Haffner Press Newsletter – December 16, 2016

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THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR:
THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO


Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays everyone! Aside from a few stragglers we have shipped all our open orders for THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. We had a successful launch at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus over the Halloween weekend and spent the following 5 weeks(!) getting this wonderful book to all of you who preordered. We’re shipping new orders daily so below is ordering info and a contents list along with some initial feedback from those who have received their copies. We’ll be back in a few days with updates on our forthcoming titles.

The Watcher at the Door:
The Early Kuttner, Volume Two

by Henry Kuttner
Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover by Jon Arfstrom
ISBN: 978-1893887824
712-pg Hardcover
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Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.
Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”
At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, Unknown.
In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
     THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
We Are the Dead, Weird Tales, Apr ’37
The Case of Herbert Thorp, Weird Tales, Nov ’37
The Transgressor, Weird Tales, Feb ’39
Hydra, Weird Tales, Apr ’39
Murder for Fun, Thrilling Mystery, May ’39
The Watcher at the Door, Weird Tales, May ’39
The Hunt, Strange Stories, Jun ’39
“Telepathy Is News!”, Science Fiction, Jun ’39
Death Is Where You Find It, Thrilling Mystery, Jul ’39
The Curse of the Crocodile, Strange Stories, Aug ’39
The Misguided Halo, Unknown, Aug ’39
The Devil’s Brood, Thrilling Mystery, Sep ’39
Corpse Castle, Thrilling Mystery, Nov ’39
Towers of Death, Weird Tales, Nov ’39
Suicide Squad, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Dec ’39
Death Has Three Sisters, Thrilling Mystery, Jan ’40
When New York Vanished, Startling Stories, Mar ’40
All Is Illusion, Unknown, Apr ’40
Beauty and the Beast, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Apr ’40
Pegasus, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, May ’40
50 Miles Down, Fantastic Adventures, May ’40
Improbability, Astonishing Stories, Jun ’40
The Room of Souls, Strange Stories, Jun ’40
The Mad Virus, Science Fiction, Jun ’40
Dr. Cyclops, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Jun ’40
Time to Kill, Strange Stories, Jun ’40
No Man’s World, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Aug ’40
The Seal of Sin, Strange Stories, Aug ’40
World Without Air, Fantastic Adventures, Aug ’40
The Uncanny Power of Edwin Cobalt, Fantastic Adventures, October ’40


FEEDBACK FROM READERS

…THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR arrived today — another beautiful volume!” Chet Williamson, author of Robert Bloch’s Psycho: Sanitarium

I just got my copy of The Watcher at the Door yesterday and it is beautiful.” Allen M.

it’s a beautifully produced volumeFor longtime fans and collectors of classic science fiction and fantasy, this is a real jewel. It would make a terrific Christmas gift to yourself or to a friend... And I’ve got to tell you, I’ve waited for this volume, and I’m really excited. Yet, I don’t want to take it out of its protective wrapping! What a conundrum!” Robin Wayne Bailey, author of Turn Left to Tomorrow

I just returned from a winter vacation and found both CAPTAIN FUTURE – Vol. 3and EARLY HENRY KUTTNER, Vol. 2.  Thanks for these – I’m still digging out from all the thingsthat accumulated during the trip, but checking these out top to bottom will be my firstpriority.They do look beautifully made – typical Haffner Press products.” Drake M.

“…You can’t imagine what a thrill it was for me to see the introduction to Kuttner II by Bob Madle – age 95! Madle was the first writer to mention my name in a professional science fiction magazine... I’m delighted to see that Madle is still with us. Please do me this favor: send him a note to the effect that I am still grateful for that small benison, and have a warm spot in my heart for him!” Richard A. Lupoff, author of Where Memory Hides: A Writer’s Life

“When I got back to the “new” office a bit ago I had a really nice looking book sitting on my desk.” Gene B.

“…The Kuttner volume arrived yesterday, an amazing job! Well done, indeed. You even found a handful of stories that I haven’t read and I’ve been chasing Kuttner stuff since I was fourteen or thereabouts! John Pelan, author of Darkness, My Old Friend

“…this beautiful book has arrived.  First story is fantastic, love surprise endings.Thank you for publishing great books of this type/subjects. Fantastic!Gerald R.

“…WATCHER just arrived: terrific book.” —Leo D.

“…while THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is a beautiful book, I am deeply disturbed at Mr. Kuttner’s  presentation of my person in his story…” Dr. Cyclops


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