The Return of Conan is the seventh and last published and contains NO Howard stories (see notes and contents).

The Gnome Press edition of Conan was the first hardcover collection of Howard’s Conan stories, including all the original Howard material known to exist at the time, some left unpublished in his lifetime. Not published in order of previous publication, Gnome’s volumes were organized to present the stories in order of their internal chronology, the sole exception being Tales of Conan, which skipped around to present random episodes from various points in the protagonist’s career. Some stories in two of the later volumes (The Coming of Conan and King Conan) were completed or revised by L. Sprague de Camp; another (Tales of Conan) consisted of non-Conan Howard stories that de Camp rewrote as Conan yarns. The last published volume of the Gnome edition was the first Conan story by an author other than Howard, namely Björn Nyberg, and was revised by de Camp.

Contents

  • The Return of Conan • [Conan] • novel by L. Sprague de Camp and Björn Nyberg

Above is some extra information about Björn Nyberg and why and how he wrote ‘The Return of Conan’. Published in ERBania #6. Thanks to Gary Romeo for providing this.

Notes

Written by L. Sprague de Camp with Björn Nyberg
Expanded from “Conan the Victorious” published in FANTASTIC UNIVERSE September 1957

Source: Wikipedia.

Publisher: Gnome Press
Year : 1957
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 191
Cover : Wallace Wood
Illustrations : None
Facsimile dust jacket

The Return of Conan is the seventh and last published and contains NO Howard stories (see notes and contents).

The Gnome Press edition of Conan was the first hardcover collection of Howard’s Conan stories, including all the original Howard material known to exist at the time, some left unpublished in his lifetime. Not published in order of previous publication, Gnome’s volumes were organized to present the stories in order of their internal chronology, the sole exception being Tales of Conan, which skipped around to present random episodes from various points in the protagonist’s career. Some stories in two of the later volumes (The Coming of Conan and King Conan) were completed or revised by L. Sprague de Camp; another (Tales of Conan) consisted of non-Conan Howard stories that de Camp rewrote as Conan yarns. The last published volume of the Gnome edition was the first Conan story by an author other than Howard, namely Björn Nyberg, and was revised by de Camp.

Tags: Björn Nyberg / Conan / L. Sprague de Camp / Wallace Wood