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L. Sprague de Camp


Conan

Conan

Lin Carter
L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Letter to P. Schuyler Miller, March 10, 1936 ("Dear Mr. Miller: / I feel indeed honored...") - (1953) - essay by Robert E. Howard
  • The Hyborian Age, Part 1 - (1936) - short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • The Thing in the Crypt - short story by Lin Carter and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Tower of the Elephant - (1933) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Hall of the Dead - (1967) - novelette by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The God in the Bowl - (1952) - short story by Robert E. Howard
  • Rogues in the House - (1934) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Hand of Nergal - novelette by Robert E. Howard and Lin Carter
  • The City of Skulls - short story by Lin Carter and L. Sprague de Camp

Tales of Conan

Conan: Book 5

L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

Tales of Conan is a 1955 collection of four fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The tales as originally written by Howard were adventure yarns mostly set in the Middle Ages; they were rewritten as Conan stories by de Camp, who also added the fantastic element.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: There'll Always Be a Conan - essay by P. Schuyler Miller
  • Ghostly Note - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Blood-Stained God - short story
  • Hawks Over Shem - (1955) - novelette
  • The Road of the Eagles - (1955) - novelette
  • The Flame Knife - novella

The Return of Conan

Conan: Book 6

Björn Nyberg
L. Sprague de Camp

Peace had reigned in Aquilonia, but when his beloved Queen Zenobia is stolen before his very eyes, Conan, the great barbarian king, cannot rest until he saves her. And so the most stupendous hero of fantasy-adventure returns to the battlefield, matching his savage strength against the most monstrous forces of evil and doom.

Conan the Adventurer

Conan: Book 7

L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The People of the Black Circle - (1934) - novella by Robert E. Howard
  • The Slithering Shadow - (1933) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • Drums of Tombalku - novelette by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Pool of the Black One - (1933) - novelette by Robert E. Howard

Conan the Usurper

Conan: Book 9

Robert E. Howard
L. Sprague de Camp

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Treasure of Tranicos - (1953) - novelette by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • Wolves Beyond the Border - novelette by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Phoenix on the Sword - (1932) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Scarlet Citadel - (1933) - novelette by Robert E. Howard

Conan of the Isles

Conan: Book 11

L. Sprague de Camp
Lin Carter

As thief, pirate, mercenary, adventurer, chief of barbarous tribes and general in the armies of kings, Conan had ventured far and known adventure and marvel. But the adventure that started here, in the royal hall of justice in Tarantia was to be the strangest and most fantastic of all.

Conan the Avenger

Conan: Book 12

Robert E. Howard
Björn Nyberg
L. Sprague de Camp

Table of Contetns

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Return of Conan - (1957) - novel by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Hyborian Age - (1936) - short fiction by Robert E. Howard

Conan the Wanderer

Conan: Book 13

Lin Carter
L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

Conan the Wanderer is a 1968 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Black Tears - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • Shadows in Zamboula - (1935) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Devil in Iron - (1934) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Flame Knife - (1955) - novella by L. Sprague de Camp and Robert E. Howard

Conan the Freebooter

Conan: Book 14

L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - (1968) - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Hawks Over Shem - (1955) - novelette by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • Black Colossus - (1933) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • Shadows in the Moonlight - (1934) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Road of the Eagles - (1955) - novelette by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • A Witch Shall Be Born - (1934) - novelette by Robert E. Howard

Conan of Cimmeria

Conan: Book 15

Lin Carter
L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Curse of the Monolith - (1968) - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • The Bloodstained God - (1955) - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Robert E. Howard
  • The Frost Giant's Daughter - (1953) - short story by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Lair of the Ice Worm - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • Queen of the Black Coast - (1934) - novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • The Vale of Lost Women - (1967) - short story by Robert E. Howard
  • The Castle of Terror - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • The Snout in the Dark - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Robert E. Howard and Lin Carter

Conan the Buccaneer

Conan: Book 15

L. Sprague de Camp
Lin Carter

The hunt for a beautiful princess and a king's treasure bring Conan to the edge of the world, where he must battle the hell-fed powers of the sorcerer Thoth-Ammon.

Conan of Aquilonia

Conan: Book 19

L. Sprague de Camp
Lin Carter

A vengeful Conan journeys from the dark forests of Gunderland to the ends of the earth in pursuit of Thoth-Amon and the evil wizards of the Black King who killed his son.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Witch of the Mists - (1972) - novelette
  • Black Sphinx of Nebthu - (1973) - novelette
  • Red Moon of Zembabwei - (1974) - novelette
  • Shadows in the Skull - (1975) - novelette

Conan the Swordsman

Conan: Book 23

L. Sprague de Camp
Lin Carter
Björn Nyberg

Imagine a world of gods and demons, where men are warriors, women are beautiful, life is a fantastic adventure, and the fate of kingdoms balances on the bloody blade of a fabulous hero: Conan of the iron thews, the blue-eyed barbarian giant who towers above the savage Hyborian world.

Table of Contents:

  • The Conan Saga - essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Legions of the Dead - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • The People of the Summit - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Björn Nyberg
  • Shadows in the Dark - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • The Star of Khorala - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Björn Nyberg
  • The Gem in the Tower - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • The Ivory Goddess - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • Moon of Blood - short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
  • Hyborian Names - essay by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos

Conan: Book 26

L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E. Howard

CONAN in all his glory!

Amid the treachery of pirates, the intrigue of a doomed count, the fury of savage Picts, the flashing eyes and flowing hair of beautiful women, fierce swordplay and the deadly vengeance of a black magician, the greatest her Hyboria has ever known picks his way like a clever and deadly hunting cat. For Conan knows what he wants - and what he must do to get The Treasure of Tranicos.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Treasure of Tranicos - Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Trail of Tranicos - an essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Skald in the Post Oaks - an essay by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan: The Flame Knife

Conan: Book 27

Robert E. Howard
L. Sprague de Camp

His life imperiled by the mistrust of a mad King, a haunted by the armies of every nation of the Hyborian Age, the mighty Cimmerian, Conan, in the small band of loyal followers flee to the grim Hayek's of the unmapped Ilbars Mountains, in search of a stronghold that they can make their own. Instead they find the midnight evil of the legendary Magus of the sons of Yezm and his assassin followers... And an even blacker horror spawned by the very hills themselves...

Rewritten edition of the 1955 novella of the same name.

Conan the Liberator

Conan Pastiches: Book 2

Lin Carter
L. Sprague de Camp

Aquilonia, once the proudest land in all of Hyboria, has fallen under the tyrannical reign of a mad king. As his brutal insanity sweeps the land, only one man dares stand against him: Conan the barbarian.

Conan becomes the leader of an army of rebels, brave warriors who thought their battles would be fought with spear and sword, axe and dagger. In this they were mistaken, for their greatest foe is not the army of Aquilonia, but the vile sorcerer Thulandra Thuu.

Dark clouds loom ahead for the people of Aquilonia, and only Conan can save them.

Conan and the Spider God

Conan Pastiches: Book 6

L. Sprague de Camp

Conan is back, and at the top of his form!

SFWA Grand Master L. Sprague de Camp was revered in the genre of fantasy for both his fiction and nonfiction. Booklist praised his novel The Honorable Barbarian, saying: "The action is brisk, and the worlds and characters are described with de Camp's deft, light touch... thoroughly agreeable entertainment," while Kirkus Reviews said of The Pixilated Peeress "the unassuming style and verve of the telling keep the pages turning. Pure prose junk-food."

But more important, L. Sprague de Camp wrote Dark Valley Destiny, the definitive biography of Conan's creator, Robert E. Howard, leaving little wonder as to why Conan and the Spider God is considered one of the finest novels in the canon of Conan.

Son of a blacksmith, a former slave and thief, Conan the Cimmerian has risen to the rank of Captain of the Royal Guard. But as usual, trouble is his bedfellow.

Forced to kill while defending himself, Conan must flee the vengeance of the High Priest of Erlik. Foraging through field and forest, meeting friend and foe, Conan cuts a bloody swath through assassins and bounty hunters all the way to the sinister temple of Zath, where he encounters the huge and hideous Spider God. Facing certain death, Conan becomes both the hunter... and the hunted.

Conan and the Spider God is a thrilling adventure of the mighty barbarian, from one of the genre's most revered authors.

Conan the Barbarian

Conan Pastiches: Book 9

L. Sprague de Camp
Lin Carter
Catherine Crook de Camp

Conan the Barbarian is a novelization of the feature film of the same name.

OUT OF A DARK AGE COMES THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF ALL TIME...

In a land of darkling twilight, a world of ancient wizards and dazzling treasures of raging monsters and valiant warriors, the fate of kingdoms balances on his blade alone...

As a child he saw his parents slaughtered by the Snake Cult. In slavery he grew to mighty manhood, trained as a master swordsman and gladiator. As he slaved in chains he planned for freedom and murderous revenge. His day would come. For he was destined to become the warrior who would rule all...

Thief. Warrior. Gladiator. King.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

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