Edgar Allan Poe

Three Quotes from Edgar Allan Poe

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the nights have grown colder, the days shorter, and the leaves are starting to change. It’s my favorite time of the year. I figure it’s the perfect moment to share some of my favorite quotes from the king of gothic romanticism and inventor of the detective novel, Edgar Allan Poe.

“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”


“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

Do you have a favorite Edgar Allan Poe quote? Is there a story of his which you love? Let me know in the comments!

Fritz Eichenberg’s illustrations to Poe

Fritz Eichenberg Woodcut Illustrations of the work of Edgar Allen Poe

If you have seen the cover of The Stars Were Right, you probably realize I am a big fan of engravings and etchings. The other day I stumbled across these wood engravings from 1944 by Fritz Eichenberg illustrating the work of Edgar Allen Poe. Obviously Poe’s work is amazing, and if you combine the themes of his stories with Eichenberg’s dark and moody woodcuts you get a fantastic super team of creepiness! I mean just look at this illustration for The Fall of the House of Usher:

House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher – Fritz Eichenberg, 1944

See what I mean? There’s sooooo much more! Instead of me posting a bunch of low resolution images you should really just go look at the whole set in glorious high resolution. I found it incredibly inspiring, I promise you it’s worth your time.

Few bits of housekeeping:
In case you missed it over the weekend, I posted a preview of the physical copies of The Stars Were Right. It’s looking really good and I’m getting really close. They’ll be worth the wait!

Also, I’m not sure how much posting I’ll be doing over the next week. So I want to wish everyone in the U.S. a happy Thanksgiving holiday! If you live outside the States, I hope you have a great week as well. Great weeks all around! For everyone! Huzzah!