13
Apr
2014

2014 REHF Award Ballots Sent to Members

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

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The REHF Board of Directors is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in Howard Studies and other Howard-related endeavors. This year’s nominees were selected by Legacy Circle members from all the Howard-related work made available in 2013. Email ballots have now been sent to the full membership who will make the final selections; members have until April 30 to submit their votes. Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the 2014 Robert E. Howard Days celebration in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 13. Congratulations to the nominees.

More information on the voting process can be found here and a list of the eligible candidates for nomination can be found here.

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement Print Essay

ADAMS, ANGELINE B. AND REMCO VAN STRATEN – “Robert E. Howard: The Lost Celt” Fortean Times 296, January 2013.

BURGER, PATRICK R. – “’I ’n’ I A-Liberate Zimbabwe’: Motifs of Africa and Freedom in Howard’s ‘The Grisly Horror.’ The Dark Man Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2013.

FINN, MARK AND JEFFREY SHANKS – “Vaqueros and Vampires in the Pulps: Robert E. Howard and the Dawn of the Undead West.” In Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming. Eds. Cynthia Miller and Bowden Van Riper.

SHANKS, JEFFREY – “History, Horror, and Heroic Fantasy: Robert E. Howard and the Creation of the Sword and Sorcery Subgenre” In Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s. Ed. Gary Hoppenstand.

 

The Aquilonian—Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

THE REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER – Bill Cavalier, Rob Roehm, Paul Herman

THE DARK MAN: THE JOURNAL OF ROBERT E. HOWARD STUDIES – Mark Hall

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website

BREAKIRON, LEE, FRANK COFFMAN, GARY ROMERO, AND SCOTT SHEAFFER REHEAPA The Robert E. Howard Electronic Amateur Press Association (Website and Blog)

LENO, BRIAN, PATRICE LOUINET, ROB ROEHM, DAMON SASSER, KEITH TAYLOR- REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Website and Blog)

THOM, BILL – Howard Works (Website)

 

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement for Online Essay.

LENO, BRIAN – “Out of the Shadows—Finally, ‘Kid’ Dula” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (10 Parts)

ROEHM, ROB – “The Business” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (13 parts)

SHANKS, JEFFREY – “La Reina de la Costa Negra: The Mystery of the Mexican Conan Comics” An Age Undreamed Of

TAYLOR, KEITH – “Barbarianism Must Always Triumph” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (3 parts)

 

The Venarium Award—Emerging Scholar (Vote either “Approve” or “Disapprove”)

PATRICK BURGER – A long time member of REHupa and the editorial staff of The Dark Man, Patrick had an article published and completed his PhD dissertation on Robert E. Howard in 2013.

 

The Black River Award—Special Achievement (The following nominees have produced something special that doesn’t fit into any other category: scholarly presentations, biographical discoveries, etc.)

CAVALIER, BILL AND MORGAN HOLMES – For discovering and publishing a previously unknown photograph of Robert E. Howard

FINN, MARK – For organizing the REH presence, including panels and exhibits at Worldcon 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

FRIBERG, BEN – For filming the panels at Howard Days, editing them, and making them available on YouTube

 

The Rankin Award—Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work (Art must have made its first public published appearance in the previous calendar year.)

GIANNI, TOM: Cover art for Pirate Adventures (REHFP), cover art for Fists of Iron, Round One (REHFP), cover art for Robert E. Howard’s Western Tales

GIORELLO, TOMAS & JOSE VILLARRUBIA: Artwork for adaptation of “The Hour of the Dragon” King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon issues

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: Artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob

PACE, RICHARD: For artwork for adaptation of “Men of the Shadows,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword

 

The Black Circle Award—Lifetime Achievement

PATRICE LOUINET

21
Mar
2014

Spears of Clontarf – draft

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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To help celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the historic Battle of Clontarf—and Robert E. Howard’s interest in it—the REH Foundation is offering a facsimile version of an early draft of “Spears of Clontarf.” Also included is Howard’s letter to publisher Harry Bates and an introduction by Rusty Burke. Printed and shipped from Lulu printing, the paperback book is 8.5 X 11, perfect bound, with 36 pages. Cover art by John Watkiss.

Ordering information:

U.S. and Canadian residents pay $20 (REHF members $18), which includes postage.

Non-US residents pay $27 (REHF members $24), which includes postage.

Lulu shipping does not offer insurance, but if you would like tracking information on your order, U.S. and Canadian orders add $5; all others add $10.

To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate. NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

10
Mar
2014

1,000 Years in the Making

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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Coming Soon . . .

16
Dec
2013

Pre-Order Round 2

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise, News   

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[UPDATE: Now Available!]

Everyone ready for the Collected Costigan, part 1?

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 2, the second volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the first half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 330 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Mark Finn. The book is expected to ship by the end of January or February 2014. Other volumes will follow as their covers are completed. Pre-order yours today.

Price and Numbering

The price for volume 2 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping. To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping. The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)

If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible).

Shipping (rates updated as of 06/24/14)

If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:

Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46

If ordering all four books, to have them sent one at a time as they are completed, include the following shipping costs:

Domestic via USPS Priority: $36
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $12
Canada via Global Priority: $92
Australia via Global Priority: $142
Europe via Global Priority: $142

If ordering all four books and you don’t mind waiting to have them sent all in one package when they are all published, include the following shipping cost:

Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13.00
Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $40.95
Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $59.95
Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $59.95
Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $59.95

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents

“Tall Lying in the Far East: Robert E. Howard, Sailor Steve Costigan, and the Narrative Idyll,” by Mark Finn

Fists of Iron

The Pit of the Serpent
By the Law of the Shark
The Bull Dog Breed
Sailors’ Grudge
Fist and Fang
Winner Take All
Waterfront Fists
The Champion of the Forecastle
Alleys of Peril
Waterfront Law
Hard-Fisted Sentiment
The Yellow Cobra
A Student of Sockology
Texas Fists
The Fightin’est Pair
Cultured Cauliflowers

Appendix

Blue River Blues
Sailors’ Grudge (outline)
The Battling Sailor (incomplete, originally untitled)
Untitled (It was the end…)
Untitled (The night Sailor Steve Costigan…)
Alleys of Peril (synopsis)
Untitled Mike O’Brien fragment (“Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!”)

The Lord of the Ring (part 2), by Patrice Louinet

16
Oct
2013

Western Tales

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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UPDATE: This collection is now available. All pre-orders have shipped.

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Western Tales, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s traditional and weird western stories. The book checks in at 550 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by James Reasoner. This volume marks the first book publication of “Six-Gun Interview” and the first appearance anywhere of “Drag”—an item bibliographers refer to as Untitled, “It was a strange experience . . .”—this one-page fragment mentions the Sonora Kid, as well as Gordon (aka El Borak) and Lal Singh. While both of those items are unfinished, Western Tales also features the never-before published complete alternate version of “The Devil’s Joker” and other rarities. The book is expected to ship in December 2013. Pre-order yours today.

Prices

Western Tales is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? Look here.)

Shipping

Shipping options for a single volume:

Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any U.S. location is $3 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available with 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents

Western Tales

Robert E. Howard: Western Pulp Pioneer by James Reasoner

 Western Tales

Drums of the Sunset
John Ringold (verse)
The Extermination of Yellow Donory
Old Faro Bill (verse)
The Judgment of the Desert
The Sand-Hill’s Crest (verse)
Gunman’s Debt
The Devil’s Joker
The Feud (verse)
Knife, Bullet and Noose
Law-Shooters of Cowtown
Over the Old Rio Grandey (verse)
Wild Water
Cowboy (verse)
The Last Ride (with Robert Enders Allen)
The Vultures of Wahpeton
Vultures’ Sanctuary
Ace High (verse)
The Ballad of Buckshot Roberts (verse)

The Weird West

The Horror from the Mound
The Valley of the Lost
The Man on the Ground
Old Garfield’s Heart
The Thunder-Rider
The Dead Remember

Essays

The Strange Case of Josiah Wilbarger
The Ghost of Camp Colorado

Miscellanea

Six-Gun Interview (unfinished)
Untitled, “I met him first at the Paradise Saloon . . .”
The Killer’s Debt (fragment)
Three Synopses (Gunman’s Debt)
Wild Water Timing
The Devil’s Joker (alternate version)
Untitled Synopsis (The Vultures of Wahpeton)

Juvenilia

A Faithful Servant
“Golden Hope” Christmas
The Sonora Kid—Cowhand
The Sonora Kid’s Winning Hand
Red Curls and Bobbed Hair
Untitled, “Madge Meraldson . . .”
Untitled, “The Hades Saloon . . .”
Untitled, “A blazing sun . . .”
Untitled, “The way it came about . . .”
Untitled, “The hot Arizona sun . . .”
Untitled, “Steve Allison settled . . .”
Brotherly Advice
Desert Rendezvous
The West Tower
“Drag”  (aka Untitled, “It was a strange experience . . .”)

Notes on the text

15
Sep
2013

Steve Tompkins Collection in the works

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

Before his death in 2009 Steve Tompkins was probably the most erudite of the Howard scholars on the scene. Now, Leo Grin has received the blessing of Steve’s family and put out a call for material by the late, great critic. Here’s what he’s looking for:

• As complete a bibliography as possible of what Steve published in various fanzines, websites, and comic book letter columns.
• e-texts of these items, either from the original Word docs, or from OCR.
• scans of the actual printed pages, to compare to the e-texts as necessary when editing.
• any email correspondence or paper letters anyone cares to share. Where personal confidences must be retained, strip out the offending passages and replace them with a “***REDACTED***” placeholder.
• Any remembrances of things Steve said to you in person or over the phone, no matter how fleeting or seemingly trivial. Just tell the story and context as best you can. Doesn’t have to be composed for deathless publication, just the facts for now.

If anyone would like to help in this endeavor, shoot us an email at info@rehfoundation.org and we’ll get you in touch with Mr. Grin.

19
Jul
2013

Coming Soon

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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12
Jul
2013

Members Only

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise, Research   

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Legacy Circle members should have received their summer surprise: Drafted: Unsent Letters to H. P. Lovecraft. This 20-page item collects all of the known draft pages for Robert E. Howard’s letters to the gent from Providence, all presented in facsimile, and most never seen before. In these unsent pages Howard makes one of his rare mentions of Adolph Hitler and begins honing his side of the perennial “Barbarism Vs. Civilization” debate. A list of contents follows:

Introduction by Rob Roehm
Draft: Ca. July 1, 1930 (3 pages)
Draft: Ca. August 1930 (2 pages)
Draft: Ca. July 1933 (8 pages)
Draft: Ca. January 1935 (1 paragraph)
Undated Address Lists (2 lists)
Draft: May 11, 1936 (1 page)

This collection is free to the 2013 Legacy Circle members, and not available to the general public. Furthermore, at the end of the year, it will no longer be available at all. And this is just one of the perks our members receive during the year. Legacy Circle members get items like Drafted, our quarterly Newsletter, a discount on books, a membership pin, invitations to special events, etc.  Other levels of membership receive some of these bonuses, but not our special publications; those are reserved for the Legacy Circle.

Membership is easy, and tax-deductible. To join the Legacy Circle, send $100 to paypal@rehfoundation.org, or a check to The Robert E. Howard Foundation, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX, 75025. Your membership will be valid for one full year from the date you sign up. Supporting members and Friends of REH  can upgrade their membership by sending $80 or $30 to paypal@rehfoundation.org, or by sending a check to The Robert E. Howard Foundation, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX, 75025.

For information on the three different levels of membership, look here.

25
Jun
2013

Fists of Iron Steps Into the Ring

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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The first volume of the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard is shipping as I type; many have already received their copy. The tentative schedule for the remaining volumes is as follows: Vol. 2, Sept.-Oct.; Vol. 3, Nov.-Dec.; Vol. 4, early 2014. This all depends on the availability of cover art, contracts, and the printer’s schedule.

We hope to announce a volume of straight and weird Western tales soon, which, again tentatively, should ship in August or September. Stay tuned for updates.

30
Apr
2013

Order Fists of Iron

Posted by Rob Roehm in Uncategorized   

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[UPDATE: This collection is now available.]

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, the first volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The first round measures in at 420 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Christopher Gruber. The book is expected to ship by the end of May or early June 2013. Other volumes will follow as their covers are completed. Pre-order yours today.

Price and Numbering

To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping.

If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible). The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping (rates updated as of 04/30/13)

If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:

Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46

If ordering all four books, to have them sent one at a time as they are completed, include the following shipping costs:

Domestic via USPS Priority: $36
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $12
Canada via Global Priority: $92
Australia via Global Priority: $132
Europe via Global Priority: $132

If ordering all four books and you don’t mind waiting to have them sent all in one package when they are all published, include the following shipping cost:

Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13.00 Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $40.95 Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $59.95 Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $59.95 Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $59.95

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents

Introduction: “The Brute Eternal,” by Christopher Gruber

Fists of Iron

The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux
Double Cross
The Weeping Willow
The Right Hook
The Voice of Doom
Crowd Horror
Iron Men
The Mark of a Bloody Hand
They Always Come Back
The Trail of the Snake

Poems

Kid Lavigne is Dead
Aw Come on and Fight!
The Cooling of Spike McRue
Fables for Little Folks
The Champ
Slugger’s Vow
In the Ring
Untitled (And Dempsey climbed into the ring)
Untitled (They matched me up that night)
Down the Ages
John L. Sullivan
Jack Dempsey
Untitled (We are the duckers of crosses)
Untitled (All the crowd)
When you Were a Set-up and I Was a Ham

Early Tales, Variants and Fragments

The Spirit of Brian Boru
A Man of Peace
The Atavist (unfinished)
Cupid vs. Pollux
The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux (alternate version)
Untitled fragment (I had just hung…)
The Ferocious Ape” (fragment)
Untitled fragment (Spike Morissey…)
Untitled fragment (The tale has always been…)
The Ghost Behind the Gloves (fragment)
Lobo Volante (fragment)
Night Encounter (incomplete)
The Folly of Conceit (unfinished)
Iron Men (first version)

Articles

Dula Due to be Champion
The Punch
Men of Iron

Odds and Ends

Untitled document, incomplete, perhaps from an essay
Jeffries Versus Dempsey
Misto Dempsey
The Funniest Bout
Boxing material from Howard’s self-published The Right Hook

Appendix

“The Lord of the Ring” (part 1), by Patrice Louinet