A handsomely designed collection of texts on early pulp writing, by L. Ron Hubbard. Collected in Writer: the shaping of popular fiction (2012). Now available to borrow on Archive.org. An earlier edition was already on there, but was not as nicely designed and the pictures were very dark and murky. Here they’re clear and crisp.

Previously on Tentaclii

Lovecraft once had a long restaurant conversation with the flame-haired and young Hubbard, according to Frank Belknap Long. While impressed by the “extraordinary” lad, he evidently felt Hubbard was too professional and un-cosmic a writer to strike up a correspondence with.

So the interest here is more in Hubbard’s insights into the markets and fans of the period, rather than in any strong connection with Lovecraft.