Belated Birthday

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Here’s to Robert E. Howard, creator of my favorite genre, sword-and-sorcery, on the anniversary of his birth. Raise high your goblets and drink deep. What is best about…

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Revisiting Late Marvel Conan

Monday, January 9, 2017

I don’t often revise my web articles aside from addressing typographical errors, but I wanted to take another crack at this particular entry, because I don’t think it…

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Carter & de Camp Pastiche

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A few months ago I pulled down my old Conan paperbacks to re-read what I’d remembered as a pretty decent pastiche, de Camp’s “Halls of the Dead.” The…

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Later Savage Sword of Conan Volumes

Friday, August 26, 2016

I’m a late comer to The Savage Sword of Conan. You’d probably have figured that, much as I like sword-and-sorcery, I’d have a huge stack of old sword-and-sorcery…

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Nominations

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I was delighted to learn that Bill Ward and I have been nominated for the Robert E. Howard Foundation’s Black River award for our Conan re-read series. That’s…

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Conan Re-Read: Conclusion

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bill Ward and I have just finished a re-read of every complete story of Conan the Cimmerian written by Robert E. Howard. Howard: It’s hard to believe it’s…

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Conan Re-Read: “Red Nails”

Friday, January 29, 2016

Six months ago Bill Ward and I began a re-read of every Conan story that Robert E. Howard ever wrote and completed. Today we’re posting our discussion about the…

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Conan Re-Read: “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”

Friday, January 22, 2016

Today, on the 110th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s birth, Bill Ward and I are reading through the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Conquering Sword of Conan. This week…

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Conan Re-Read: “The Black Stranger”

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bill Ward and I are reading through the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Conquering Sword of Conan. This week we’re discussing “The Black Stranger.” We hope you’ll join in!…

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Conan Re-Read: “Beyond the Black River”

Friday, January 8, 2016

Bill Ward and I are reading through the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection The Conquering Sword of Conan. This week we’re discussing “Beyond the Black River.” We hope you’ll join…

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