After years of rejection slips Howard finally sold a short caveman tale titled “Spear and Fang”, which netted him the sum of $16 and introduced him to the readers of a struggling pulp called Weird Tales. Spear and Fang is a story of conflict between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.

Contents

  • The Werewolf of Ponkert • [Tales of the Werewolf Clan] • novelette by H. Warner Munn
  •  The Death Cure • short story by Paul S. Powers
  • Farthingale’s Poppy • short story by Eli Colter
  •  The Sudden Death of Luke A. Lucas • short story by Harold E. Somerville
  •  The White Queen of the Corolans (Part 1 of 2) • serial by Arthur Thatcher
  • The Plant-Thing • short story by R. G. Macready
  •  The Red Lily • short story by John Lee Mahin, Jr.
  • The Unnamable • [Randolph Carter] • short story by H. P. Lovecraft
  •  The Wonderful Thing • short story by Henry S. Whitehead
  •  Fidel Bassin • non-genre • short story by W. J. Stamper
  •  The Stranger from Kurdistan • [Ismeddin] • short story by E. Hoffmann Price
  •  Hurled into the Infinite (Part 2 of 2) • serial by J. Schlossel
  •  Spear and Fang • short story by Robert E. Howard
  •  The Three Low Masses • short story by Alphonse Daudet (trans. of Les trois messes basses 1875)
  • The End of the Horror • [Servants of Satan • 5] • essay by Seabury Quinn
  • The Dream of Death • short story by Elwood F. Pierce
  • The Conqueror • poem by Adrian Pordelorrar
  • Clay-Covered Justice • short story by Jan Dirk
  • The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : July 1925
Replica by: Girasol Collectables January 2005
Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Andrew Brosnatch
Illustrations : Listed under notes

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 6 Number 1.
“The Three Low Masses” was translated from the French by Farnsworth Wright.
Data from the Girasol Collectibles facsimile of this issue.

Illustrators:

Andrew Brosnatch

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After years of rejection slips Howard finally sold a short caveman tale titled “Spear and Fang”, which netted him the sum of $16 and introduced him to the readers of a struggling pulp called Weird Tales. Spear and Fang is a story of conflict between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.

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