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6/12/2014 6:08 pm  #1


Robert E. Howard

Yesterday marked the 78th anniversary of the death of Robert E. Howard. Tonight I plan to hoist a beer or two in honor of the man.

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In his suicide note, he wrote the following:

"All fled, all done, so lift me on the pyre;
The feast is over and the lamps expire."


 


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6/12/2014 6:12 pm  #2


Re: Robert E. Howard

"He was a man," said Conan. "I drink to his shade..."


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6/12/2014 9:46 pm  #3


Re: Robert E. Howard

Rest in peace, REH.


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7/04/2014 7:43 pm  #4


Re: Robert E. Howard

“Do you try to write like the guys who write for the magazines you write for?” Clyde asked. “Hell, no,” Bob was emphatic about that. “I let them try to write like me.” —Novalyne Price Ellis, One Who Walked Alone


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7/11/2014 7:29 am  #5


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It's amazing to me how much cool stuff he wrote in so few years. He died in his 30's.


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12/19/2014 11:47 pm  #6


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Just thought I'd post a pic of some REH stuff I have in my collection. If you have any cool stuff please post it. I like pics

http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy316/srmoberly/1reh_zpsda3ae1e4.jpg


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12/21/2014 8:15 pm  #7


Re: Robert E. Howard

I have the big conan hardback and have been working my way through it. What non conan stuff is worth a look?

also

https://archive.org/details/AresMagazine02_TheWreckoftheBSMPandora


check down to page 27 for a Sprague de Camp article on Howard and Conan. Very informative as too his history, writing style, interests and legacy.

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12/21/2014 10:42 pm  #8


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This is my favorite REH non Conan book: http://www.amazon.com/Samarcand-Adventure-Orient-Robert-Howard/dp/080327355X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419219621&sr=1-2&keywords=lord+samarcand

Some short stories of REH I also like that are non Conan include, Worms of the Earth and Pigeons from Hell


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12/22/2014 7:39 am  #9


Re: Robert E. Howard

Aside from Conan, I am particularly fond of Bran Mak Morn (and Howard ' s other Pict tales) and Solomon Kane. His historical fiction is really well thought out and provides some interesting reading as well.


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12/22/2014 5:06 pm  #10


Re: Robert E. Howard

My favorite non-Conan REH has got to be El Borak.


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12/22/2014 5:24 pm  #11


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All of it! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/devious.png


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12/23/2014 10:12 am  #12


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As far as non-Conan goes, I like a lot of it. SOLOMON KANE is a pretty kickass dark paladin type, EL BORAK is an adventurer in "modern" (e.g. 1930's) day. THere are some detective stories featuring Steve Harrison and some weird west stories that are pretty good. I'm not into boxing stories much, but anything else by REH tends to be fantastic.


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12/23/2014 8:19 pm  #13


Re: Robert E. Howard

A few books I own that are non Conan by REH that I like. The bottom 2 are from Centaur Press 'Time-Lost' series with cover art by Jeff Jones

http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy316/srmoberly/1kane_zpsba2a010d.jpg


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12/26/2014 11:04 pm  #14


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Ghul wrote:

My favorite non-Conan REH has got to be El Borak.

Had some Xmas coin so just ordered this http://www.amazon.com/El-Borak-Other-Desert-Adventures/dp/034550545X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419652944&sr=1-1&keywords=el+borak+howard

Looking forward to checking it out. This publisher/series does a fine job as I have read others. Very faithful to original works and quality printing/binding
 


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1/12/2015 11:27 pm  #15


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Sort of a cool little story. The other day I get an email inquiry from a guy regarding AFS magazine. The guy had recently purchased AS&SH and was interested in AFS zine. Turns out he lives in the same Seattle suburb I do.
We emailed back and forth a few x and I invited him over for a chat and a game. We hung out this eve and played a game of Roma http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16496/roma which I taught to him and he promptly beat me athttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/devious.png

He bought AFS 6 from me and turns out he is a huge REH fan and has attended the festival down in Cross Plains TX a few times, He also wrote some Conan stuff for Mongoose which he gave me a copy of and signed. Cool guy and we may hit a wargame or something again in the future. Small world ha ha

Here is a pic of the book he gave me which he contributed to:
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy316/srmoberly/conanmongoose_zpsbc85bcc5.jpg

 


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1/13/2015 7:03 am  #16


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Yes, that would be Eric from WA! He is a great guy. I'm happy to hear you fellows plan to game together.


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1/22/2015 4:10 pm  #17


Re: Robert E. Howard

Happy birthday, REH!


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1/22/2015 4:26 pm  #18


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Ghul wrote:

Happy birthday, REH!

+1 for that!

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1/22/2015 7:53 pm  #19


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This week I'm acutally reading through Howard for the first time. I bought this volume as it has some of the classics like Beyond the Black River, The Man-Eaters of Zamboula, and Red Nails. I have a feeling I'll be trying to find some more in the not-distant future :D

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1/23/2015 6:20 pm  #20


Re: Robert E. Howard

Wow, are you in for a treat, RB. My favorite author of all time! I've been reading his works over and over again for 33 years now. Cheers!


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