Anthology from Berkley Medallion containing THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND.
An anthology collecting 32 stories of horror and the macabre, one for each year of the magazines initial run. Storyies by Edmond Hamilton, H. Warner Munn, Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, Jack Williamson, Richard Matheson, Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and many, many more. Includes some of the illustrations from the pulp magazines.
Only Howard’s THE SHADOW KINGDOM is included from his stories.
Contains THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND. The challenge from beyond is a round-robin (collaboration) 1935 horror short story written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Robert E. Howard, C. L. Moore, and Abraham Merritt. It was published in Fantasy Magazine and is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 7 1948. This issue contains the story THE CAIRN ON THE HEADLAND. Also features stories by C. L. Moore, Sax Rohmer, Fritz Leiber and Clark Ashton Smith. The story has elements of fantasy and horror and there is a link to the Cthulhu Mythos, Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity.
The Spell of Seven. Contains SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT. is an anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and illustrated by Virgil Finlay. It was first published in paperback by Pyramid Books in 1963, but most of the stories were originally from 1930s pulp magazines. This was the first sword and sorcery anthology ever assembled and was followed by three additional such anthologies edited by de Camp. It has also been translated into German.
Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A horror and fantasy journal featuring short fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and art by both seasoned pros and talented newcomers
A fanzine or periodical edited by Jonathan Bacon from 1977. Issue 12 contains nothing directly by Howard but a round-robin tale based upon a Robert E. Howard fragment. The cover pictures Conan even though it looks more like Tarzan.
The front cover art is by Wally Wood, reproduced from the color version of the original art. This art first appeared on the dustjacket of the Gnome Press hardcover THE RETURN OF CONAN in 1957.
Articles include the transcript of the entire WEIRD TALES panel from the 1998 San Diego Comicon (the panelists included Forry Ackerman and Gary Gianni). There are also various articles on heroic fantasy and sword & sorcery. An articles on Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis (a character which was first published in WEIRD TALES from 1938-41). A 1989 interview with Karl Edward Wagner reprinted from the British publication DAGON. An interview with writer Chuck Pogue about the movie and novelization of DRAGONHEART. “Sword & Sorcery In Comics, part 2”. A facsimile reprint of “The Challenge From Beyond” from its original appearance in FANTASY MAGAZINE in 1935. A 1950s profile of Virgil Finlay. An examination of the possible origins of the art published on the cover of SWORD & FANTASY #1 and more. Artwork in the issue is by Rick McCollum, Mahlon Fawcett, Virgil Finlay and others.
Round-robin story originally appearing in Fantasy Magazine, Sept. 1935.
“The Challenge From Beyond” was written in two versions by five prominent science fiction and five prominent weird fiction authors using the same title.
This one is illustrated by David Ireland