A new trade paperback collection of Howard stories Heroes in the Wind: from Kull to Conan: The Best of Robert E.
Howard, edited by John Clute, is forthcoming from Penguin Modern Classics. The majority of the stories are from Weird Tales:
Howard’s swashbuckling fantasy stories feature the adventures of the enigmatic Conan: a free barbarian from distant Cimmeria who ventures into the splendid kingdoms of the south to find his fortune in the lost eons of the Hyborian Age between the sinking of Kull’s Atlantis and the dawn of history. Cunning thief, captain of mercenaries and corsairs, lover of sultry temptresses, Conan follows his destiny into demon-haunted treasure towers and across the plains of death. And at last, like Kull before him, he slashes his name across the scrolls of royalty as King Conan, usurper-lord of imperial Aquilonia.Contents:“Introduction” by John Clute “Recompense” —one page poem Weird Tales (November 1938)PART ONE: BLACK DAWN“The Shadow Kingdom” (Kull) Weird Tales (August 1929) “The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” (Kull) Weird Tales (September 1929)“Kings of the Night” (Kull & Bran Mak Morn) Weird Tales (November 1930)“Worms of the Earth” (Bran Mak Morn) Weird Tales (November 1932)“The Dark Man” (Bran Mak Morn) Weird Tales (December 1931)PART TWO: DARK INTERLUDES“The Footfalls Within” Weird Tales (September 1931)“Pigeons from Hell” Weird Tales (May 1938)“Graveyard Rats” Thrilling Mystery (February 1936“Vultures of Wahpeton” Smashing Novels (December 1936)PART THREE: HIGH NOON“The Tower of the Elephant” (Conan) Weird Tales (March 1933)“Queen of the Black Coast” (Conan) Weird Tales (May 1934)“A Witch Shall Be Born” (Conan) Weird Tales (December 1934)“Red Nails” (Conan) Weird Tales (July/October 1936)