This year's bountiful issue of The Lovecraft Annual features a trio of articles on the Eddy family. David Haden writes an authoritative article on Lovecraft's relations with the bookseller Arthur Eddy, who probably introduced Lovecraft to his nephew C. M. Eddy. Stephen Olbrys Gencarella examines in detail the folklore behind Dark Swamp, the remote area of Rhode Island that Eddy and Lovecraft attempted to investigate in 1923. And C sar Guarde-Paz scrutinizes the Lovecraft-Eddy collaboration The Cancer of Superstition, ghostwritten for Harry Houdini.
In other articles, Dylan Henderson writes penetratingly of "The Haunter of the Dark"; Isaac Aday studies "Dagon" in the light of Mikhail Bakhtin's aesthetic theories; and Andrew Paul Wood probes the curious figure of Nodens in Lovecraft's mythos; Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer traces Lovecraft's influence on Star Trek. Articles by Duncan Norris, and Jan B. W. Pedersen round out the issue, while Ken Faig, Jr., Bobbie Derie, Martin Andersson, and Steven J. Mariconda write detailed reviews of new publications of interest to Lovecraftians.