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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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 Librarydnald reader’s requests for 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. He also broke into the ‘slicks’ with stories published in Esquire. Refresh and try again.

Want to Read saving…. 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 was edited by fellow classmate Carl Jacobi.

Wandrei personally made the donalc for Weird Tales to publish Lovecraft’s ” The Call of Cthulhu ” telling Farnsworth Wright that unless he published the tale, Lovecraft would look for other magazines to submit stories to. Wanrei’s second book and second book of verse was Dark Odyssey Webb Publishing Co, illustrated with five illustrations by his brother Howard Wandrei. Paul Cook ‘s The Recluse Press in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After World War II he continued writing speculative fiction stories, although at a greatly reduced rate.


Later sf work, much of it in Astounding in the s, is similarly compounded of disparate ingredients, and dandrei tales assembled in the posthumous Colossus: He contributed two stories to the Cthulhu Mythos: Lovecraft liked the idea so much, he embarked on his own series, ” Fungi From Yuggoth “.

Donald Wandrei

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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The jacket drawing was by the author’s brother Howard Wandrei, who had died in Quotes by Donald Wandrei.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the s Wandrei wrote two more non-fantastic novels and several plays, one a collaboration with his brother Howard but none were published although they were submitted to various publishers and agents.

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Wandrei wrote some outlines for Gang Busters and other comic books in the s, and also attempted wanddei song lyrics in Hollywood. Lovecraft conducted him on a grand antiquarian tour of Providence and then on to similar tours in BostonSalem and Marblehead.


At the age of 16, Wandrei completed his short story “The Red Brain”, in which a mysterious Cosmic Dust sweeps dandrei the universe, obliterating the stars. He had fourteen stories in Weird Talesanother sixteen in Astounding Storiesplus a few in other magazines including Esquire. A Donald Wandrei Miscellany. 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.

This volume, like his earlier Dark Odysseywas supplemented with four pen-and-ink illustrations by his brother Howard Wandrei.

Though Wandrei had, for reasons waandrei, abandoned the writing of poetry aroundhe wrote four poems in and which he circulated amongst friends and colleagues as limited state broadsides.

Colossus: The Collected Science Fiction of Donald Wandrei:

Sidecar Preservation Society, He loved frequent rambles in the woods along the Minnesota River; it was Wandrei who later taught August Derleth the fine art of morel hunting. Wandrei was born in Saint PaulMinnesota.

Wandrei occupied his time editing Lovecraft’s Selected Letterswhose first two volumes appeared successively in and With Derleth he selected the contents of the first Arkham House Lovecraft donlad and edited three volumes of Lovecraft’s Selected Letters: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. All of his grandparents were early Minnesota settlers.