Archive for January, 2007

I just got my copy of Leon Nielson’s bio-bibliography from McFarland.  It is an excellent volume, a true labor of love on Leon’s part, the bulk of it done while he was in a life-and-death battle with cancer.  He’s doing better now, but darn nearly succumbed to it some months back.  I know some folks have questioned its  value, but I enjoyed reading it and contributing to it. I’m of the opinion there can never be too much out there about Howard.  Granted, no one wants a lot of poor quality stuff floating around, but this volume is very well written and organized, with a lot of useful information.  You can order it from Amazon.com.

Of course, lots of other good stuff is in the works as well: the A Rhyme of Salem Town poetry book, the collected letters, all the unpublished stuff, Schweitzer’s book of Howard essays, hopefully at least two issues of The Dark Man, etc.  It’s great that all this stuff is coming out, the sheer volume of it ensures some new folks are going to come across some of it and go looking for the rest of it.

Travel through the remnants of Robert E. Howard’s Texas and the events of the Howard Centennial with this collection of full color photographs and descriptions of the Birthday Bash in Fort Worth, Howard Days in Cross Plains, and the World Fantasy Convention in Austin. Also included are sections dealing with Peaster, Dark Valley, Rising Star, Burkett, Cross Cut, Fredericksburg, Fort McKavett, Greenleaf Cemetery, Howard Payne University, and more. Each section includes excerpts from Howard’s correspondence and commentary by Rob Roehm, with an assist by Mark Finn. Includes “Cimmeria” and many high resolution pictures of Howard himself. Order the book at Lulu.com.

Pre-orders are being accepted over at  Amazon.com for this new collection of the  “best of” REH complied and edited by Rusty Burke and profusely illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan.  Publication date is slated for July 31.

For those of you who attended the World Fantasy Con, I’m pretty sure I gave everyone a poster I had printed up of the cover art for TGR #10, which was painted by Michael L. Peters.  If anyone else out there wants one, mail or PayPal me $4.00 to cover postage and the price of a mailing tube and I’ll send you one.

This entry filed under Howard Illustrated.

Leo Grin is back on track with the release this month of the last two issues in Volume 3 of The Cimmerian.  The November, December and Awards Issues are now available through the website. Volume 4 commences next month.

This entry filed under Howard Fandom, Howard Scholarship, News.