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Robert E. Howard and the Great Game

This is a continuation of my journey through the literary oeuvre of Robert E. Howard which began with Conan the Cimmerian and has covered Solomon Kane, Kull of Atlantis and his historical fiction including the Sword Woman, Agn├Ęs de Chastillon. … Continue reading

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More Hyborian Thoughts

This is a return to a post I wrote three years ago this month after first reading the original Conan stories by Robert E. Howard. I have since re-read all of them and want to write in more depth than … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Conans

Conan – Blood of the Serpent by S. M. Stirling, Titan Books, December 6th, 2022 Last month I reviewed The Siege of the Black Citadel by “The Legend” Chuck Dixon. I mentioned in the review that it was the first … Continue reading

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The Siege of the Black Citadel Review

The Siege of the Black Citadel by Chuck Dixon, Castalia House, February 23rd, 2023 Although I’ve been supporting Castalia House since it began, it has been a long time since I reviewed a book from the publisher. Almost seven years … Continue reading

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Sword and Interplanetary

I am still making a slow progression through Robert E. Howard’s oeuvre having already discussed Conan (which I am slowly re-reading and will be returning to), Solomon Kane, Kull, his excellent historical fiction and most recently, the mostly unimpressive film … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard in Film

Robert E. Howard’s writing has been a source of inspiration for countless works across all forms of media. Though he wrote extensively in his short life, there have been relatively few direct film adaptations of his work. What makes this … Continue reading

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The Historical Fiction of Robert E. Howard

This is a continuation of my journey through the works of Robert E. Howard. A journey that began with an interest in reading the stories of Conan the Cimmerian and led me to his other great tales. I have written … Continue reading

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Conan’s Great Uncle Kull

After reading every known scrap Robert E. Howard wrote about both Conan and Solomon Kane last year, I have since moved backward is his oeuvre to Kull of Atlantis. Only three Kull stories were published in Howard’s short but prodigious … Continue reading

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Out for Puritan Justice

Following on from my recent reading of the Conan series, I just finished reading through Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane stories as well. I also watched the film adaptation from 2009 and this video by Raz0rfist gives a great (though … Continue reading

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Hyborian Thoughts

I have been fascinated by the character Conan since I was a child and it is funny that all this fascination never led me to going to the source as I have done recently. Just this week I finished reading … Continue reading

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