The author writes:
This book began as an expansion of my essay, "H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West," in The Weird Tale, but very quickly became something quite different, to the degree that the two works have little save the title in common. I have always been interested in Lovecraft the philosopher, and in my Starmont Reader's Guide to Lovecraft (1982) I attempted a very compressed... [click here for more]
Famous as the author of such great works of literature as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was also a dedicated war gamer. Stevenson at Play, one of the lesser-known works of this “Grandfather of Modern Wargaming,” describes a complex strategic wargame that the author and his stepson, Samuel Lloyd... [click here for more]
This title contains line art 24 illustrations by artist Cyrus Leroy Baldridge that are all especially suitable for coloring. They are inspired by The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, a classic work of picaresque fiction by British diplomat James Morier that was first published in 1824 and which has been compared with the Arabian Nights. Morier's epic adventure is filled with rip-roaring... [click here for more]
The J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature--long held at the University of California, Riverside--have been a major influence in the study of science fiction and fantasy for thirty years. The conferences have attracted leading scholars whose papers are published in Eaton volumes found in university libraries throughout the world.
This collection brings together 22 of... [click here for more]
Why take the Make Art Not War Challenge?
When times are tough, the feeling that artists are not necessary tends to permeate. Art is viewed as frivolous or a luxury since we don’t produce food, clothing, or housing. The exact opposite is true, however, because in charged political climates artists document and represent our humanity and all our struggles be they violent or peaceful... [click here for more]
There’s something very wrong with this world. There is a war going on in the Middle East and, somehow, we are all involved without really wanting to be. The reality is that the common and the average North American doesn’t hate the people of the Middle East. This belief has been constructed by the untruthful media because the corrupted politicians of both parties need us to hate and fear... [click here for more]
Look around at the world we live in.
Isn't there something wrong?
Don't you feel powerless to make a positive change? Don't the problems of the world feel so big, so overwhelming, that you feel defeated? Like you can't possibly make a difference? So you don't even start?
What if I told you, you could change that? What if I said that the interests and influence of a select few groups have purposely... [click here for more]