Gates of Empire presents eight of Robert E. Howard’s classic adventure stories, all of which are set during the Crusades. Stories include “Red Blades of Black Cathay,” “Hawks of Outremer,” “Blood of Belshazzar,” “The Sowers of the Thunder,” “The Lion of Tiberias,” “The Shadow of the Vulture” and “Gates of Empire”.

Contents

  • 7 • Introduction (Gates of Empire and Other Tales of the Crusades) • (2004) • essay by Fred Blosser
  • 11 • Red Blades of Black Cathay • non-genre • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith [as by Robert E. Howard]
  • 39 • Hawks of Outremer • non-genre • [Cormac FitzGeoffrey] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 66 • The Blood of Belshazzar • non-genre • [Cormac FitzGeoffrey] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 93 • Lord of Samarcand • non-genre • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 127 • The Sowers of the Thunder • non-genre • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 165 • The Lion of Tiberias • non-genre • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 192 • The Shadow of the Vulture • non-genre • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 229 • Gates of Empire • (1939) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
Howard Works ISFDB
Publisher : Wildside Press
Year : June 2004
Edition: 1st. 
Format : Hardcover with dustjacket
Pages : 262
Cover : Unknown
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Paul Herman.
‘Red Blades of Black Cathay’ has no mention of co-author Tevis Clyde Smith.
“First Wildside Press edition” on copyright page.

All stories based on original pulp pages with minimal editing
First printing is Smythe sewn, on acid-free paper,
limited to 600 copies, 1st edition is marked “First Edition”
Second printing is regular Print-on-Demand, glued spine

Gates of Empire presents eight of Robert E. Howard’s classic adventure stories, all of which are set during the Crusades. Stories include “Red Blades of Black Cathay,” “Hawks of Outremer,” “Blood of Belshazzar,” “The Sowers of the Thunder,” “The Lion of Tiberias,” “The Shadow of the Vulture” and “Gates of Empire”.

Tags: Fred Blosser / Paul Herman / Robert E. Howard / Tevis Clyde Smith