Gods of the North first appeared in the March 1934 issue of ‘The Fantasy Fan’. It is among Robert E. Howard’s finest writings on sword and sorcery. This was the first reprinting.

Rejected as a Conan story by Weird Tales magazine editor Farnsworth Wright, Howard changed the main character’s name to “Amra of Akbitana” and retitled the piece as “The Gods of the North”, in which it was published in the March 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan. It was not published in its original form in Howard’s lifetime. Later the more known ‘The Frost Giant’s Daughter’ with Conan is more known and more often published.

Contents

  • The Illustrated Gods of the North • interior artwork by Mark King
  • [2] •  The Illustrated Gods of the North (frontispiece) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • [5] • Gods of the North • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • Notes

Notes

Page not numbered.
The frontispiece is a photo of Robert E. Howard glued onto p. 2.
Mark King illustrations are blue ink line drawings.

Limited numbered edition of 750 copies
Set in 12 pt. Melinor Classic Text, and is printed on a Heidelberg 10 x 15 press.

Cover
Publisher : Necronomicon Press
Year : 1977
Format : Booklet / Chapbook
Pages : 24 including cover
Cover : None
Illustrations : Mark King
Howard Works ISFDB

Gods of the North first appeared in the March 1934 issue of ‘The Fantasy Fan’. It is among Robert E. Howard’s finest writings on sword and sorcery. This was the first reprinting.

Rejected as a Conan story by Weird Tales magazine editor Farnsworth Wright, Howard changed the main character’s name to “Amra of Akbitana” and retitled the piece as “The Gods of the North”, in which it was published in the March 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan. It was not published in its original form in Howard’s lifetime. Later the more known ‘The Frost Giant’s Daughter’ with Conan is more known and more often published.

Tags: Mark King / Robert E. Howard