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1/23/2015 11:39 pm  #21


Re: Robert E. Howard

Yes. I've already ploughed through one story and half of another (Beyond the Black River). I'm loving it so far. Very evocative and quick-moving writing. I had been meaning to check him out for aggggges. But never got around to it until now. 

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1/24/2015 9:44 pm  #22


Re: Robert E. Howard

In 2007, Norris Chambers was interviewed in Howard's home. Norris was perhaps the last living person who knew Robert personally. He passed away a few years later.



 


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1/25/2015 10:10 am  #23


Re: Robert E. Howard

Hyborian Risk (from a1981 Space Gamer issue)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/111171/hyborian-risk?size=medium

http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy316/srmoberly/hyrisk_zpse1d5ae6f.jpg


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1/25/2015 11:35 am  #24


Re: Robert E. Howard

Ghul wrote:

In 2007, Norris Chambers was interviewed in Howard's home. Norris was perhaps the last living person who knew Robert personally. He passed away a few years later.

 

Thanks, Ghul. One forgets how very *Texan* he was.

 

1/26/2015 8:39 am  #25


Re: Robert E. Howard

Scalydemon wrote:

Hyborian Risk (from a1981 Space Gamer issue)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/111171/hyborian-risk?size=medium

In ~1974, when D&D came out, Pulsipher was the editor of Supernova, the SF&F zine of the International Federation of Wargamers  (yes, I'm reading Playing at the World).

 

5/06/2015 9:03 pm  #26


Re: Robert E. Howard

Gettin the kid prepped uphttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


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5/07/2015 3:33 pm  #27


Re: Robert E. Howard

Perhaps my second favorite Howard character. Great picture, Scaly. Learn 'em something early! ;)


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1/20/2016 10:55 am  #28


Re: Robert E. Howard

Some very early writings now collected and  entered in public domain. Read it here for free
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304311h.html

Title: Collected Juvenilia
Author: Robert E. Howard

 


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1/20/2016 11:00 am  #29


Re: Robert E. Howard

Interesting, thanks for pointing this out.


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3/16/2016 9:39 am  #30


Re: Robert E. Howard

A couple of relatively obscure REH short stories now available to read on project Gutenberg Australia for free

Wolfshead
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601801h.html


In the Forest of Villefère
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607931h.html


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5/10/2017 11:59 am  #31


Re: Robert E. Howard

Into the dim fens of the west came Bran Mak Morn. A cold wind
breathed across the gloomy waste and against the gray sky a few herons
flapped heavily. The long reeds and marsh-grass waved in broken
undulations and out across the desolation of the wastes a few still
meres reflected the dull light. Here and there rose curiously regular
hillocks above the general levels, and gaunt against the somber sky
Bran saw a marching line of upright monoliths--menhirs, reared by what
nameless hands? —Worms of the Earth, Robert E. Howard


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5/10/2017 2:35 pm  #32


Re: Robert E. Howard

Well said! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


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5/11/2017 9:48 am  #33


Re: Robert E. Howard

I'm onto Volume 8 of the Wildside Press' Weird Works of Robert E. Howard series.  This has been a good way to reread some favorites and catch ones I missed over the years.

 

5/11/2017 10:30 am  #34


Re: Robert E. Howard

Welleran wrote:

I'm onto Volume 8 of the Wildside Press' Weird Works of Robert E. Howard series.  This has been a good way to reread some favorites and catch ones I missed over the years.

That's great! I don't have that particular collection, but I'm certain I have every story a few times over.


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10/02/2017 8:29 pm  #35


Re: Robert E. Howard

Resurrecting this thread to say REH is definitely my favorite author. Nobody writes like he did. Been reading him pretty much continuously in some form or another for 35 years. Nice to run into some other fans!
Here is a tribute I wrote this year:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103023393131901177911/posts/TqruU8n5mbw

Ghul - I'm really enjoying seeing all the REH homages you have managed to work into AS&SH and the published adventures. Again, nice to me another lifelong Howard fan!
Conan is my favorite, but I really enjoy Solomon Kane and El Borak too. Most all of his characters are great, but those 3 really stand out to me.

 

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