Weird Tales April 1936

Part 5 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

  • 386 • The Ruler of Fate (Part 1 of 3) • serial by Jack Williamson
  • 387 •  The Ruler of Fate (Part 1 of 3) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 403 • Painted Cave • poem by Julia Boynton Green
  • 404 • The Face in the Wind • novelette by Carl Jacobi
  • 405 •  The Face in the Wind • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 419 • Son of Satan • novelette by Arlton Eadie
  • 419 •  Son of Satan • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 437 • They Shall Rise • novelette by August Derleth and Mark Schorer [as by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer]
  • 437 •  They Shall Rise • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel
  • 450 • The Hour of the Dragon (Part 5 of 5) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard (book publication as Conan the Conqueror 1950)
  • 451 •  The Hour of the Dragon (Part 5 of 5) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 472 • The Druidic Doom • short story by Robert Bloch
  • 473 •  The Druidic Doom • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 485 • The Sick Muse • poem by Charles Baudelaire (trans. of La muse malade 1857) [as by Charles P. Baudelaire]
  • 486 • The Call in the Night • short story by Chandler H. Whipple
  • 493 • The Seance • short story by Ronal Kayser
  • 499 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 499 • The Rajah’s Gift • [Ismeddin] • (1925) • short story by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 501 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, April 1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 506 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 506 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, April 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 506 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Satan Improves with Age • essay by Sidney Slomich
  • 506 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Revive King Kull • essay by Mrs. John A. Heller
  • 506 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Left to the Imagination • essay by Paul S. Smith
  • 507 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Man Alive! • essay by Eugene Benefiel
  • 507 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Old-Time Weird Stories • essay by Edward E. Smith
  • 508 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): About Our Covers • essay by B. M. Reynolds
  • 508 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Ooooh! • essay by Gertrude Hemken
  • 508 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): What a Cover! • essay by William Blackfort
  • 508 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Scarcer Than Hens’ Teeth • essay by Grant Vail Wallace
  • 509 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Northwest Smith, Conan, de Grandin • essay by Edgar Hurd
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): A New Canadian Reader • essay by R. C. R. Taunton
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Smith, Jirel, Conan, et al. • essay by A. Coffey
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Drugged or Half Asleep • essay by Joseph Robinsky, Jr.
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): The Dark Land • essay by Julius Hopkins
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Henry Kuttner
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by James G. Merriman
  • 510 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Thompson Young
  • 511 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Robert A. Madle
  • 511 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by F. P. O’Connor
  • 511 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Pugh C. Smith
  • 511 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Valerie L. Schultz
  • 511 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Blonds vs. Redheads • essay by Lillian Kaltz
  • 511 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): A Superb Issue • essay by Frank Thurston Torbett [as by T. Torbett]
  • 512 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): Hair-raising Stories • essay by M. H. Darter
  • 512 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): The February Stories • essay by John V. Baltadonis
  • 512 •  Letter (Weird Tales, April 1936): A Reader for Twelve Years • essay by Getty E. Cash
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : April 1936
Other issues: American News Company, ltd. April 1936
Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 27 Number 4.
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.

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Part 5 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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