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BURKE, RUSTY: “Travels with Robert E. Howard” (from The Robert E. Howard Companion)

Conan, you taught us the riddle of steel, and for that we thank you.

The crew rushes Book to the ship’s infirmary and does what they can, but it doesn’t look good. Mal sends Wash to town to find Simon. However, Simon is being dragged through some woods by his captors. River finds them and the men seize her as well. We get another flashback to the time when River was away at the Alliance academy. Simon is worried about her and tries to tell their parents that she’s sending some kind of hidden message in her letters. They tell him to focus on his career.

LOUINET, PATRICE“Hyborian Genesis Part II” (from The Complete Conan of Cimmeria, Volume 2)

Howard's Complete Conan of Cimmeria: Volume One (1932-1933) (2002)

He also changed how the Church would forever go about its religious business, and he also helped to print the very first book ever printed rather than written: the Bible....

MAREK, JOE“Pike Bearfield: An Appreciation” (from The Robert E. Howard Companion)

Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), in spite of his relatively brief literary career, hasachieved universal renown for his many tales of horror, fantasy, and adventure. He virtuallyinvented the subgenre of sword-and-sorcery, and devised a series of tales around such compellingfigures as Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. His work, and even hislife, has been the subject of major motion pictures.

McCULLOUGH, JOSEPH A.“Robert E. Howard, Christianity, and the Saga of Bran Mak Morn” (from )


It is mind bending how the main stories are so alike.

James Earl Jones was a masterstroke of casting as the villainous wizard Thulsa Doom. This film contains some unforgettable scenes: Conan growing up pushing that big mill wheel, the witch who had sex with Conan and then tried to kill him, breaking into the Temple of Set, the Tree of Woe, and of course the awesomely bloody climax where Conan cuts his way through legions of fanatics to eventually take the head of his enemy.

Carvin, Andy. Dr. Howard Gardner [Online]. Accessed 4/17/01: .

The other piece of information not available in August 2010 regarded the sword collection itself. The article “Robert E. Howard: The Sword Collector and His Poetry” began with a quote from a letter REH wrote to HPL:

Gardner, Howard [Online]. Accessed 4/18/01: .

, this photo was taken sometime between 1923 and 1925. That would make Howard between 17 and 19 years old. It was during this period, in November 1924, that REH received a letter from Farnsworth Wright that Weird Tales was accepting his story “Spear and Fang,” which was eventually published in July 1925.

Sternberg, Robert J. Personal Resume [Online]. Accessed 4/17/01:

Professor Wettstein has written three books— (Oxford University Press, 2012), (Oxford University Press, 2004) and (Stanford University Press, 1991)—and a number of papers in the philosophy of language, for many years the focus of his research. During the last decade an additional focus has been the philosophy of religion; he has published on topics like religious experience, awe, the problem of evil, and the viability of philosophical theology. He is an Editor of Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and has edited a number of other volumes including (Oxford University Press, 1989, co-edited) and (University of California Press, 2002).

Billionaire and business tycoon Howard Hughes has dined for the day.

FINN, MARK
: “Fists of Robert E. Howard” (from The Barbaric Triumph)
“The Runyonesque Raconteur” (from The Cimmerian V1n2)