Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Alraunic mysteries

Lord Bassington-Bassington would like to inform the readers of his Chronicles that one of his favourite publishers, Side Real Press, have a new book out. It's a new translation of a masterpiece of weird fiction, Hanns Heinz Ewers' Alraune, in an absolutely stunning edition.

This release should be of interest not only to devotees of weird fiction, but also to friends of neofolk music, as a certain band have taken their name from this book (and the plant it is named after).

It can be ordered here.


  1. Sweet Jehova! I was just complaining that a translation of Alraune was impossible to get a hold of! Needs this! NOW!

    And if you haven't, you should read the first book in the trilogy - Der Zauberlehrling. It's available on Print on Demand.

  2. It's hard to describe how beautiful this book is. It's the old "waddling about architecture" problem.

    I've just started reading Alraune, and will try to graduate onto Der Zauberlehrling when I'm finished. It's great stuff!

  3. I have ordered Alraune and Nacthmar... ooops. Money well spent I hope.

  4. It's encouraging that my own little fatwas can have an effect on the good Mullah.