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30
Apr

Fists of Iron

   Posted by: Rob Roehm    in Merchandise

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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. 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 Premium members, $50 for Regular members and non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for Premium REHF members, $44 apiece for Regular members and 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 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. 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

13
Apr

Pre-Orders Coming Soon

   Posted by: Rob Roehm    in Merchandise, News

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10
Apr

And the Nominees Are . . .

   Posted by: Rob Roehm    in Events, News

The Legacy Circle nominations are complete; now, all 2012-13 Robert E. Howard Foundation members are eligible to decide the winners. An email has been sent to the membership with the specifics (if you didn’t get one, send an email to REHFAwards@gmail.com).

Members will select their favorite nominee from each of the categories below (1 vote per category). Polls close at midnight on Sunday, April 28. The Winners will be announced at Howard Days this June.

The following nominees represent the most respected work/accomplishments in the field of Robert E. Howard studies, during the year 2012, as selected by the Legacy Circle of the Robert E. Howard Foundation. Nominees were chosen from a large body of work; that list appears after the nominees.

2013 REH Foundation Awards

The Atlantean (Outstanding Achievement, Book By a Single Author/Authors)

One Nominee: Vote either APPROVE or DISAPPROVE
FINN, MARK: Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard 2nd edition

The Valusian (Outstanding Achievement, Anthology)

One Nominee: Vote either APPROVE or DISAPPROVE
PRIDA, JONAS: Conan Meets the Academy

The Hyrkanian (Outstanding Achievement, Essay)

HARDY, DAVID: “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water”
ROEHM, ROB: “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto”
SHANKS, JEFFREY: “Hyborian Age Archeology: Unearthing Historical and Anthropological Foundations”

The Aquilonian (Outstanding Achievement, Periodical)

REH FOUNDATION: Newsletter, vol. 4
SASSER, DAMON: REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #16

The Stygian (Outstanding Achievement, Website)

BARRETT, BURKE, CAVALIER, SASSER, and SHANKS, The REHUPA Website
HARRON, AL: The Blog that Time Forgot
LENO, LOUINET, ROEHM, SASSER, and TAYLOR REH Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
THOM, BILL and REH FOUNDATION: Howard Works

The Cimmerian (Outstanding Achievement, Blog Posts)
All of the following had multiple posts in contention; a link to the post that received the most votes for each nominee is provided below:

BARRETT, BARBARA (REH and the Issue of Racism in 5 parts)
LENO, BRIAN (Out of the Shadows-Finally, “Kid” Dula in 10 parts)
ROEHM, ROB (My Name is Earl, with 2 addendums)
TAYLOR, KEITH (The Ring of Set)

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.)

FINN, MARK for his involvement with the Cross Plains Public Library, helping to popularize Robert E. Howard in his hometown.
LENO, BRIAN for his exhaustive series of boxing posts related to Robert E. Howard at the Two-Gun Raconteur website.
LOUINET, PATRICE for sharing his discovery of new Robert E. Howard photos with Faustine and Leroy Butler, Howard’s neighbors in the mid-1920s.
SASSER, DAMON for collecting and posting information regarding the death of Glenn Lord, giving fans a focal point for funeral news and Glenn Lord remembrances. This kept rumors to a minimum and gave fans a forum for their grief.

The Rankin Award (Artistic Achievement in the Depiction of REH’s life and/or work)

GIORELLO, TOMAS: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan: issues 1-4 (Dark Horse).
KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: artwork for The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob, [Various titles] (Dark Horse).
SCHULTZ, MARK: cover art for Adventures in Science Fantasy (REHFP)

The Black Circle Award (Lifetime Achievement—at least 20 years)

SASSER, DAMON
THOMAS, ROY

2014 Black Circle Nominees (To appear on next year’s ballot, nominees must have at least twenty documented years in Howard fandom and receive at least 25% of all votes cast. The resulting nominees are put on the ballot for a winner-take-all vote. In years where no one has earned a place on the ballot, no award is given. Awards given posthumously will go to the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.)

BLOSSER, FRED
CERASINI, MARC
De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)
HOFFMAN, CHARLES
LOUINET, PATRICE
LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)
WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

Current Members of the Black Circle:
Glenn Lord (2004)
Rusty Burke (2006)
Don Herron (2006)
Novalyne Price Ellis (2007)
Bill Cavalier (2011)
Dennis McHaney (2012)

The Venarium (Emerging Scholar)
No Eligible Nominee

 

Eligible Work from 2012

 

The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book By a Single Author (for the purposes of this award, a book is any publication which is perfect-bound and over 50 pages)

FINN, MARK Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard 2nd edition – REHF Press

The Valusian – Outstanding Achievement, Anthology

PRIDA, JONAS Conan Meets the Academy – McFarland & Company, Inc.

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year. Short interviews, speeches, book introductions, short reviews and other minor works do not count.)

COFFMAN, FRANK “Barbarism Ascendant: The Poetic and Epistolary Origins of the Character and his World” in Conan Meets the Academy

ELLIOTT, WINTER “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Women: Gender Dynamics in the Hyborian World” in Conan Meets the Academy

HARDY, DAVID “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

LENO, BRIAN “Introducing…In This Corner…Kid Socko” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

LOOK, DANIEL “Statistics in the Hyborian Age: An Introduction to Stylometery” in Conan Meets the Academy

LOUINET, PATRICE “One Gent too Many on Bear Creek” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

ROEHM, ROB  “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

SHANKS, JEFFREY

“Hyborian Age Archeology: Unearthing Historical and Anthropological Foundations” in Conan Meets the Academy.

“Ace Jessel and the Ghost of Tom Molineaux” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

SHOVLIN, PAUL “Canaan Lies Beyond the Black River: Howard’s Dark Rhetoric of the Contact Zone” in Conan Meets the Academy

WEISS, DANIEL “Robert E. Howard’s Barbarian and the Western: A Study of Conan through the West and the Western Hero” in Conan Meets the Academy

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 16

Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Vol. 4

The Stygian — Outstanding Achievement, Website  (Nominees are limited to Internet sites with a main purpose of archiving REH scholarship. Chat groups and e-mail lists do not qualify. To get on the ballot, each website must have updated their content at least once in the past year.)

BARRETT, BURKE, CAVALIER, SASSER, and SHANKS, The REHUPA Website http://www.rehupa.com/

BREAKIRON, COFFMAN, and ROMEO The REH-e-APA http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

REH FOUNDATION and THOM, BILL Howard Works http://howardworks.com/howard.htm

LENO, LOUINET, ROEHM, SASSER, and TAYLOR REH Two-Gun Raconteur Blog http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/

HARRON, AL The Blog that Time Forgot http://theblogthattimeforgot.blogspot.com/

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH Jim & Ruth’s Two-Gun Blog http://twogunblog.blogspot.com/

The Cimmerian — Outstanding Achievement, Blog Posts

BARRETT, BARBARA “Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems” in five part: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=15811 TGR Website “Robert E. Howard: The Poet and the Girl with the Golden Hair and Eyes like the Deep Blue Sea”  http://www.blackgate.com/category/blog-entry/page/56/ Black Gate Website “Robert E. Howard: The Sword Collector’s Sword Collection” http://www.blackgate.com/category/blog-entry/page/29/ Black Gate Website (12/4)

BREAKIRON, LEE The Nemedian Chroniclers #9 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html The Nemedian Chroniclers #10 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html The Nemedian Chroniclers #11 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

COFFMAN, FRANK The Shadow Singer #19 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

JONES, HOWARD  ANDREW “Under the Hood with Robert E. Howard” http://www.blackgate.com/2012/07/09/under-the-hood-with-robert-e-howard/#more-35352 Black Gate Website

LENO, BRIAN “Out of the Shadows-Finally, ‘Kid’ Dula” in ten parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201206 TGR Website

ROEHM, ROB “Isaac M. Howard in the 1800s” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201210 TGR Website “My Name is Earl” with two addendums: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201207 TGR Website “The Mystery of the Wichita Falls Country” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201201&paged=2 TGR Website

ROMEO, GARY Sand Roughs #12 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

SASSER, DAMON “The ‘Lone Wolf’ of the Texas Rangers” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=19899#more-19899 TGR Website “The Man Who Killed John Wesley Hardin” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=15412#more-15412 TGR Website “REH and the Stoic”  http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=17777#more-17777 TGR Website “Murderers and Outlaws of Cave-In Rock”  http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=17913#more-17913 TGR Website “Where Howard Discovered the Picts” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201201 TGR Website

TAYLOR, KEITH “How Many Yar Alis?” in two parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201209 TGR Website “Moses Was Our Leader” in two parts: Part 1 http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201202 TGR Website “Wild Wicked Deeds Around” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201202 TGR Website “Ruthless Cattle Barons and Little Farmers” in four parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=18251#more-18251 TGR Website “The Ring of…Set?” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=18909#more-18909 TGR Website

The Venarium Award – Emerging Scholar Nominees have never won an REHF Award before, and in the last year have displayed the beginnings of what could be a movement into the upper echelon of Howard movers and shakers. Any one person can only be nominated for this award once, in the year they make their first big push into the wider world of Howard publishing and scholarship.

WRITE IN candidate: _________________

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.)

FINN, MARK for his involvement with the Cross Plains Public Library, helping to popularize Robert E. Howard in his hometown.

LENO, BRIAN for his exhaustive series of boxing posts related to Robert E. Howard at the Two-Gun Raconteur website.

LOUINET, PATRICE for sharing his discovery of new Robert E. Howard photos with Faustine and Leroy Butler, Howard’s neighbors in the mid-1920s.

SASSER, DAMON for collecting and posting all the information on the Glenn Lord updates. It gate fans a focal point someplace to go for funeral news, Glenn Lord remembrances. Having all this kept rumors to a minimum and gave fans a forum for their grief.

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.)   BURTON, DAVID: for “Miss High-Hat” illustration (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

CARNEVALE, MASSINI: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 2 and 3 [covers] (Dark Horse).

CAVALIER, BILL: for illustration for shield wall illustration of “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and REHF Christmas card illustration.

CHEN, JO: artwork for adaptation of “Delcardes’ Cat,” Kull: The Cat and the Skull:  issue 4 [cover] (Dark Horse).

CLOONAN, BECKY: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 1-3 [interiors and cover for #1] (Dark Horse).

CORLEY, M. S.: artwork for adaptation of “The Thing on the Roof,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 4 (Dark Horse).

COVINGTON, BOB: for scenes from “The Footfalls Within” and inside front and back covers (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

FABIAN, STEVE: for illustration of Conan and the Harpies (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

FERNANDEZ, LEANDRO: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issue 2 [cover] (Dark Horse).

FRANCAVILLA, FRANCESCO: artwork for adaptation of “Sword Woman,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse).

FURMAN, NATHAN for illustrations to “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water” and “Ace Jessel and the Ghost of Tom Molineaux” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

GIORELLO, TOMAS: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issues 1-4 (Dark Horse).

GUZMAN, GABRIEL: artwork for adaptation of “Delcardes’ Cat,” Kull: The Cat and the Skull:  issue 4 (Dark Horse).

HINKLE, CLAYTON for illustration to “Introducing…in this corner…Kid Socko” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

HOUSTON, DAVID for art and design of “All the Crowd” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,” [Various titles] (Dark Horse).

LEON, JOHN PAUL: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 1 and 3 [covers] (Dark Horse).

MITTEN, CHRIS: artwork for adaptation of “The Forest of Villefere,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse).

ORDOLIS, JIM: for illustration to “The Diablos Trail” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

PACE, RICHARD: for Sonora Kid back cover (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and artwork for adaptation of “Men of the Shadows,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse)

PAREL, GERALD: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issue 1 [cover] (Dark Horse).

PAVLET, TERRY: for front cover (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

PETERS, MICHAEL L.: for illustrations of Rogues in the House Plates 1, 2, 3 and 4 (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and the Howard Museum t-shirt design.

ROBINSON, ANDREW: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issues 1-4 [covers] (Dark Horse).

SCHULTZ, MARK: cover art for Adventures in Science Fantasy (REHFP)

WEHRIE, JOE for illustration to “One Gent too Many on Bear Creek” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

The Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement (at least 20 years) (Given only sporadically as warranted, The Black Circle of Howard Fandom constitutes entering a highly select group of luminaries. To appear on this ballot, nominees must have at least twenty documented years in Howard fandom and receive at least 25% of all votes cast in a past year nominating cycle. The resulting nominees are put on the ballot for a winner-take-all vote. In years where no one has earned a place on the ballot, no award is given. Awards given posthumously will go to the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.)

SASSER, DAMON

THOMAS, ROY

Black Circle Award – 2014 nominees

BLOSSER, FRED

CERASINI, MARC

De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)

HOFFMAN, CHARLES

LOUINET, PATRICE

LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)

WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

Current Members of the Black Circle:

Glenn Lord (2004); Rusty Burke (2006); Don Herron (2006); Novalyne Price Ellis (2007); Bill Cavalier (2011); Dennis McHaney (2012)