Friday, November 4, 2016

Skeptical Inquirer looks at Houdini and Lovecraft

The November/December 2016 issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine contains an article by Massimo Polidoro that examines the partnership between Houdini and H.P. Lovecraft and their collaboration on the unfinished Cancer of Superstition.

Polidoro is the author of Final Seance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle. He's also the publisher of MAGIA, the current issue of which is devoted to Houdini.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up; just ordered a hard copy.
    In addition to your related posts above, readers may find the following post [Unpublished, Nineteen-page, handwritten dissertation on “THE CANCER OF SUPERSTITION”] of interest:

  2. By the way, Polidoro's Final Séance is a fantastic book and a nice companion to Earnst's Houdini Doyle correspondence text.

  3. Just realized l don't have Polidoro's Final Seance book, but I will now, thanks Leo for the recommendation.
    Joe M Notaro

  4. You're welcome Joe, and thanks to John for posting this. A copy of Earnst's Houdini Doyle Correspondence is in the upcoming Potter & Potter winter auction in early December.