Book Haul/Spotlight: Red Nails and The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard

 

 

 

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 copy on a Instagram/Facebook page I follow. Collectible Science Fiction were great to work with, fair prices, and it didn’t take forever to get my books. They have great Vintage paperbacks, you should go check them out.

 Collectible Science Fiction

https://www.instagram.com/collectiblesciencefiction/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/CollectibleScienceFiction/

 

 

Today we have:

Red Nails (1977) HC By Robert E. Howard

and

The Hour of the Dragon (1977) HC by Robert E. Howard

 

 


 

 

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Red Nails (1977) HC By Robert E. Howard

Cover by Ken Kelly

 

Contents
“Foreword” by Karl Edward Wagner
“Beyond the Black River”
“Shadows in Zamboula”
“Red Nails”
“The Hyborian Age” (essay)
“Afterword” by Karl Edward Wagner 

 

 

The Hour of the Dragon (1977) HC by Robert E. Howard

Cover by Ken Kelly

 

Contents
“Foreword” by Karl Edward Wagner
“The Hour of the Dragon”
“Afterword” by Karl Edward Wagner 

 

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

  5 comments for “Book Haul/Spotlight: Red Nails and The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard

  1. January 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the links! I’ll be getting more books!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 22, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    The covers are just fantastic. They don’t make them like this anymore.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 22, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      That’s for sure! Ken Kelly did a awesome job on these!

      Like

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