THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE by H.P.Lovecraft. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2014. 1st hardcover edition thus.
A NOVELLA by H.P. Lovecraft.
PUBLICATION DATE June 2014.
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover.
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly.
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly.
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi.
FOREWORD by Stuart Gordon.
ESSAY 'Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin' by Fritz Leiber.
PRINT RUN unsigned.
The Dreams In The Witch House has always been a favorite of mine. I love the witch using math to bridge the dimensions, her furry, fanged familiar, Brown Jenkin with his nuzzling ways, and the visions of hyperspace travel . . . including a stop somewhere in space and time where we finally get to see the Old Ones from the Mountains of Madness as living creatures.
Is the story flawless? Well, I donít know why Keziah balks at the sight of the crucifix, but Gilman does use its chain to strangle her! Perhaps she foresaw that; she is a witch after all!
The depictions of hyperspace and the distortions of our characters when they travel through it tap into a stylistic place which I enjoy tremendously . . . though, alas, I seldom have an excuse to visit!
Fine in fine dj.