From the unsurpassed imagination of the creator of Conan, Robert E. Howard, here are twenty-one tales of suspense, high adventure and Lovecraftian horror. Foul sacrifices are made to a reptilian God in Hungary, a werewolf prowls the corridors of a castle in strife-torn Africa, criminal masterminds on both sides of the Atlantic vie for world domination, an enchanted ring exerts a terrible influence upon its wearer... ...And, as written in the pages of the accursed Necronomicon and Unaussprechlichen Kulten, the Great Old Ones watch our world from beyond the void - and wait...
This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 1934 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Haunter of the Ring' is one of Howard's stories featuring the character John Kirowan and is part of the Cthulhu Mythos. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Writings of Robert E Howard, a Critical Anthology
Author: Don Herron
Pubpsher: Wildside Press LLC
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the definitive critical anthology on the writings of Texan Robert Howard, the originator of Sword & Sorcery fantasy and also of Conan The Barbarian. The essays survey Howard's work in fantasy, westerns, poetry and supernatural horror tales.
A sumptuous collection of epic fantasy heroes from the pen of Robert E. Howard, one of the true Masters of Fantasy Robert E. Howard was a pulpwriter who turned his hand to everything from historical adventure and detective stories to Western and boxing fiction - and invented the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery: it is for these tales of heroic fantasy and horror that he is best remembered. His mighty heroes - including an English Puritan adventurer sent on redressing grievous wrongs, the king of a mythical, antediluvian empire contemporary with Atlantis, a Pictish warrior-king - all these brothers of the sword and more bestrode the pages of WEIRD TALES and the other pulp magazines of the twenties and thirties. This companion volume follows on from the success of the first Gollancz Big Black Book featuring Howard's world-famous barbarian king, and contains all the stories featuring his brothers-in-arms, collected together in chronological order, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than eighty years ago. Compiled by and with an Afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and with cover image, frontispiece and internal pictures by the award-winning artist Les Edwards.
Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .
Release on 2014-01-14 | by Steve Rasnic Tem,Darrell Schweitzer,John Gregory Betancourt,Robert E. Howard,H.P. Lovecraft
25 Stories from Weird Tales
Author: Steve Rasnic Tem,Darrell Schweitzer,John Gregory Betancourt,Robert E. Howard,H.P. Lovecraft
Pubpsher: Wildside Press LLC
The Weird Fiction Megapack collects both modern and classic stories from the classic pulp magazine, Weird Tales, with selections ranging throughout the 20th Century, but focusing mainly on the classic era of the 1930s. Included are works by many famous authors, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, E. Hoffmann Price, Tennessee Williams, and many more -- with an emphasis on great but less-well-known stories that readers may not have encountered before. "To Become a Sorcerer," by Darrell Schweitzer (included here) was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Included are: BOY BLUE, by Steve Rasnic Tem TAP DANCING, by John Gregory Betancourt TO BECOME A SORCERER, by Darrell Schweitzer THE GOLGOTHA DANCERS, by Manly Wade Wellman THE DEATH OF ILALOTHA, by Clark Ashton Smith THE SALEM HORROR, by Henry Kuttner THE DISINTERMENT, by H.P. Lovecraft and D.W. Rimel THE SEA-WITCH, by Nictzin Dyalhis VINE TERROR, by Howard Wandrei THE PALE MAN, by Julius Long WEREWOLF OF THE SAHARA, by G.G. Pendarves TRAIN FOR FLUSHING, by Malcolm Jameson THE DIARY OF PHILIP WESTERLY, by Paul Compton MASK OF DEATH, by Paul Ernst THE GIRL FROM SAMARCAND, by E. Hoffmann Price THE MONKEY SPOONS, by Mary Elizabeth Counselman THE VENGEANCE OF NITOCRIS, by Tennessee Williams THE NINTH SKELETON, by Clark Ashton Smith BIMINI, by Bassett Morgan THE CURSE OF YIG, by H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop THE HAUNTER OF THE RING, by Robert E. Howard THE MEDICI BOOTS, by Pearl Norton Swet THE LOST DOOR, by Dorothy Quick DOOM OF THE HOUSE OF DURYEA, by Earl Peirce, Jr. IN THE DARK, by Ronal Kayser And don't forget to check out the other volumes in this series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, single author collections -- and much, much more! Search this ebookstore for "Wildside Megapack" to see the complete list.
A Collector's Descriptive Bibliography of American and British Hardcover, Paperback, Magazine, Special and Amateur Editions, with a Biography
Author: Leon Nielsen
Pubpsher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"This guide is a invaluable resource for Howard collectors. Chapters provide a biography, Howard's literary legacy, and tips about book collecting, grading, buying and selling. The main body is a bibliography of Howard's works from 1925 through 2004. Entries includes a description and details. A thorough index locates the publication of every Howard story or poem"--Provided by publisher.