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Julian Hawthorne's Strange Recollections of Martha Klemm

A project in Little Rock, AR by retrovirusrecords

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Collecting and Reprinting Julian Hawthorne's near-lost All-Story tales, including his Martha Klemm weird fiction and Others!
Backers: 204
Average Pledge Per Backer: $77

Funded: $15,697 of $500
Dates: Aug 30th -> Oct 29th (60 days)
Project By: retrovirusrecords
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Latest News

Final Stretch Progress Update

October 25th - via:
The interiors are finished for all formats of both Absolute Evil & A Goth From Boston and Doris Dances & Fires Rekindled. The covers are more or less done for DD/FR, but we're making some minor adjustments as we're switching printers. The... (Read More)

Progress Update on Doris Dances & Fires Rekindled

October 19th - via:
The last several days, we've taken the cleaned up text we got back from Mark and got it into all of the layouts for all of the various trims. The finished covers and interior files are done and uploaded for processing with our printer. Pretty soon,... (Read More)

Michael Shows Off the Omnibus

October 11th - via:
I had my weeks wrong, so Michael was on The LCS Guys show last weekend, where he was able to show off the Omnibus and the cards. It's an inch thick, weighs about 3 pounds, is roughly 300 pages and contains over 200k words of Julian Hawthorne's... (Read More)

Progress Update!

October 10th - via:
We're 3/5ths through the second pass of Sara was Judith! We'll be ready to kick that over to Mark by the end of the week. [And we owe Fred an apology; there was a scene with a floaty ghost lady].  Mark has kicked Doris Dances back to us, so we'll be... (Read More)

Edits in for Fires Rekindled

October 4th - via:
We got Mark's notes last night. It's amazing how much you can miss, even when comparing two text side-by-side on a screen. Thankfully, it's not all on me this time, and fresher eyes have had a turn. We'll get those changes made and into layout. As... (Read More)

2nd Pass of A Goth From Boston Finished + Trading Cards

October 3rd - via:
We just finished our second pass of A Goth From Boston, so we will be sending that off to our copy editor next for review. More exciting than that, the trading cards have finally arrived!  (Read More)

Absolute Evil vs. Island of Ghosts

September 30th - via:
[Warning, contains some spoilers for a 103 year-old story] Absolute Evil is one of the few Hawthorne stories that is not only extant but oft-reprinted. While Cirsova Classics is a project primarily focused on pulp stories that have never been... (Read More)

2nd Pass of Doris Dances Finished!

September 28th - via:
We've just finished the 2nd pass of the Doris Dances manuscript and are handing it off to Mark for an additional round of reviews! Once Mark gets those text we've sent him back to us with any corrections against the scans we may have missed, we'll be... (Read More)

A "Goth" From Boston?

September 27th - via:
Something interesting worth noting is that Martha Klemm is NOT the “Goth from Boston.” Yes, she’s mildly clairvoyant, yes, and she was the protagonist of a “gothic” horror [what the editors of All-Story Weekly refer to as a “different”... (Read More)

Production Update! Fires Rekindled Passed Off to Editor

September 25th - via:
Since this project is a) huge and b) the first time we've really done something that wasn't either ready to print before we took orders or going to be ready by the time we collected pledges, we want to keep everyone abreast of things as they come... (Read More)

500 Backer Stretch Goal

September 24th - via:
We've had a few people ask about whether backers of The Cosmic Courtship would be able to get the trading card for it without having to back for the Omnibus. While it would take a lot of work to reconcile the backer list of the last project with the... (Read More)

Cosmic Courtship Stretch Goal Fulfilled

September 22nd - via:
One of our stretch goals for The Cosmic Courtship was to donate the text to the Project Gutenberg library of Public domain works.  I'm happy to say that we've been able to fulfill this goal! The Gutenberg version of The Cosmic Courtship can be found... (Read More)

Trading Cards...!

September 21st - via:
Are more or less done. We may make a few tweaks before uploading them to the printer. The next big part of the project before us is pass #2 of the text. We want to take a bit more time to clean it up, since some stuff still got past us for The Cosmic... (Read More)

We've Hit Our 1st Strech Goal!

September 19th - via:
All backers will be receiving Cirsova Classics Pulp trading cards, four in all, that correspond with the books they pledge for.  Omnibus Backers will receive all four cards, including a card for The Cosmic Courtship. We're getting these into layout... (Read More)

New Cirsova Magazine is Out Today!

September 15th - via:
If you enjoy what we do and want additional ways to support us, check out the fall issue of Cirsova, out today on Amazon! Among other great stories, this features the conclusion of Michael Tierney's newest Wild Stars novel, The Artomique Paradigm.... (Read More)

Great Con in Little Rock!

September 13th - via:
We had a great convention over the weekend at Arkansas Comic Con in Little Rock! We're dealing with the aftermath of that [cleanup, accounting, and reshelving some stock], but here's what's next on track for us: -get the outstanding offers on content... (Read More)

Cosmic Courtship Stretch Goal Fulfilled!

September 10th - via:
One of the stretch goals we met for The Cosmic Courtship was to share the original pulp scans of The Cosmic Courtship. Michael has a new page set up on his website where he is hosting the original scans: (Read More)

50 days! Almost to 1st Stretch Goal!

September 8th - via:
We're over 9000! That means only $1000 to go for our first stretch goal. Putting together the trading cards is the next thing on my To Do list after I finish sending out offers on 2022 stories this week. I'll be at Arkansas Comic Con in Little Rock... (Read More)

Over 100 Backers!

September 7th - via:
In our first week, we've gotten over 100 backers!  Thank you all for your support! A quick update on our progress, last night I finished our first pass of Robert's manuscript from the scans of Fires Rekindled. That means we've done initial... (Read More)

About the Fires Rekindled Cover

September 6th - via:
One thing that's raised a bit of eyebrows is the distinct cover of the third volume in this collection. Since there were no original pieces of pulp art to use associated with either Doris Dances or Fires Rekindled, Michael Tierney suggested that we... (Read More)

Big First Week!

September 5th - via:
We had a pretty big first week for The Strange Recollections of Martha Klemm with nearly 100 backers for over $7500! That's just $2500 from our first stretch goal! I picked a heck of a time to go on vacation, but if I hadn't I wouldn't have time to... (Read More)

P. Alexander On With Geek Gab

September 4th - via:
P. Alexander of Cirsova Publishing will be on Geek Gab today to discus several of the recent and ongoing projects Cirsova is involved with. Feel free to tune in!  (Read More)

FAQ Update: Will There Be eBooks?

August 30th - via:
This is a question we get a lot, and one we got before on The Cosmic Courtship. Even just a $1 pledge will get backer all three titles in eBook... IF WE EXCEED $15k! If we hit our $15,000 stretch goal, not only will we give all backers ePUB versions... (Read More)


August 30th - via:
We're already off to a great start! Thank yo to everyone who has backed within this first hour of our campaign! It may seem like it's a little early to be giving a status report, but we've been working on this for so long already, we wanted to let... (Read More)

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