Frome, Nils [Helmer]
- (1918–1962)Swedish-born fan of weird and science fiction and late correspondent of HPL (1936–37). Residing for much of his life in Fraser Mills, Canada (a suburb of Vancouver), Frome early became interested in science fiction and solicited from HPL a contribution to his fan magazine, Supramundane Stories. HPL sent him the prose poem “Nyarlathotep” and “Notes on Writing Weird Fiction,” both of which appeared in the second and last issue of Supramundane Stories (Spring 1938). Frome appeared to exhibit an interest in fortune-telling, reincarnation, and other such things, and HPL’s letters to him forcefully argue against their validity. The letters were published (along with those to James Blish and William Miller, Jr.) in Phantastique/Science Fiction Critic (March 1938); rpt. HPL’s Uncollected Letters (Necronomicon Press, 1986).See Sam Moskowitz, ed., Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Nils Helmer Frome (Moshassuck Press, 1989).
An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia. S.T. Joshi, David E. Schultz.