I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found this book at my favorite local used book store. My all time favorite author Robert E. Howard. Awesome Ken Kelly cover! Excited to add this to my collection.

Today we have:

Black Canaan

by Robert E. Howard





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Black Canaan (1978)

by Robert E. Howard

Cover by Ken Kelly

Black Canaan is a short story written by Robert EHoward that was originally published in the June 1936 issue of Weird Tales. It is a regional horror story in the Southern Gothic mode, one of several such tales by Howard set in the piney woods of the ArkLaTex region of the Southern United States.


“Introduction” by Gahan Wilson 
“Black Canaan”
“Delenda Est”
“The Haunter of the Ring”
“The House in the Oaks”
includes the poems “Arkham” and “An Open Window”
also includes the verse heading from “The Black Stone”
“The Cobra in the Dream”
“Dermod’s Bane”
“People of the Black Coast”
“The Dwellers Under the Tombs” 
“The Noseless Horror”
“Moon of Zambebwei”






Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.