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Tag: Robert E. Howard

El Borak And Other Desert Adventures by Robert E. Howard (book review).

July 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
El Borak And Other Desert Adventures by Robert E. Howard (book review).

Down in the west Texas town of El Paso was born Francis Xavier Gordon, known by repute from Stamboul to the China Sea. Muhammadans called him El Borak, the swift. They feared and respected him. An evil Hungarian called Gustav Hunyadi may be his match. This villain is plotting to send a howling horde of […]

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Conan The Barbarian by Robert E. Howard (book review).

June 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Conan The Barbarian by Robert E. Howard (book review).

‘The stories that inspired the movie’ says the strapline atop the front cover on this book. Don’t be put off by that. Although the ‘Conan’ movies are uniformly awful, sometimes in an entertaining way, the original stories are excellent pulp fiction. Along with H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard is the most […]

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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard and illustrated by John Watkiss.

This Del Rey trade paperback original collection, ‘Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures’, consists of number of stories and a few poems and fragments along with interesting essays on where the works first appeared and who influenced Robert E. Howard’s historical tales. The stories are a stylish precursor to the sword and sorcery stories, Conan […]

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