Fantasy Tales Summer 1987, Volume 9, Number 17. This issue contains the poem “An Outworn Story”. Fantasy Tales was published by Stephen Jones from the Summer of 1977 to the Summer of 1987.
The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Number 1, volume 17 – Spring 2023. Contains the typescript of The Iron Shadows in the Moon (part 2 of 2). It also contains a typescript of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa March 1930. The letter contains 4 poems (‘The Autumn of the World’, ‘A Tribute to the Sportsmanship of the Fans’, ‘Aw Come On and Fight’ and ‘The Songe of the Sage’.
In the news and event section, we get a report from the 2023 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. And finally Paul Herman’s story about Howard’s writing desk and how he acquired it.
The Cross Plains High School features two first appearances of Robert E. Howard’s poems “The Maiden of Kercheezer” and “Rules of Etiquette” (more like a limerick). The school paper was published twice a month by Cross Plains High School students. The poem or limerick, “Rules of Etiquette” was probably based on some of Howard’s own experiences when he was working for a local dry cleaner. Most likely the submissions were sent since Howard’s friend, Lindsey Tyson, was on the staff.
Gods of the North, the first appearance in the March 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan. It is among Robert E. Howard’s finest writings on sword and sorcery. This was a rejected Conan story and Howard allowed The Fantasy Fan to publish it.
Bobby Derie’s free book is distributed in Cross Plains on Howard Days 2023. It’s a trivia book with six hundred questions about Robert E. Howard and everything related. You can play it like Trivial Pursuit, assigning a color to each category. Trivia questions are divided into six categories; each set of questions are on the right-hand (odd-numbered) pages and the answers are on the back. Limited to 200 copies.
Readers might want to flip through this book for their own enjoyment, but if you want to play a game with friends, try starting at a random page and taking turns asking questions from each category. Each question successfully answered is worth 1 point; the first to 30 points wins. (Why 30? Because Robert E. Howard was only 30 years old when he died.)
Published by the REH Foundation Press to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. Facsimile copies. The letter to Harry Bates was written sometime in 1931, and sent as a cover for Howard’s submission of SPEARS OF CLONTARFT to Soldier of Fortune magazine. This is the earliest known draft.