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Robert E Howard


(Robert Ervin Howard)
USA flag (1906 - 1936)

Some of the pulp fiction of the short-lived Texan Robert E. Howard are straightforward Westerns or historical romance; his contribution to the history of fantasy was to realize that setting his stories of ruthless hard men in Atlantis or a mythical age shortly after its fall enabled him to write without the trammels of historical accuracy. His Conan stories feature a young barbarian warrior who carves himself a kingdom and rules with a degree of wisdom and justice; they are notable for their violent energy--in one of the films with Arnold Schwarzeneggar there is a moment when Conan, crucified by an enemy, bites out the throat of a vulture that gets too close too soon, and it is worth pointing out that this, unlike most of the film, is pure unadulterated Howard. Howard's early death--he shot himself when his mother died--meant that pious friends like L Sprague de Camp finished a number of unpublished stories, and then, as with H P Lovecraft, the Howard mythos became something which endlessly newer writers have quarried -Poul Anderson and Robert Jordan.
 
Series
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Cormac Mac Art
1. Tigers of the Sea (1974)
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Dark Man Omnibus
1. Dark Man Omnibus (1978)
2. The Dead Remember (1979)
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Conan of Cimmeria
1. The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (2002)
     aka Conan of Cimmeria: 1932-1933
2. The Bloody Crown of Conan (2003)
     aka Conan of Cimmeria: 1934
3. The Conquering Sword of Conan (2005)
     aka Conan of Cimmeria: 1935-1936
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Best of Robert E. Howard
1. Crimson Shadows (2007)
2. Grim Lands (2007)
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Novels
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Omnibus
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Collections
The Garden of Fear (1945)
Skull-Face (1946)
Always Come Evening (poems) (1957)
The Dark Man and Others (1963)
The Pride of Bear Creek (1966)
Red Shadows (1968)
Wolfshead (1968)
King Kull (1969)
Singers in the Shadows (poems) (1970)
Echoes from an Iron Harp (poems) (1972)
Marchers of Valhalla (1972)
The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan (1975)
Pigeons from Hell (1976)
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard (1976)
The Book of Robert E. Howard (1976)
Black Vulmea's Vengeance (1976)
The Iron Man (1976)
Night Images (1976)
Robert E. Howard Omnibus (1977)
Black Canaan (1978)
The Last Ride (1978)
Kull (1978)
Mayhem on Bear Creek (1979)
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (1979)
The Howard Collector (1979)
Hawks of Outremer (1979) (with Richard L Tierney)
Lord of the Dead (1981)
The Ghost Ocean (poems) (1982)
Heroes of Bear Creek (1983)
The Dark Barbarian (1984)
The Last Cat Book (poems) (1984)
The Adventures of Lal Singh (1985)
Road of Azrael (1987)
Cthulhu (1987)
Shadows of Dreams (poems) (1989)
The Conan Chronicles: v. 2 (1990)
The Challenge From Beyond (1990) (with Frank Belknap Long, H P Lovecraft, A Merritt and C L Moore)
Nameless Cults (1993)
Eons of the Night (1996)
Trails in Darkness (1996)
Beyond the Borders (1996)
The Essential Conan (1998)
The Ultimate Triumph (1999)
Waterfront Fists (2003)
Far Below and Other Horrors from the Pulps (2003)
Graveyard Rats (2003)
The Complete Action Stories (2003)
Lord of Samarcand (2005)
The Black Stranger (2005)
Boxing Stories (2005)
The End of the Trail (2005)
The Riot At Bucksnort (2005)
A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales (2005)
Kull: Exile of Atlantis (2006)
Gates of Empire (2006)
Treasures of Tartary (2006)
The Robert E. Howard Reader (2007) (with Darrell Schweitzer)
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (2008)
Heroes in the Wind (2009)
Conan's Brethren (2009)
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures (2010)
The Singer in the Mist and Others (poems) (2010)
The Wildside Book of Fantasy (2012) (with Lin Carter, Paul Di Filippo, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Clive Jackson, Tanith Lee, Fritz Leiber, E Hoffmann Price, Thomas Burnett Swann, Lawrence Watt-Evans and Gene Wolfe)
Swords Against Darkness (2017)
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies containing stories by Robert E Howard
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Short stories
The Blue Flame of Vengeance
Casonetto's Last Song
The Cobra in the Dream
Delenda Est
The Grey God Passes
Men of the Shadows
The Night of the Wolf
In the Forest of Villefere (1925)
The Lost Race (1927)
The Dream Snake (1928)
The Hyena (1928)
The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune (1929)
The Shadow Kingdom (1929)
Skulls in the Stars [short story] (1929)
Kings of the Night (1930)
The Voice of El-Lil (1930)
The Black Stone (1931)
The Children of the Night (1931)
The Dark Man (1931)
The Gods of Bal Sagoth (1931)
People of the Dark [short story] (1932)
The Phoenix on the Sword [short story] (1932)
The Thing on the Roof (1932)
Worms of the Earth [short story] (1932)
Black Colossus [short story] (1933)
The Cairn on the Headland (1933)
The Man on the Ground (1933)
Old Garfield's Heart (1933)
The Pool of the Black One [short story] (1933)
The Scarlet Citadel (1933)
The Slithering Shadow (1933)
The Tower of the Elephant [short story] (1933)
The Devil in Iron [short story] (1934)
The Frost Giant's Daughter (1934)
     aka Gods of the North
The Garden of Fear [short story] (1934)
The Haunter of the Ring (1934)
The People of the Black Circle [short story] (1934)
Queen of the Black Coast [short story] (1934)
Rogues in the House [short story] (1934)
Shadows in the Moonlight (1934)
The Valley of the Worm [short story] (1934)
A Witch Shall be Born [short story] (1934)
Beyond the Black River [short story] (1935)
Jewels of Gwahlur [short story] (1935)
Shadows in Zamboula (1935)
The Dead Remember [short story] (1936)
The Fire of Asshurbanipal (1936)
Red Nails [short story] (1936)
Dig Me No Grave (1937)
Pigeons from Hell [short story] (1938)
The God in the Bowl (1952)
The Treasure of Tranicos [short story] (1953)
     aka The Black Stranger
King of the Forgotten People (1966)
Dermod's Bane (1967)
Swords of the Purple Kingdom (1967)
People of the Black Coast (1969)
Black Country (1973)
The Temple of Abomination (1974)
Nekht Semerkeht (1977) (with Andrew J Offutt)
Lord of the Dead [short story] (1978)
Memories (1988)


Books about Robert E Howard
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