Archive for March, 2008

Hot on the heels of their highly successful limited edition of The Complete Oriental Stories, Girasol Collectables  is going to publish all the issues of Magic Carpet in a similar, limited edition hardcover. As most folks know, know, the title changed name from Oriental Stories to Magic Carpet Magazine, and lasted another 5 issues, put out quarterly, before being cancelled altogether. Included are a couple of Robert E. Howard stories, and the only pulp appearance of Howard’s Red Sonya, who is featured the frontispiece illustration for the limited edition in an attempt at a more faithful rendition of the character — without the offending chain mail bikini.

Girasol will be ready to ship the Magic Carpet companion volume in mid to late April.  Pre-orders are being accepted and will make available for those those who purchased the Oriental Stories limited edition, their matching Limited Edition numbers at a pre-release special price. Complete details can be found at Girasol’s website.

This entry filed under Howard's Fiction, News.

From the crumbling temples of forgotten gods on Venus to the seedy pleasure halls of old Mars, Northwest Smith blazes a trail through the underbelly of the solar system in 13 action-packed stories you won’t soon forget.

Among the best-written and most emotionally complex stories of the Pulp Era, the tales of intergalactic smuggler Northwest Smith still resonate strongly 75 years after their first publication. A staple of Weird Tales in its Golden Age, C.L. Moore’s stories appeared alongside work by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith, forming the backbone of the “unique magazine’s” approach to science fiction and planetary adventure.

For the first time ever, all of Northwest Smith’s adventures have been collected in a single volume, including “Quest of the Starstone,” which pairs Smith with Moore’s other famous creation, the fierce swordswoman Jirel of Joiry!

Introduction by C.J. Cherryh, 220-page softcover trade paperback, available through Amazon.com

The long anticipated publication of the ill-fated Wandering Star edition of Kull, Exile of Atlantis is finally coming in June from Subterranean Press, which has picked up the torch and will be publishing other books formerly slated for publication by Wandering Star, including the third Conan volume. Contents and ordering details for Kull, Exile of Atlantis can be found here.

This entry filed under Howard's Fiction, Howard's Poetry, News.

Someone posted four rare covers from French paperback editions of Conan stories over at the Conan.com website. The NeO covers are pretty nice also as shown on the cover of a recent issue of The Dark Man.