Two-Gun Bob: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard

This anthology of essays offers a centenary tribute to Howard and his literary achievement. He was regarded as the founder of Sword & Sorcery, and his tales for the pulp magazines of his day included oriental and historical adventures, fantasy, horror, boxing stories, tall-tale Westerns, detection, and science fiction, as well as the stories of Conan the Cimmerian for which he is most widely known. He was also a gifted poet.

Ar-I-E’ch and the Spell of Cthulhu

Robert E. Howard’s correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft inspired the two-fisted creator of Conan the Barbarian to pit his square-jawed modern heroes against cosmic horrors, colossal beasts, and cannibalistic children of the night, in a short-lived effort to open new markets for his fiction.

In this book, the first in the “Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard” series, Howard scholar Fred Blosser analyzes each of REH’s Cthulhu Mythos stories, unpacking their plots, their themes, and their unexpected linkages to Howard’s other works.

Silken Swords

Silken Swords: An Informal Guide to the Women in the Fiction of Robert E. Howard.

REH scholar Fred Blosser provides an A-Z encyclopedia of every female character in Robert E. Howard’s fiction, from Conan’s Belit, Valeria, and Yasmela, to dozens of hags, harlots, and hussies, as well as the occasional demure damsel and distaff destroyer.

The Man From Cross Plains: A Centennial Celebration of Two-Gun Bob Howard

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.

Lord of the Dead

Lord of the Dead is a collection of crime short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,250 copies. The stories are inspired by Sax Rohmer. ‘The Mystery of Tannernoe Logde’ was completed by Fred Blosser from an unfinished story.

Gates of Empire and Other Tales of the Crusades

Gates of Empire presents eight of Robert E. Howard’s classic adventure stories, all of which are set during the Crusades. Stories include “Red Blades of Black Cathay,” “Hawks of Outremer,” “Blood of Belshazzar,” “The Sowers of the Thunder,” “The Lion of Tiberias,” “The Shadow of the Vulture” and “Gates of Empire”.