Weird Tales May 1938

“Pigeons from Hell” is a horror short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard’s grandmother’s ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by ghostly pigeons.

Contents

  • 513 • Tam O’Shanter (excerpt) • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • poem by Robert Burns [as by Burns (poet)]
  • 513 •  Tam O’Shanter • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 515 • Thunder in the Dawn (Part 1 of 2) • [Elak] • serial by Henry Kuttner
  • 515 •  Thunder in the Dawn (Part 1 of 2) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 534 • Pigeons from Hell • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 535 •  Pigeons from Hell • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 554 • Goetterdaemmerung • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 555 •  Goetterdaemmerung • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 578 • Where Once Poe Walked • poem by H. P. Lovecraft (variant of In a Sequester’d Providence Churchyard Where Once Poe Walk’d 1936)
  • 579 • The Secret of the Vault • short story by J. Wesley Rosenquest
  • 579 •  The Secret of the Vault • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 588 • The Isle of the Sleeper • short story by Edmond Hamilton
  • 589 •  The Isle of the Sleeper • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 598 • Dreadful Sleep (Part 3 of 3) • serial by Jack Williamson
  • 599 •  Dreadful Sleep (Part 3 of 3) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 624 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 624 • Medusa • (1928) • short story by Royal W. Jimerson
  • 632 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 632 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, May 1938) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 632 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Better and Better • essay by Grant V. Wallace
  • 633 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Roads • essay by Earl Leaston Bell
  • 633 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Howard’s Early Stories • essay by Frank Thurston Torbett [as by F. T. Torbett]
  • 633 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Oogy • essay by Gertrude Hemken
  • 634 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): The Piper from Bhutan • essay by L. Jashnoff
  • 634 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): In Defense of Tait • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 634 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Counter-Attack • essay by C. A. Butz
  • 635 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): The Old Ones • essay by Gerald Gard
  • 636 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Say It in Verse • essay by Seymour Kapetansky
  • 636 • untitled (“Please foreswear the cover nudes…”) • poem by Seymour Kapetansky
  • 636 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Price’s Grand Yarn • essay by B. M. Reynolds
  • 636 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Poetic Magnificence • essay by Bryce Walton [as by Bryce M. Walton]
  • 636 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Out of Place • essay by Marian Shortess
  • 636 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Tenuous Nebulosity • essay by Jack Chapman Miske [as by J. Chapman Miske]
  • 637 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Fifteenth Anniversary • essay by Richard H. Jamison
  • 638 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): A Reasonable Request • essay by Robert J. Hoyer
  • 638 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): A Whole Banquet • essay by Margaret Gray
  • 638 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Attack • essay by T. Gelbert
  • 638 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Weirdness and Horror • essay by P. Cole Emers
  • 638 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Back in 1923 • essay by Arthur Lincoln Brown
  • 638 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): The Biggest Man • essay by J. T. Holton
  • 639 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): A Tribute to Lovecraft • essay by Jeffrey St. John Casserley
  • 639 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): No Stinking Suburb • essay by Clifton Hall
  • 640 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Concise Comments • essay by A. H. Hitchcock
  • 640 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Concise Comments • essay by Jim Mooney [as by James N. Mooney]
  • 640 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Concise Comments • essay by Irene Harville
  • 640 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Concise Comments • essay by James E. Thomas
  • 640 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1938): Concise Comments • essay by Seabury Quinn
  • bep • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, May 1938) • essay by uncredited
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : May 1938
Replica by:  
Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Vol 31, No 5.
Page numbers run from 513 to 640 excluding covers.

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“Pigeons from Hell” is a horror short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard’s grandmother’s ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by ghostly pigeons.

Tags: H. P. Lovecraft / Margaret Brundage / Pulp / Robert E. Howard / Weird Tales