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 copy at my local used book store! Yes a REH collector must have sold their collection and I have been trying to get as much of it as I can.

More REH to add to my collection!

Very happy to find this treasure!

Today we have:

AMRA Vol. 2 no. 2

A magazine about Conan the Cimmerian and his Hyborean age.

(second printing 1974)







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An important fanzine publication, discussing largely Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, but also includes other swashbuckle-fantasy adventures, swordplay and sorcery, etc. Winner of two Hugo awards in 1964 and 1968. George Scithers with L. Sprague de Camp published two anthologies from it, Conan Swordbook (1969) and Conan Grimoire (1972). Earlier, de Camp alone was responsible for AMRA derived The Conan Reader (1968). Literary contributions by: Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, The Art of Robert E. Howard by Poul Anderson, John Brunner, Ray Capella, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Harry Harrison, Frank Herbert, Leight Brackett, August Derleth, John W. Campbell, Jr., P. Schuyler Miller, Anthony Boucher, Michael Moorcock, etc. Articles include: An Informal Biography of Conan the Cimmerian; John Carter: Sword of Theosophy by Fritz Leiber; Conan’s Great Grandfather by de Camp; etc. Illustrations by Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, Eddie Jones, Gerald V. Woods, George Barr, Larry Ivie, Dan Adkins, etc.

Amra was a fanzine than began publication in 1959, created by L. Sprague de Camp and George Scithers, and grew to attract material from many famous authors and artists. Named after one of Conan’s alter egos, it covered the subjects of Conan, Robert E. Howard and the sword and sorcery genre in general. It continued publication for thirty-three years.


Info from Wikipedia