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Arkham House: Home to Horror, Sci-Fi Writers

After his death in 1937, Howard Phillips Lovecraft rose from the dead -- in the literary sense. Fans of the reclusive writer published a premiere collection of his nightmarish works, giving birth to Arkham House.

As Wisconsin Public Radio's Brian Bull reports, the small publisher, based near Sauk City, Wis., has specialized in horror and weird fiction for 65 years.

Arkham House has proven an influential player, giving such well-known sci-fi writers as Ray Bradbury and Greg Bear their first big break -- and even providing inspiration for the hit role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

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