Weird Tales July 1936

Part 1 of 3. “Red Nails” is the last of the stories featuring Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its dark themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore while also cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

Contents

  • 2 • Necromancy in Naat • [Zothique] • novelette by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 3 •  Necromancy in Naat • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 15 • Hagar • poem by Edgar Daniel Kramer
  • 16 • Red Nails (Part 1 of 3) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 •  Red Nails (Part 1 of 3) • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 36 • When the World Slept • short story by Edmond Hamilton
  • 37 •  When the World Slept • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 48 • Death • poem by Alfred I. Tooke
  • 49 • The Unborn • short story by Ronal Kayser
  • 49 •  The Unborn • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 60 • Loot of the Vampire (Part 2 of 2) • [Peters & Ethredge] • serial by Thorp McClusky
  • 61 •  Loot of the Vampire (Part 2 of 2) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 75 • Lost Paradise • [Northwest Smith] • novelette by C. L. Moore
  • 75 •  Lost Paradise • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 91 • Dream Sepulture • poem by C. A. Butz
  • 92 • The Return of Sarah Purcell • short story by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 97 • Kharu Knows All • short story by Renier Wyers
  • 101 • The Kelpie • short story by Manly Wade Wellman
  • 105 • The Snakeskin Cigar-Case • short story by Bodo Wildberg (trans. of Schlangenhaut? 1911)
  • 109 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 109 • The Ring of Thoth • (1890) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by A. Conan Doyle]
  • 117 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, July 1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 123 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, July 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 123 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Virgil Finlay’s Art • essay by Hal Bierman
  • 123 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Uncovering New Authors • essay by Donald Allgeier
  • 124 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Burks, Bloch, Lovecraft • essay by Corwin F. Stickney [as by Corwin Stickney, Jr.]
  • 124 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Again! • essay by Gertrude Hemken
  • 125 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Praised with Faint Damns • essay by Willis Conover [as by Willis Conover, Jr.]
  • 125 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Tales of Ancient Black Arts • essay by Allen Greenwood, Jr.
  • 125 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Mr. Bloch’s Latest • essay by E. Jean Magie
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): For the Intellectual Appetitie • essay by Samuel Gordon
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): The Doctor Satan Stories • essay by Adelina Hancock
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Doctor Satan Getting Better • essay by Robert A. Madle
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): The Hour of the Dragon • essay by Alvin V. Pershing
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Seabury Quinn, Take Notice • essay by Kristine Karkau
  • 127 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Author’s Comment • essay by Henry Kuttner
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Concise Comments • essay by J. J. O’Donnell
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Carl Jacobi
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Harold F. Keating
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Robert Bloch
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, July 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Frank L. Cavano
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : July 1936
Replica by: Girasol Collectables 2013
Format : Pulp
Pages : 128
Cover : Margareth Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 28 Number 1
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.

 

Illustrators:

Hugh Rankin (under the name Doak)
Andrew Brosnatch

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Part 1 of 3. “Red Nails” is the last of the stories featuring Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its dark themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore while also cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

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