Contains poems and stories and also cover artwork from McHaney publications throughout, as well as other cover and interior artwork from magazines containing Howard stories.
A collection by Dennis McHaney from 2005. Black and white cover reproduction from the original publication source or other reprint sources for each story is included.
“The Caldron” contains letters to the editor from the last three issues of Strange Tales about Howard’s stories, including one from August Derleth and one from Clark Ashton Smith.
This book contains over 60 black and white photos. It also contains over 60 black and white cover reproductions of publications by and featuring REH. ‘The Ghost with the Silk Hat’ was originally published in ‘Writer of the Dark’ by Dark Carneval Press. Nearly three dozen changes were made to the text. The text included in ‘The Man from Cross Plains’ was taken from the typescript and a few corrections are noted at the back of the book. ~ ~ The book is divided into six sections. The first is a rare piece of Howard fiction, the 16,500 word story, “The Ghost in the Silk Hat.” This story appeared in 1985 in Switzerland and there were many changes made to the script. The text of this story was taken directly from the manuscript. The other sections are non-fiction and contain a wide variety of topics from personal travelogs of folks who have visited Cross Plains; a look at Howard’s fictional creations, including Conan.