Hippocampus Press posted an image of the ARC of Dawnward Spire, Lonely Hill: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith in their FB group the other day. The very tentative release date is ("possibly") December.
24?! Holy shit. I didn't realize he was that prolific with his revision work.
Yeah the four new revisions placed in the new Cthulhu Mythos book was the big buying point on that for me, plus it's a damn good looking book.
Maybe B&N will put out a 3rd book of just the revisions in the near future. At the store I go to, the Lovecraft ones appear to be selling extremely well.
HPL considered himself a reviser/editor foremost, and it was his only source of income (with his original fiction as a sideline). There are probably even more stories revised by him floating around out there. For example, The Spirit of Revision indicates that he revised even more stories for Zealia Bishop than was previously known. Then there is all the stuff he did for David V. Bush (articles and poetry, I think), the stuff he did for Robert L. Selle (I have a strong suspicion that HPL revised more than "Prayer for Universal Peace" for Selle), and so on.
I suggested a revisions volume to my contact at B&N a couple of years ago, but at the time he thought it unlikely. It would have to be a pretty big book and it would be unlikely to sell as well as The Complete Fiction; and as I recall there were copyright issues with some of the stories as well (the Eddy ones, I think).
In this week's episode I discuss The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft. Randolph Carter searches through the Dreamlands for Kadath, where the gods of the Dreamlands dwell. This novella was never prepared for publication by HPL and wasn't published during his lifetime. I found it a bit hard to get into, but enjoyed reading it ten pages at a time.
Thanks Jason, look forward to listening to that later. I'm a big fan of the HPL Dreamlands - I know they are not to everyone's taste but I enjoy those stories a lot. I enjoyed Brian Lumleys take on them too
"All I wanted was a sharp sword and a straight path to my enemies"