“Queen of the Black Coast” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine May 1934. Conan becomes a notorious pirate and plunder the coastal villages of Kush alongside Bêlit, a head-strong femme fatale.

Due to its epic scope and atypical romance, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales.

Howard earned $115 for the sale of this story to Weird Tales and it is now in the public domain.

Contents

  • 530 • Queen of the Black Coast • [Conan] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 530 •  Queen of the Black Coast • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 550 • Vampires of the Moon (Part 1 of 3) • serial by Arthur William Bernal
  • 550 •  Vampires of the Moon (Part 1 of 3) • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 565 • Scarlet Dream • [Northwest Smith] • novelette by C. L. Moore
  • 565 •  Scarlet Dream • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 580 •  Weird Tales, May 1934 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel (variant of Weird Tales, December 1932 1932)
  • 581 • The Satanic Piano • novelette by Carl Jacobi
  • 581 •  The Satanic Piano • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 600 • Incubus • poem by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 601 • Satan’s Garden (Part 2 of 2) • [Pierre d’Atois] • serial by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 601 •  Satan’s Garden (Part 2 of 2) • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 625 • Bellowing Bamboo • short story by Anthony M. Rud [as by Anthony Rud]
  • 625 •  Bellowing Bamboo • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 633 • Mementos • poem by Marie W. Linne
  • 634 • The Tomb-Spawn • [Zothique] • short story by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 640 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 640 • The Gray Death • (1923) • short story by Loual B. Sugarman
  • 647 • Atavism • poem by A. Leslie
  • 648 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 648 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, May 1934) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 648 • The Fantasy Fan (excerpt) • essay by Julius Schwartz
  • 648 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): He Likes Cave’s Stories • essay by Frederick John Walsen
  • 648 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Jack Reads WT at Night • essay by Jack Darrow
  • 648 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): About an Author’s Page • essay by Alvin Earl Perry [as by Earl Perry]
  • 649 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, May 1934) • essay by uncredited
  • 650 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Praise from a Canadian Reader • essay by C. H. Cameron
  • 650 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Orchids for Doctor Keller • essay by C. L. Leighton
  • 650 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): About Jules de Grandin • essay by Fred Anger
  • 650 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): From New Zealand • essay by G. W. Hockley
  • 652 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): A Weird Suggestion • [Letters: Wilson Tucker] • essay by Wilson Tucker [as by Bob Tucker]
  • 652 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): He Doesn’t Like Vampires • essay by G. A. Robinson
  • 652 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): The Parade of the Nudes • essay by Mrs. Harriet K. Evans
  • 652 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Doctor Keller’s Serial • essay by Thomas Monning
  • 653 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Poetry in WT • essay by Frank Bristol
  • 653 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Demons and Werewolves • essay by Daniel Lee
  • 653 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): In Praise of Jules de Grandin • essay by Mabel Hayden
  • 653 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Against the Nudes • essay by Joseph H. Heil
  • 654 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): In Defense of Miss Bennett • essay by E. L. Mengshoel
  • 654 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): She Likes Rankin’s Pictures • essay by Irene Pierce
  • 654 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): A Bouquet for Mrs. Heald • essay by Bernard J. Kenton
  • 655 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): The Nightmare Road • essay by L. J. Dixon
  • 655 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): Too Bloody • essay by C. E. Baker
  • 655 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): About Interplanetary Stories • essay by Kent Yarnell
  • 656 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1934): A Word About Reprints • essay by J. J. O’Donnell
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : February 1934
Replica by: Girasol November 2012
Format : Pulp
Pages : 128
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

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“Queen of the Black Coast” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine May 1934. Conan becomes a notorious pirate and plunder the coastal villages of Kush alongside Bêlit, a head-strong femme fatale.

Due to its epic scope and atypical romance, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales.

Howard earned $115 for the sale of this story to Weird Tales and it is now in the public domain.

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