Whispers June 1975

Whispers Volume 2 Number 2/3, June 1975. Contains a letter from Howard to Wilfred Blanch Talman written circa September 1931. The letter starts like this: “Dear Mr. Talman:
Thank you very much for the letter you wrote to Street & Smith.” It’s numbered #175 and can be found in The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume 2 as well.

Also there is some color artwork on pp. 66 & 67, courtesy of Donald Grant, published here before appearing in “The Tower of the Elephant” by Robert E. Howard that Grant published later in 1975.

The Magic Carpet Magazine April 1933

The Magic Carpet Magazine Volume 3 Number 2. There was no Howard story in this one, but it contains a letter he wrote, circa March 1933. The letter starts like this: “Congratulations on the quality and appearance…”

The Avon Fantasy Reader

An anthology from Avon Books. It contains the story THE WITCH FROM HELL’S KITCHEN also known as THE HOUSE OF ARABU. This was previously published in Avon Fantasy Reader #18.

The book also contains stories by C. L. Moore, Manly Wade Wellman and others.

Avon Fantasy Reader #18

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 18 1952. This issue contains the story THE WITCH FROM HELL’S KITCHEN also known as THE HOUSE OF ARABU. This is the first publication of the story.

Magazine of Horror #15

Magazine of Horror #15 (volume 3 number 3). Contains THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN. It was not published during his lifetime. Featuring Conan. This is the first publication. The text in this publication is an edited version of the original text. Either edited by de L. Sprague de Camp or perhaps Robert A. W. Lowndes (the editor of the magazine).

Risque Stories no. 3

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.