“The Sowers of the Thunder” is a historical fiction short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, originally published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932. It takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of General Baibars and deals with the General’s friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh O’Donnell, an Irish Crusader with a troubled past cut in the Howardian mold. Both the Siege of Jerusalem (1244) and the Battle of La Forbie feature in the plot.
The story, “The Cairn on the Headland”, is considered to be part of the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in this magazine. In this case mixed also with elements of both Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity. in this case mixed also with elements of both Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity.
She came from high society and she should have known she had no business associating with a gorilla like Wild Bill Clanton. However, the job she wanted done was plain burglary, and her code of honor wouldn’t let her turn thief!
Howard wrote some spicy adventure tales. For this one he used the pseudonym, Sam Walser.
This chapbook is from 1985 and contains the poem ‘The Harlot’ by Howard. It also contains the story ‘Jungle Curse’ by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman featuring REH’s character John Gorman.
Sam Walser and Justin Case was pseudonyms Howard used when writing for Spicy Adventure Stories.
Facsimile copy of Oriental Stories #7 – #9
The third of three massive hardcover facsimile volumes totaling more than 1200 pages with the complete contents from the original run of ORIENTAL STORIES. All the stories & illustrations. All the verse. Plus letters to the editor. Scanned right from the original pulp pages. No editing. No reset text.
“The Sowers of the Thunder” is illustrated by Joseph Doolin
“Lord of Samarcand” is illustrated by Joseph Doolin
A massive hardcover facsimile volume with the complete contents from the original run of MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE. All the stories & illustrations. All the verse. Plus letters to the editor. Scanned right from the original pulp pages. No editing. No reset text.
Facsimile copy of the complete run of Magic Carpet Magazine (5 issues), including front covers (B&W), but not rear covers.
The First edition is limited to 50 numbered copies and includes a frontispiece by Neil Mechem.
Book design by Neil and Leigh Mechem