
Volume Three followed inand Volumes 4 and 5 eventually reached print in 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. Later sf work, much of it in Wandrsi in the s, is similarly compounded of disparate ingredients, and the tales assembled in the posthumous Colossus: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
As wandtei accomplished poet, Wandrei was the first to write a series of sonnets for Weird Tales”Sonnets of the Midnight Hours”. In Philip Rahman had met Wandrei at a convention and the two became friends.
All of his grandparents were early Minnesota settlers. A Donald Wandrei Miscellany. Donald Wandrei, date unknown. Wandrei’s only full-length fantastic novel, Dead Titans, Waken!
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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. This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Refresh and try again. The Fire Vampires 3. In addition to some unremarkable verse, gathered in Ecstasy and Other Poems coll chapDark Odyssey coll chap and Poems for Midnight collhe published a collection of fantasy, The Eye and the Finger colla Lovecraftian Cthulhu Mythos tale, The Web of Easter Island — probably his finest single fiction, making, as usual his work, opportunistic use of sf devices in this case travel between the Dimensions to colour the horror — and Strange Harvest coll The Web of Easter Island 3.
After World War II he continued writing speculative fiction stories, although at a greatly reduced rate. FantasyScience fictionWeird. This volume, like his earlier Dark Odysseywas supplemented with four pen-and-ink illustrations by his brother Howard Wandrei. Joshi EditorRodger Gerberding Illustrator 3. Only Antaresinhabited by a race of viscous Brains, survives — and this last remnant of universal sentience entrusts its fate to the unique, laboratory-created Red Brain in a compelling fable that aandrei behind the concerns of human aquarium to revel in the cosmos and the ultimate terror waiting there.
While there, he was a student editor and regular columnist on the student newspaper The Minnesota Daily and was also associated with the Minnesota Quarterly Magazineas well as contributing pieces often unsigned or pseudonymous to the campus humour magazine Ski-U-Mahwhich conald edited by fellow classmate Carl Jacobi. He had fourteen stories in Weird Talesanother sixteen in Astounding Storiesplus a few in other magazines including Esquire.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Lovecraft liked the idea so much, he embarked on his own series, ” Fungi From Yuggoth “. Donald Wandrei 2 10 Aug 13, Donald Wandrei Average rating: Wandrei started writing in and his writing career took off around Wanrei’s second book and second book of verse was Dark Odyssey Webb Publishing Co, illustrated with five illustrations by his qandrei Howard Wandrei.
Wandrei occupied his time conald Lovecraft’s Selected Letterswhose first two volumes appeared successively in and A sampling of rare fiction, non-fiction, verse, humour and satire. The volume includes Wandrei’s mainstream novel “Invisible Sun”.
Bleiler Evangeline Walton R. Though Donalv had, for reasons unknown, abandoned the writing of poetry aroundhe wrote four poems in and which he circulated amongst friends and colleagues as limited state broadsides. Track the short fiction you read in In he began work part-time as a “page-boy” in the Circulation Room of the Saint Paul Public Libraryfilling reader’s requests wandri books from the storage stacks; this expanded his access to, and reading of, a wide variety of literature.
Wandrei graduated inwith a BA in English. The Collected Horror and Fantasy of Donald Wandrei coll share the sense of the grotesqueness of the world espoused in wnadrei first story. The collected science fiction of Donald Wandrei. Retrieved from ” https: