Sunday, December 2, 2012

EIGHTY YEARS AGO...

Image shamelessly swiped from Al Harron's The Blog that time Forgot
In December of 1932, Farnsworth Wright, the editor of the pulp fiction magazine Weird Tales ran a story by a virtually unknown West Texas writer named Robert E. Howard called “The Phoenix On The Sword.”

It featured a newly created hero called Conan of Cimmeria


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3 comments:

Kal said...

That Howard had one hell of a vision. It unfortunate he was not appreciated in his own time as he should have been.

Paladin said...

I've always told people Conan was a Texan.

Cimmeria is a nice little town. Over by Lubbock, I think. A little too laid back for my tastes though.

cerebus660 said...

I'd love to own that issue of Weird Tales!

It's interesting to see that the famous quote from "The Nemedian Chronicles" was there right at Conan's first appearance. I'd always assumed that Howard had added that later. Just goes to show that, like Tolkein with LOTR, Robert E had his whole, secondary world thought out and mapped out from day one...

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