Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first issues of Weird Tales Magazine – 100 Years of Weird is a masterful compendium of new and classic stories, flash fiction, essays, and poems from giants of speculative fiction, including R.L. Stine, Laurell K. Hamilton, Victor LaValle, Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, Blake Northcott, Hailey Piper, Scott Sigler, James Aquilone, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Tennessee Williams, and Isaac Asimov.

Only Howard’s THE WORMS OF THE EARTH is included from his stories, including the first illustration.

Worms of the Earth

The 2nd, edition Ace book. ‘Worms of the Earth’ is a short story by American fantasy fiction writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the magazine Weird Tales in November 1932, then again in this collection of Howard’s short stories. The story features one of Howard’s recurring protagonists, Bran Mak Morn, a legendary king of the Picts. 

Also contains the Dark Man with Turlogh O’Brien and several other Bran Mak Morn stories.

Worms of the Earth

The 1st edition Ace book. ‘Worms of the Earth’ is a short story by American fantasy fiction writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the magazine Weird Tales in November 1932, then again in this collection of Howard’s short stories. The story features one of Howard’s recurring protagonists, Bran Mak Morn, a legendary king of the Picts. 

Magazine of Horror #21

Magazine of Horror #21 (volume 4 number 3).

Contains KINGS OF THE NIGHT. Kings of the Night (first published in Weird Tales, November 1930). The first story to feature Bran as a king and describes him as a direct descendant of another Howard character, Brule the Spear-Slayer, companion of the Atlantean King Kull.

Robert E. Howard: The Power of the Writing Mind

Oversized trade paperback. Introduction by Ben Szumskyj. ‘An Introduction to the Life and Works of Robert E. Howard’ and an interview with Glenn Lord by Joe Marek. An untitled dark fantasy/Cthulhu Mythos style story featuring John O’Dare by Robert E. Howard; ‘A Short History of the Conan Typescripts’ by Patrice Louniet and much more.

Winds of Time

Winds of time is a beautiful book collecting many of Howards poems. Many translated into Polish and German. Interior art by Hubert Schweizer. Published by Thomas Kovacs and edited by him and Bernd Karwath.

The Witch of the Indies

Robert E. Howard created the character Terence Vulmea or Black Vulmea. This is a pastiche by David C. Smith. 

She was a recklessly attractive woman, this Katherine O’Donnell. Fully rigged in the outlaw fashion of her crew, her wild red hair falling away loosely down her shoulders, and with eyes like chips of green flame, she looked worthy of the name that followed her about: THE WITCH OF THE INDIES.

He was a giant of a man, with beard and hair that flowed like black flame, a brace of pistols about his waist and dagger in his hand. There was no match for him on any of the seas; he knew no superstition. But he knew fear when he was challenged by the red-haired wench, he whom they called BLACK VULMEA.

For the Witch of the Mists

Robert E. Howard created the character Bran Mak Morn. This is a pastiche by David C. Smith and Richard L. Tierney. The story centers around Bran being captured by Roman soldiers, fighting in the arena, his escape, and recovery and protection of the Witch of the Mists, a powerful demi-god reborn as a human girl.