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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Joshi EditorRodger Gerberding Illustrator 3. Wandrei wrote some outlines for Gang Busters and other comic books in the s, and also attempted writing song lyrics in Hollywood. Though Wandrei 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. 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 Refresh and try again.

Colossus: The Collected Science Fiction of Donald Wandrei:

It was wanrdei published by Centipede Press in a limited edition of copies in March Anthologies 17 83 Jan 16, Wandrei’s interest in Arkham House centred primarily on seeing the Lovecraft writings into print; it was Derleth who brought a wider program to the press when Wwndrei entered the army in This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Furthermore, “he prefers to work at night, and has often written a complete story in a single night.


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. Discover new books on Goodreads. Volume Three followed inand Volumes 4 and 5 eventually reached print in Wandrei occupied his time editing Lovecraft’s Selected Letterswhose first two volumes appeared successively in wanndrei 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.

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. These tales are gathered in Frost At this period Wandrei also broke into the crime pulps with stories of his detective I. As an accomplished poet, Wandrei was the first to write a series of sonnets for Weird Tales”Sonnets of the Midnight Hours”.

Donald Wandrei (Author of The Web of Easter Island)

His story “Colossus” was the first “thought variant” story stories based on some new or not-yet-overworked idea such as other dimensions or the timetravel paradoxand helped revive the fortunes of Astounding under the editorship of his editorial mentor, F. World Fantasy Award — Life Achievement.


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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Quotes by Donald Wandrei. Wandrei was active in pulp magazines until the late s. Retrieved from ” https: Some of the early poems were revised radically for their appearance in Poems for Midnight.

Lovecraft liked the idea so much, he embarked on his own series, ” Fungi From Yuggoth “. Wandrei’s only full-length fantastic novel, Dead Titans, Waken!

Donald Wandrei

Donald Wandrei 2 10 Aug 13, Want to Read saving… Error rating book. All of his grandparents were early Minnesota settlers.

The author note on Wandrei’s story collection his first prose volume The Eye and the Finger says: Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Views Read Edit View history. Wanrei’s second book and second book of verse was Dark Odyssey Webb Publishing Co, illustrated with five illustrations by his brother Howard Wandrei.