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. Looks like a great anthology with some fantastic authors.

Today we have:

Echoes of Valor

Edited by Karl Edward Wagner

Tor PB (1987)





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My updated Robert E. Howard and Conan collection.

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Echoes of Valor 
Year : February 1987
Book No. : 0812-55750-6
0812-55751-4 (Canadian edition)
Edition : 1st
Format : Paperback
Pages : 286 
Cover art : Ken Kelly
Illustrations : None

  Echoes of Valor

Other editions: None
“The Black Stranger”
Non-REH Content
“Introduction” by Karl Edward Wagner
“Adept’s Gambit” by Fritz Leiber
“Wet Magic” by Henry Kuttner

Edited by Karl Edward Wagner
Contains the first appearance of the true original Conan version of “The Black Stranger.”


Info from Howard Works.


A great resource!






Echoes of Valor is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Karl Edward Wagner. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in February 1987.

The book collects three classic fantasy novellas by Robert E. HowardFritz Leiber, and Henry Kuttner. It is notable for issuing the original version of Howard’s Conan story “The Black Stranger” for the first time in print (the story had previously appeared in various versions revised by L. Sprague de Camp).