Part 3 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 Valley Was Still • short story by Manly Wade Wellman
  • 5 •  The Valley Was Still • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 15 • Apprentice Magician • short story by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 15 •  Apprentice Magician • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 26 • Spawn • novelette by P. Schuyler Miller
  • 45 • Voice in a Veteran’s Ear • poem by Manly Wade Wellman [as by Gans T. Field]
  • 46 • The Little Man • short story by Clifford Ball
  • 46 •  The Little Man • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 56 • Return from Death • short story by Bruce Bryan
  • 56 •  Return from Death • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 66 • The Fisherman’s Special • short story by H. L. Thomson
  • 69 • The House of the Three Corpses • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 77 •  Dr. De Grandin • (1937) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 79 •  Dr. Trowbridge • (1937) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 91 • Giants in the Sky • short story by Frank Belknap Long [as by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.]
  • 91 •  Giants in the Sky • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 101 • Dupin and Another • poem by Vincent Starrett
  • 102 • Almuric (Part 3 of 3) • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 102 •  Almuric (Part 3 of 3) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 125 • The Laugh • short story by Richard H. Hart
  • 125 •  The Laugh • interior artwork by Harry Ferman
  • 131 • The Totem-Pole • short story by Robert Bloch
  • 131 •  The Totem-Pole • interior artwork by Harold S. De Lay
  • 138 • My Tomb • poem by James E. Warren, Jr.
  • 139 • “I Can Call Spirits” (excerpt from Henry IV) • non-genre • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • short fiction by William Shakespeare [as by Shakespeare]
  • 139 •  ”I Can Call Spirits” • [Virgil Finlay’s Poetry Series] • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 140 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 140 • The Fall of the House of Usher • (1839) • novelette by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 151 • The Gardens of Yin • [Fungi from Yuggoth • 18] • (1932) • poem by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 152 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 152 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, August 1939) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): No Brother, We Assure You • essay by Charles H. Chandler
  • 152 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): A Literary Diet • essay by E. K. McCabe
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Quite Some Fellow • essay by Caroline Ferber
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Keep WT Weird • essay by Arthur S. Doan
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Best Magazine in Pulp Paper • essay by John Chapman (correspondent)
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): What a Story! • essay by Dale Lehner
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Into Vigerous Maturity • essay by Sam Moskowitz
  • 153 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): The Great Howard • essay by John V. Baltadonis
  • 154 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Too Much Lettering • essay by Harry Warner, Jr.
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Praise for the Cover • essay by Frank Bryan, Jr.
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): The Oooogy Feeling • essay by George M. Aylesworth [as by George Aylesworth]
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Diversity of Material • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): A Horse Race • essay by Leah Bodine Drake
  • 155 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Masters of the Weird • essay by Paul I. McCleave
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): No Dog Tags? • essay by Joseph A. Lovchik
  • 156 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): That Iceberg Cover • essay by Sonya Ardell
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Lovecraft’s Works • essay by Thomas O. Mabbott
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): We Are Not Bored • essay by Richard Kraft
  • 157 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Stories Always Good • essay by S. Brown, Jr.
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Life of Poe • essay by Willis Conover [as by Willis Conover, Jr.]
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Baby Talk • essay by Charles Wilkos
  • 158 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Congratulations • essay by B. Reagan
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): A Fine Story • essay by Robert Bloch
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Concise Comments • essay by Hazel Heald [as by Mrs. Hazel Heald]
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Concise Comments • essay by O. R. D. Styche
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Concise Comments • essay by Donald Ford
  • 159 •  Letter (Weird Tales, August 1939): Concise Comments • essay by E. B. Hardy
  • 160 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, August 1939) • essay by uncredited
Publisher :Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year :August 1939
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Format :Pulp
Pages :164
Cover :Virgil Finlay
Illustrations :Se above

Notes

Volume 34, Number 2.
Interior art credits for “Return from Death”, “The Totem-Pole”, “Weird Story Reprint” and “The Eyrie” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

Howard Works ISFDB

 

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Part 3 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