Tigers of the Sea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard about the pirate Cormac Mac Art, a Gael who joins a band of Danish Vikings during the reign of King Arthur. (Historically, Cormac Mac Art is the name of a famous High King of Ireland, but among the many legends told of him there is no reference to him having been a pirate.)

Tigers of the Sea was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 3,400 copies. The stories feature Howard’s character Cormac Mac Art; the volume was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

Except for one, the stories are pure historical fiction, dealing with struggles between various groups of human beings waged by mundane human weapons. The exception is “The Temple of Abomination”, in which Cormac Mac Art and his Viking fellows defeat the last of the monstrous Serpent Men, whom King Kull fought in the much earlier Howardian cycle.

Contents

  • Tigers of the Sea • interior artwork by Tim Kirk
  • 11 • Introduction (Tigers of the Sea) • essay by Richard L. Tierney
  • 23 • Tigers of the Sea • [Cormac Mac Art] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 97 • Swords of the Northern Sea • [Cormac Mac Art] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 145 • The Night of the Wolf • [Cormac Mac Art] • (1969) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 191 • The Temple of Abomination • [Cormac Mac Art] • short story by Robert E. Howard
Cover art by Sanjulian
Cover art by Sanjulian
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Notes

Stated 1st printing as per number line.
Edited by Richard L. Tierney.
Illustrated by Tim Kirk.

“Tigers of the Sea”and “The Temple of Abomination” were completed by Richard Tierney.
Photo-offset from the Donald M. Grant edition including the Tim Kirk black & white illustrations.
The second edition was Volume #4 in a series of Cormac Mac Art pastiches by Andrew Offut and Keith Taylor.

Publisher:Ace
Year :June 1979 (first) | April 1984 (second printing)
Book No. :ISBN-10: 0441807054
ISBN-10: 0441807062 (2nd printing)
Edition :1st and 2nd
Format :Paperback
Pages :212 (190 second printing)
Cover :Sanjulian
Illustrations :Tim Kirk

 

 

Tigers of the Sea

Tigers of the Sea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard about the pirate Cormac Mac Art, a Gael who joins a band of Danish Vikings during the reign of King Arthur. (Historically, Cormac Mac Art is the name of a famous High King of Ireland, but among the many legends told of him there is no reference to him having been a pirate.)

Tigers of the Sea was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 3,400 copies. The stories feature Howard’s character Cormac Mac Art; the volume was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

Tags: Cormac Mac Art / Donald M. Grant / Richard L. Tierney / Robert E. Howard / Sanjulian / Tim Kirk