The Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard: Fists of Iron Round 3.

The REH Foundation have made a beautiful four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). Introduction by Chris Gruber.

The First edition is limited to 200 numbered copies, each individually numbered.

Contents

  • vii • Big Talk Don’t Bust No China • essay by Chris Gruber [as by Christopher Gruber]
  • 3 • Circus Fists • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 22 • Vikings of the Gloves • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1932) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 41 • Night of Battle • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1932) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 59 • Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Yellow Cobra)
  • 73 • Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1971) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Jade Monkey)
  • 86 • Alleys of Darkness • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 101 • Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Destiny Gorilla)
  • 115 • A New Game for Costigan • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Playing Journalist)
  • 127 • A Two-Fisted Santa Claus • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Playing Santa Claus)
  • 144 • The Slugger’s Game • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 161 • General Ironfist • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 179 • Sluggers of the Beach • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 194 • The Honor of the Ship • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1996) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 211 • Untitled (“A sailorman anin’t got no business…”) • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1996) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Flying Knuckles 1987)
  • 227 • Iron-Clad Fists • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of A Knight of the Round Table)
  • 244 • Sailor Costigan and the Swami • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1977) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 258 • Alleys of Treachery • [Dennis Dorgan] • (1966) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Mandarin Ruby)
  • 273 • Night of Battle (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 275 • Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (drafts) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 284 • Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 285 • Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (1936 version) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 299 • Alleys of Darkness (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 301 • Sailor Costigan and the Jade Gorilla (synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 303 • A New Game for Costigan (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 304 • A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 306 • The Slugger’s Game (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 308 • General Ironfist (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 310 • Sluggers of the Beach (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 311 • Iron-Clad Fists (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 312 • Alleys of Treachery (Synopsis) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 313 • The Lord of the Ring (part 3) • essay by Patrice Louinet
Year :November 2014
Type:Collection – 4 volume set
Edition :1st
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :xxvi plus 325
Cover :Tom Gianni
Illustrations :None

Notes

Edited by Patrice Louinet, Christopher Gruber, and Mark Finn
First appearance:
“Night of Battle” (synopsis)
“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” (two incomplete drafts)
“Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace” (synopsis)
“Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey” (1936 version)
“Alleys of Darkness” (synopsis)
“Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla” (synopsis)
“A New Game for Costigan” (synopsis)
“A Two-Fisted Santa Claus” (synopsis)
“The Slugger’s Game” (synopsis)
“General Ironfist” (synopsis)
“Sluggers of the Beach” (synopsis)
“Iron-Clad Fists” (synopsis)
“Alleys of Treachery” (synopsis)
Third in a series of four books.
Limited edition of 200 copies

“First Printing” on the copyright page.
Cover artist credited on the rear jacket flap; cover art is also signed.
This volume features the character Sailor Steve Costigan.
All Howard material after p. 173 has not been published before.

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Fists of Iron Round 3

The Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard: Fists of Iron Round 3.

The REH Foundation have made a beautiful four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). Introduction by Chris Gruber.

Tags: Chris Gruber / Mark Finn / Patrice Louinet / Robert E. Howard / Thomas Gianni