Conan has just ended a stint as a mercenary to the army of Nemedia. He has already lost his entire pay and most of his equipment gambling. So he gladly accepts a new job offer, searching for a mysterious and valuable item. Said job leads him to Sicas, an Aquilonian city increasingly dominated by organized crime. A Mob War between the five main gangs, and several minor factions, is ongoing. Deciding that this city of rogues is his kind of place, Conan soon uses the conflict to his own advantage.
Meanwhile several parties in the War are also after the MacGuffin. Conan has recently escaped from the mines of Brythunia, where he spent a period as a convict. He has retreated to the wilderness and joined a fairly isolated tribe. He is Going Native. But Brythunian armies destroy the tribe and its village.
Conan seeks vengeance against the Brythunian ruler. Who is actually a victim of Demonic Possession. Novel, features Conan leading a group of freelance mercenaries within Ophir, a country about to enter a civil war. Novel, features the activities of a necromantic cult in Turan and Hyrkania. Conan serves as an officer of the Turanian Army.
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When the secret service arranges for him to join a sorceress in a mission. They are to take out a sorcerer whose plans threaten Turan and its empire. Conan is hired by a Stygian Sorceress to transport certain items to the sacred mountain of Crom in Cimmeria. The relatively "simple" mission turns up to be part of a conflict between sorcerers.
Conan flees Turan after becoming the main suspect in a high-profile murder investigation. He also suffers from poisoning and enters Vendhya in search for a cure. He instead finds himself involved in complex political intrigues. Conan finds himself trapped within a Nemedian prison.
He is offered freedom in exchange for a job. Becoming the political decoy to a Nemedian noble who resembles him in appearance. But there are multiples threats surround himself and his employers. Who have some secrets of their own.
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To face an undead sorceress, Conan has to experience a journey to the underworld. His chance to return among the living depends on victory over the nightmares of the realm. Novel, sequel to "Conan of the Red Brotherhood". Conan is still leading the Red Brotherhood in ravaging the coasts of the Vilayet Sea. He is trying to instigate conflict between the two powers of the region, Turan and Hyrkania, to weaken them. But a magic user seeks to undermine all three naval powers. Novella written by L. Sprague de Camp, first published in October, Based on an Diego de Guzman tale by Robert E.
The original story was set in Cairo. There are arguments that Catherine Crook de Camp was an uncredited co-writer in this tale. A sequel to "Beyond the Black River". A sequel to the "Black Colossus". Sprague de Camp , first published in The original story was set in s Afghanistan. Sprague de Camp, first published in Based on an El Borak tale by Robert E. Sequel to "Jewels of Gwahlur".
Revised by L. Sprague de Camp in Novel, features intrigues over the throne of Zingara. Sprague de Camp, first published in December, Based on an Ivan Sablianka tale by Robert E. The original story was set in Caucasus, with Cossacks active in the border areas of the Ottoman Empire. A sequel to the "Shadows in Zamboula". Also serves as an origin tale to a supporting character from the "The Hour of the Dragon".
Novel, sequel to "Conan and the Sorcerer". Age of Conan, Hyborian Adventures novels. Novels which take place in the familiar Hyborian Age but do not actually feature Conan himself as a major character. His activities as King of Aquilonia are mentioned however. Steven York. Also known "Venom of Luxor". The city of the title is typically spelled "Luxor" in Conan stories, but not in the cover of the first edition.
Comic Books. The character has had a long history in comics over the decades. The Dark Horse series is the most faithful of all adaptations to date and is endorsed by the Robert E.
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Howard Foundation. It started out with Kurt Busiek on script and Cary Nord on pencils. It's currently written by Timothy Truman and drawn by Tomas Giorello. Marvel started publishing Conan comics again in the late s starting including a Crossover with the The Avengers in the Avengers: No Road Home series. Just as some of Howard's non-Conan stories were reworked for inclusion in the Conan books , the character of Red Sonja was created for Marvel loosely based on two of Howard's other characters from his historical fiction - Red Sonya of Rogatino and Dark Agnes, both Action Girls from the 16th century.
Film and Television. The films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer It was written by Stanley Mann, and directed by Richard Fleischer. Conan the Adventurer was an animated cartoon based on elements from the various Conan stories, but it was so very much Lighter and Softer. It takes only a few elements from the original.
Decent on its own terms, despite the "kiddification" e. Ran for 65 episodes. Conan And The Young Warriors Continuation of the above. This had Conan leading kids around. Having defeated his enemies, Conan was contemplating retirement. Fate, in the form of Epimetrius the Sage, has other plans and the Cimmerian becomes mentor to The Chosen Ones , three siblings with magical powers who are destined to rule the Hyborian world. All three are blonde, and blue-eyed.
Draegen, the eldest boy, summons an Instant Armor with magical qualities. He has also been trained to Whip It Good in battle. Brynne, middle child and only girl, is a Master of Illusion. She has also had training as a thief and Archer. Navah, the youngest boy, is a The Beastmaster of the group.
He has had training as a slinger.
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This show was never particularly successful. A total of 13 episodes were released. Conan the Adventurer was a live-action series starring Ralf Moeller as Conan. It makes superficial use of Conan's name and elements from the movies and animated series, as well as Robert Jordan's Conan novels, but otherwise was Howard's character in name only.
A total of 22 episodes were released.
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There's been an animated adaptation of Red Nails starring Ron Perlman and Mark Hamill in the works for some time, but it seems to be stuck in Development Hell. Tabletop Games. Noted early wargamer Tony Bath ran a campaign called The Hyborian Campaign during the s that was based on an Alternate Universe version of the Hyborian setting.
The game uses a 2d20 resolution mechanic. Video Games. Conan: Hall of Volta A platformer with puzzle elements for Apple ][ , Atari and Commodore Conan , also known as Conan: The Dark Axe. Conan , for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox More or less a God of War clone, based on elements from Howard's stories. Ron Perlman provides Conan's voice. Conan Exiles , an open-world survival game developed by Funcom.
Conan, in characteristic fashion, tells the villains who captured him to go to hell. Absurdly Sharp Blade : Conan's swords can cut through nearly anything. Hardly a fight scene goes by that doesn't have the Cimmerian casually hewing off limbs and heads, plunging a sword through chainmail like wet paper or rotten fruit or some other metaphor for softness, and occasionally bisecting still-helmeted skulls and whole torsos. And yet it's still always described as "razor-sharp". It's worth noting here the awesome physical power that Conan was able to put behind his sword work.
The story "The Thing in the Crypt" which inspired a similar scene in the movie has Conan finding a sword in a ancient tomb, before having to use it to fight the titular "thing". It may or may not explain the absurd sharpness. Not really, the sword was specifically mentioned to be an early iron sword from some unknown chieftain and while it was very good quality for its time period, it was slightly pitted and a little bit rusty.
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Main thing is that it was tough and lasted for a few adventures before he found other weapons the Conan stories were never about a Cool Sword and it was rare for Conan to hold on to the same weapon in an adventure, let alone finding an enchanted one. The Ace : Physically, Conan embodies this. He's the ultimate swordsman And besides his weapon skills, he has more raw strength than anyone else human he meets an infamous wrestler and strangler, and casually beats him at his own game , and he's faster, tougher, and with better instincts too.
Canon is that this comes from a lifetime of Barbarian Hero hardship and struggle; Conan is just supposed to be better at everything. Action Girl : Howard's work was definitely not free of sexism, but he deserves some credit for subverting Damsel in Distress and No Man Wants An Amazon as often as his editor would let him. Belit, Nanaia and Valeria are all good early examples of the Action Girl. Even Devi Yasmina of Vendhya is a pretty tough cookie; she's last seen leading an army.
Conan himself admits he could never disarm Valeria of the Brotherhood. The quality of their distillations is debated, to say the least. To the extent that the first film captured the "Frank Frazetta feel", and had assorted story elements from both Howard and pastiche, it was an Adaptation Distillation; but its plot and themes are incompatible at worst with Howard's Conan.
Of course, one may enjoy it on its own, regardless of the source material. The second film tends to grab names and jam them onto people, places, and things unrelated to the canon, and doesn't even make sense internally on some story points. The film manages to feel the most like Howard's original story, right down to the pulpy feel and escapist action. It helps that they made sure to write around established stories and events from the Howard canon instead of just rewriting Conan's life to fit their movie plot like the '82 film.
Conan's first comic book appearance happened in in an unlicensed Mexican series with Belit as the protagonist and Conan as her blond Viking-like sidekick. Our own era is after the collapse of the Hyborian Age. Alien Geometries : A few of the 'time-lost' cities that Conan discovers feature this. She gets repeatedly mentioned in the second film. Prior to that, you could be forgiven for thinking she's supposed to be Belit, who did some of the same things in the books.
She appears to be, if anything from the books at all, a pastiche of the two. The implication is that they themselves will be worshipped as the Norse pantheon further down the line. Always Chaotic Evil : Howard wrote in broad strokes, depicting entire civilizations in shorthand, and some of the cultures Conan brushes up against are painted with a uniformly dark brush.
Stygians are always conniving, knowledgeable and ruthless: Zamorans are always self-serving and treacherous: Picts are always savages who yearn to crush civilization. The Acheronian civilization is long-dead, but everything we learn about them indicates that they were monstrous. Conan himself is a bit more understanding about 'evil' people than his author - he comments sympathetically that the Picts are killing people and committing atrocities because 'civilization' is slowly but surely invading their land, and in another story he rewards a poor Stygian fisherman richly for assisting him.
He chooses his enemies based on their personal offenses, not their background. But the tendency for so many of his enemies to have the same few nationalities over and over is quite apparent. Ambiguous Time Period : According to Howard's timeline, the stories take place sometime between 20, B. An unknown apocalypse has shifted the European and African coastlines since that time, so the earlier end of the scale is less implausible.
Well, this world contains all I desire — power, and pomp, and glittering pageantry, handsome men and soft women for my paramours and my slaves. You'll marry some withered old king of the plains, and I can go my way with only the memory of a few kisses snatched from your lips.
He was no defensive fighter; even in the teeth of overwhelming odds he always carried the war to the enemy. Break the neck of a wild Cimmerian bull before you call yourself strong. For promise of valleys filled with gold, or threat of the Halls of Hell! The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing. Conan: I found Aquilonia in the grip of a pig like you—one who traced his genealogy for a thousand years. The land was torn with the wars of the barons, and the people cried out under oppression and taxation. Today no Aquilonian noble dares maltreat the humblest of my subjects, and the taxes of the people are lighter than anywhere else in the world.
While Conan himself is almost certainly an exceptional example of his people, Howard credits most of his success to his barbarous upbringing. In order to even survive living in Cimmeria long enough to get the hell out and never come back, Conan just had to be flat-out better at everything than any civilized person.
See Badass Boast , above, for just one example. The God in the Bowl : He knew, if the others were too stupid to know, the steel-trap muscles and blinding quickness of men raised beyond civilization's frontiers where life was a continual battle for existence, and he had no desire to loose the barbaric frenzy of the Cimmerian if it could be avoided.
I know this: if life is an illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and I am content. There was no man in the world more deeply and thoroughly versed than he in the lore of swordcraft. But he had never been pitted against a blade wielded by thews bred in the wild lands beyond the borders of civilization. Against his fighting-craft was matched blinding speed and strength impossible to a civilized man.
Conan's manner of fighting was unorthodox, but instinctive and natural as that of a timber wolf. The intricacies of the sword were as useless against his primitive fury as a human boxer's skill against the onslaughts of a panther. New Job as the Plot Demands : Conan has had an incredibly wide array of jobs over his extensive and colorful career, and he hardly ever begins a story having the same occupation or employer as a previous one. Pretty much the only job he has stuck with long term was King of Aquilonia. Ninja : The followers of Louhi are Hyperboreans wearing form-fitting black suits, blank masks and wielding platinum-tipped sticks.
Yeah, that's right, Finnish Ninjas Noble Savage : Conan himself certainly fits the bill, although other uncivilized types like the Picts are portrayed as Always Chaotic Evil. Quite forcefully averted in the original stories, however. In Howard's own words, "I have no idyllic view of barbarism - as near as I can learn it's a grim, bloody, ferocious and loveless condition. I have no patience with the depiction of the barbarian of any race as a stately, god-like child of Nature, endowed with strange wisdom and speaking in measured and sonorous phrases.
To put it more bluntly, Conan is a Noble Savage , but doesn't LIKE being one and spends most of his career as a mercenary, thief and warlord actively trying to get away from it You'll notice that in Howard's stories, Cimmeria itself is never directly depicted, largely because Conan hates it there and never wants to go back.
Noblewoman's Laugh : In one case, it came from the lips of a gelatinous, tentacled, toad headed monstrosity. Not Quite Dead Not So Extinct : Finding the pelt of a long-extinct golden leopard in "The Devil In Iron" suggests to Conan that sorcery has reverted the area he's exploring to the state it had in the remote past. This is confirmed when he fights a giant snake, also of a long-extinct species. The scene in the movie when Valeria does this was inspired directly by the story in question.
Off with His Head! Her brothers though are very large. Overshadowed by Awesome : Poor Valerius This was corrected in the Marvel Comics adaptation, where Conan took a more active role. Panthera Awesome : Great cats, although not as iconic as demons and giant snakes, do confront Conan from time to time. Papa Wolf : He really loves his family. He's prepared to confront and destroy the four most powerful magicians of his time in order to rescue his son. Pelts of the Barbarian : Although the eponymous legendary warrior is often depicted wearing just a loin cloth, he'll often wear rough pelts when the need to dress warmer comes.
This applies to the books and adaptations. People of Hair Color : Most notably the northern barbarians. The Vanir are uniformly red-haired, the Aesir blond-haired, and the Cimmerians black-haired. Pirate : Conan has been a pirate more than once in his career, in many different organizations, including the Red Brotherhood, the Zingaran Freebooters, and the infamous Black Corsairs.
Valeria was also one of these. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything : That Conan was a pirate is well-known, thanks to " Queen of the Black Coast " one of Howard's most famous stories , but one will see precious little real, chase-down-ships-and-murder-everyone-who-won't-let-you-steal-their-stuff piracy from him. Planet of Hats : In many instances: almost every Stygian is an Evil Sorcerer or priest worshipping Set, all Picts are wild, bloodthirsty barbarians and woodsmen, Zamorans are sniveling thieves, Aesir and Vanir are viking-like Boisterous Bruiser warriors, Khitans and Eastern people are enigmatic fatalists, Zuagirs are noble sand raiders with a strict code of honor, Hyperboreans are bald scrawny members of a Church Of Evil , Bossonians, Hyrkanians, and Shemites are three different flavors of Archer Archetype.
Furthermore, inhabitants of lost cities tend to be depraved and decadent psychos. Generally, the more often a nation appears, the more nuanced and varied its population Stygia being the exception. Plot Armor : In "A Witch Shall be Born" he is hung on a cross in the middle of a desert, which the villain of the tale supposed would be enough to kill him — luckily, he is rescued. When an assassination attempt is made on him in a later story, "The Phoenix on the Sword" the would-be assassins fail only because a wizard finds a ring that he has lost for almost a hundred years by total accident though since it's a magic ring, one wonders if it was an accident at all.
Talk about luck. Power of Trust Precursors : There are a few fragments of 'pre-human' architecture and magic, such as those of Acheron, here and there: there are also remnant artifacts from Atlantis, Valusia, Lemuria and so on - human empires that fell before the Hyborians re-invented the art of writing. And then, in turn, the Hyborian Age collapsed into savagery, leaving them as the Precursors to our age. Offscreen, as a barbarian, mercenary and pirate, he has no qualms at all about pillaging peaceful villages and merchant shipping.
Purple Prose : Robert E. Howard probably reached for his thesaurus more times in a paragraph than most writers do in writing a whole novel. This results in a kind of pomposity that is the written equivalent of the Frank Frazetta painting on the cover. That's not to say that the prose is bad: Howard had a gift for this style of descriptive narration. Random Events Plot : Most of the individual stories follow a distinct arc, but there's no denying that when the short stories were combined into a 'series', it was wandering and unpredictable.
But then Conan produces physical proof of his encounter, immediately silencing the disbelievers. But you civilized men are soft; your lives are not nailed to your spines as are ours. Your fortitude consists mainly in inflicting torment, not in enduring it. You will be dead before sundown. And so, Falcon of the Desert, I leave you to the companionship of another bird of the desert. Oh, gods of Hell, how I have yearned for this! Oh, damn you, how I love the sight of you - you, who fed my comrades to the vultures, who tore them between wild horses, blinded and maimed and mutilated them all, you dog, you filthy dog!
Take Over the World : Yezdigerd, king of Turan, he managed to convert his empire into the biggest one of the Hyborian Age, his foreign policy seems to be directed ultimately to this. Also the ultimate plan of Thoth-Amon and his council of sorcerers and worshipers of Set.
Virata, one of the lords of the Flame Knife cult may have had this as its main plans. Taking You with Me : Conan, without hesitation, pretty much every time he thinks he'll die. It's a defining characteristic. Thunderbolt Iron : Starmetal swords in some adaptations. Offut's Isparana, implied. The trope definition is complex and Conan ticks some boxes and misses others. He has the right kind of primal charisma. He works to his own rules. He is very strong — in flesh and in spirit. He is a larger than life character.
But in the films he is religious and he is sociable, two things an ubermensch is not. Also, he does not want to set up a new society — whereas the Ubermensch often does. The Vamp : Appears several times in Howard's Conan stories. He takes any opportunity to visit new countries, and travelled far as king, though happily for him the political turmoil of the Hyborian nations meant his kingship wasn't exactly quiet. The movies also briefly touch on it. Villain of Another Story : Thoth-Amon serves this role in the original stories.
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Gauntlet and Shocklines have both sold out of this novel. Other book dealers may have copies available. A hardcover edition is due from Forge Books in November You can pre-order it now and have it autographed from Shocklines. Tarzan II - Now available! Terk, Tantor, and all your favorite characters are back, and they've brought along some new friends, in an action-packed adventure that's sure to delight the entire family. By Doug Ellis. This presents, in glorious full color and lively detail, the story of the girlie pulps from their stormy beginnings to present-day collector's items.
Often banned and destroyed throughout the s and '40s--they were thought to erode the public morality--these issues have become scarce and highly sought after. Ward and others; more than examples are shown here. Visit Bud Plant to order a copy at this great price. Wildside Press - Now available! March , Vol 20, 2. A facsimile of the pulp magazine, with all the original illustrations and ads. Story illustrations by John Fleming Gould. In pursuing his dream of mapping this unexplored dangerous region, Thierry has run afoul of Ripklaw and Lucifer Trapp.
Can Zorro still stay ahead of Capitan Monasterio and his men, while defending the Bessons from their tormentors? The malaise of the Depression years gave rise to a new icon of popular culture-ten-cent magazines with lurid covers featuring detectives in dire straits, monsters from outer space and beautiful women facing fates worse than death. This Robert Lesser collection of pulp-art covers for is a treasure trove of nostalgia. Subtitles in English, French, and Spanish are flying your way along with closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The warrior Kern, the "Wolf-Eye," has earned both renown and scorn after his victory against the Vanir raiders.
Now, villages within reach of the Vanirs' vengeance pay the price for Kern's defiance as the raiders strike without mercy! And as the mighty Vanir marshal their legions with all manner of supernatural creatures joining their ranks, Kern prepares to unleash the seething fury of Cimmerian rage made legendary by Conan himself! Captain Spectre and the Lightning Legion - Update! The next exciting Chapter "The Electric Soldier" has begun and the first four strips are now available online.
Join the Lightning Legion The first ever Tales of the Dark Avenger short story collection is now available from Cliffhanger Productions. Two additional Dark Avenger shorts--also in 3-D--are planned for the fall. The Dangers of Deborah is finally back on track and is set to begin filming in August. After four long hard years, Cthulhu is presented with his degree from Miskatonic University, graduating with double honors in Human Sacrifice and Perdition!
Scheduled to ship in October The first bust of Cthulhu ever released, in the fine Roman-Greco tradition comes this wonderfully sculpted bust of Cthulhu by Sam Greenwell. Limited Edition, fully painted. Stands 6-inches tall. The Sewer King by Jarret W. Buse is this week's Two-Minute Shadow Mystery. Author F. No one knew who built it, or why. But on the eve of WW II, German soldiers move in and awaken something—something hungry… something as merciless as the SS einsatzkommandos accompanying them.
Noted horror writer F. Fading Shadows - Now Available! The titles listed below are the final publications from Fading Shadows, Inc. Back issues of Fading Shadows publications will remain available until the supply is exhausted. Use the link below to visit the Fading Shadows website. Mason Each issue is 5. Howard collection is now available! Howard's great adventure stories. These tales, long out of print, are collected together for the first time in a handsome new page softcover edition limited to 1, copies.
Great care and attention has been given to keep this edition faithful to the original text. Due to differences in Canadian copyright laws, these stories are public domain in Canada, but not in the USA. Individual copies can be ordered and shipped without issue, but no wholesalers will be accepted. We accept checks or International Money Orders made payable to 'Girasol Collectables', as well as Paypal payments to: 'info girasolcollectables.
Please be sure to include your shipping address with your order. Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce four more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas. Click here or on the images to the right for a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images. Howard story, TheVoice of El-Lil. Howard story, Red Blades of Black Cathay. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand.
Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still? No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. Cover by the great Robert McGinnis because, come on, who else would you get to paint a girl with a long green heart? As the author pointed out to us, two reasons: The main character's name isn't "Cannon," and he's not for hire. Now that we're bringing the book back for its first publication in more than 40 years, it's a chance for it finally to appear the way the author wanted: under a title he chose, and with "Matt Cordell" properly restored as the character's name.
Then the stranger's wife shows up to take him home, and things only go downhill from there The cover is by a newcomer to our line, Tim Gabor, and it captures the spirt of the pulps extremely well. It looked like an easy score. But one thing stood between him and the money: the beautiful and deadly Madelon Butler. But who can relax with dead bodies turning up at every stop? Mask of the Gargoyle - New pulp-inspired comic continues in September! Boston Detective Brigette Helm seeks out Father David Holmes to learn more about his association with the mystery man the papers are calling The Gargoyle.
Michael's church confides in the young cop his very first meeting with the masked avenger. Thrills and spills galore, in a debut telling of the first Gargoyle story. A cover mockup is shown at the right. Max Brand Yahoo Group Max Brand is possibly the most famous Western writers of all time and has never gone out of print. A new Yahoo newsgroup is dedicated to discussing, reviewing, and exploring the writings, heroes, villains, and Western world of Max Brand.
It will also discuss the author and his life. This popular and very prolific author, Frederick Schiller Faust , wrote in just about every genre known western, mystery, adventure, science fiction, espionage, romance, travel, journalism, war, history, fashion, medicine, etc. Mike Chomko - July newsletter is now available! Mike's July newsletter is now available. Lovecraft Action Figures. Three figures are presently scheduled, Cthulhu, Dagon, and Pickmans Model. Standing approximately 6-inches tall, these action figures features mulitple points of articulation, an intricate sculpt and tremendous attention to detail.
They are sold only in case lots to retailers. Inquire at your local comic shop if you are interested in purchasing these items. Click on the links below to view larger images and pre-order these action figures from Entertainment Earth. Nightmares of H. Lovecraft Cthulhu Figure Nightmares of H. Lovecraft Dagon Figure Nightmares of H. Guests of Honor Martin H. Greenberg has accepted our invitation to be Guest of Honor at Pulpcon 34 in July. In recent years he has become the most prolific anthologist in several fields. Greenberg has worked with different co-editors to produce many anthologies designed for classroom teaching in various fields chemistry, history, anthropology, engineering, etc using science fiction as background.
His work as editor of collections such as The Asimov Chronicles and as co-editor with recent Pulpcon Guest Bill Pronzini, Robert Silverberg, Asimov, Pulpcon regular Robert Weinberg and numerous others of dozens of anthologies has brought back into print hundreds of stories lost in the files of old pulp magazines or last seen in hard-to-find collections.
Martin H. Greenberg - Bibliography Summary. Ed Hoch confirmed Edward D. Hoch was born February 22, , in Rochester, New York. Hoch has published nearly short stories and is the leading contemporary writer of true puzzle plot mysteries. Much of Hoch's work centers on series detectives, many of which have been featured in long-running sequences of short stories. Many of Hoch's series detectives tend to personify different mystery subgenres.
Captain Leopold tales are police procedurals; Dr. Sam Hawthorne, impossible crimes; Nick Velvet, Rogue thieves who turn detective; Jeffery Rand, the mystery tale based in espionage; Ben Snow, the historical mystery. Hoch can shift to any of these genres simply by altering his series protagonist. Click here for more on Hoch's detective series. Edward D. All tables are first-come, first-served. Tables are not to be moved without permission. Tables are for the use only of those who rent them and renters must be present to sell their own goods or forfeit them to Pulpcon for auctioning unless arrangements are made with Pulpcon in advance.
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