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 I have been collecting many REH books. I had a hole in my collection, I was missing a few books in my Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection. I was finally able to acquire them and finish this collection. Looking forward to reading the last of this collection.

Today we have:

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard TPB (2008)


Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures TPB (2011)





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My updated Robert E. Howard and Conan collection.

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The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard 
Ballantine Books – Del Rey
Year : October 2008
Book No. : 0345490207
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback
Pages : 523 plus xxv
Cover art : Greg Staples
Illustrations : Greg Staples

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

Other editions: Subterranean Press
“Foreword” by Greg Staples
“Introduction” by Rusty Burke
“In the Forest of Villefère
“A Song of the Werewolf Folk” (poem)
“Up, John Kane!” (poem)
“Remembrance” (poem)
“The Dream Snake
“Sea Curse
“The Moor Ghost” (poem)
“Moon Mockery” (poem)
“The Little People
“Dead Man’s Hate” (poem)
“The Tavern” (poem)
“Rattle of Bones
“The Fear that Follows” (poem)
The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux
Casonetto’s Last Song
The Touch of Death
Out of the Deep
“A Legend of Faring Town” (poem)
Restless Waters
The Shadow of the Beast
“The Dead Slaver’s Tale” (poem)
Dermod’s Bane
The Hills of the Dead
Dig Me No Grave
“The Song of a Mad Minstrel” (poem)
The Children of the Night
“Musings” (poem)
The Black Stone
The Thing on the Roof 
“The Dweller in Dark Valley” (poem)
The Horror from the Mound
“A Dull Sound as of Knocking” (poem)
People of the Dark
Delenda Est
The Cairn on the Headland
Worms of the Earth
“The Symbol” (poem)
The Valley of the Lost
The Hoofed Thing
The Noseless Horror
The Dwellers Under the Tomb
“An Open Window” (poem)
The House of Arabu
The Man on the Ground
Old Garfield’s Heart
Kelly the Conjure Man
Black Canaan
“To A Woman” (poem)
“One Who Comes at Eventide” (poem)
The Haunter of the Ring
Pigeons From Hell
The Dead Remember
The Fire of Asshurbanipal (Supernatural ending)
“Fragment” (poem)
“Which Will Scarcely Be Understood” (poem) 
Golnar the Ape
Spectres in the Dark
The House
Untitled  fragment [Beneath the glare of the sun…] 
Notes on the original Howard texts
Edited by Rusty Burke
Art Directors: Jim & Ruth Keegan
Typographer: Stuart Williams





Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures 
Ballantine Books – Del Rey
Year : January 2011
Book No. : ISBN-13: 978-0-345-50545-0 
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback
Pages : xxii plus 547
Cover art : John Watkiss
Illustrations : John Watkiss

           Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures

Other editions: None
“Artists’ Forward” by John Watkiss
“Introduction” by Scott Oden
“Spears of Clontarf”
“Hawks Over Egypt”
“The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer” (poem)
“The Road of Azrael”
“The Lion of Tiberias”
“Gates of Empire”
“Hawks of Outremer”
“The Blood of Belshazzar”
“Red Blades of Black Cathay”
“The Sowers of the Thunder”
“The Skull in the Clouds” (poem)
“A Thousand Years Ago” (poem)
“Lord of Samarcand”
“Timur-Lang” (poem)
“Sword Woman”
“Blades for France”
“The Shadow of the Vulture”
“The Road of the Eagles”
Untitled Fragment “The Track of Bohemund”
Untitled Synopsis “The Slave-Princess”
Untitled Fragment “The Slave-Princess”
Untitled Fragment “He knew de Bracy…”
Untitled Fragment
“The wind from the Mediterranean…”
Recap of Harold Lamb’s “The Wolf Chaser”
Untitled Fragment “The Persians had all fled…”
“The Sign of the Sickle” (poem)
“Mistress of Death” (See Notes)
“Howard’s Journey” by Howard Andrew Jones
Notes on the Original Howard Texts

Edited by Rusty Burke
Art Directors: Jim & Ruth Keegan
Typographer: Stuart Williams
The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.
“Mistress of Death”
There are two drafts of this story. The final paragraphs of the first draft appear to be a synopsis of the stories conclusion. The second draft stops abruptly as John and Agnes are about to run off to the house of Francoise de Bretagny. In SWORD WOMAN, the final paragraphs from the first draft were used to provide some closure.


Info from Howard Works.


A great resource!