This is the third post for 2011 of the online version of Nemedian Dispatches. This feature previously appeared in the print journal, but now relocated here to the blog. On a quarterly basis, Nemedian Dispatches will highlight new and upcoming appearances of Howard’s fiction in print, as well as Howard in other types of media.
Conan the Barbarian: The Stories that Inspired the Movie
This is a mass market paperback collection from Del Rey of five of Howard’s Conan yarns that purported inspired the movie script, though I don’t see how. Contents include “The Phoenix on the Sword,” “The People of the Black Circle,” “The Tower of the Elephant,” “Red Nails” and “Rogues in the House.” A slightly different version was published in Britain by Gollancz.
Conan the Barbarian and Solomon Kane Movie Novelizations
Also available, the Conan movie novelization by former REHupan Mike Stackpole and the movie tie-in for Solomon Kane by Ramsey Campbell, who has a long history with Kane having completed several of Howard’s uncompleted Kane stories for previous paperback collections.
This new sword and sorcery anthology is now available. Griots features a brand new Imaro novella by Charles Saunders and 13 other stories by gifted authors set in African or African-inspired backgrounds. Each story has a full page illustration accompanying it, with a stunning cover by Natiq Jalil to complete the package.
Kindle & E-Books:
The Deadly Sword of Cormac and From Dark Corners
Howard fan Steve Miller is working on several little eBooks/PDFs of Howard’s stories in the hopes of showing more people that Howard wrote other stories in addition to Conan and Solomon Kane. Two are currently available: “The Deadly Sword of Cormac” and “From Dark Corners.” Here is the projected schedule of coming Howard fiction projects: “Terror on River Street” and “Fists of Foolishness,” releasing 2nd week of September; “From Dark Corners 2,” releasing 2nd week of October and “Shanghaied Mitts”: TBD. Also of interest is the “ROLF!: The Rollplaying Game of Big Dumb Fighters” line.
Conan the Barbarian
River Drafting has just released nine of ten projected e-books all titled Conan the Barbarian and numbered 1 through 10. “The Hour of the Dragon,” “Shadows in the Moonlight,” “Jewels of Gwahlur,” “The People of the Black Circle,” “Queen of the Black Coast,” “Shadows in Zamboula” and “A Witch Shall Be Born” are some of the stories featured in this collection.
Robert E. Howard’s Ancient Terrors
A collection of 14 tales of nail-biting terror and psychological horror by REH. Formatted for Kindle, with original commentary by the editor, David N. Brown.
Gardens of Fear and Beyond the Black River
Volumes 6 and 7 of Wildside’s The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard are now available for Kindle. Edited by Paul Herman with new covers by Stephan Fabian.
People of the Dark
This audio book is in CD format and produced in partnership with Wildside Press. The stories are read by Wayne Jane, Brian Holsopple, Gary Kobler, Bob Barnes, and Charles McKibben; the book runs approximately 5.5 hours in length.
The Forbidden Kingdom and Army Of The Damned
These are two high quality art prints measuring 16″ x 24″ and printed on 8pt stock by Artist Patrick J. Jones from Girasol Collectibles. Special discount applies when you purchase both. Girasol has also just published a replica of the June 1938 issues of Weird Tales that features the first publication of the REH poem, “The Last Hour.”
Conan the Destroyer, Conan the Berserker and Conan the Indomitable
It looks like British publisher Gollancz has come up with yet another way to repackage Howard’s Conan tales for sale. These three paperback volumes are coming out in October, November and December, respectively.
Pre-orders are being accepted for this comprehensive collection of Howard’s “spicy” stories, which includes all six of the Wild Bill Clanton adventures. This hardcover book from the REH Foundation Press runs 211 pages and is due out the end of September with a print run of 200 copies. The book also has a standout cover by Jim and Ruth Keegan.
Lone Scout of Letters: Herbert Klatt
Many consider Herbert Klatt to be the Fourth Musketeer who rounded out the group of friends that included REH, Clyde Smith and Truett Vinson. This collection of rare articles from the pages of the Lone Scout and other Tribe newsletters, along with numerous pieces of correspondence among the foursome, is a must have for any Howard collector. Rob Roehm, who compiled and edited this volume, will be publishing this book through his Roehm’s Room Press. Pricing and ordering details will be posted soon here on the blog.
The Dark Man
Due out any day now is Vol. 6, No. 1 of The Dark Man. Contents include: “Faction and Fiction in Barack the Barbarian” by Jeffrey Kahan, “Gloria” by Rusty Burke and Rob Roehm, “Theosophy and the Thurian Age: Robert E. Howard and the Works of William Scott-Elliot” by Jeff Shanks, plus a letters column. Ordering information should be up soon at the TDM website.
Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #3
The third issue of this Dark Horse comic featuring Howard’s heroes in new adventures and restored, re-colored reprints of classic tales. This outing features adventures starring Conan, Kull, Brule, the Sonora Kid and Steve Harrison. Contributors include David Lapham, Paul Tobin, Jeremy Barlow, Joshua Williamson, Wellinton Alves, Patric Reynolds, Cobiaco, Tony Parker and Gerald Parel.