This chapbook from 1987. “Hell Cat of Hong Kong” is one of five stories featuring REH character John Gorman.
John Gorman was created by Robert E. Howard in an untitled synopsis for a “spicy” adventure story.

Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman took this synopsis and used it as a basis for a short story, “She-Cats of Samarkand.” The story was published under the byline of Sam Walser, a pseudonym REH used when he wrote for the “spicy” pulps.

Four additional John Gorman adventures were published under the author’s real names. All of these stories appeared in Robert M. Price’s Cryptic Publications.

Sam Walser and Justin Case was pseudonyms Howard used when writing for Spicy Adventure Stories.

Contents

  • 2 • Foreplay (Risque Stories #5) • essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 • They Saved Rockwell’s Brain • [Gil Matson] • short story by N. Leo Lancer
  • 3 •  They Saved Rockwell’s Brain • interior artwork by Robert H. Knox
  • 14 • A Young Wife’s Tale • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 15 • Hell Cat of Hong Kong • [John Gorman] • novelette by Marc Cerasini and Charles Hoffman [as by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman]
  • 15 •  Hell Cat of Hong Kong • interior artwork by Robert H. Knox
  • 36 • The Cuckoo’s Revenge • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 37 • The Beautiful and Damp • short story by Manly Wade Wellman
  • 41 • The Spicy Strips • essay by Will Murray
  • 48 • Julie de Grandin, Psexy Psychic Psleuth in “Trick-or-Treat Terror” • short story by Robert H. Price
  • 48 •  Julie de Grandin, Psexy Psychic Psleuth in “Trick-or-Treat Terror” • interior artwork by Robert H. Knox
  • 51 • Risque Review (Risque Stories #5) • essay by uncredited
  • 52 • Readers’ Rendezvous (Risque Stories #5) • essay by uncredited
  • 52 •  Letter (Risque Stories #5) • essay by Karl Edward Wagner
  • 52 •  Letter (Risque Stories #5) • essay by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • 52 •  Letter (Risque Stories #5) • essay by Charles Garofalo
Publisher : Cryptic Publications
Year : March 1987
Format : Booklet
Pages : 52
Cover : Stephen E. Fabian
Illustrations : RHK
Howard Works ISFDB

This chapbook from 1987. “Hell Cat of Hong Kong” is one of five stories featuring REH character John Gorman.
John Gorman was created by Robert E. Howard in an untitled synopsis for a “spicy” adventure story.

Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman took this synopsis and used it as a basis for a short story, “She-Cats of Samarkand.” The story was published under the byline of Sam Walser, a pseudonym REH used when he wrote for the “spicy” pulps.

Tags: Charles Hoffman / Marc Cerasini / Robert E. Howard / Robert M. Price