Published in 1945 by William Crawford, and listed in Paperback Prices by Graham Holroyd as a “Crawford Digest,” The Garden of Fear is an anthology titled after Robert E. Howard’s story, but also includes reprints by Lloyd A. Eshbach, H. P. Lovecraft, Miles J. Breuer, and David H. Keller from Crawford’s earlier Marvel Tales pulp magazine.
Steve Carper’s research for One-and-Dones part two (The Digest Enthusiast No. 8), reveals it was neither a singleton, nor a digest, but still a highly collectable volume, readily available in secondary markets.
Now Available from McFarland: Steve Carper’s Robots in American Popular Culture, a comprehensive reference volume that includes a companion website: robotsinamericanpopularculture.com.
Fantasy Fiction Vol. 1 No. 3 August 1953
Lester del Rey’s Editorial: De Gustibus
Bruce Elliott “So Sweet as Magic . . .” art by Alex Ebel
Philip K. Dick “Out in the Garden” art by Kelly Freas
Charles E. Fritch “Much Ado about Plenty” art by Tyler
Robert E. Howard “The Frost Giant’s Daughter” (Edited by L. Sprague de Camp)
John Wyndham “A Stray from Cathay” art by Joseph Eberle
H.B. Fyfe “Koenigshaufen’s Curve” art by H.R. Smith
Leah Bodine Drake “Foxy’s Hollow” art by H.R. Smith
Laurence Manning “Mr. Mottle Goes Pouf”
The Crystal Ball
David Alexander “The Other Ones” art by Tyler
Randall Garrett “Nom d’un Nom”
Editor: Lester del Rey
Assoc. Editor: E.K. Harrison, John Vincent, John Fell
Art Director: Milton Berwin
Cover: Hannes Bok
160 pages, 35¢
Read Vince Nowell, Sr.’s article “When Things Go Wrong—The Lester del Rey/John Raymond Fiasco” in The Digest Enthusiast book seven.
Selected from a digest featured in The Digest Enthusiast book five:
“Strike in the nails, soldiers, and let our guest see the reality of our good Roman justice!”
“Worms of the Earth” by Robert E. Howard Magazine of Horror #22 July 1968