Glenn Lord (November 17, 1931 – December 31, 2011) was an American literary agent, editor, and publisher of the prose and poetry of fellow Texan Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), and the first and most important researcher and scholar of Howard’s life and writings.
Robert E. Howard was known for his affection for animals. At the time of his passing, 13 stray cats frequented his residence. However, one animal held a special place in his heart: his beloved dog, Patch. Patch served as a source of inspiration and fond memories for many of Robert’s stories later in life, and they were inseparable companions for over a dozen years. In an article by Ståle Gismervik, we learn more about Patch, and his bond with Robert. Read on to discover more about this extraordinary canine companion.
THE HOT ARIZONA SUN. Originally untitled. Set in The Rio Grande. A fragment by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, and his sister Helen. 950 words.
The story sets the stage for an adventure in the Arizona desert, hinting at potential encounters and explorations, but being unfinished, it leaves the narrative and the characters’ journeys unresolved.
“Vultures’ Sanctuary” by Robert E. Howard is set in the wilds of the Old West, where the lead character, Big Mac, encounters the infamous Checotah Kid. The Kid, an outlaw, seeks Mac’s help for a seemingly lucrative gold mine venture. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the Kid’s intentions are far from honest, leading to intense confrontations and betrayals. This tale is steeped in the themes of treachery, survival, and the moral complexities of a lawless land.
The story begins with James Allison, lying on his deathbed, reminiscing about his past lives. He believes he has lived through many incarnations, always as a member of the Aryan or Nordheimer race. Allison recalls a specific life as Niord, a powerful warrior, and his encounter with a horrific, demonic entity known as the Worm.
We know that it was Lyndsey Tyson’s gun. Lyndsey told the lawyer that Robert had used his gun and he didn’t want anything to do with any of it. He was quite upset. Decades later, when talking to Glenn Lord, Lyndsey told him that was the dumbest thing he ever did. He should have taken those rights when he had the chance, maybe he could have gotten rich.