Publication of Conan’s Brethren Delayed

This book has been delayed due to a threatened lawsuit over trademark infringement by Paradox Entertainment. The volume’s publication is re-scheduled for a date to be announced in 2010.  The content of the book includes a number of Howard heroes and stories other than Conan. Here are the details:

Conan’s Brethren: The Complete Collection

Robert E. Howard was a pulpwriter who turned his hand to everything from historical adventure and detective stories to Western and boxing fiction – and invented the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery: it is for these tales of heroic fantasy and horror that he is best remembered. In the pages of Weird Tales and other pulp magazines his mighty heroes — the vengeful Puritan swashbuckler Solomon Kane, Kull, King of Atlantis, Bran Mak Morn, the last chieftain of the Picts, followed later by Conan the Cimmerian and many others. Following on from the success of The Complete Conan, this companion volume will contain Robert E. Howard stories featuring Conan’s brothers-in-arms, collected together in chronological order, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than eighty years ago. Compiled by and with an Afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and with cover image, frontispiece and internal pictures by the award-winning artist Les Edwards.

Contents:

Introduction

Solomon Kane:

“Solomon Kane’s Homecoming” (verse)
“Red Shadows”
“Skulls in the Stars”
“Rattle of Bones”
“The Moon of Skulls”
“The Hills of the Dead”
“The Footfalls Within”
“Wings in the Night”

King Kull:

“The Shadow Kingdom”
“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune”
“The King and the Oak” (verse)

Bran Mak Morn & the Picts:

“The Lost Race”
“Kings of the Night”
“The Dark Man”
“Worms of the Earth”

Savages, Swordsmen & Sorcerers:

“Spear and Fang”
“Hawks of Outremer”
“The Gods of Bal-Sagoth”
“The Sowers of the Thunder”
“Lord of Samarcand”
“The Lion of Tiberias”
“The Shadow of the Vulture”
“The Valley of the Worm”
“The Frost King’s Daughter”
“The Garden of Fear”
“Gates of Empire”
Almuric
“The Ghost Kings” (verse)

Afterword:

“Kinsmen of Conan” by Stephen Jones