Edited by Leo Grin | Illustrated by Andrew Cryer | 40 pages
This issue was printed in a deluxe edition, numbered 1–75, using a black linen cover with foil-stamped midnight blue text.
- “Envoi – 2007” by Leo Grin
- “Master Reference”
- “Subject and Author Index”
- “Title Index”
- “Catalogue of Art”
- Guide to the Contributors
|Publisher :||Leo Grin|
|Year :||December 2007|
|Format :||Chapbook ( 6.9 x 8.5, saddle stapled)|
|Cover :||Andrew Cryer|
|Illustrations :||Andrew Cryer|
DELUXE COPIES DESTROYED: 9
Editor: Leo Grin
Features a comprehensive series of indexes and supplementary material covering the fourth year of The Cimmerian (Volume 4, Numbers 1–6, plus Awards Issue, 2007). Includes Title Indexes, Author and Subject Indexes, Contributor’s Guide, a Catalogue of Art and more.
This special index issue is only available in a deluxe edition, and is the perfect capstone to your deluxe Volume 4 collection.
But although our fandom slowed down somewhat in 2007, browsing through this Index will remind you that the Father of Sword-and-Sorcery’s legacy stops for no one. There were no less than four major Howard gatherings this year: Howard Days, the Windy City Pulp Show, Pulp Con, and Gen Con, and The Cimmerian covered them all. New discoveries continued to startle us, including the first images of Howard’s typewriter, pictures of the Howard House before it had been renovated, a study of yet another place where Howard once had his photograph taken, and of course the unearthing of a typescript of “Cimmeria” signed by Howard himself. Two anniversaries were duly celebrated: the 75th anniversary of Conan, the fiftieth of Always Comes Evening.
— from “Envoi — 2007”
Darrell’s main contribution this year was “The Gods Rage at Us,” a particularly fine bit of verse from the now-former editor of Weird Tales. In The Lion’s Den, meanwhile, he remained quite busy insisting that the long-abandoned ruin of Fort de Camp was still a thriving concern. I am reminded of Henry Fonda’s doomed Colonel Thursday in John Ford’s Fort Apache, lamenting that an accomplished leader like himself had been sent to the frontier to “ward off the gnat stings and flea bites of a few cowardly ‘digger Indians’.” Oh well…as Menelaus expresses so powerfully in The Iliad, “Even a fool learns something once it hits him.”
— from “Guide to the Contributors”