I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!
I found this book at my favorite local used book store. My all time favorite author Robert E. Howard. Awesome Ken Kelly cover! Excited to add this to my collection.
Today we have:
by Robert E. Howard
by Robert E. Howard
Cover by Ken Kelly
Robert E Howard’s Classic novel of a strange and barbarous planet
Esau Cairn is a man-mighty of frame and quick of temper-out of time and place and now the corrupt forces of the modern world are closing in on him. As he turns at bay he takes refuge with a scientist who provides the extraordinary solution for his problems by transporting Cairn across space to a new world! Instantaneously transported to the planet of Almuric where he arrives naked and unarmed and is immediately beset by strange predators and equally strange hirsute and ferocious warriors. Now begins an adventure in the classic Robert E Howard tradition of savage warfare, beautiful women, bizarre civilisations and flesh eating, black winged vampire creatures led by a terrible Queen who has particular plans for Cairn.
Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.
Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.