Part 1 of 3. Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Contents

  • 5 • The Hollow Moon • novelette by Everil Worrell
  • 5 •  The Hollow Moon • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 16 •  The Hollow Moon [2] • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 23 • The Dark Isle • short story by Robert Bloch
  • 23 •  The Dark Isle • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 39 • Washington Nocturne • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 39 •  Washington Nocturne • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 56 • The Thinking Machine • short story by J. J. Connington
  • 56 •  The Thinking Machine • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 65 • The Plumed Serpent • poem by Howell Calhoun
  • 66 • Almuric (Part 1 of 3) • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 66 •  Almuric (Part 1 of 3) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 77 •  Almuric (Part 1 of 3) [2] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 96 • The Dead Host’s Welcome • poem by John Fletcher
  • 97 • The Face at Death Corner • short story by Paul Ernst
  • 97 •  The Face at Death Corner • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 107 • Witch’s Hair • short story by Mearle Prout
  • 107 •  Witch’s Hair • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 114 • In a Dark Wood • poem by Marion Doyle
  • 115 • The Phantom Island • short story by Arlton Eadie
  • 115 •  The Phantom Island • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 124 • Cross of Fire • short story by Lester del Rey
  • 129 • “Where Crafty Gnomes” (excerpt from A Wine of Wizardry) • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • poem by George Sterling
  • 129 •  ”Where Crafty Gnomes” • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 130 • The Watcher at the Door • short story by Henry Kuttner
  • 134 • Harbor Whistles • [Fungi from Yuggoth • 33] • poem by H. P. Lovecraft (variant of Harbour Whistles 1930)
  • 135 • “Not Both!” • short story by Frances Garfield
  • 135 •  ”Not Both!” • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 140 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 140 • The Dead Soul • (1926) • short story by Raoul Lenoir
  • 149 • Dust • poem by Edgar Daniel Kramer
  • 150 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 150 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, May 1939) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): The Very Top • essay by Herbert Vincent Ross
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Difficult to Find Words • essay by Ralph Rayburn Phillips
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): That Circe Cover • essay by Caroline Ferber
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Doubts Silenced • essay by John Christopher [as by C. S. Youd]
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): A Veritable Proteus • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): An Outstanding Issue • essay by Charles H. Chandler
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Magnificently Composed • essay by Robert A. Madle
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Going Places • essay by Paul N. Nicholaioff
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Reprint Suggestions • essay by B. M. Reynolds
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Hard-Earned Pennies • essay by Eleanor Elizabeth B.
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Robert W. Chambers • essay by Lester Anderson
  • 154 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Only One Grouse • essay by Basil H. Appleyard
  • 154 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): A Poet’s Comments • essay by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 154 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Circe’s Pigs • essay by E. B. Hardy
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Boredom-Ridden Humans • essay by Paul L. McCleave
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Cold Chills • essay by Margaret H. Gray
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): No Disappointment • essay by Seymour Kapetansky
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Lost Track of Time • essay by John V. Baltadonis
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): After Midnight • essay by George C. Bowring
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Hours of Enjoyment • essay by Joseph Gaviani
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Greatest on Earth • essay by Arhie H. Lucas
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Bloch Will Forgive You • essay by Dale H. Exum
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Concise Comments • essay by W. M. Jones
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Concise Comments • essay by W. G. Spicker
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Concise Comments • essay by Robert Barbour Johnson
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Concise Comments • essay by Harry Warner, Jr.
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Concise Comments • essay by Howard B. MacDonald
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): Concise Comments • essay by Ian C. Knox
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, May 1939): An Ardent New Reader • essay by Miss Joanna E. Mosden
  • 160 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, May 1939) • essay by uncredited
Publisher :Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year :May 1939
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Format :Pulp
Pages :164
Cover :Harold De Lay
Illustrations :Se above

Notes

Volume 33, Number 5.
Interior art credits for “The Phantom Island”, “Weird Story Reprint” and “The Eyrie” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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Part 1 of 3. Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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