Weird Tales February 1936

Part 3 of 5. The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard’s suicide, although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the December 1935 through April 1936 issues of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. The first book edition was published by Gnome Press in hardcover in 1950. The Gnome Press edition retitled the story Conan the Conqueror, a title retained by all subsequent editions until 1977, when the original title was restored in an edition issued published by Berkley/Putnam in 1977. The Berkley edition also reverted the text to that of its original Weird Tales publication, discarding later edits. Later editions have generally followed Berkley and published under the original title. The 1997 film Kull the Conqueror is loosely based on The Hour of the Dragon, replacing Conan with Kull but otherwise keeping the same basic plot.

Contents

  • 130 • Coils of the Silver Serpent • novelette by Forbes Parkhill
  • 131 •  Coils of the Silver Serpent • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 147 • Ballad of the Gods • poem by Henry Kuttner
  • 148 • Yvala • [Northwest Smith] • novelette by C. L. Moore
  • 149 •  Yvala • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 168 • Salvage • poem by Alfred I. Tooke
  • 169 • Wife of the Dragon-Fly • short story by Paul Ernst
  • 169 •  Wife of the Dragon-Fly • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 177 •  Weird Tales, February 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, January 1925 1925)
  • 178 • The Man Who Would Not Die • short story by Frank Owen
  • 179 •  The Man Who Would Not Die • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 186 •  Weird Tales, February 1936 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Six Bearded Men 1924)
  • 187 • Jorgas • poem by Robert Nelson
  • 188 • The Hour of the Dragon (Part 3 of 5) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard (book publication as Conan the Conqueror 1950)
  • 189 •  The Hour of the Dragon (Part 3 of 5) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 211 • Norn • novelette by Everil Worrell [as by Lireve Monet]
  • 211 •  Norn • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 227 • Fear: A Fantasy • poem by Millen Cooke [as by Wilma Dorothy Vermilyea]
  • 228 • A Visitor from Far Away • short story by Loretta Burrough
  • 232 • The Man on the Platform • short story by Theodore Tinsley
  • 234 •  Weird Tales, February 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay (variant of Weird Tales, December 1935 1935)
  • 235 • A Dream of Death • non-genre • short story by Andrew Daw
  • 238 •  Weird Tales, February 1936 [3] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, November 1924 1924)
  • 239 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 239 • The Temple • (1925) • short story by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 245 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, February 1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 250 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 250 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, February 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 250 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): An Anagrammatic Alias • essay by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 250 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): “Shadows in Zamboula” Rates High • essay by Alvin V. Pershing
  • 250 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Magnetic Stories • essay by Edythe M. Baird
  • 250 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): A Reader for Eight Years • essay by Frederick Shroyer [as by Frederick B. Shroyer]
  • 251 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Enjoyable Verse • essay by Emerson Soukup
  • 251 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): The Recent Reprints • [Letters: Robert A. W. Lowndes] • essay by Robert A. W. Lowndes [as by Robert W. Lowndes]
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Comment on the Illustrators • essay by Paul Freehafer
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Lukundoo • essay by Henry Kuttner
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Virgil Finlay’s Art • essay by Robert Leonard Russell
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Our Women Readers • essay by Daisy M. Adams
  • 253 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): More Stories About Reincarnation • essay by John J. Rosecrans
  • 253 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Detective Yarns in WT • essay by Joseph Robins
  • 254 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): The December Issue • essay by Louise Leftwich
  • 254 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): The Chain of Aforgomon • essay by B. M. Reynolds
  • 254 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Less Blood and Fighting • essay by Le Wells Rust
  • 255 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): A Loyal Fan Comments • essay by Gertrude Hemken
  • 255 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Conan a Superman • essay by Julius Hopkins
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Robert A. Madle [as by Robert G. Madle]
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Morris Levine
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Jim Mooney [as by James N. Mooney]
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Charles H. Bert
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by S. Moss
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by John Malone
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : February 1936
Other issues: American News Company, ltd. February 1936
Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 27 Number 2.
There are two known Canadian editions of Weird Tales.
The first edition ran from June 1935 to July 1936.
It was identical to the U.S. edition in contents, though there are some cover differences.
The second edition ran for 58 issues bi-monthly from May 1942 to November 1951.
Both editions were published by the American News Company of Toronto.
Editor: Farnsworth Wright
The Hour of the Dragon is illustrated by Vincent Napoli.

Page numbers run from 129 to 256 and do not include the covers.

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Part 3 of 5. The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard’s suicide, although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the December 1935 through April 1936 issues of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. The first book edition was published by Gnome Press in hardcover in 1950. The Gnome Press edition retitled the story Conan the Conqueror, a title retained by all subsequent editions until 1977, when the original title was restored in an edition issued published by Berkley/Putnam in 1977. The Berkley edition also reverted the text to that of its original Weird Tales publication, discarding later edits. Later editions have generally followed Berkley and published under the original title. The 1997 film Kull the Conqueror is loosely based on The Hour of the Dragon, replacing Conan with Kull but otherwise keeping the same basic plot.

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