Originally Posted by J Riff
Will scour the newstands and see if I can pilf-er, pick up a copy!
What's the story and who are the co-conspirators?
The idea was inspir'd by ye round robin story that Stanley Weinbaum commissioned for Beyond
-- the story was called "The Challenge from Beyond" and its authors were H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, C. L. Moore (of whom I need to learn more, I think she might have been fascinating and a brilliant writer), and A. Merritt. Writes S. T. Joshi in Vol. II of I Am Providence
"Notes to Lovecraft's segment survive and make interesting reading -- if only for the amusing drawings of the alien entities he introduces into the tale (giant worm- or centipede-like creatures) and for the clear borrowings he has made from the plot of 'The Shadow out of Time.' For this segment of 'The Challenge from Beyond' is nothing more than an adaptation of the central conception of that story -- mind exchange. Here the exchange is effected by the cubes, which draw the mind of anyone who looks into it and flings it back to the transgalatic world of the centipede creatures, where it is somehow housed in a machine; by the reverse method one of the centipedes casts his mind into the body of the mind so captured."
Lovecraft's notes and drawings of ye centipede creatures are to be found in the delightful fifth volume of HPL's Collected Essays: Philosophy, Autobiography & Miscellany
Our story is called "Night Gauntlet" and its authors are Walter C. DeBill Jr., Richard Gavin, Robert M. Price, Jeffrey Thomas, Don Webb and Ye Queen of Eldritch Horror. Ia!