Allison V. Harding was amongst the most prolific of all the contributors to Weird Tales, having had 36 stories published in its pages. However, what gives her a unique position in that periodical’s history is that they stories appeared in less than eight years; her debut had been with “The Unfriendly World” in July 1943, and she was represented in each of the next nine successive editions up to January 1945. That in itself was a remarkable record for a new author but it pales into insignificance when compared to her later achievement: between July 1946 and May 1949 her fiction was featured in an astonishing eighteen consecutive issues of the bimonthly magazine. Indeed, during the 1940s Harding reigned supreme, with her first 34 Weird Tales stories published in little more than six years. Only five issues published in that time lacked her byline.