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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Duane W. Rimel is an American science fiction, fantasy and erotica writer most well known for his collaborations with American horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

Lovecraft was a close friend who mentored him in his early writings as early as 1934. The following year, Rimel collaborated with writer Emil Petaja to create The Fantaisiste's Mirror a fan magazine to continue the serialization of Lovecraft's essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature" where the magazine Fantasy Fan left off. However, the magazine never made it to print.

He was also co-editor (with Francis T. Laney) of the early fanzine The Acolyte (1942-1946) which published several notable Lovecraft pieces including the first glossary of the Cthulhu Mythos.

He went on to write numerous other fantasy, science fiction and detective stories.


Novels Edit

Science fiction and Fantasy Novels Edit

  • Time Swap (1969), under the pseudonym Rex Weldon

Detective Novels Edit

  • The Curse of Cain (1945)
  • Motive for Murder (1945)
  • The Jury is Out (1947)
  • The River is Cold (1962)

Short Stories Edit

Science fiction and Fantasy Short Story Collections Edit

  • Fanciful Tales of Time and Space (1936)
  • The Forbidden Room (1936)
  • To Yith and Beyond (1990)

Other Short stories Edit

  • The Sorcery of Aphlar (1934), in possible collaboration with H. P. Lovecraft
  • "The Disinterment"' (1935), in collaboration with HP Lovecraft
  • The Jewels of Charlotte (1935)
  • The Forbidden Room (1936)
  • The Metal Chamber (1939)
  • The City Under the Sea (1940)
  • The Tree on the Hill (1940), in collaboration with H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Last Scientist (1941)
  • Norton and I (1942)
  • Music of the Stars (1943)
  • Jungle Princess (1944)
  • The Small, Dark Thing (1944)
  • Two in a Dungeon (1944)
  • The Wrong Night (1944)
  • Peculiarly Passionate Pair (1963), under the psuedonym Rex Weldon (Lesbian pulp fiction)
  • Sex Week (1965), under the psuedonym Rex Weldon (Lesbian pulp fiction)
  • The Innocent Lesbian (1965), under the psuedonym Rex Weldon (Lesbian pulp fiction)
  • The Hampdon Horror (1984)
  • Goodbye, Joe (1985)
  • Chief White Cloud (1985)
  • The Acolyte Years (1987)
  • The Tale of Rondo and Ilana (1990)

Poetry Edit

  • The Ship (1934)
  • Dreams of Yith (1934), in collaboration with H. P. Lovecraft
  • Late Revenge (1935)
  • Contradiction (1942)
  • Mood (1942)
  • Estranged (1943)
  • The Whisperer (1945)
  • The Key (1967)
  • Shadow of the Wall (1969)
  • Strange Flowers Bloom (1971)
  • Wings of Dreams (1984)

Essays Edit