Weird Tales August 1929

“The Shadow Kingdom” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, the first of his Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in August 1929.

The story introduces Kull himself, the setting of Valusia, Brule the Spear-Slayer (a supporting character), and the Serpent Men (who don’t appear in any other work by Howard, but were adopted by later authors for derivative works and inclusion in the Cthulhu Mythos).

Contents

  • 148 • The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 148 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, August 1929) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 148 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Mrs. F. B. Marshall
  • 148 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Ethelle Stevens
  • 148 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by E. L. Mengshoel
  • 150 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Charles A. Rinschler
  • 150 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Edwin Meyers
  • 150 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by L. H. Hardingham
  • 150 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Philip Almond
  • 151 • Next Month (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by uncredited
  • 152 • The Inn of Terror • [Capt. Michel] • short story by Gaston Leroux (trans. of L’auberge épouvantable 1925)
  • 152 • The Inn of Terror • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 166 • The Shadow Kingdom • [Kull of Valusia] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 166 • The Shadow Kingdom • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 183 • The Speared Leopard • short story by John Horne
  • 183 • The Speared Leopard • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 192 • Weird Tales, August 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, February 1925 [2] 1925)
  • 193 • Demon Doom of N’Yeng Sen • novelette by Bassett Morgan
  • 193 • Demon Doom of N’Yeng Sen • interior artwork by Quindaro
  • 206 • Weird Tales, August 1929 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, January 1925 1925)
  • 207 • The Purple Sedan • short story by Lois Lane
  • 207 • The Purple Sedan • interior artwork by Quindaro
  • 217 • Weird Tales, August 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, February 1925 1925)
  • 218 • Folks Used to Believe • (1927) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 218 • The Murderer’s Touch • [Folks Used to Believe] • essay by Alvin F. Harlow
  • 219 • Outside the Universe (Part 2 of 4) • [Interstellar Patrol • 4] • serial by Edmond Hamilton
  • 219 • Outside the Universe (Part 2 of 4) • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 243 • The Idol-Chaser • short story by Barry Scobee
  • 243 • The Idol-Chaser • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 252 • Ballad of Winds • poem by Paul Francis Sutton
  • 253 • The Hanging of Alfred Wadham • (1928) • short story by E. F. Benson
  • 253 • The Hanging of Alfred Wadham • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 261 • The Sorceress • poem by C. Noir
  • 262 • An Examination in Diplomacy • short story by Edith M. Almedingen
  • 266 • Old Mark • short story by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 272 • Weird Tales, August 1929 [3] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, December 1924 1924)
  • 273 • Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 273 • His Unconquerable Enemy • (1889) • short story by W. C. Morrow
  • 280 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Philip Kowalski
  • 280 • Letter (Weird Tales, August 1929) • essay by Lilla Price Savino [as by Mrs. Lilla Price Savino]
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : August 1929
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Hugh Rankin
Illustrations : Listed under notes

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“The Shadow Kingdom” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, the first of his Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in August 1929.

The story introduces Kull himself, the setting of Valusia, Brule the Spear-Slayer (a supporting character), and the Serpent Men (who don’t appear in any other work by Howard, but were adopted by later authors for derivative works and inclusion in the Cthulhu Mythos).

Tags: King Kull / Pulp / Robert E. Howard / Weird Tales