Weird Tales August and September 1936

Part 2 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

  • 130 • The Door Into Infinity • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
  • 131 •  The Door into Infinity • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 153 • Lycanthropus • poem by C. Edgar Bolen
  • 154 • Mask of Death • [Dr. Satan] • novelette by Paul Ernst
  • 155 •  Mask of Death • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 173 • Werewolf of the Sahara • novelette by G. G. Pendarves
  • 173 •  Werewolf of the Sahara • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 194 • The Medici Boots • short story by Pearl Norton Swet
  • 195 •  The Medici Boots • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 205 • Red Nails (Part 2 of 3) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 205 •  Red Nails (Part 2 of 3) • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 221 • Swamp Demons • poem by C. A. Butz
  • 222 • Death Holds the Post • short story by August Derleth and Mark Schorer [as by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer]
  • 223 •  Death Holds the Post • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel
  • 233 • The Diary of Philip Westerly • short story by Paul Compton
  • 236 • In the Dark • short story by Ronal Kayser
  • 240 • Four Wooden Stakes • (1925) • short story by Victor Rowan
  • 240 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 243 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, August-September 1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 250 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 250 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, August-September 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 250 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): An Ace Issue • essay by Robert A. Madle
  • 250 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Strange Interval • essay by Wilfred Wright
  • 251 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Miss Hemken’s Comments • essay by Gertrude Hemken
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): “A Punch in the Nose” • essay by William L. Ebelein
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Werider Than Ever • essay by Nils H. Frome [as by Nils Helmer Frome]
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): The Two Ranking Authors • essay by H. W. Morlan
  • 252 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Is This Sarcasm? • essay by Marshall Lemer
  • 253 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): He Wants Lovecraft’s Stories • essay by Ivan Funderburgh
  • 253 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Satan’s Sub-Villain • [Letters: Robert A. W. Lowndes] • essay by Robert A. W. Lowndes [as by Robert W. Lowndes]
  • 254 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Comments on the June Issue • essay by Charles H. Bert
  • 255 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Paul M. Guignon
  • 255 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Edmond Hamilton
  • 255 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Mrs. H. H. Hughes
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Concise Comments • essay by John V. Baltadonis
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Alan Chessler
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Doctor Satan’s Secret • essay by Beverly G. Grocke
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Against the Covers • essay by E. M. Stubbs
  • 256 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August-September 1936): Books of Weird Tales • essay by Jesse Mackay
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : August/September 1936
Replica by: Girasol Collectables November 2013
Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : Margareth Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 28 Number 2
“Sept.” stated on the cover.
Pages numbered from 129 through 256 and do not include covers.
Interior art credit for “The Eyrie” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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Part 2 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.

Tags: Conan / Pulp / Robert E. Howard / Weird Tales