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The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1

By Robert E. Howard
  • ISBN Code: : 0345500555
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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Robert E. Howard is one of the most famous and influential pulp authors of the twentieth century. Though largely known as the man who invented the sword-and-sorcery genre–and for his iconic hero Conan the Cimmerian–Howard also wrote horror tales, desert adventures, detective yarns, epic poetry, and more. This spectacular volume, gorgeously illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, includes some of his best and most popular works. Inside, readers will discover (or rediscover) such gems as “The Shadow Kingdom,” featuring Kull of Atlantis and considered by many to be the first sword-and-sorcery story; “The Fightin’est Pair,” part of one of Howard’s most successful series, chronicling the travails of Steve Costigan, a merchant seaman with fists of steel and a head of wood; “The Grey God Passes,” a haunting tale about the passing of an age, told against the backdrop of Irish history and legend; “Worms of the Earth,” a brooding narrative featuring Bran Mak Morn, about which H. P. Lovecraft said, “Few readers will ever forget the hideous and compelling power of [this] macabre masterpiece”; a historical poem relating a momentous battle between Cimbri and the legions of Rome; and “Sharp’s Gun Serenade,” one of the last and funniest of the Breckinridge Elkins tales. These thrilling, eerie, compelling, swashbuckling stories and poems have been restored to their original form, presented just as the author intended. There is little doubt that after more than seven decades the voice of Robert E. Howard continues to resonate with readers around the world.

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The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345478517
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 690
  • Pdf File: the-savage-tales-of-solomon-kane.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard created more than the greatest action hero of the twentieth century—he also launched a genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. But Conan wasn’t the first archetypal adventurer to spring from Howard’s fertile imagination. “He was . . . a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan. . . . A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things. . . . Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect—he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane.” Collected in this volume, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, are all of the stories and poems that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan, Solomon Kane. Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth-century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot. Here are shudder-inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons, of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women, all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic’s faith and a warrior’s savage heart. This edition also features exclusive story fragments, a biography of Howard by scholar Rusty Burke, and “In Memoriam,” H. P. Lovecraft’s moving tribute to his friend and fellow literary genius.

Wings in the Night (Illustrated)

By Robert E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3730988395
  • Total of Pages : 51
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: wings-in-the-night.pdf

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First published in Weird Tales, July 1932. In Africa again, Kane comes across an entire village wiped out, and all of the roofs have been ripped off, as if by something attempting to get inside from above.

El Borak and Other Desert Adventures

By Robert E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345519140
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: el-borak-and-other-desert-adventures.pdf

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Robert E. Howard is famous for creating such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Less well-known but equally extraordinary are his non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon—known as “El Borak”—Kirby O’Donnell, and Steve Clarney. This trio of hard-fighting Americans, civilized men with more than a touch of the primordial in their veins, marked a new direction for Howard’s writing, and new territory for his genius to conquer. The wily Texan El Borak, a hardened fighter who stalks the sandscapes of Afghanistan like a vengeful wolf, is rivaled among Howard’s creations only by Conan himself. In such classic tales as “The Daughter of Erlik Khan,” “Three-Bladed Doom,” and “Sons of the Hawk,” Howard proves himself once again a master of action, and with plenty of eerie atmosphere his plotting becomes tighter and twistier than ever, resulting in stories worthy of comparison to Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. Every fan of Robert E. Howard and aficionados of great adventure writing will want to own this collection of the best of Howard’s desert tales, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artists Tim Bradstreet and Jim & Ruth Keegan.

The Cimmerian Vol. 1

By Jean-David Morvan,Régis Hautière,R.E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ablaze Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: the-cimmerian-vol-1.pdf

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BY CROM! Robert E. Howard's famous Cimmerian UNCENSORED! For the first time, Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! The Cimmerian Vol 1 includes two complete stories, Queen of the Black Coast, and Red Nails, plus bonus material, in one hardcover collection! In Queen of the Black Coast, Conan seeks refuge on a merchant ship, after being pursued for killing a judge. But soon after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the legendary Belit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast! Soon finding himself smitten by the lovely Belit, Conan agrees to joins up with her and her crew to brutally pillage and sail the poisonous river Zarkheba, encountering ancient ruins, lost treasure, and winged, vicious monstrosities! In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest. Here Conan pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria. After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted...but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.

Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures

By Robert E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345524322
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 390
  • Pdf File: sword-woman-and-other-historical-adventures.pdf

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The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, continues with this latest compendium of Howard’s fiction and poetry. These adventures, set in medieval-era Europe and the Near East, are among the most gripping Howard ever wrote, full of pageantry, romance, and battle scenes worthy of Tolstoy himself. Most of all, they feature some of Howard’s most unusual and memorable characters, including Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman man of war who follows Richard the Lion-hearted to twelfth-century Palestine—or, as it was known to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo in the guise of a Muslim on a mission of revenge; and the legendary sword woman Dark Agnès, who, faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenth-century France, cuts the ceremony short with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a new identity on the battlefield. Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures is a must-have for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers.

Renegades and Rogues

By Todd B. Vick
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 1477321977
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: renegades-and-rogues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You may not know the name Robert E. Howard, but you probably know his work. His most famous creation, Conan the Barbarian, is an icon of popular culture. In hundreds of tales detailing the exploits of Conan, King Kull, and others, Howard helped to invent the sword and sorcery genre. Todd B. Vick delves into newly available archives and probes Howard’s relationships, particularly with schoolteacher Novalyne Price, to bring a fresh, objective perspective to Howard's life. Like his many characters, Howard was an enigma and an outsider. He spent his formative years visiting the four corners of Texas, experiences that left a mark on his stories. He was intensely devoted to his mother, whom he nursed in her final days, and whose impending death contributed to his suicide in 1936 when he was just thirty years old. Renegades and Rogues is an unequivocal journalistic account that situates Howard within the broader context of pulp literature. More than a realistic fantasist, he wrote westerns and horror stories as well, and engaged in avid correspondence with H. P. Lovecraft and other pulp writers of his day. Vick investigates Howard’s twelve-year writing career, analyzes the influences that underlay his celebrated characters, and assesses the afterlife of Conan, the figure in whom Howard's fervent imagination achieved its most durable expression.

The Neverending Hunt

By Paul Herman
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0809562561
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: the-neverending-hunt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .

Economy and State

By Nina Bandelj,Elizabeth Sowers
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0745658830
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: economy-and-state.pdf

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Should governments be involved in economic affairs? Challenging prevailing wisdom about the benefits of self-regulating markets, Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers offer a uniquely sociological perspective to emphasize that states can never be divorced from economy. From defining property rights and regulating commodification of labor to setting corporate governance standards and international exchange rules, the state continuously manages the functioning of markets and influences economic outcomes for individuals, firms and nations. The authors bring together classical interventions and cutting-edge contemporary research in economic sociology to discuss six broad areas of economy/state connection: property, money, labor, firms, national economic growth, and global economic exchange. A wealth of empirical examples and illustrations reveals that even if the nature of state influence on economy varies across contexts, it is always dependent on social forces. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in the major economic dilemmas of our times. .

Conan the Barbarian

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 1551999293
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: conan-the-barbarian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second volume of the adventures of the legendary Conan the Barbarian, one of the most iconic fantasy characters in history, on a rarified list next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. Contains "Black Colossus," "Shadows in the Moonlight," "A Witch Shall Be Born," "Shadows in Zamboula," and "The Devil in Iron." Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Pigeons from Hell

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: pigeons-from-hell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Pigeons from Hell" by Robert E. Howard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Sword of Conan

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 1551999307
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: the-sword-of-conan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The third volume of the adventures of the legendary Conan the Barbarian, one of the most iconic fantasy characters in history, on a rarified list next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. Contains "The People of the Black Circle," "The Slithering Shadow," "The Pool of the Black One," and "Red Nails." Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

7 Best Short Stories: Boxing

By Jack London,Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert E. Howard,Ring Lardner
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 8577772381
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: 7-best-short-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Of all sports, boxing has been the writers' favorite. Maybe it's because of his need for persistence and resilience, perhaps for the narratives of victory and defeat, perhaps even for the relatable solitude of the boxer who faces his challenge in the ring; boxing has inspired large pieces of fiction that enchanted generations. Through the eyes of consecrated authors you will meet the passionate world of boxing, in this seven short stories selected by Augst Nemo: A Piece of Steak by Jack London The Mexican by Jack London The Croxley Master by Arthur Conan Doyle Champion by Ring Lardner Alleys of Peril by Robert E. Howard Blow the Chinks Down! by Robert E. Howard Breed of Battle by Robert E. Howard

The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian

By Robert E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486812561
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: the-weird-tales-of-conan-the-barbarian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reprinted as they originally appeared in the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales from 1934 to 1936, this ferocious anthology gathers many of the barbarian's most famous adventures: "Red Nails," "The Hour of the Dragon," and three others.

Conan's Brethren

By Robert E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 0575089903
  • Total of Pages : 750
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: conan-s-brethren.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A sumptuous collection of epic fantasy heroes from the pen of Robert E. Howard, one of the true Masters of Fantasy Robert E. Howard was a pulpwriter who turned his hand to everything from historical adventure and detective stories to Western and boxing fiction - and invented the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery: it is for these tales of heroic fantasy and horror that he is best remembered. His mighty heroes - including an English Puritan adventurer sent on redressing grievous wrongs, the king of a mythical, antediluvian empire contemporary with Atlantis, a Pictish warrior-king - all these brothers of the sword and more bestrode the pages of WEIRD TALES and the other pulp magazines of the twenties and thirties. This companion volume follows on from the success of the first Gollancz Big Black Book featuring Howard's world-famous barbarian king, and contains all the stories featuring his brothers-in-arms, collected together in chronological order, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than eighty years ago. Compiled by and with an Afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and with cover image, frontispiece and internal pictures by the award-winning artist Les Edwards.

The Conan the Barbarian Stories

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504049136
  • Total of Pages : 845
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: the-conan-the-barbarian-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An action-packed collection of Conan the Barbarian’s wild adventures. In this unparalleled collection from a literary mastermind, swordsman Conan the Barbarian faces powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves. With his character Conan the Barbarian, author Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. In this volume are eighteen Conan stories, including a classic of dark fantasy, “The Phoenix and the Sword,” and the classic adventure “The Devil in Iron.” These timeless stories feature Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies, and bring to mind the pulp tales that dominated the mid-twentieth century. The Conan the Barbarian Stories includes “The Phoenix on the Sword,” “The Scarlet Citadel,” “The Tower of the Elephant,” “Black Colossus,” “The Slithering Shadow,” “The Pool of the Black One,” “Rogues in the House,” “Gods of the North,” “Shadows in the Moonlight,” “Queen of the Black Coast,” “The Devil in Iron,” “The People of the Black Circle,” “A Witch Shall be Born,” “Jewels of Gwahlur,” “Beyond the Black River,” “Shadows in Zamboula,” “Red Nails,” and “The Hyborian Age.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Wolf of the Steppes

By Harold Lamb
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803299729
  • Total of Pages : 606
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 616
  • Pdf File: wolf-of-the-steppes.pdf

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Master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, the wolf of the steppes, Khlit the Cossack. Journey now with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains and skill and a little luck. Wolf of the Steppes is the first of a four-volume set that collects, for the first time, the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb and presents them in order: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never before appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features never-before reprinted essays Lamb wrote about his stories, informative introductions by popular authors, and a wealth of rare, exciting, swashbuckling fiction. In this first volume, Khlit infiltrates a hidden fortress of assassins, tracks down the tomb of Genghis Khan, flees the vengeance of a dead emperor, leads the Mongol horde against impossible odds, accompanies the stunning Mogul queen safely through the land of her enemies, and much more. This is the stuff of grand adventure, from the pen of an American Dumas.

Wolf of the Steppes

By Harold Lamb
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803253958
  • Total of Pages : 606
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 237
  • Pdf File: wolf-of-the-steppes.pdf

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Master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard s favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb s greatest hero, the wolf of the steppes, Khlit the Cossack. Journey now with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains and skill and a little luck. Wolf of the Steppes is the first of a four-volume set that collects, for the first time, the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb and presents them in order: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never before appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features never-before reprinted essays Lamb wrote about his stories, informative introductions by popular authors, and a wealth of rare, exciting, swashbuckling fiction. In this first volume, Khlit infiltrates a hidden fortress of assassins, tracks down the tomb of Genghis Khan, flees the vengeance of a dead emperor, leads the Mongol horde against impossible odds, accompanies the stunning Mogul queen safely through the land of her enemies, and much more. This is the stuff of grand adventure, from the pen of an American Dumas.

King Conan

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 1551999315
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: king-conan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fourth volume of the adventures of the legendary Conan the Barbarian, one of the most iconic fantasy characters in history, on a rarified list next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. Contains "Jewels of Gwahlur," "Beyond the Black River," "The Black Stranger," "The Phoenix on the Sword," and "The Scarlet Citadel." Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Conan the Conqueror

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 1551999323
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: conan-the-conqueror.pdf

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The only Conan novel by his original creator. Conan the Barbarian, now a king, is caught up in a plot to overthrow him. His would-be deposers have resurrected an ancient and malevolent necromancer. Conan must venture to find the mysterious Heart of Ahriman in order to triumph over this fiend and reclaim his throne. It was the basis for the film Kull the Conqueror (though with a different protagonist), and was also published as The Hour of the Dragon. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Conan: The Collected Novels

By Robert E. Howard
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 1551999331
  • Total of Pages : 1051
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: conan.pdf

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Conan the Cimmerian is one of the most iconic fantasy characters in history, on a rarified list next to Gandalf and Harry Potter. This collection includes all 18 of Robert E. Howard’s stories starring the legendary barbarian. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem

By Harry Eiss
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443858625
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: electric-sheep-slouching-towards-bethlehem.pdf

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On Monday, 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. In the single largest act of destruction ever initiated by humans, a bomb with the equivalent force of 20,000 tons of TNT shattered Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of civilians, people who had become used to the American war planes flying overhead, planes that were purposely not dropping bombs on their city, to the point where the rush to the bomb shelters had become lackadaisical, and the normal activities continued with little interruption – getting the children up and off to school, opening the many small retail stores for the daily customers, perhaps stopping at a local café for morning coffee or tea, perhaps joining in on the group exercise classes. This is the precise instant we entered the postmodern world, one where the easy truths of centuries no longer applied. Speculative Fiction projects real possibilities beyond the now shattered assumptions, moving through marginalized fictional landscapes – science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero comics, graphic novels, and movies, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Cyber Punk, the New Wave, as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts, including everything from graphic novels to video games.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection

By Gardner Dozois
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 142998371X
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: the-year-s-best-science-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of short stories brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Ian McDonald, Stephen Baxter, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, Walter Jon Williams, Alastair Reynolds, and Charles Stross. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. "This venerable annual’s twenty-fifth edition represents a milestone for editor Dozois. He has kept faith with the series for a quarter-century without ever shortchanging, or even showing any signs of shortchanging, readers on either quality or abundance of selections."--Booklist

The Conan Chronicles

By Robert Jordan
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429940204
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 339
  • Pdf File: the-conan-chronicles.pdf

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Three classic Conan novels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time Before Robert Jordan conquered the bestseller lists with the Wheel of Time, he revived the legendary fantasy hero Conan the Cimmerian. These widely acclaimed adventures introduced the world-famous barbarian to a whole new generation of enthusiastic readers. Here are three powerful Conan sagas, featuring all the storytelling magic and epic splendor that have made Robert Jordan one of the most beloved fantasy authors in history, in one volume. Conan the Invincible: Less than nineteen years old and new to the snares and enticements of civilization, the young Conan must join forces with a dangerously seductive female bandit to storm the palace of Amanar, a supremely evil necromancer, and confront the dreaded Eater of Souls. Conan the Defender: As revolution brews in the shadowy streets of Belverus, Conan braves the traps and treacheries of the Royal Palace of the Dragon. Pursued by the luscious and shameless Sularia, the mighty warrior challenges a magic-spawned menace that cannot die: the invincible Simulacrum of Albanus. Conan the Unconquered: Conan defies the sorcerous power of the Cult of Doom for the sake of a beautiful young woman known only as Yasbet. From the glory of fabled Aghrapur to the demon-haunted wastes of the Blasted Lands, Conan proves himself the greatest hero of a bygone era of high adventure. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) Spring 1978

By Charlotte Laughlin,Billy C. Lee
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434403815
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 409
  • Pdf File: paperback-quarterly.pdf

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Paperback Quarterly, A Journal for Paperback Collectors, Volume 1 Number 1, Spring 1978, contains: "Paperback Originals," by Bill Crider, "The PQ Interview with Harry Whittington," "A Conversation with the de Camps," by Charlotte Laughlin, "New Book Released About Robert E Howard," reviewed by Tevis Clyde Smith, and "Cumulative Paperback Index 1939-1959: A Closer Look."

Famous Fantastic Mysteries

By Todd Frye
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  • Publisher : Action Figure! Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: famous-fantastic-mysteries.pdf

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From its inception in 1939, Famous Fantastic Mysteries was an important title in the pulp magazine field for fans of classic science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It reprinted many of the best stories by the most legendary authors in the field, from H. P. Lovecraft to Robert Heinlein, from Robert E. Howard to Lord Dunsany. It was able to introduce a completely new generation of readers to the best genre fiction, bringing forward authors whose work may not have seen print for decades. This ebook presents large, full-color scans to all 81 covers from FFM's run, along with complete story and author information, trivia, and more. This is Volume 1 of The Complete Pulp Magazine Cover Library.

Warprize

By Elizabeth Vaughan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101477741
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: warprize.pdf

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“Vaughan’s brawny barbarian romance recreates the delicious feeling of adventure and the thrill of exploring mysterious cultures created by Robert E. Howard in his Conan books and makes for a satisfying escapist read with its enjoyable romance between a plucky, near-naked heroine and a truly heroic hero.”—Booklist The daughter of a Warrior King, Lara was trained as a healer. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to warring Firelanders. Unable to depose her sibling or negotiate peace, Lara serves her people by healing the warriors—on both sides of the conflict—who are injured in battle. Lara finds herself educated in her enemy’s language and customs in return for her attention and compassion. She never expects that her deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. To save her land and her people, Lara trades her freedom to become the Warprize.

The Desert of Souls

By Howard Andrew Jones
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 9781429994811
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: the-desert-of-souls.pdf

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The glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery sweeps into the sands of ancient Arabia with the heart-stopping speed of a whirling dervish in this thrilling debut novel from new talent Howard Andrew Jones In 8th century Baghdad, a stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the bejeweled tablet he carries, but he is murdered before he can explain. Charged with solving the puzzle, the scholar Dabir soon realizes that the tablet may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. When the tablet is stolen from his care, Dabir and Captain Asim are sent after it, and into a life and death chase through the ancient Middle East. Stopping the thieves—a cunning Greek spy and a fire wizard of the Magi—requires a desperate journey into the desert, but first Dabir and Asim must find the lost ruins of Ubar and contend with a mythic, sorcerous being that has traded wisdom for the souls of men since the dawn of time. But against all these hazards there is one more that may be too great even for Dabir to overcome... Advance Praise for THE DESERT OF SOULS: "The Desert of Souls is filled with adventure, magic, compelling characters and twists that are twisty. This is seriously cool stuff." -- Steven Brust, New York Times bestselling author of the Vlad Taltos series "A grand and wonderful adventure filled with exotic magic and colorful places — like a cross between Sinbad and Indiana Jones." -- Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Map of All Things "Like the genie of the lamp, Howard Jones has granted this reader's wish for a fresh, exciting take on the venerable genre of sword-and-sorcery!" -- Richard A. Knaak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Legends of the Dragonrealm "Howard Andrew Jones spins an exciting and suspenseful tale in his historical fantasy debut. A rich, detailed tapestry -- part Arthur Conan Doyle, part Robert E. Howard, and part Omar Khayyam, woven in the magical thread of One Thousand And One Nights." -- E.E. Knight, Author of the bestselling Vampire Earth "An entertaining and enjoyable journey into a world of djinns and magic far darker than expected, yet one that ends with hope, both for the characters... and that there will be yet another book." -- L. E. Modesitt, Jr, author of the Recluse Saga, the Imager Portfolio, and the Corean Chronicles "A modern iteration of old school storytelling. Highly recommended to anyone in search of a fun run through strange lands and times." -- Glen Cook, author of The Black Company Series "Howard Jones wields magic like a subtle blade and action like a mighty cleaver in his scimitars and sorcery tale, weaving together Arabian myth, history, and some honest-to-gosh surprises to create a unique story that you'll not soon forget." -- Monte Cook, author of The Dungeon Masters Guide, 3rd Edition "A rousing tale of swords against sorcery. Howard Jones writes with wit and flair. His world is involving, authentic and skilfully evoked. The best fantasy novel I have read all year." -- William King, Author of the Space Wolf trilogy and creator of Gotrek and Felix "A whirlwind tale of deserts, djinn and doors to other worlds, told in a voice perfectly pitched for the style and setting." -- Nathan Long, author of Bloodborn and Shamanslayer "An Arabian Nights adventure as written by Robert E Howard. It is exciting, inventive, and most of all fun." -- Dave Drake, author of The Legion of Fire

Best Short Stories Omnibus - Volume 1

By H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,Katherine Mansfield,Jack London,Guy de Maupassant,Virginia Woolf,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Edith Wharton,Stephen Crane,Susan Glaspell,Kate Chopin,Laura E. Richards,Alice Dunbar-Nelson,Louisa May Alcott,Hans Christian Andersen,Charles Dickens,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Henry James,Mark Twain,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Elizabeth Gaskell,Herman Melville,James Joyce,Leo Tolstoy,Nikolai Gogol,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Maxim Gorky,Leonid Andreyev,Ivan Turgenev,Joseph Conrad,Aleksander Pushkin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Robert E. Howard,G. K. Chesterton,Edgar Wallace,Arthur Machen,Ambrose Bierce,Talbot Mundy,Abraham Merritt,Zane Grey,Edgar Rice Burroughs,Oscar Wilde,Rudyard Kipling,E.T.A. Hoffmann,Bram Stoker,H. G. Wells,Washington Irving,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968587553
  • Total of Pages : 9882
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: best-short-stories-omnibus-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - H.P. Lovecraft, - Edgar Allan Poe, - Arthur Conan Doyle, - Katherine Mansfield, - Jack London, - Guy de Maupassant, - Virginia Woolf, F. - Scott Fitzgerald, - Edith Wharton, - Stephen Crane, - Susan Glaspell, - Kate Chopin, - Laura E. Richards, - Alice Dunbar-Nelson, - Louisa May Alcott, - Hans Christian Andersen, - Charles Dickens, - Nathaniel Hawthorne, - Henry James, - Mark Twain, - Charlotte Perkins, - Elizabeth Gaskell, - Herman Melville, - James Joyce, - Leo Tolstoy, - Nikolai Gogol, - Anton Chekhov, - Fyodor Dostoevsky, - Maxim Gorky, - Leonid Andreyev, - Ivan Turgenev, - Joseph Conrad, - Aleksander Pushkin, - Robert Louis Stevenson, - Robert E. Howard, - G. K. Chesterton, - Edgar Wallace, - Arthur Machen, - Ambrose Bierce, - Talbot Mundy, - Abraham Merritt, - Zane Grey, - Edgar Rice Burroughs, - Oscar Wilde, - Rudyard Kipling, - E.T.A. Hoffman, - Bram Stoker, - H.G. Wells, - Franz Kafta - Washington Irving.

Rex Mundi Omnibus

By Arvid Nelson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1621155072
  • Total of Pages : 584
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: rex-mundi-omnibus.pdf

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Paris, 1933. Europe is still in the grip of feudalism, sorcerers stalk the streets at night, and secret societies vie for power. When a medieval scroll disappears from a Paris church, Dr. Julien Saunière begins uncovering a series of horrific ritual murders connected to the Catholic Church. His investigation turns into a one-man quest to uncover the deepest secrets of Christianity, a trail of conspiracy that extends all the way to the walls of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. *Collects Rex Mundi Volumes #1-3.

The Adventures of Red Sonja Vol. 1

By Roy Thomas,Clara Noto,Wendy Pini
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  • Publisher : Dynamite
  • Book Code : 1933305126
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: the-adventures-of-red-sonja-vol-1.pdf

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This contains the tales from Red Sonja issues #1-7, presented in glorious, fully re-mastered color. These tales are where it all begins, and help set the stage for the current Red Sonja series! This is a must have collection of never before reprinted material, featuring a cover Frank Thorne. Plus, legendary Red Sonja writer and former Editor-in-Chief Roy Thomas provides an introduction!

Swords of the Steppes

By Harold Lamb
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 080320762X
  • Total of Pages : 615
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: swords-of-the-steppes.pdf

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A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the “wolf of the steppes.” Journey with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains, skill, and a little luck. This four-volume set collects for the first time the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features essays Lamb wrote about his stories, an informative introduction by a popular author, and a wealth of rare, exciting swashbuckling fiction. In the concluding volume, gallop into adventure with Khlit and Kirdy for their final challenge in The Wolf Master, out of print since 1933. Then, delve into a treasure trove of stories gleaned from rare magazines: an account of a desperate mission for Khlit’s old friend Ayub; three tales of the valorous Koum and the champion swordsman Gurka; two daring ventures by Stenka Razin, the Robin Hood of the steppes; five short stories of Uncle Yarak, a Cossack fighting in World War II; and more than a half dozen other swashbuckling tales from the steppes.