Weird Tales celebrates 85 years!
If you’re an avid fan of scifi, horror and fantasy stories all combined, you’d be familiar with Weird Tales magazine. For those not in the know, Weird Tales is the magazine of the “bizarre and unusual” that sustained the career of H.P. Lovecraft and his 1920s contemporaries when Girlfriend With Ex Boyfriend Friend it first launched. The stories in the magazine dealt with aliens, witches, and mutants. And the Weird Tales covers are very controversial that featured monsters menacing beleaguered ingenues, devils making love to ladies, and devilish monster ladies making love to scantily clad lovelies (see photo below).
Weird Tales’ creative director Stephen H. Segal said that the anniversary issue will feature 85 of the weirdest writers from the past 85 years, and the top 85 weirdest stories ever. Mr. Segal related, “We think the diverse range of honorees is not only awesome, but also representative of Weird Tales’s 21st-century evolution — we’ve spent the past year assembling a new creative team, rethinking & reenergizing & revamping, and now we’re doing our damnedest to make a magazine that really reflects the crazy cosmic mashup of aesthetics that can be fantasy/SF/horror today.”