Kull, King of Valusia, suffers from a severe depression which not even his friend and ally, Brule the Spear-slayer, can rouse him from. A mysterious woman later whispers to Kull that he should visit Tuzun Thune, a wizard of the Elder Race, who supposedly knows the secrets of life. Kull is intrigued, and set off at once.

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” is a fantasy short story by American author Robert E. Howard, one of his original short stories about Kull of Atlantis, first published in Weird Tales magazine c. 1929. It is one of only three Kull stories to be published in Howard’s lifetime.

Set in the fictional Prehistoric Thurian Age, it deals with a disillusioned King Kull questioning the meaning of existence, leading him to seek the assistance of a two-faced wizard.

Contents

  • 292 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 292 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, September 1929) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 292 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Arlin C. Jones
  • 292 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by N. J. O’Neail
  • 292 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by J. Ernest Wagner
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Evelyn Martin (correspondent)
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Genevieve W. Fisher
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Fred Krumboldt
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Avinska Leppin
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Jack Darrow
  • 294 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Betty Irene Murray
  • 296 • Next Month (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by uncredited
  • 297 • The White Wizard • novelette by Sophie Wenzel Ellis
  • 297 •  The White Wizard • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 307 •  The White Wizard [2] • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 315 • Trespassing Souls • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 315 •  Trespassing Souls • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 334 • The Echoing-Point • short story by Kirk Meadowcroft
  • 336 •  Weird Tales, September 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 1925)
  • 337 • Automata • short story by S. Fowler Wright
  • 337 •  Automata • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 345 • Winged Vengeance • novelette by B. Wallis
  • 345 •  Winged Vengeance • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 366 • Lillith in the Red Land • poem by Harvey Wagner Flink [as by Harvey W. Flink]
  • 367 • The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune • [Kull of Valusia] • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 367 •  The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 373 •  Folks Used to Believe • (1927) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 373 • The Salamander • [Folks Used to Believe] • essay by Alvin F. Harlow
  • 374 • Outside the Universe (Part 3 of 4) • [Interstellar Patrol • 4] • serial by Edmond Hamilton
  • 374 •  Outside the Universe (Part 3 of 4) • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 396 • But Was It? • poem by Otis Adelbert Kline
  • 397 • A Jest and a Vengeance • [The Dreamer of Atlânaat] • short story by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 397 •  A Jest and a Vengeance • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 406 •  Weird Tales, September 1929 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 407 • The Lips • short story by Henry S. Whitehead
  • 407 •  The Lips • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 415 • The Living • poem by Louise Garwood
  • 416 • Warning Wings • short story by Arlton Eadie
  • 420 •  Weird Tales, September 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin (variant of Sonnets of the Midnight Hours 1928)
  • 421 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 421 • The Hound • [Cthulhu Mythos] • (1924) • short story by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 426 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Mrs. J. F. Lovejoy
  • 426 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by John Harris (correspondent)
  • 426 •  Letter (Weird Tales, September 1929) • essay by Dick Thomas
  • 428 •  Weird Tales, September 1929 [3] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 432 • The Moor Ghost • poem by Robert E. Howard

 

Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : September 1929
Replica by:  
Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Curtis C. Senf
Illustrations : Listed under notes

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 14 Number 3
Canada price C$0.30.
Page numbers run from 289 to 432 excluding the covers.
Data from a facsimile of this issue.

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“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” is a fantasy short story by American author Robert E. Howard, one of his original short stories about Kull of Atlantis, first published in Weird Tales magazine c. 1929. It is one of only three Kull stories to be published in Howard’s lifetime.

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