Donald Wandrei

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Donald Wandrei (1908 - 1987) was an American science fiction, fantasy and weird fiction writer, poet and editor. He was the older brother of science fiction writer and artist Howard Wandrei.

Biography and Writing Career

Wandrei started writing in 1926 and his writing career took off around 1932. He was active in pulp magazines until the late 1930s. During this time he was a member of the H.P. Lovecraft circle, corresponded with Lovecraft and other members of the circle (Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, etc). He contributed two stories to the Cthulhu Mythos: "The Fire Vampires" (1933) and "The Tree-Men of M'Bwa" (1933). Wandrei and August Derleth later co-founded the publishing house Arkham House to keep Lovecraft's legacy alive. After World War II he continued writing speculative fiction stories, although at a greatly reduced rate.




  • The Web of Easter Island (1948)


  • The Eye and the Finger (1944)
  • Strange Harvest (1965)
  • Colossus (1989)
  • Don't Dream: The Collected Fantasy and Horror of Donald Wandrei (1997)