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 have always been a Robert E. Howard fan. The first time I read a Conan story I became hooked for life. Recently my local used bookstore has had some amazing REH books. I can only imagine a collector sold their collection. I have been scraping together everything I can to try and get some of these books. I am happy to give them a new home with another Robert E. Howard collector. I hope everyone will enjoy these post.


Today we have:

The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard

James Van Hise TPB (1997) Limited first edition of 1200 copies




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My updated Robert E. Howard and Conan collection.

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The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard
James Van Hise
Year : June 1997 (First edition)
2001 (Second edition – See Notes)
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback  (8.5 x 11)
Pages : 192
Cover art : Steve Firchow (Front)
Roy G. Krenkel (Back)
Illustrations : Various – See Notes

    Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard

Other editions: Second – See Notes
“Queen of the Black Coast” by James Van Hise
“The Valley of the Worm: A Gathering of Howard’s Essential Creative Themes” by Rick McCollum 
“Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night” by Patrice Louinet 
“De Camp vs. Howard: Rewriting Conan” by Rusty Burke
“De Camp vs. Howard: Research Methods” by Rusty Burke
“Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer?” by Richard Toogood
“Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider” by Rick McCollum 
“The Weird Tales Readers’ View of Robert E. Howard – Comments from the Eyrie” compiled by Rusty Burke 
“Skull-Face: A Closer Look” by James Van Hise and Rick Lai 
“Pigeons From Hell: Classic Howard Horror” by James Van Hise 
“The Expurgated Solomon Kane” by Steve Trout 
“A Solomon Kane Chronology” by Richard Toogood
“Robert E. Howard: Poet in Prose” by Charles A. Gramlich 
“The Frost-Giant’s Daughter: A Deeper Look” by Rick McCollum 
“Almuric: The Saga of Esau Cairn” by James Van Hise
“The Scarlet Citadel: A Portfolio by Roy Krenkel” 
“Robert E. Howard’s Book of Heroes” by Charles A. Gramlich
“Lin Carter and J.R.R. Tolkien: Problems” by Rick McCollum 
“Lin Carter: The Inept Pasticheur” by Morgan Holmes 
“Covers of 1973 German Conan Paperback Editions”
“The Whole Wide World” by James Van Hise 

Limited first edition of 1200 copies (sold out in 6 months).
Second edition of  2000 copies.
The only difference is that one page of  art was replaced with a Gary Gianni drawing
Edited by James Van Hise
Most of the articles are reprinted from issues of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association (REHUPA). Many are revised and expanded. 
Other articles are from THE PULP COLLECTOR #18, STARLOG #238, CINEFANTASTIQUE (Jan 1997), and ROBERT E. HOWARD’S BLOOD & THUNDER #1.
Profusely illustrated by Virgil Finlay, Steve Fabian, Richard Corben, Roy G. Krenkel, Allen Koszowski, Hugh Rankin, Ray Capella, Rick McCollum, Jayem Wilcox, Lee Brown Coye, Ned Dameron, Ron Wilber, David Burton, T.J. Glenn, Jim Cawthorn, and original pulp illustrations by various artists.

Info from Howard Works.


A great resource!