The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Early Adventures of El Borak. This volume contains those hard-to-find stories from the Cryptic publications of the 1980s, as well as several other related items, including the first publication of a synopsis for “Blood of the Gods.” The vast majority of the pieces in this collection are fragments and juvenilia.

This volume checks in at 350 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 150 copies, each individually numbered. Cover design and painting by Jim & Ruth Keegan; introduction by David Hardy; and edited by Rob Roehm.

Contents

  • vii • Acknowledgments (The Early Adventures of El Borak) • essay by uncredited
  • ix • The Making of El Borak • essay by David A. Hardy (I)
  • 3 • The Iron Terror • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 • Untitled fragment (“Gordon, the American…”) • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 21 • The Coming of El Borak • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 • Khoda Khan’s Tale • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 111 • El Borak • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 146 • Untitled fragment (“I emptied my revolver…”) • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 148 • The Land of Mystery • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 168 • The Shunned Castle • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 175 • The White Jade Ring • [The Sonora Kid] • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 179 • A Power among the Islands • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 182 • North of Khyber • [El Borak] • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 197 • Intrigue in Kurdistan • [El Borak] • (1986) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 215 • The Sword of Lal Singh • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 216 • The Tale of the Rajah’s Ring • [Lal Singh] • (1985) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 225 • The Further Adventures of Lal Singh • [Lal Singh] • (1985) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 228 • Lal Singh, Oriental Gentleman • [Lal Singh] • (1985) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 247 • The Song of Yar Ali Khan • (1977) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 248 • The Lion Gate • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 254 • Untitled fragment (“When Yar Ali Khan crept…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 255 • Untitled fragment (“Two men were standing in the bazaar…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 256 • Untitled poem (“Now bright, now red, the sabers sped…”) • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 259 • The Sonora Kid—Cowhand • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 265 • The Sonora Kid’s Winning Hand • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 267 • Red Curls and Bobbed Hair • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 278 • Untitled fragment (“Madge Meraldson…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 279 • Untitled fragment (“The Hades Saloon…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 281 • Untitled fragment (“A blazing sun…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 286 • Untitled fragment (“The way it came about…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of … The Mountains of Thibet)
  • 290 • Untitled fragment (“The hot Arizona sun…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 294 • Untitled fragment (“Steve Allison…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 299 • Brotherly Advice • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 306 • Desert Rendezvous • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 313 • The West Tower • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 333 • Under the Great Tiger • (1923) • short story by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith
  • 334 • Untitled fragment (“A Cossack and a Turk…”) • (1976) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 335 • Spears of the East • (1976) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 336 • Untitled fragment (“…that is, the artistry…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 338 • Untitled fragment (“Thure Khan gazed out across…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 339 • Blood of the Gods (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 342 •  Maps and Sketches • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 346 • Lists • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 348 • A Biographical Sketch of Robert E. Howard • (1935) • essay by Alvin Earl Perry
Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan
Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan
Year : March 2010
Book no.: None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : xiv plus 350
Cover : Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Rob Roehm

Howard Works ISFDB

 

The Early Adventures of El Borak

The Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard: Fists of Iron Round 1.

The REH Foundation have made a beautiful four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The first round measures in at 420 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Christopher Gruber. 

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