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David Lindsay Links

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You can contact me about any aspect of the site on this email address. I'm always interested in news and information about David Lindsay, or corrections to any errors you find on the site. (I try to credit the source of all information provided.) I can't answer questions about rights or copyright relating to David Lindsay's work, though. This site isn't official, or associated with the Lindsay estate in any way.
For current publishers of David Lindsay's works, see the buying links page.
David Lindsay
The Yahoo! David Lindsay discussion group.
Wikipedia entry for David Lindsay.
David Lindsay at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
This site's news RSS feed.
The LibraryThing page for David Lindsay.
The Goodreads page for David Lindsay.
Works online
A Voyage to Arcturus at Wikisource.
A Voyage to Arcturus on Project Gutenberg.
The Haunted Woman on Gutenberg Australia. Direct link to the text file.
A free audio reading of A Voyage to Arcturus.
Another free audiobook of A Voyage to Arcturus, at LibriVox.
Serialisation of The Haunted Woman on Brighton & Hove Community Radio. Read by Janina Karpinska and edited by Alan J Cannon. Available at part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11.
The Haunted Woman audiobook, read by Phil Benson, on LibriVox.
Articles, essays & talks
Abraxas Magazine Online — David Lindsay Articles. (Now via the Wayback Machine.)
An article from Textualities entitled "David Lindsay: Scottish Genius" about collecting Lindsay, originally published in Scottish Book Collector, August 1987.
An article on the Discovery Institute website about the influence of A Voyage to Arcturus on C S Lewis's Space Trilogy
The Sleep of the Soul: Night's Pore in Torments: The Blending of Traditional and Swedenborgian Structures of Thought in Lilith, an article by Adelheid Kegler, about George MacDonald, but making reference to A Voyage to Arcturus. (PDF document.)
Douglas A Anderson's short article on Devil's Tor for Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine's Curiosities column.
A podcast from Necronomipod from May 2007, discussing A Voyage to Arcturus. Lasts just over 1 hour.
An article from the Newquay Voice from December 2004, about David Lindsay, who lived and wrote in Newquay.
Article from the Telegraph, "Sacred Mysteries", from March 2005, by Christopher Howse, mentioning that David Lindsay has just got into the Dictionary of National Biography.
Brief article from the Fall 2010 issue of The Bottle Imp, "Many Worlds: David Lindsay and alternative realities" by Stuart Kelly.
Blog entry on author Ian Watson's site, about hearing the Third Programme radio adaptation of A Voyage to Arcturus, and his wanting to write a sequel to Lindsay's novel.
The SFFAudio Podcast #336 from September 2015, discusses A Voyage to Arcturus. Lasts just over 1 hour.
Janina Karpinski and Alan J Cannon discuss David Lindsay on Your Voice Matters, first broadcast 27th May 2016 on Brighton & Hove Community Radio.
Michael Moorcock's review of the Savoy release of A Voyage to Arcturus for the Guardian, from Aug 2002.
SFSite review of A Voyage to Arcturus from 2002.
The Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club's Voyage to Arcturus page.
This brief, interesting memoir, Tea with Visiak, contains an anecdote about Lindsay related by his friend, E H Visiak.
An interview with SF/fantasy author John Crowley, which mentions Lindsay.
A talk by Philip Pullman, in which he mentions Lindsay.
A Voyage to Arcturus is mentioned as a possible interest of musician Nick Drake at this site.
John Coulthart's designs for the Savoy edition of A Voyage to Arcturus.
The Haunted Woman is included in this list of Vasty House-themed fiction (that is, fiction which involves houses bigger on the inside than the outside.)
Paul Burgess use Lindsay's phaens in this online story.
This site on Tarot card interpretation, which lists books relevant to each card, includes A Voyage to Arcturus among those for The Hanged Man.
There is an actress named Joiwind Alexander, and at least one other Joiwind out there. (Thanks to Paul Annis for this information.)
In 1976, at the 34th Worldcon, Mike and Carol Resnick dressed as "Haunte and Sullenbode from David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus". Pictures here, here and here; also at Resnick's own site's gallery page.
This list of talks from the Practical TeX Proceedings of 2004 features an article, "A simple book design in ConTeXt" that uses A Voyage to Arcturus for its sample text.
There is a band called The Violet Apple, and here is their MySpace page.
There's a band called Swaylone, and here is their page on
There is a band called Devil's Tor, with an album of ambient/electronic music also called Devil's Tor ("all pieces recorded in a cave near Austin Texas") on Bandcamp.
Maskull's self-titled album Maskull, released in 1997, can be downloaded from Egg City Radio. Very little seems to be known about this artist, which is called "the strangest record I have heard in a while" at The Walrus music blog.
At, a photo of Stanley Kurt Lester's painting "Who is Surtur". And another image on Flickr, of an Earring Trio inspired by A Voyage to Arcturus.
David Lindsay is mentioned as an "Old Colfeian" at the Colfe's School website.
A illustration for A Voyage to Arcturus by Evan Dahm at Tumblr.
A painting, "Over the Mountains of Ifdawn", from 1975, by Joel Fletcher.
In this article from Cincinnati Magazine, artist Matt Kish talks about wanting to illustrate A Voyage to Arcturus.
David Lindsay's 'Shoreham home' (i.e., Hove) is included on this Folklore Map of Sussex and the South Downs from the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy.
Other writers & related sites
The website of Garen Ewing (creator of The Rainbow Orchid), who provided the portrait of David Lindsay on the main page. Many thanks!
Composer David Power's website.
The Eldritch Dark, dedicated to Clark Ashton Smith.
Ramsey Campbell's website.
Robert Holdstock's website.
The Unofficial Alan Garner website.
Philip Pullman's website.
William Hope Hodgson — a blog about the writer of The Night Land and House on the Borderland.
Earthrid, the home of syncategorematic music.
My site.