5
Nov
2014

Swords of the North

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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There is a clear self-consistency among all of Howard’s tales which will readily demonstrate that underlying it all is a coherent vision of a fictional history of the world and mankind, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s term a “secondary” world, internally consistent, full of strangeness and wonder, “free from the domination of observed fact,” yet quite credible, a world rooted in the familiar if populated with the unfamiliar, a world that combines the ordinary with the extraordinary. Just as Tolkien’s “Arda” is our Earth, so too is Howard’s world.

-from Rusty Burke’s introduction

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 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 Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities. The book is now shipping. Order yours today.

Prices

Swords of the North is $45 for REHF Premium members, $50 for Regular members and 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 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

Night Falls on Asgard, introduction by Rusty Burke

 Swords of the North

Niflheim (verse)
The Frost King’s Daughter (Amra version)
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Marchers of Valhalla
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or” (verse)
The People of the Dark
An Echo From the Iron Harp (verse)
Kings of the Night
Swords of the Northern Sea
The Night of the Wolf
Delenda Est
The Ballad of King Geraint (verse)
The Song of the Last Briton (verse)
Memories of Alfred (verse)
Dreaming on Downs (verse)
The Song of Horsa’s Galley (verse)
Song before Clontarf (verse)
The Grey God Passes
The Dark Man
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer  (verse)
Marching Song of Connacht (verse)
The Skull in the Clouds (verse)
The Ghost in the Doorway
Black Michael’s Story (verse)
Dermod’s Bane
The Cairn on the Headland
Black Harps in the Hills (verse)

Appendix 1 – James Allison

Brachan the Kelt
Genseric’s Son
The Guardian of the Idol
Akram the Mysterious

Appendix 2 – Cormac Mac Art

Tigers of the Sea
The Temple of Abomination, early draft
The Temple of Abomination, later draft
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”

Appendix 3 – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien

Untitled, “The Dane came in with a rush”
The Shadow of the Hun

Miscellanea

The King’s Service
Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? (verse)
No More the Serpent Prow (verse)
Untitled, “ ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”
The Harp of Alfred (verse)
Viking’s Vision (verse)
Thor’s Son (verse)
To Harry the Oliad Men (verse)
The Isle of Hy-Brasil (verse)
Heritage (1) (verse)
Singing Hemp (verse)
The Return of the Sea-Farer (verse)
Heritage (2) (verse)
Viking’s Trail (verse)
To a Friend (verse)
Twilight on Stonehenge (verse)
The House of Gael  (verse)

31
Oct
2009

The Annotated Guide to Robert E. Howard’s Sword & Sorcery

Posted by Rob Roehm in    

Weinberg, Robert. West Linn, OR:  Starmont House, 1976.starmont-GuidetoREHSwordandSorcery1

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 76-16708.

From the Introduction:

The purpose of this book is twofold. First, and foremost, it is to provide a reading guide to the sword-and-sorcery fiction of Robert E. Howard. [. . .] This book is meant to be an informative look at Howard’s fiction. [. . .] The second purpose of this book is to provide some critical commentary on the fiction and Howard’s writing in general.

Contents:

“Introduction”
“Solomon Kane”
“King Kull”
“Bran Mak Morn and the Picts”
“James Allison”
“Turlogh Dubh”
“Non-Series Stories”
“Conan”
“The Chronological Conan”
“The Conan Saga” (as written by Robert E. Howard)

31
Oct
2009

The Dark Man

Posted by Rob Roehm in    

The Dark Man #1 (Necronomicon Press: August 1990)
Rusty Burke: Editor

“Swords at the Academy Gates; Or, REH Is There, Where Are the Critics” by Herron, Don
“King Conan and the Aquilonian Dream” by Trout, Steven R.
“Toward Other Lands: An Approuch to Robert E. Howard” by Burke, Rusty
“The Howard Complex” by Stumpf, Dan
“Herbert Klatt” by Lord, Glenn
Review of Echoes of Valor II by Burke, Rusty
Review of Post Oaks and Sand Roughs by Hoffman, Charles

The Dark Man #2 (Necronomicon Press: July 1991)
Rusty Burke: Editor

“From Cross Plains to the Stars: Robert E. Howard’s Science Fiction” by Blosser, Fred
“Cosmic Filth: Howard’s View of Evil” by Hoffman, Charles
“Texas State Historical Marker Dedicated to REH” by unsigned
“Project Pride News” (pay off house) by unsigned
“The Active Voice: Robert E. Howard’s Personae” by Burke, Rusty
Review of Yorick Fantasy Magazine Nos. 10/11 by Joshi, S.T.
Review of Yorick Fantasy Magazine Nos. 14/15 by Clark, Vernon M.
Review of Il segno del serpente by Clark, Vernon M.
Review of Robert E. Howard’s Blood and Thunder (comic) by Cavalier, Bill
Review of Conquest Press’ Howard Comics by Clark, Vernon M.

The Dark Man #3 (Necronomicon Press: April 1993)
Rusty Burke: Editor

“The Birth of Conan” by Louinet, Patrice
“The Origin of Cimmeria” by Burke, Rusty
The Star Rover and the People of the Night” by Blosser, Fred
“Howard Publishing in Eastern Europe” (bibliography) by Lord, Glenn
“Conan & Robert E. Howard on the Internet” (dated list) by Waterman, Edward A.
Remembrances: (Jim Neal) by Blosser, Fred; (Harold Preece and Karl Edward Wagner) by Burke, Rusty
Review of The Whole Wide World (film) by Smith, David C.
Review of The Robert E. Howard Library (Baen) by Burke, Rusty
Review of Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames by Blosser, Fred
Review of Unaussprechlichen Kulten: Etudes & Textes de Robert E. Howard No. 1 by
Clark, Vernon M.

The Dark Man #4 (Necronomicon Press: May 1997)
Rusty Burke: Editor

“The Horror Fiction of Robert E. Howard” by Trout, Steven R.
“Solomon and Sorcery” by Kellar, Michael
“The Old Deserted House: Images of the South in Howard’s Fiction” by Burke, Rusty
“ ‘Come Back to Valusia Ag’in, Kull Honey!’: REH and Mainstream American Literature”
by Cerasini, Marc A.
“On Howardian Fairyland” by Herron, Don
“Cultural Trends in Literature” by Reid, Thomas R.
“Barbarian Aftermath” by Herron, Don; Spencer, Paul
“The Expurgated Solomon Kane” by Trout, Steven R.; Clark, Vernon M.
Review of Selected Letters 1931-1936 by Tierney, Richard L.
“The Robert E. Howard Home” (fixing the house) by Burke, Rusty

The Dark Man #5 (Mind’s Eye HyperPublishing: Winter 2001)
Frank Coffman: Editor

“When Kull Rode the Range” by Blosser, Fred
“All Fled, All Done” by Burke, Rusty
“ ‘The Tower of the Elephant’: A Modern Fable” by Romeo, Gary
“Escape from Eden: Genesis Subverted in ‘The Garden of Fear'” by Hoffman, Charles
“James Allison’s Incarnations” (list) by Marek, Joe
“Soldiering for Fortune: REH’s Kirby O’Donnell and ‘The Treasures of Tartary'” by
Hoppenstand, Gary
“Dating ‘Wolfshead'” by Waterman, Edward
Review of Ghor, Kin-Slayer (Necronomicon) by Blosser, Fred

The Dark Man #6 (Mind’s Eye HyperPublishing: Summer 2001)
Frank Coffman: Editor

“Notes on Two Versions of an Unpublished Poem by REH” by Coffman, Frank
“The Lives and Deaths of Three Writers: A Speculative Essay on London, Howard, and
Hemingway” by Gramlich, Charles
Review of Kutouru Shinwa Jiten by Hall, Mark (Ph.D.)
“A Short History of the Kull Series” by Louinet, Patrice
“There’s a White Wolf on the Ottoman, Or, Another Revolt in the Desert” by
Tompkins, Steve

The Dark Man #7 (Mind’s Eye HyperPublishing: 2003)
Frank Coffman: Editor

“The Past Is Dead, the Past Is Deadly: Three Dragons in One Hour” by Tompkins, Steven
“The REH Collections Found in the University of California Berkeley’s Bancroft Library”
by Waterman, Edward A.
“Bibliography of the REH Collections Held by the University of California at Berkeley, Bancroft Library” (list) by Lord, Glenn

The Dark Man #7 – 2nd version (Seele Brennt Publications: 2004)
Frank Coffman and Mark Hall: Editors

“The REH Collections Found in the University of California Berkeley’s Bancroft Library”
by Waterman, Edward A.
“Bibliography of the REH Collections Held by the University of California at Berkeley, Bancroft Library” (list) by Lord, Glenn
“The Past Is Dead, the Past Is Deadly: Three Dragons in One Hour” by Tompkins, Steven
Review of The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Blosser, Fred

The Dark Man #8 – (Seele Brennt Publications: 2004)
Mark Hall: Editor

“Texas as Character in Robert E. Howard’s Fiction” by Finn, Mark
“Robert E. Howard in the Gothic Tradition” by Gramlich, Charles A.
“Two Views of The Barbaric Triumph” by Blosser, Fred; Joshi, S.T.
“Adventures—Imperial and Otherwise” by Hall, Mark E.
Review of Power of the Writing Mind by Henderson, Scotty
Review of Graveyard Rats and Others by Hoffman, Charles
“Through a Prism, Darkly”: Review of The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by
Robbins, David

The Dark Man Vol. 2, No. 1 & 2 – (Seele Brennt Publications: Spring 2006)
Mark Hall: Editor

“Robert E. Howard and Poetic Narrative: The Bardic Tradition and ‘Popular Modernities'”
by Coffman, Frank
“Robert E. Howard: New Deal Heroic Fantasist” by Burke, Rusty
“Crash Go the Civilizations: Some Notes on REH’s Use of History and Anthropology” by
Hall, Mark
“ ‘Red Shadows’ Through the Lens of Northrop Frye’s Archetypal Criticism” by
Burger, Patrick R.
Letter to the Editor (supports Joshi review) by Edwards, Meave
“How to Be a Howard Guerrilla” by Finn, Mark
“Howard Studies: An Argument for a Non-Lovecraftian Model” by Kahan, Jeffrey
“Cold Cuts” by Trout, Steve
Letter to the Editor (refutes Joshi review) by Waterman, Edward A.
Review of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan by Allen, Terry
Review of Adventure Tales (Wildside Press) by Holmes, Morgan
Review of The Cimmerian volume 1 by Gramlich, Charles
Review of Boxing Stories (Bison Books) by Kahan, Jeffrey
Review of Bran Mak Morn: The Last King (Del Rey) by Gramlich, Charles
Review of The Bloody Crown of Conan (Del Rey) by Kahan, Jeffrey

The Dark Man Vol. 3, No. 1 – (Mark Hall: 2006)
Mark Hall: Editor

“The Mysterious Isle” by Louinet, Patrice

The Dark Man Vol. 3, No. 2 – (Mark Hall: 2007)
Mark Hall: Editor

“The Influence of Joseph A. Altsheler’s Young Trailers Series on Howard’s Pictish
Wilderness Fiction” by McIlvaine, Robert M.
Review of The Black Stranger and Other American Tales (Bison) by Nichols, Ian
“Mind-Forg’d Manacles? Back to School with REH” by Tompkins, Steve
“Conan the Shakespearean/Hamlet the Barbarian” by Kahan, Jeffrey
News: The Birthday Bash by Herman, Paul
Letter to the Editor (refutes Kahan Boxing review) by Finn, Mark
Response to Letter by Kahan, Jeffrey
Letter to the Editor (refutes Kahan Boxing review) by Gruber, Chris
Response to Letter by Kahan, Jeffrey
Letter to the Editor (refutes Kahan suicide mention) by Schweitzer, Darrell
Response to Letter by Kahan, Jeffrey

The Dark Man Vol. 4, No. 1 – (University of LaVerne: 2009)
Mark Hall: Editor
 
“James Braddock: From Dockhand to Cinderella Man” by Gruber, Chris
“Howard’s Eastern Adventures” by Taves, Brian
“Blood, Sweat, and Tears — and Oil” by Tompkins, Steve
“From the Klondike to Cross Plains” by Trout, Steve
“A Comparison of the Ideology of Robert E. Howard’s Conan Tales and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings” by Nichols, Ian

11
Nov
2008

Heroic Fantasy

Posted by Rob Roehm in    

On the edges of the known world and in ancient kingdoms of blood and gold that history has forgotten, Robert E. Howard’s hot-tempered barbarians and cavaliers wield their red-dripping broadswords against the leering horrors of Hell. Combining lightning-fast action and supernatural thrills against a backdrop of shadowy antiquity, Howard pioneered modern heroic fantasy and fathered a host of towering heroes – Conan, King Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn and a legion of others.

Conan

The mightiest character in all of heroic fantasy! Conan is a free barbarian from distant Cimmeria who ventures into the splendid kingdoms of the south to find his fortune in the lost eons of the Hyborian Age between the sinking of Kull’s Atlantis and the dawn of history. Cunning thief, captain of mercenaries and corsairs, lover of sultry temptresses, Conan follows his destiny into demon-haunted treasure towers and across the plains of death. And at last, like Kull before him, he slashes his name across the scrolls of royalty as King Conan, usurper-lord of imperial Aquilonia.

Kull

Kull of Atlantis and Valusia – the barbarian who becomes a gladiator, the gladiator who seizes a magnificent kingdom from a mad tyrant and crowns himself king. In the dawn world of 100,000 years ago, Kull holds his throne against scheming conspirators, murderous rivals, and deadliest of all, the snake-headed Serpent Men who are mankind’s secret masters. He broods over the mysteries of eternity, shatters outmoded and unjust laws, and answers his enemies’ threats with razor-edged steel as his blood-brother Brule the Spear-slayer fights at his side.

Bran Mak Morn

Mightier than Gladiator and Braveheart, Bran Mak Morn is Robert E. Howard’s darkest and noblest hero. Venturing to Hell and back, Bran unleashes the infernal powers of the Worms of the Earth and unlocks the gates of time to bring the Roman Legions to bay in ancient Britain. Last king of the dying race of Picts, Bran Mak Morn’s spirit lives on forever to fight for his people’s freedom and survival.

James Allison

As he lies at the end of a short, sickly, and unremarkable life in 1930s rural Texas, young James Allison remembers a host of previous incarnations as mighty heroes, dauntless yellow-haired warriors who were the prototypes of all mythological heroes and demi-gods: Niord, who faced a grisly terror from the earth’s nethermost caverns in the Valley of the Worm … Hunwulf, wanderer in the Garden of Fear … Hialmar, the destroyer of Lemuria and champion of Ishtar … bravery undying in Howard’s strangest saga.

Cormac Mac Art

In the strife-torn age of King Arthur, Cormac Mac Art is an Irish pirate who plies his wits and his blade against the warring Saxons, Jutes, and Britons alike, for in a time of wolves, only the shrewdest wolf will prevail. Cormac would rather win the day through crafty deception than through swordplay. But when the swords come out, a faceless enemy abducts the last princess of Roman Britain, and vengeful Picts storm the frontier settlements of the Norsemen, Cormac and his bear-like partner Wulfhere Skull-Splitter are the first in battle.

Black Turlogh

Hated by his Viking enemies and disowned by his own Irish tribe in a blood-feud, Turlogh Dubh O’Brien is called Black Turlogh for the darkness of his hair and the storminess of his berserk rages. From the blood-splashed plain of Clontarf to the far steppes of the Yugoslavs and the island of the Dark Man, Turlogh’s restless spirit leads him on an endless quest. On the edge of the world, in the time-lost city of Bal-Sagoth, fate puts an empire in his grasp for an hour – then snatches it from him in an apocalyptic night of fire and fury.

Solomon Kane

God’s angry warrior, Solomon Kane is Robert E. Howard’s most unusual creation. Black-clad and steely tempered, Kane combines the headlong action of Conan with the swashbuckling valor of the Three Musketeers as he bestrides demon-infested Africa and the war-torn Europe of Queen Elizabeth I to dispense relentless justice with the point of his sword. Pirates, vampires, mad queens, winged Furies, rapacious bandits, the berserk warriors of lost Atlantis – evil cannot escape justice from Solomon’s slashing rapier.

21
Mar
2018

2018 REH Foundation Awards – Preliminary Ballot

Posted by Jeffrey Shanks in    

This is full list of eligible candidates for the 2018 REH Foundation Awards. Legacy Circle Members will select the top three nominees in each category from this preliminary ballot. From those final nominees all Premium REHF members will vote for the winners. The awards will be given out at a special ceremony at Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 8.

Legacy Members can vote HERE.

 

The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)

(Books may be print or digital, must be a minimum of 50,000 words, and must be substantively devoted to the life and/or work of REH. Reprinted works without significant revisions are not eligible.)

 

FRED BLOSSER — AR-I-E’CH and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to R. E. Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction (Black Stone Press) – LINK

FRED BLOSSER – Savage Scrolls: Scholarship from the Hyborian Age (Volume 1) (Pulp Hero Press) – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – The Robert E. Howard Bar Guide (Self Published) – LINK

JOSEPH WILLIAM MAREK – The Work and Life of Robert E. Howard (Createspace Independent Publishing) – LINK

 

The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)

(Books may be print or digital, must be a minimum of 50,000 words, and must be substantively devoted to the life and/or work of REH. Reprinted works without significant revisions are not eligible.)

[No eligible candidates]

 

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)

(Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year and be substantive scholarly essays on the life and/or work of REH. Short pieces, interviews, reviews, trip reports, and other minor works do not count.)

 

BILL CAVALIER – “Robert E. Howard and his Influence on Dungeons and Dragons” – Knights of the Dinner Table 236 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Robert E. Howard’s Weird Detectives” – Occult Detective Quarterly 3 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “The Boys from Atlantis” – Skelos 3 – LINK

LAURENT DI FILIPPO — “Conan entre personnage transmédia, monde transmédial et réalisations locales” – Revue Française en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication 10 – LINK

DIERK GUENTHER – “Local Color and Its Underlying Meaning in Robert E. Howard’s Weird Western, Southern Gothic Horror, and Detective Stories” – The Dark Man 8.2 – LINK

CHARLES HOFFMAN – “’The Shadow Kingdom’ and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy” – Skelos 2 – LINK

LUIS FELIP LOPEZ-ESPINOSA — “Robert E. Howard: La espada salvaje de la ideología Robert” — THÉMATA: Revista de Filosofía 55 – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Mistaken Identity of a Barbarian: Conan, Hero or Anti-Hero?” – The Dark Man 8.2 – LINK

 

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)

(Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year and be substantive scholarly essays on the life and/or work of REH. Short blog posts, speeches, reviews, trip reports, and other minor works do not count.)

 

KEITH ALLISON – “The Challenge of the Challenge from Beyond” – The Cultural Gutter – LINK

PHIL BERESFORD – “A Brief History of Conan the Barbarian” – Starburst Magazine – LINK

LEE BREAKIRON – “The Rise of the New Hyborian Legion (2 parts)” – REHEAPA – LINKLINK

ALAN BROWN – “Storming the Gates of Geekdom: Conan the Warrior by Robert E. Howard” – TOR.com – LINK

BOB BYRNE – “Robert E. Howard Wrote a Police Procedural? With Conan?? Crom!!!” – Black Gate – LINK

JASON RAY CARNEY – “The Stars Rush Like a Blow to the Face: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs and the Freedom of the Unreal.” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Friend of a Friend: Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (2 Parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and the OAK (5 Parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “F. Thurston Torbett and F. Lee Baldwin on Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Weird Talers: Robert E. Howard and Seabury Quinn” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “A Lost Correspondence: Robert E. Howard and Stuart M. Boland” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “The Two Bobs: Robert E. Howard and Robert H. Barlow” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

H.P – “Summer of Conan (3 Parts) – Every Day Should Be Tuesday – LINK – LINK – LINK

JODY LINDKE – “Why Conan Endures: an Updated Article from the Archives on Robert E Howard’s Birthday.” – Advanced Dungeons & Parenting – LINK

KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK –“The Weird Tales Tourist, New Orleans: Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK – “Queen by Fire and Steel and Slaughter: Bêlit’s Hymn” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

JAMES McGLOTHLIN – “A Tale of Two Robert E. Howard Biographies”— Black Gate – LINK

M. HAROLD PAGE – “Why Isn’t Conan a Mary Sue?” – Black Gate – LINK

KEITH TAYLOR – “Burning Mist and Golden Mire (2 Parts)” – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur – LINK – LINK

DAVID THOMAS – “Sorcery! A Look at Magic in Robert E Howard’s Conan stories” – Conan the Cimmerian Blog – LINK – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Kid, Two-Gun, and History.” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

TODD VICK – “Bootleggers & Gangsters: A Day in the Life of Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

JOHN C. WRIGHT – “Conan: Phoenix on the Sword” – Castalia House – LINK

 

The Venarium — Emerging Scholar

(The following candidates have recently begun making significant contributions to Howard scholarship through publications and/or presentations over the past few years. Previous winners are not eligible)

 

BOB BYRNE – Contributed essay for Black Gate

JASON RAY CARNEY – Contributed essay to On an Underwood No. 5; presented papers at ICFA and Glenn Lord Symposium

NICOLE EMMELHAINZ – Presented paper at ICFA.

LUIS FELIP LOPEZ-ESPINOSA – Contributed article to THEMATA journal

GUENTHER, DIERK – Contributed article to The Dark Man; presented papers at ICFA and Glenn Lord Symposium

LAURENT DI FILIPPO – Contributed article to Revue Française en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication

JAMES McGLOTHLIN – Contributed essay for Black Gate

M. HAROLD PAGE – Contributed essay for Black Gate

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website or Periodical

(Eligible candidates are limited to print or digital magazines, journals, blogs, or internet sites with substantive material that is primarily devoted to scholarship on the life and works of Robert E. Howard. Websites must have been updated with new content at least once in the previous calendar year. Print periodicals must have had an issue published in the previous calendar year. Non-static social media like Facebook and Twitter would not be eligible.)

BLACK GATE (John O’Neill) – LINK

CONAN THE CIMMERIAN BLOG (David Thomas) – LINK

THE DARK MAN (Mark Hall) – LINK

HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom) – LINK

ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick) – LINK

THE SWORDS OF REH FORUM (Jason Aiken, et al.) – LINK

REH: TWO-GUN RACONTEUR BLOG (Damon Sasser) – LINK

ROBERT-E-HOWARD.FR (Claude Ghedir and Patrice Louinet) – LINK

ROBERT E. HOWARD GOODREADS GROUP (Vincent Darlage and Jim MacLachlan) – LINK

REH ELECTRONIC AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION (Frank Coffman, et al.) – LINK

REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Lee Breakiron) – LINK

 

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

(Eligible candidates have produced a multimedia or audio/visual work or series of works, such as videos, documentaries, podcasts, animation, etc. related to the life and work of REH)

 

THE CROMCAST (audio podcast) – Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd, and Jon Larson – LINK

HOWARD DAYS 2017 (videos)– Ben Friberg – LINK

H.P. LOVECRAFT LITERARY PODCAST (audio podcast) – Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK

LAST ATLANTEANS (audio podcast) – James Howard – LINK

LITERARY WONDER AND ADVENTURE PODCAST (audio podcast) – Robert Zoltan – LINK

THE PEOPLE’S GUIDE TO THE CTHULHU MYTHOS (audio podcast) – Daniel Spitzer (et al.) – LINKLINK

WEIRD FICTION ROBERT E. HOWARD (video) – Michael Moir – LINK

 

The Black River—Special Achievement

(The following eligible candidates have produced or contributed something special that doesn’t fit into any other category: scholarly presentations, biographical discoveries, etc.)

 

JOHN BULLARD and PAUL HERMAN – For representing the REHF at the World Fantasy Convention

JASON RAY CARNEY, NICOLE EMMELHAINZ, and DIERK GUENTHER, – For participating in an REH paper session at ICFA 2017.

SCOTT CONNORS, KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK, JONAS PRIDA, RICK LAI, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH panel at NecronomiCon Providence.

SCOTT CUPP, MARK FINN, JEFFREY SHANKS, and ADRIAN SIMMONS – For participating in an REH panel at the World Fantasy Convention

BOBBY DERIE, CHARLES RUTLEDGE, and JEFFREY SHANKS –For participating in an REH panel at Monsterama

DERRICK HUSSEY – For establishing the Robert E. Howard Fellowship Endowment at the University of Texas.

PATRICE LOUINET and JEFFREY SHANKS – For serving as advisors on the Conan Role Playing Game from Modiphius.

 

The Rankin — 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.)

 

SIMON BISLEY  – Cover art for Conan the Thief RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Rogues in the House” – LINK

GERALD BROM– Cover art for Conan RPG Core Book (Modiphius) depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk” – LINK

SERGIO DAVILA and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Slayer #7-11 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK

PHROILAN GARDNER  – Cover art for Conan the Barbarian RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Frost Giant’s Daughter” – LINK

PHROILAN GARDNER – Cover art for Conan the Slayer #9-10 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK – LINK

TOM GRINDBERG – Cover art for Conan the Slayer #9-10 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK – LINK

JIM & RUTH KEEGAN —  Artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,” [Various titles] – LINK

VAL MAYERIK  – Cover art for The Book of Skelos RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Hour of the Dragon” – LINK

LIAM SHARP  – Cover art for Conan the Mercenary RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Black Colossus” – LINK

TIM TRUMAN – Interior art for Vampire Classics (Graphic Classics) depicting “Horror from the Mound” – LINK

DEERAJ VERMA and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Slayer #12 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK

ADMIRA WIJAYA – Cover art for Conan the Slayer #7–8 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK – LINK

 

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement

(Individuals who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to REH scholarship, publishing, or the promotion of Howard’s life and works. Eligible candidates must have been publicly involved in Howard-related activities for a minimum of two decades.)

Legacy Members can Vote for or Write-In up to three candidates that meet the above criteria. Please send Write-In votes to REHFAwards@gmail.com

FRED BLOSSER

LIN CARTER (posthumous)

MARC CERASINI

LYON SPRAGUE De CAMP (posthumous)

CHARLES HOFFMAN

BILLIE RUTH LOVING (posthumous)

GEORGE SCITHERS (posthumous)

JAMES VAN HISE

DONALD WOLLHEIM (posthumous)

 

Current Members of the Black Circle:

Glenn Lord

Rusty Burke

Don Herron

Novalyne Price Ellis

Bill Cavalier

Dennis McHaney

Damon Sasser

Patrice Louinet

Karl Edward Wagner

Roy Thomas

 

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. Order yours today.

Prices

Western Tales is $45 for REHF Premium members, $50 for Regular members and 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 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

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

2
Nov
2008

The Last of the Trunk

Posted by Rob Roehm in    

 

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Last of the Trunk. Robert E. Howard generated an enormous volume of written works, around 3.5 million words. In his tiny room in his house in Cross Plains, REH kept a trunk to hold all his output that was still awaiting a sale, as well as works that were rejected, unfinished, something he especially wanted to save, or simply copies of early drafts that he would reuse the back of in typing up another story. At the time of his death, that trunk held literally tens of thousands of pages of material, all hand-typed by REH.In the early 1960s, Glenn Lord obtained the contents of REH’s trunk. He had the duty, pleasure, and challenge of sorting it all out, and to begin sheparding those works into print. Hundreds of stories and poems poured forth, to see print in assorted books, magazines, and fan publications.

Ever since the publication of Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt in 1976, collectors of the works of REH have been aware of, but unable to read, more than a hundred unpublished stories and fragments. A few were published in the intervening years, but not many.

Finally, in this volume, the last of the trunk is being revealed. Virtually all the remaining prose, complete or not, is included. More than 100 works appear in this volume. While this collection may not feature his most memorable or impressive work (those works are already in print), it does fill in lots of blank spaces for the scholars and collectors, and perhaps yields a little more understanding of this great Texas writer.

This massive volume, well over 650 pages and over 180,000 words, will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, and will be individually numbered. Cover artwork is by Tom Foster, cover design by Dennis McHaney.

Price

The Last of the Trunk is $53 for REHF Premium members, $59 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping (rates updated as of 5/14/07)

Shipping options are

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 US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 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 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.

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Contents

Introduction by Patrice Louinet

BOXING STORIES
Sailor Steve Costigan-Blue River Blues; The Battling Sailor

Kid Allison-The Drawing Card; The Jinx; The Wildcat and the Star; Fistic Psychology; Untitled, “Huh, I was so dumbfounded . . .”

Other Boxers–Fighting Nerves; The Atavist; A Man of Peace; The Weeping Willow; The Right Hook; A Tough Nut to Crack; The Trail of the Snake; The Folly of Conceit; The Fighting Fury; Night Encounter; The Ferocious Ape; The Ghost Behind the Gloves; Misto Dempsey;

OTHER STORIES
The Brand of Satan; Incongruity; The Slayer; The Man Who Went Back; Untitled Synopsis, “Hunwulf, an American . . .”; Untitled, “Thure Khan gazed . . .”; Untitled, “As he approached . . .”; A Room in London (Outline); The Shadow in the Well; Fate Is the Killer; The Grove of Lovers; The Drifter; The Lion Gate; Untitled, “Franey was a fool . . .”; The Ivory Camel; Wolves-and a Sword; Untitled, “I’m a man of few words . . .”; Untitled Synopsis, “James Norris . . .”; The Dominant Male; The Paradox; Untitled, “Mike Costigan, writer . . .”; The Splendid Brute; Circus Charade; The Influence of the Movies; Untitled, “William Aloysius McGraw’s . . .”; A Man and a Brother; Man; Pigskin Scholar; The Recalcitrant; Untitled, “Arrange, Madame . . .”; Untitled, ” ‘Yessah!’ said Mrs. . .”;

ESSAYS
The Question of the East; In His Own Image; The Punch;

PRE-1924 STORIES
The Female of the Species; The Last Man; The Treasure of Henry Morgan; Untitled, “The lazy quiet . . .”; Through the Ages; The White Jade Ring; The Roving Boys on a Sandburg; Westward, Ho!; The Wild Man; What the Deuce?; The Land of Forgotten Ages; The Funniest Bout; The Red Stone; A Unique Hat; Untitled, ” ‘A man,’ said my friend . . .”; Untitled, “. . . that is, the artistry . . .”; Untitled, “I met him first . . .”; Untitled, “Maybe it don’t seem . . .”; Untitled, “So there I was . . .”; Untitled, “Trail led through . . .”; Untitled, “Two men were . . .”; Untitled, “When Yar Ali Khan . . .”; Untitled, “Who I am . . .”;

HIGH SCHOOL PAPERS
A Twentieth Century Rip Van Winkle; The Ghosts of Jacksonville; A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman; Mr. Dowser Buys a Car; A Faithful Servant; A South Sea Storm; The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch; A Fishing Trip; Friends; Ten Minutes on a Street Corner; The Wings of the Bat

Many of the items included in this volume were left unfinished by Howard or are incomplete.