50 Page Fridays: Robert E. Howard


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

Robert E. Howard is perhaps best known for creating Conan the Barbarian, but he also wrote horror, historical fiction, and is credited with creating the “sword and sorcery” subgenre. Over the years he submitted hundreds of stories in various genres to Weird Tales, a monthly sci-fi and fantasy pulp fiction magazine. Though he died more than half a century ago, his fiction is still extremely popular and many of his stories are considered to be classics. Much of his writing remains in print today.

This excerpt comes from a short story collection of his entitled The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard. This collection includes some of his greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa. Check out the first 50 pages below!

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