Founded as a handshake partnership over 30 years ago, Fedogan and Bremer took years to accumulate enough capital (and free time!) to start production. Our first commercial output was H.P.Lovecraft's Fungi From Yuggoth, with actor John Arthur hired for the exhausting series of readings in 1987. Minneapolis composer Mike Olson was commissioned to do the eerie, ethereal electronic music; a score which subsequently won the Minnesota Music Award. The cassette tape sold steadily until it was replaced with the re-mastered digital CD, and currently we're preparing to offer Fungi From Yuggoth as an internet download. Fungi From Yuggoth, produced with the permission of Arkham House, has the odd distinction of being the only F&B product which was ever overtly pirated!
We went into publishing because of Senior Partner Philip Rahman's acquaintance with Arkham co-founder Donald Wandrei. When the two met, both Donald and Howard Wandrei's fiction rights were in legal limbo during the long court battle which followed the death of August Derleth. F&B was determined that the Wandrei brothers' work would not be allowed to vanish. After Don's death, we started with COLOSSUS, a collection of his Science FIction originally announced by Arkham years earlier, but understandably not pursued by the Derleth heirs. We followed with DON'T DREAM, the fantastic horror stories. DEAD TITANS WAKEN, almost ready for our publication, was lost due to Philip's increasing disability: by the time of his death, Centipede Press had the rights... so, we're hoping this excellent S.T. Joshi edition will appear, any day now, from that press. The painful re-organization of Fedogan and Bremer is still under way, with our new home in Nampa, Idaho.
We brought Howard's Fantasy/Horror to modern attention with TIME BURIAL and THE EERIE MR, MURPHY, and his dark crime stories (informed by his own thrill-addicted youth and prison time) with THE LAST PIN, complemented by the chapbook SAITH THE LORD. Reprints of the Wandrei books are under consideration as time and finances permit.
Our books are hardcover, sewn-signature, acid-free volumes for a simple
reason: nobody can afford vellum any more! We set out to rescue this
literature from oblivion, and so we chose the most durable format we
The rest is history: You can find our love of good, old-fashioned tales throughout this site.
We owe a great debt to talented editors, particularly R.M.Price, Stephen Jones, and Dwayne Olson, as we've published Lovecraftian tales long-lost or obscure, along with new and brilliant. Our gracious authors contributions speak for themselves.
We're currently negotiating with Stephen Jones to publish the third volume of his planned INNSMOUTH trilogy, and have obtained another collection gleaned by R.M.Price's tireless pursuit of unpublished and obscure Lovecraft-inspired Mythos tales: WORLDS OF CTHULHU will be released 31 Oct. 2012. For the first time, this Price collection will have a Limited Edition. And then, there's a collection of the work of Philip J Rahman... who no longer can object to "self publication."
During the re-organization, we turned up a few signed
copies, out-of-print titles and etc. which will be offered on this, our
first internet store-- so look around on the site for these unique opportunities.
The Fedogan and Bremer Publishing team is Dennis and Dawn Weiler, and Dwayne Olson. We look forward to bringing you reading pleasure for years to come.