Illustrated by Greg Staples
The UK based small press Wandering Star issued glorious editions of Robert E. Howard’s work, including The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, The Ultimate Triumph, as well as two volumes of Howard’s Conan tales.
Subterranean Press is proud to continue this series of limited editions, beginning with Kull: Exile of Atlantis, exquisitely illustrated with color plates and black and white illustrations illuminating the text. They now continue with their third offering, The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard,. They plan to match or better the quality of materials used in the Wandering Star editions, and will be doing a number of other books in the series.
Among the great pulp writers whose work continues to enthrall new generations of readers -- Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler--few were as versatile as Robert E. Howard. Best known as the creator of Conan, Howard also wrote not only of other memorable fantasy characters, such as Puritan swordsman Solomon Kane and Pictish king Bran Mak Morn, but hundreds of stories of boxing, detection, westerns, horror, “weird menace,” desert adventure, lost race, historicals, “spicies”, even “true confessions.”
Robert E. Howard is best known as the father of “sword and sorcery” fiction, an exciting blend of swashbuckling action and supernatural horror epitomized by his characters King Kull, barbarian usurper of the throne of fabled Valusia, and Conan, who wanders the Hyborian Age “to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.”
But the young Texas author was far more gifted and versatile than many readers know: in a career that lasted only twelve years before his untimely death, he wrote some 300 stories and 800 poems, covering anastonishing variety of subject matter—fantasy, boxing, westerns, horror, adventure, historical, detective, spicy, even confessions—running the gamut from dark fantasy to broad humor, from brooding horror to gentle love story.
Important note: The Subterranean Press edition of The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard will include a number of never before published full-color plates.
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Limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by the artist
Deluxe: 50 numbered copies, bound in leather, housed in matching slipcase, signed by the artist
Matching Numbered Sets:
We have matching numbered sets of the three Howard titles produced by Subterranean Press, these include (you can click on the title for more information):