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Perhaps more interesting than the novel itself, is the fourteen page introduction for this American edition, wherein Wilson describes his discovering HPL, the "genius" of his fiction, but Wilson's initial dislike of HPL's pessimism, that he described as that "of a sick recluse." I have always believed that a good serious writer can use any convenient form to express his ideas . . . In this book I have combined Lovecraft's preoccupation with strange unknown forces with my own interest in the problem of why the human race suddenly began to produce "outsiders" in such quantity. . . " A fine, unread copy of the book, in what would've been an equally fine d.j., but for the insect tracking on the spine.