With the demise of The Cimmerian and the publication of The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard, not much else appears to be on the horizon for 2009. No Del Rey book is forthcoming this year, but one is promised for next year. Granted a new issue of The Dark Man just appeared, but that means a long, long wait for the next one. Project Pride will soon publish a small volume of Howard poetry, but even that won’t be enough for a voracious Howard fans appetite. Also, Subterranean Press is doing a hardcover version of Volume 1 of The Best of Robert E. Howard, but given the book has already appeared in softcover, I doubt many will be picking it up. Here’s hoping something unexpected will come along, or at the very least, next year will be much more fruitful.