FORGOTTEN BOOK: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON by Robert E. Howard, 1936, 1977
This is the 133rd in my series of Forgotten Books.
I was out hitting the used bookstores a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled across a book club hardcover edition of Robert E. Howard’s first novel The Hour of the Dragon (AKA Conan [Read it all...]
FORGOTTEN BOOK: HANNES BOK: A Life in illustration by JOSEPH WRZOS, 2012
This is the 123rd in my series of Forgotten Books.
Before we get started with this week’s book, I will warn you. It is BEAUTIFUL! It is GORGEOUS! It is EXPENSIVE. OK, that is out of the way.
I first became aware of the [Read it all...]
Forgotten Films: The Whole Wide World (1996)
This is the 20th in my series of Forgotten Obscure or Neglected Films
This week’s film might be a surprise to many. It has no aliens, explosions, monsters, vampires, evil sorcerers, ghosts, or the other inhabitants of many science fiction fantasy or horror films. It is a love [Read it all...]
Robert E. Howard: Don't mess with this dude, OK?
Fans of Texan Robert E. Howard recently rallied in his defense after an Internet columnist sullied the pulp legend’s name.
Seems that writer MAGGIE VON OSTRAND wrote columns on TEXAS ESCAPES and FANDOMANIA that offered a rather sensationalized dose of speculation on the life of Robert [Read it all...]
Texas Weird: Robert E. Howard
This the 3rd episode in my series on sf, fantasy and horror with San Antonio ties.
Pulp writer ROBERT E. HOWARD was a singular figure in speculative fiction, having created enduring characters like Conan and Solomon Kane that defined the sword-and-sorcery genre. He was also a Texan.
While Howard, the [Read it all...]