Weird Tales October 1936

Part 3 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

  • 259 • Isle of the Undead • novelette by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach
  • 259 •  Isle of the Undead • interior artwork by J. Allen St. John
  • 276 • The Lost Temple of Xantoos • poem by Howell Calhoun
  • 277 • The Opener of the Way • short story by Robert Bloch
  • 277 •  The Opener of the Way • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 288 • Witch-Burning • poem by Mary Elizabeth Counselman
  • 289 • The Lost Door • novelette by Dorothy Quick
  • 289 •  The Lost Door • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 304 • Doom of the House of Duryea • short story by Earl Peirce, Jr.
  • 305 •  Doom of the House of Duryea • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 314 •  Weird Tales, October 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 1925)
  • 315 • The Tree of Life • [Northwest Smith] • novelette by C. L. Moore
  • 315 •  The Tree of Life • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 333 •  Weird Tales, October 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Dwight Boyce (variant of Weird Tales, June 1936)
  • 334 • Red Nails (Part 3 of 3) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 335 •  Red Nails (Part 3 of 3) • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 353 • R. E. H. • poem by R. H. Barlow
  • 354 • The Doors of Death • short story by Arthur B. Waltermire
  • 361 • The Secret of Kralitz • short story by Henry Kuttner
  • 366 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 366 • The Great Keinplatz Experiment • (1885) • short story by Arthur Conan Doyle [as by A. Conan Doyle]
  • 378 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 378 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, October 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 378 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936) • essay by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 378 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price378 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Conan’s Strange Lands • essay by Irvin T. Gould
  • 379 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): The Falling Method • essay by Corwin F. Stickney [as by Corwin Stickney, Jr.]
  • 379 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): French Phrases • essay by Gertrude Hemken
  • 380 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): The Unborn • essay by John V. Baltadonis
  • 380 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Keep It Weird • essay by Arel Rusl
  • 381 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Again and Again • essay by Charles Donnelly
  • 381 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Then and Now • essay by Joseph Allan Ryan
  • 382 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Another De Grandin Tale • essay by Robert A. Madle
  • 382 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Varied Comments • essay by Paul N. Nicholaioff
  • 382 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Unique Among Magazines • essay by Herberte Jordan
  • 383 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): More Stories by Lovecraft • essay by B. M. Reynolds
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Donald A. Wollheim
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by James P. Harrill
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by R. M. Tomlinson
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Robert Bloch
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Seabury Quinn
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1936): Pointed Paragraphs • essay by Jack Snow
  • bep • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, October 1936) • essay by uncredited
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : October 1936
Replica by: Girasol Collectables November 2013
Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : J. Allen St. John 
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 28 Number 3
Cover illustrates “Isle of the Undead”.
Page numbers run from 257-384 excluding covers.
Interior art credits for for “Isle of the Undead” and “The Eyrie” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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Part 3 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