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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:18 am 
 

Anyone seen this series of reprints? They are soft cover but large size and say from the Fully Illustrated Robert E. Howard library.

So far they have released:

The Coming of Conan the Cimmeriran
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
The Bloody Crown of Conan
Bran Mak Morn: The Last king
The Conquering Sword of Conan
Kull: Exile of Atlantis
The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Crimson Shadows
The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 2: Grim Lands
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures
Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:11 am 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:Anyone seen this series of reprints? They are soft cover but large size and say from the Fully Illustrated Robert E. Howard library.

So far they have released:

The Coming of Conan the Cimmeriran
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
The Bloody Crown of Conan
Bran Mak Morn: The Last king
The Conquering Sword of Conan
Kull: Exile of Atlantis
The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Crimson Shadows
The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 2: Grim Lands
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures
Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures


I have almost all of them (except for Horror stories, El Borak and Sword Woman).  They are the best way to collect the complete writings of Howard; faithful to the original tales and excellent illustrations.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:25 am 
 

I have the first six.  I didn't there was anything new in Best Of 1 & 2, so I skipped them (I guess I could be wrong).  The latest three are on my to buy list at some point.

Definitely well presented.  I like the consistent trade dress.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:32 am 
 

Yeah, I have these too. A whole lot cheaper than the Wandering Star/Subterranean hardcovers (with the same contents).

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:19 pm 
 

I had $5 in border bucks and a coupon and the extra 10% reward zone thing so I picked up Sword Woman for a little over $5 and it has an impressive number of Howard stories I've never read before. They didn't have the best of collections and I was wondering if these are stories not included in the other collections? Or are they just a collection of stories that could be found in some of the Conan's, Kull, Solomon Kane, Horror, etc...?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:00 pm 
 

Those are two of the four I don't own, though I did glance through the table of contents of Best, vol. 1 at one point in the store. I think there's probably some overlap, but previously uncollected stories as well, but not positive.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:48 pm 
 

Had another Borders coupon so I picked up the Robert E. Howard Horror Stories volume today for just over $10

My copy of Robert E. Howards Cthulhu Mythos book is pretty worn out and it looks like this new volume has stories not in that older, smaller paperback.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:41 pm 
 

This is a great series, edited by professionals who are familiar with Howard and his life. And the text is taken directly from REH's magazine appearances and/or manuscripts, so there's none of the ridiculous PC editing that has so often plagued Howard volumes in the past.

This series is highly recommended to all. Pick them up here and there, if necessary.

Sadly, though, it looks as if Sword Woman might signal the end of the run; nothing further has been announced yet by Del Rey. If so, that would leave things like the boxing stories, most of the humorous Westerns, the bulk of REH's poetry, and a number of odds and ends still unpublished in an affordable, mass market format.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:48 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:This is a great series, edited by professionals who are familiar with Howard and his life. And the text is taken directly from REH's magazine appearances and/or manuscripts, so there's none of the ridiculous PC editing that has so often plagued Howard volumes in the past.

This series is highly recommended to all. Pick them up here and there, if necessary.

Sadly, though, it looks as if Sword Woman might signal the end of the run; nothing further has been announced yet by Del Rey. If so, that would leave things like the boxing stories, most of the humorous Westerns, the bulk of REH's poetry, and a number of odds and ends still unpublished in an affordable, mass market format.


The Breckinridge Elkins stories by Howard are treasures, and show a side of Howard that is often overlooked....his subtle humor.

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