The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Publish date: November 22nd 2005
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Short Stories
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
Series: Conan the Cimmerian (#1)
The early Conan stories are some of the best material of the pulp era. This book also includes rough drafts, unfinished tales, extensive notes on the Conan publication history, and gorgeous artwork that perfectly encapsulates the setting and tone of Conan's adventures. With Howard's superb mixing of...
So often a reader’s patience flags when wandering back and forth between the seemingly warring ethea of pulp writers and literary authors. The callowness and triviality attributed to the former sends a reader to the canon of the latter, only to retreat from its frequent pretentiousness and self-righ...
adventures everywhere he goes. Haven't read the extra materials, might get back to it some time later.
These Conan stories are a very refreshing change from the usual fantasy faire. Somehow, even though they're classic sword and sorcery they manage to feel a lot like they could be real live historical fiction. Every one of the short stories here ha something very good going for it and they always see...
I've now discovered that the best way to read Robert E. Howard's Conan stories is in big, undiluted doses. Do yourself a favor and avoid any of the stories completed or edited by L. Sprague de Camp. Trust me, you'll be glad you did. And don't dip your toes into Conan's world, plunge into it headfirs...