Fedogan & Bremer

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Fedogan & Bremer
Fedogan & Bremer logo.png
Founded 1985
Founder Philip Rahman and Dennis Weiler
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Publication types Books
Fiction genres weird fiction
Official website www.fedoganandbremer.com

Fedogan & Bremer is a weird fiction specialty publishing house founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1985 by Philip Rahman and Dennis Weiler. The name comes from the nicknames of the two founders when they were in college.

The first Fedogan and Bremer project was a commercial cassette recording of a reading of H.P. Lovecraft's "Fungi From Yuggoth", released in 1987. A remastered CD version was released in the 1990s, and the work has been extensively pirated. Currently, it is not available, but a re-release is planned.

Arkham House had announced the forthcoming publication of Colossus by Donald Wandrei as early as 1965.[1] However, it remained unpublished into the 1980s.[2] Philip Rahman approached the Wandrei estate with the hopes of publishing the collection. While no manuscript nor proposed contents could be found, Rahman and Weiler went forward and published a collection using the same title as the unpublished Arkham House collection.

Fedogan and Bremer continued to publish the sorts of works that were published by Arkham House in the sixties under August Derleth's direction.[3] Fedogan & Bremer books were distributed by DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis for many years. They distributed via Arkham House until 2011, when Arkham House temporarily ceased operations.

Some Fedogan and Bremer titles have been issued in limited as well as in trade editions.

Fedogan and Bremer became inactive from 2006 to 2011 due to personal troubles of the publisher, but never formally announced their closure. The announced project Dead Titans, Waken!, a variant version of Donald Wandrei's novel The Web of Easter Island edited for F&B by S.T. Joshi was purchased by Centipede Press and released as a Limited edition only, in 2011.

Following the sudden death of Mr. Rahman 7/23/2011, the business reorganized. The press announced plans to resume production, and distribution arrangements are in place to sell their other titles still in print. WORLDS OF CTHULHU, a Lovecraftian collection edited by R.M. Price, was released in 2012, followed by WEIRDER SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH in 2013, and two more titles announced for 2014.

Imprints[edit]

In 1996, with the publication of The Last Pin, by Howard Wandrei, Fedogan & Bremer launched a subsidiary imprint, F & B Mystery. The imprint focuses on mystery and detective fiction. Since title pages list the publisher simply as "F & B Mystery," this has generated some confusion among librarians and bibliographers.

Awards[edit]

In 1998, Fedogan & Bremer won a World Fantasy Award, Special Award - Non-Professional, for book publishing.[4]

Works published by Fedogan & Bremer[edit]

Works published by F & B Mystery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wandrei, Donald (1965). Strange Harvest. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. 
  2. ^ Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House Inc. p. 148. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  3. ^ Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 257. 
  4. ^ *"1998 World Fantasy Award Winners and Nominees". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 

References[edit]

  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 251–257. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1999). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 7, 1998–1999. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 31. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (2000). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 8, 1999–2000. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 21. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (2001). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 9, 2000–2001. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 29–30. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (2003). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 11, 2002–2003. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 36. 

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