I was not able to go to Howard days 2018 like I had wanted to. (next year for sure!) But I was able to obtain some books only available to those who were lucky enough to attend. The great Bobby Derie had three books at the annual event that he gave away.  Through my super secret sources I was able to secure copies of these books to add to my Robert E. Howard collection.

So this week I will be spotlighting these awesome books!

Thanks Bobby!

The third and last book I will spotlight this week is:


Essays on Robert E. Howard & Others

by Robert Derie





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All three books that Bobby Derie had available at Howard Days 2018!







Essays on Robert E. Howard & Others
Robert Derie
Year : June 2018
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback (6 x 7.8 inches, perfect bound) 
Pages : iii plus 280
Cover art : Photo of REH
Illustrations : None
Howard, Lovecraft, & The Sin-Eater
The Shadow out of Spain
The Mirror of E’ch-Pi-El: Robert E. Howard in the Letters of H. P. Lovecraft
Fragments from the Lost Letters of H. P. Lovecraft to Robert E. Howard
Dear Bob; Cordially Yours, Clark Ashton Smith
Ebony and Crystal: REH, CAS, and Fraternal Good Wishes
That Fool Olson
Conan and the Dweller: Robert E. Howard & William Lumley
Conan and Canevin: Robert E. Howard & Henry S. Whitehead
Friend of a Friend: Robert E. Howard & Frank Belknap Long
Weird Talers: Robert E. Howard & Seabury Quinn
Conan and the OAK: Robert E. Howard & Otis Adelbert Kline
A Lost Weird Anthology, 1930-1933
A Lost Correspondence: Robert E. Howard & Stuart M. Boland
The Two Bobs: Robert E. Howard & Robert H. Barlow
Conan and the Acolyte: Robert E. Howard and F. T. Laney
Fan Mail: Prohibition in “The Souk”
Fan Mail: Robert Bloch vs. Conan
First Fans: Robert E. Howard and Emil Petaja
An Irreparable Loss: Robert E. Howard and Weird Tales, 1936
Robert E. Howard and the Amateur Press
School Papers: The Tattler, The Progress, The Yellow Jacket and The Collegian
Amateur Journalism: The All-Around Magazine, The Toreador, The Bard, The Golden Caliph, and The Right-Hook
The Junto
Fan Press: Marvel Tales, The Fantasy Fan, Fantasy Magazine, and The Phantagraph
Fan Mail and The Hyborian Age
Robert E. Howard in Mexico
F. Thurston Torbett and F. Lee Baldwin on Robert E. Howard
Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness
Dr. Isaac M. Howard, Pellagra, and Homeopathy
Written, compiled and edited by Bobby Derie
Ashcan Edition of 50 copies.
First distributed at Robert E. Howard Days 2018.
   Essays on Robert E. Howard & Others

Other editions: None



Info from Howard Works.

The Online Robert E. Howard Bibliography


A great resource!





This is usually the spot where I like to put a bio and links for the author. When I asked Today’s guest for a bio and links he said “No need to muck with bios or links to my blogs. Those who know me already know it, those who don’t won’t care.”

Well I do care so I dug up some info because I think people will want to know.


I was able to find:

BOBBY DERIE: Pulp scholar. Sex & the Cthulhu Mythos dude. Reader of dead men’s letters.

Or how about:

BOBBY DERIE is a weird fiction scholar and the author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos (2014, Hippocampus Press). According to family lore, his father wanted to name him Conan, but his mother vetoed it.

And as for social media links I won’t post those but he is on Twitter and Facebook if you so choose to look for him.


And now some book links:

The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard – Index and Addenda



Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos

by Bobby Derie