The rare book cataloging for this project has been completed by Jonathan Kearns, an antiquarian bookseller with Adrian Harrington Rare Books in London. This was a major undertaking and a significant step forward for the anthology. You can also read an interview I conducted with Jonathan over on the Fine Books & Collections blog here.
I’m happy to announce that Andrew Leman from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society will be designing this anthology to closely resemble a 19th century original book auction catalogue. Any of you that are familiar with Andrew’s excellent work with period reproduction at HPLHS will have an idea of the level of quality you can expect.
There is a Kickstarter campaign on right now to provide some funding to the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. This year’s festival, the 18th overall, runs from May 3 – 5. (And you should go, if you can).
Some of the folks involved with this Starry Wisdom anthology are also contributing rewards to the Kickstarter campaign.
Pledge $75 or more and receive a special edition Cthulhu woodcut print by Liv Rainey-Smith, artist for this anthology.
Pledge $300 or more and Joe Pulver (author of the King in Yellow entry for this anthology) will make you the main character in a new story.
Check out these perks – and a variety of others – at the campaign’s website.
The artist for this anthology – Liv Rainey-Smith – was interviewed recently by the esoteric publisher Three Hands Press. Liv mentions this anthology in the interview, but the main focus is on her lovely new book coming out from Three Hands: Arcanum Bestiarum. That book, written by Robert Fitzgerald, is generously illustrated with 50 original woodcuts by Liv and you should really order it here. It looks like amazing work and I’m eagerly awaiting my copy.
On a side note, I also interviewed Three Hands Press recently for the Fine Books & Collections blog.
Good friend and contributor to the Starry Wisdom Library, Joe Pulver, has edited a new anthology for Miskatonic River Press: A Season in Carcosa. The anthology takes its inspiration from Chambers seminal work The King in Yellow. Check out the great contributor list, which includes a number of writers from this anthology: Simon Strantzas, Don Webb, Ann K. Schwader, Edward Morris, Richard Gavin, Gemma Files, John Langan, Robin Spriggs, and Allyson Bird. And of course a story from the incomparable Joe Pulver himself. In short: go buy it!