The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

Author: Robert Ervin Howard
Publisher: Tantor Media Incorporated
ISBN: 9781400192236
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Here are timeless tales featuring Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbucklingpirate, and Conan the commander of armies.

The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345469953
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Conan is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created–a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, facing powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves and reavers. “Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities . . . there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. . . . Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand . . . to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.” In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years before his tragic suicide, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. Collected in this volume, profusely illustrated by artist Mark Schultz, are Howard’s first thirteen Conan stories, appearing in their original versions–in some cases for the first time in more than seventy years–and in the order Howard wrote them. Along with classics of dark fantasy like “The Tower of the Elephant” and swashbuckling adventure like “Queen of the Black Coast,” The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian contains a wealth of material never before published in the United States, including the first submitted draft of Conan’s debut, “Phoenix on the Sword,” Howard’s synopses for “The Scarlet Citadel” and “Black Colossus,” and a map of Conan’s world drawn by the author himself. Here are timeless tales featuring Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies. Here, too, is an unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a genius whose bold storytelling style has been imitated by many, yet equaled by none.

Conan Volume 7 Cimmeria

Author: Timothy Truman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621150348
Size: 60.69 MB
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Conan volume 7: Cimmeria marks a transitional period in young Conan's life, as he spurns civilization — with its turncoats and legal trappings — and returns to the beloved, brutal country of Cimmeria, where he was born and raised. The dangers found in the snowy mountain passes of his barbaric homeland are a welcome change from the mind games and treachery Conan encountered in the cities of the East, but there are unfortunate lessons in treachery to be learned here, too. When a tentative truce with the Aesir is threatened by the actions of Caollan, the first woman Conan ever loved, Conan again finds himself at the heart of a larger conflict that will test not only his physical strength and cunning mind — but his passionate heart as well. * "(Truman) goes back to the same historical and mythical source material Howard must have used and mines it to expand on what Howard already did. Now that's the way to put your stamp on a Howard tale. As a result, this reeks of Robert E. Howard influence. There is blood and there is fire... there is death and despair and indomitable will. Basically, everything you could want from a Conan story." —ComicsBulletin.com * The hardcover version is a direct market exclusive of the trade-paperback collection, printed to initial orders only!

The Dark Barbarian

Author: Don Herron
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1587152037
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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.

The Adventures Of Red Sonja

Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305073
Size: 39.16 MB
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This contains the Red Sonja tales from Marvel Feature #1-7, presented in glorious, fully re-mastered color. These tales are where it all begins, and help set the stage for the current Red Sonja series! This is a must have collection of never before reprinted material, featuring a cover by Frank Thorne. Plus, legendary Red Sonja writer and former Editor-in-Chief, Roy Thomas, provides an introduction!

The Best Of Robert E Howard Volume 1

Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345500557
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Robert E. Howard is one of the most famous and influential pulp authors of the twentieth century. Though largely known as the man who invented the sword-and-sorcery genre–and for his iconic hero Conan the Cimmerian–Howard also wrote horror tales, desert adventures, detective yarns, epic poetry, and more. This spectacular volume, gorgeously illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, includes some of his best and most popular works. Inside, readers will discover (or rediscover) such gems as “The Shadow Kingdom,” featuring Kull of Atlantis and considered by many to be the first sword-and-sorcery story; “The Fightin’est Pair,” part of one of Howard’s most successful series, chronicling the travails of Steve Costigan, a merchant seaman with fists of steel and a head of wood; “The Grey God Passes,” a haunting tale about the passing of an age, told against the backdrop of Irish history and legend; “Worms of the Earth,” a brooding narrative featuring Bran Mak Morn, about which H. P. Lovecraft said, “Few readers will ever forget the hideous and compelling power of [this] macabre masterpiece”; a historical poem relating a momentous battle between Cimbri and the legions of Rome; and “Sharp’s Gun Serenade,” one of the last and funniest of the Breckinridge Elkins tales. These thrilling, eerie, compelling, swashbuckling stories and poems have been restored to their original form, presented just as the author intended. There is little doubt that after more than seven decades the voice of Robert E. Howard continues to resonate with readers around the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genrefied Classics

Author: Tina Frolund
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581727
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

The Best Of Robert E Howard Crimson Shadows

Author: Robert Ervin Howard
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345490185
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Representing a broad spectrum of genres and chronicling the adventures of the author's most iconic characters, a collection of short fiction and poetry features such works as "Hawk of the Hills," "The Valley of the Worm," "The Shadow Kingdom," "Red Shadows," "The People of the Black Circle," and "The Curse of the Golden Skull," among others. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Magill S Guide To Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature The Absolute At Large

Author: T. A. Shippey
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN:
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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.