The Sowers of the Thunder

The Sphere edition from 1977. 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 Sowers of the Thunder

The Zebra edition. 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.

Illustrating Robert E. Howard

This book is a collection of articles about the early history of the art and the illustrators who made the works of Robert E. Howard come to life. Contents include: A heavily illustrated article on some of the best artists who worked for Weird Tales by Frank Coffman. A look at Roy G. Krenkel’s work for Donald M. Grant by Dennis McHaney. A reference guide to Roy G. Krenkel’s work for Amra by Dennis McHaney. A look at Frank Frazetta’s work on The Ultimate Triumph by Robert E. Howard. A Tribute to Jeffrey Catherine Jones by Bill Cavalier. An overview of Stephen E. Fabian’s work for the works of Robert E. Howard by Damon Sasser.

An overview of Stephen E. Fabian’s work for the works of Robert E. Howard by Damon Sasser.

The Miscast Barbarian: A Biography of Robert E. Howard (1906 – 1936)

The Miscast Barbarian: a Biography of Robert E. Howard is a biography by science-fiction writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardcover and trade paperback in 1975 by Gerry de la Ree.

The book is an expansion of de Camp’s article “The Miscast Barbarian”, which appeared in the magazine Fantastic in June, 1971. Later, in collaboration with Catherine Crook de Camp and Jane Whittington Griffin, he expanded the text again, into Dark Valley Destiny: the Life of Robert E. Howard (1983), the first major independent biography of Howard.

The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard

Most of the articles are reprinted from issues of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association (REHUPA). Many are revised and expanded.

Other articles are from THE PULP COLLECTOR #18, STARLOG #238, CINEFANTASTIQUE (Jan 1997), and ROBERT E. HOWARD’S BLOOD & THUNDER #1.
Profusely illustrated by Virgil Finlay, Steve Fabian, Richard Corben, Roy G. Krenkel, Allen Koszowski, Hugh Rankin, Ray Capella, Rick McCollum, Jayem Wilcox, Lee Brown Coye, Ned Dameron, Ron Wilber, David Burton, T.J. Glenn, Jim Cawthorn, and original pulp illustrations by various artists.