To Quebec and the Stars

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To Quebec and the Stars
To Quebec and the Stars.jpg
Dust-jacket for To Quebec and the Stars
Author H. P. Lovecraft
Cover artist Robert MacIntyre
Country United States
Language English
Subject Essays
Publisher Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.
Publication date
1976
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 318 pp
ISBN 0-937986-30-5

To Quebec and the Stars is a collection of 17 essays written by H. P. Lovecraft, assembled and edited by L. Sprague de Camp, who came across them in the course of his research for his biography of Lovecraft. The collection was first published in hardcover by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1976.

The essays cover a variety of subjects, notably astronomy, poetry, literature and travel; the main piece is a travelogue to Quebec.

Essays[edit]

  • "Trans-Neptunian Planets"
  • "November Skies"
  • "June Skies"
  • "May Skies"
  • "The Truth About Mars"
  • "Metrical Regularity"
  • "Allowable Rhyme"
  • "A reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson"
  • "The Literature of Rome"
  • "What Belongs in Verse"
  • "The Crime of the Century"
  • "Nietzscheism and Realism"
  • "A Confession of Unfaith"
  • "A Descent to Avernus"
  • "Some Dutch Footprints in New England"
  • "The Unknown City in the Ocean"
  • "A Description of the Town of Quebec"

Reception[edit]

Richard A. Lupoff praised the collection as "an absolute treasure trove," singling out the title piece as "a delight to read . . . like taking a guided tour of the city in the company of a knowledgeable and garrulous friend whose greatest delight is to share with you his own pleasure in the city and its past."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lupoff's Book Week", Algol 28, 1977, p.52.
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 323. 
  • Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 115–116.