Weird Tales June and July 1939

Part 2 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 • Giants of Anarchy • short story by Earl Binder and Otto Binder [as by Eando Binder]
  • 5 •  Giants of Anarchy • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 17 •  Giants of Anarchy [2] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 27 • Far Below • short story by Robert Barbour Johnson
  • 27 •  Far Below • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 36 • They Run Again • poem by Leah Bodine Drake
  • 37 • Lens-Shy • short story by W. M. Clayton
  • 37 •  Lens-Shy • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 40 • The Sitter in the Mound • short story by Bruce Bryan
  • 40 •  The Sitter in the Mound • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 47 • The Hills of Kandahar • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 48 • The Man Who Came Back • short story by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
  • 48 •  The Man Who Came Back • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 57 • The Stroke of Twelve • short story by Earl Peirce, Jr.
  • 57 •  The Stroke of Twelve • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 66 • The Howler • [Fungi from Yuggoth • 12] • (1932) • poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 67 • Mansions in the Sky • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 67 •  Mansions in the Sky • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 75 •  Dr. De Grandin • (1937) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 77 •  Dr. Trowbridge • (1937) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 85 • Circe • poem by Edgar Daniel Kramer
  • 86 • The Phantom Werewolf • (1933) • short story by Montague Summers
  • 87 • The Willow Landscape • (1931) • short story by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 87 •  The Willow Landscape • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 91 • Almuric (Part 2 of 3) • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 91 •  Almuric (Part 2 of 3) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 113 • Headache • short story by Paul Ernst
  • 113 •  Headache • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 119 • The Death Watch • short story by Hugh B. Cave
  • 119 •  The Death Watch • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 128 • “We Are No Other Than a Moving Row” (excerpt from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • poem by Omar Khayyam
  • 128 •  ”We Are No Other Than a Moving Row” • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 129 • Celephais • [Dream Cycle] • (1922) • short story by H. P. Lovecraft (variant of Celephaïs)
  • 133 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 133 • Imprisoned with the Pharaohs • (1924) • novelette by H. P. Lovecraft [as by Houdini]
  • 151 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 151 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, June-July 1939) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Poe and “The Raven” • essay by J. J. O’Connell
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): One in a Thousand • essay by Eugene Benefiel
  • 151 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Dangers of Dabbling • essay by H. J. Schaeffer
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): An Outre Air • essay by J. Vernon Shea [as by J. Vernon Shea, Jr.]
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Dash to the News Stands • essay by Miss Ethel Tucker
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Weird Thrills • essay by E. B. Hardy
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): In the Right Place • essay by Stanley Arnold
  • 154 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Cluttered Cover • essay by John V. Baltadonis
  • 154 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Impossible to Choose • essay by Charles Hidley
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Page King Kull • essay by Elaine McIntire
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Two Fine Authors • essay by Raymond M. Treavy
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Idea for a Story • essay by J. Wasso, Jr. [as by John Wasso, Jr.]
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Imitating Lovecraft? • essay by Martin Alger
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): “Weird” • essay by Stella M. Wylie
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Three Supreme Artists • essay by H. V. Ross
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Consise Comments • essay by Frank Roberts
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Consise Comments • essay by Cecil Grubb
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Consise Comments • essay by Marjorie Kroehler
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): Consise Comments • essay by Paul N. Nicholaioff
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): The Stratosphere Menace • essay by Naihtif Nameerf
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June-July 1939): To Fame and Fortune • essay by Major-General C. D. Rhodes, Retired
  • 160 • Coming Next Issue (Weird Tales, June-July 1939) • essay by uncredited
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : June and July 1939
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 164
Cover : Virgil Finlay
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 34 Number 1
Cover dated “July” only.
Interior art credits for “Mansions in the Sky”, “Weird Story Reprint” and “The Eyrie” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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Part 2 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