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The Brand of Satan

“The Brand of Satan” is an unfinished story (about 6200 words). The narrative revolves around the mythical figure Shaitan Khan, a spectral tiger-like beast that terrorizes both the local populace and the Englishmen stationed in the area.

Bran Mak Morn

Bran Mak Morn is a hero of five pulp fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard. In the stories, most of which were first published in Weird Tales, Bran is the last king of Howard’s romanticized version of the tribal race of Picts.

Worms of the Earth

WORMS OF THE EARTH. It was originally published in the magazine Weird Tales in November 1932. The story features one of Howard’s recurring protagonists, Bran Mak Morn, a legendary king of the Picts. 

The Trail of the Snake

“The Trail of the Snake” by Robert E. Howard is a humorous and ironic tale centered around a character named Snake Wamberson, a boxer with an imposing physique but lacking the courage to match his appearance. The story is set in the vibrant and competitive world of boxing, with a focus on the African American community’s interest in the sport. Howard’s story explores themes of reputation, bravery, and the impact of lies, all woven into the fabric of early 20th-century boxing culture.

The Lost Race

The Lost Race (first published in Weird Tales, January 1927). ‘The Lost Race’ is a story in the Bran Mak Morn series and is set during the Roman invasion of Britain. Related to, but does not feature Bran; Sold for $30;

Kings of the Night

“Kings of the Night” by Robert E. Howard is a compelling story that intertwines elements of fantasy, historical fiction, and adventure. It unfolds in ancient Britain, where Bran Mak Morn, the king of the Picts, faces an imminent threat from a Roman legion marching towards his land. The story is notable for its blending of Howard’s created mythos with historical elements, creating a rich tapestry of ancient cultures and legendary figures.

Howard Biography

Short biography – written by Rusty Burke.
Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) ranks among the greatest writers of action and adventure stories. The creator of Conan the Cimmerian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, ‘El Borak,’ Sailor Steve Costigan and many other memorable characters, Howard (known as REH to his millions of fans), in a career that spanned barely 12 years, wrote well over a hundred stories for the pulp magazines of his day.

Robert E. Howard as a boy

The article, written by Elsie Burns and published in the Cross Plains Review on July 10, 1936, recounts her first encounter with a young Robert E. Howard and his dog Patches, and their subsequent friendship. Burns describes Howard’s imaginative play and his devotion to his family, and notes his success as an author.