Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Contents

  •  Almuric (frontispiece) • (1939) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 1 • Almuric • (1964) • novel by Robert E. Howard
Publisher : Berkley Medallion
Year : December 1977
Book No.: ISBN: 0-425-03710-X [978-0-425-03710-2]
Format : Paperback
Pages : 202
Cover : Ken Kelly
Illustrations : Virgil Finlay

Notes

 “First printed in this form in 1975”
“Berkley Medallion Edition, DECEMBER, 1977”
Printing not stated, no number line,
With bound in fold-out full color poster of wraparound cover painting by Ken Kelly.
Frontispiece illustration by Virgil Finlay, from Weird Tales 1939Printed in the US.
Based on the Donald Grant edition

Cover art by Ken Kelly

Almuric

Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Tags: Ken Kelly / Robert E. Howard / Virgil Finlay