“The Sowers of the Thunder” is a historical fiction short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, originally published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932. It takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of General Baibars and deals with the General’s friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh O’Donnell, an Irish Crusader with a troubled past cut in the Howardian mold. Both the Siege of Jerusalem (1244) and the Battle of La Forbie feature in the plot.

Contents

  • 4 • The Dragoman’s Jest • non-genre • [Hamed the Atar] • novelette by Otis Adelbert Kline and E. Hoffmann Price
  • 4 •  The Dragoman’s Jest • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 31 • The Dancer of Djogyakarta • short story by Warren Hastings Miller
  • 31 •  The Dancer of Djogyakarta • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 40 • The Mystic Rose • poem by Frank Owen [as by Hung Long Tom]
  • 41 • Tsang, Accessory • [Tsang] • novelette by James W. Bennett
  • 41 •  Tsang, Accessory • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 66 • Honor of a Horse-Thief • short story by S. B. H. Hurst
  • 67 •  Honor of a Horse-Thief • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 80 • The Sowers of the Thunder • non-genre • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 81 •  The Sowers of the Thunder • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 106 • Broken Honor • short story by H. E. W. Gay
  • 107 •  Broken Honor • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 116 • The Dance of Yesha • short story by Grace Keon
  • 119 • El Hamel, the Lost One • short story by G. G. Pendarves
  • 119 •  El Hamel, the Lost One • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 132 • The Snake Strikes • short story by Lieutenant Edgar Gardiner
  • 137 •  Letter (Oriental Stories, Winter 1932) • essay by Bruce Bryan
  • 137 •  Letter (Oriental Stories, Winter 1932) • essay by Hugh B. Cave [as by Geoffrey Vace]
  • 137 •  The Souk • (1930) • interior artwork by Donald von Gelb
  • 137 • The Souk (Oriental Stories, Winter 1932) • essay by uncredited
  • 138 •  Letter (Oriental Stories, Winter 1932) • essay by Gordon Philip England

Notes

Edited by Farnsworth Wright
“The Sowers of the Thunder” is illustrated by Joseph Doolin

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Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : Winter 1932
Replica by: Wildeside Press (January 2008), Fiction House Press (August 2018), Girasol Collectables (August 2006)
Format : Periodical (Pulp Magazine)
Pages : 144
Cover : J. Allen St. John
Illustrations : Joseph Doolin
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“The Sowers of the Thunder” is a historical fiction short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, originally published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932. It takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of General Baibars and deals with the General’s friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh O’Donnell, an Irish Crusader with a troubled past cut in the Howardian mold. Both the Siege of Jerusalem (1244) and the Battle of La Forbie feature in the plot.

Tags: E. Hoffmann Price / Hugh B. Cave / Otis Adelbert Kline / Pulp / Robert E. Howard