“Three-Bladed Doom” is an adventure short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, featuring his character El Borak. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime.

There are two different versions of this story. The first is shorter (24,000 words) than the second (42,000) words. The short version was printed first, in issue #4 of the magazine REH Lone Star Fictioneer (Spring 1976). The long version was printed the following year in the Zebra paperback Three-Bladed Doom (July 1977). Both of these versions, however, had their beginning and ending substantially re-written by Byron Roark, editor of REH Lone Star Fictioneer. The restored version was printed in issue #10 of the fanzine REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Winter 2006).

Contents

  • Three-Bladed Doom • [El Borak] • (1977) • novella by Robert E. Howard

Notes

1st printing.
“The Flame Knife” (changed by L. Sprague de Camp) is essentially the same story, but with Conan as the hero.

Publisher:Zebra
Year :July 1977
Book No. :ISBN: 0-89083-277-3
Edition :1st
Format :Paperback
Pages :171
Cover :Enrich
Illustrations :None

 

 

Three-Bladed Doom

“Three-Bladed Doom” is an adventure short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, featuring his character El Borak. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime.

There are two different versions of this story. The first is shorter (24,000 words) than the second (42,000) words. The short version was printed first, in issue #4 of the magazine REH Lone Star Fictioneer (Spring 1976). The long version was printed the following year in the Zebra paperback Three-Bladed Doom (July 1977). Both of these versions, however, had their beginning and ending substantially re-written by Byron Roark, editor of REH Lone Star Fictioneer. The restored version was printed in issue #10 of the fanzine REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Winter 2006).

Tags: Byron Roark / El Borak / Enrich / Robert E. Howard