Robert E. Howard Foundation Holiday Special

Robert E. Howard Foundation Holiday Special 2009.

It contains the first publication of an incomplete and untitled REH story that was tentatively titled “Six Gun Interview” by Glenn Lord. The story is estimated to be half to two-thirds complete based on other stories aimed at similar markets, and the remaining pages are missing. The story was likely written in 1931 and appears to be an attempt to adapt Sailor Steve Costigan’s stories to a western format. The tale appears to be a precursor to the Breckinridge Elkins series.

“Six-Gun Interview” is presented first as a facsimile copy of Howard’s typescript (p. 3), then as a clean, modern copy of the same fragment (p. 15). The Christmas cards on the front and back covers are commercial cards signed by Howard.