Contents of Del Rey’s Sword Woman Announced

Rusty Burke has just announced the contents of Del Rey’s Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures over at the REHupa blog. The book will be available January 25, 2011.

In addition to the stories and verse, the book is profusely illustrated by John Watkiss. The volume also features an introduction by Scott Oden, author of the new historical adventure, Lion of Cairo, an essay by Howard Andrew Jones, Howard fan and noted authority on Harold Lamb, and Rusty’s detailed notes on the original texts.

The book kicks off with the rarely published “Spears of Clontarf,” set in 1014 AD and features virtually all of Howard’s best historical stories. In order to be included in the volume, the adventures had to a have connection, one way or the other, to actual historical events and persons. Here is the complete list of contents:

“Spears of Clontarf”
“Hawks Over Egypt”
“The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer” (v)
“The Road of Azrael”
“The Lion of Tiberias”
“Gates of Empire”
“Hawks of Outremer”
“The Blood of Belshazzar”
“Red Blades of Black Cathay” (with Tevis Clyde Smith)
“The Sowers of the Thunder”
“The Skull in the Clouds” (v)
“A Thousand Years Ago” (v)
“Lord of Samarcand”
“Timur-lang” (v)
“Sword Woman”
“Blades for France”
“The Shadow of the Vulture”
“The Road of the Eagles”

Miscellanea:
Untitled Fragment (“The Track of Bohemund”)
Untitled Synopsis (“The Slave-Princess”)
Untitled Fragment (The Slave-Princess)
Untitled Fragment (“He knew de Bracy…”)
Untitled Fragment (“The wind from the Mediterranean…”)
Recap of Harold Lamb’s “The Wolf Chaser”
Untitled Fragment (“The Persians had all fled…”)
“The Sign of the Sickle” (v)
“Mistress of Death”