The Conan Reader is a 1968 essay collection by L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by Mirage Press. The essays were originally published as articles in George H. Scithers’ fanzine Amra. Mirage subsequently published two companion volumes of essays from The Conan Swordbook (1969) and The Conan Grimoire (1972). Most of the material in the three volumes, together with some additional material, was later reprinted in two de Camp-edited paperback anthologies from Ace Books; The Blade of Conan (1979) and The Spell of Conan (1980).

Contents

  •  The Conan Reader • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 3 • Conan’s Ghost • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 12 • Memories of R. E. H. • (1966) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 21 • The Trail of Tranicos • (1967) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 28 • Hyborian Technology • (1963) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 43 • Pirettes • (1960) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 45 • Conan and Matho • (1961) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 53 • Conan and Pizarro • (1964) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 57 • Conan’s Great-Grandfather • (1961) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 64 • Conan’s Imitators • (1962) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 72 • Pratt’s Parallel Worlds • (1965) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 80 • Knight and Knaves in Neustria • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 86 • El-Ron and the City of Brass • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 94 • An Exegesis of Howard’s Hyborian Tales • (1959) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
Cover: The Conan Reader by Bernie Wrightson
Published by: Mirage Press
Book no: None
Year : 1968
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket (5 x 8 inches)
Pages : 148
Cover : Bernie Wrightson
Illustrations : Roy G. Krenkel
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Notes

1500 numbered copies. All essays (except for “Conan’s Ghost”) originally appeared in the fanzine Amra in slightly different versions.

A collection of essays by L. Sprague de Camp originally published as articles in George H. Scithers’ fanzine Amra.
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The Conan Reader is a 1968 essay collection by L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by Mirage Press. The essays were originally published as articles in George H. Scithers’ fanzine Amra. Mirage subsequently published two companion volumes of essays from The Conan Swordbook (1969) and The Conan Grimoire (1972). Most of the material in the three volumes, together with some additional material, was later reprinted in two de Camp-edited paperback anthologies from Ace Books; The Blade of Conan (1979) and The Spell of Conan (1980).[1][2]

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