Jul 29th, 2015 by TheTome
Dr. Alan Caranac returns from abroad to find one of his best friends has been murdered. Seeking the culprit leads him into a tale of past lives and supernatural horror. Will true love prevail or will Alan end up a shadow of his former self? Find out in this episode!
Merrit, A.: CREEP, SHADOW, CREEP; MOON POOL; DWELLERS IN THE MIRAGE; et al
“The most immediate influences upon AD&D were probably de Camp & Pratt, R. E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance, H. P. Lovecraft, and A. Merrit” — Gary Gygax
born 1884, died 1943
Wikipedia names H. Rider Haggard, Robert W. Chambers, Helena Blavatsky and Gertrude Barrows Bennett (writing as Francis Stevens) as “heavy influences.”
He was a major influence on Appendix N authors H. P. Lovecraft and Michael Moorcock. He was referenced in the Lensman series by E. E. Smith.
Born in Beverly, New Jersey. Primarily a journalist. Assistant editor of The American Weekly from 1912 to 1937 and then editor until his death in 1943.
Merrit’s first fantasy story was “Through the Dragon Glass” (1917)
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