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Publication Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Conqueror (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Conan (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Conan (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Barbarian (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Conan (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Conan (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Barbarian(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Conan(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Conan(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Conqueror(1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Conan(1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Conan(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books

The Return of Conan (By: L. Sprague de Camp) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Adventurer (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Warrior (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Usurper (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Conqueror (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Avenger (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan of the Isles (By: L. Sprague de Camp,Lin Carter) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Freebooter (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Wanderer (By: Lin Carter) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan of Cimmeria (With: Lin Carter) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Buccaneer (By: L. Sprague de Camp,Lin Carter) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan of Aquilonia (By: L. Sprague de Camp,Lin Carter) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Swordsman (By: L. Sprague de Camp,Lin Carter,Björn Nyberg) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Sorcerer (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Liberator (By: L. Sprague de Camp,Lin Carter) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan: The Road of Kings (By: Karl Edward Wagner) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan: Sword of Skelos (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan: The Sword of Skelos (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan and the Spider God (By: L. Sprague de Camp) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Rebel (By: Poul Anderson) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan the Mercenary (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Conan (Donald M. Grant) Books

The People of the Black Circle (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Witch Shall Be Born (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tower of the Elephant (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Nails (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan in The Devil in Iron (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogues in the House Conan (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Black Coast (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jewels of Gwahlur (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Colossus (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pool of the Black One (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Conan The Cimmerian Books

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Crown of Conan (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conquering Sword of Conan (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bran Mak Morn Collections

Bran Mak Morn (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worms of the Earth (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last King (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cormac Mac Art Collections

Tigers of the Sea (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Man Collections

The Dark Man (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Remember (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Storm Conan Chronology Books

The Phoenix on the Sword (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scarlet Citadel (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Colossus (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogues in the House (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows In The Moonlight (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Black River (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows In Zamboula (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hour of the Dragon (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The People of the Black Circle (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tower of the Elephant (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Nails (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conan in The Devil in Iron (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogues in the House Conan (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Black Coast (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jewels of Gwahlur (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Colossus (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pool of the Black One (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of James Allison Books

Valley of the Worm (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Fear (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Solomon Kane Books

The Moon of Skulls (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hand of Kane (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skulls in the Stars (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hills of the Dead (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solomon Kane (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right Hand of Doom & Other Tales of Solomon Kane (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Almuric (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pride of Bear Creek (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land of Kane (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sowers of the Thunder (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vultures of Whapeton (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cormac Mac Art (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Valley of Iskander (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords of Shahrazar (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Skull-Face (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marchers of Valhalla (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawks of Outremer (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Ride (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mayhem on Bear Creek (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of the Dead (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes of Bear Creek (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Cat Book (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road of Azrael (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Post Oaks and Sand Roughs (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Woman (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kull: Exile of Atlantis (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Skull-Face (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Man (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gates of Empire (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always Come Evening (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Man and Others (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Kull (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Shadows (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfshead (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes From An Iron Harp (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Robert E. Howard (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigeons From Hell and Other Weird and Fantastic Adventures (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Vulmea's Vengeance (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Images: A book of fantasy verse (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Singers in the Shadows / by Robert E. Howard (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Son of the White Wolf (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Canaan (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Howard Collector (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Ocean (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Barbarian: The Writings of Robert E Howard, a Critical Anthology (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Lal Singh (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Dreams (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eons of the Night (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trails in Darkness (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Borders (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Triumph (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nameless Cults (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waterfront Fists and Others (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graveyard Rats and Others (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Action Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gates of Empire and Other Tales of the Crusades (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasures of Tartary (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Stranger and Other American Tales (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boxing Stories (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Trail (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Riot at Bucksnort and Other Western Tales (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Chronicles of Conan (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunter of the Ring & Other Tales (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Singer in the Mist & Others (With: Stephen Jones) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Weird Works Of Collections

Shadow Kingdoms (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon of Skulls (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
People of the Dark (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wings in the Night (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Worm (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Fear (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Black River (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hours of the Dragon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Hounds of Death (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thunder of Trumpets (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Spear and Fang (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Forest of Villefere (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fearsome Touch of Death (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waterfront Fists (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kings of the Night (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voice of El-Lil (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blood of Belshazzar (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion of Tiberias (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Talons (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tomb's Secret (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fangs of Gold (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Names In The Black Book (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daughter of Erlik Khan (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawk of the Hills (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood of the Gods (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Wind Blowing (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gent from Bear Creek (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigeons from Hell (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword Woman (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three-Bladed Doom (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The She Devil (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfshead (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Timothy Truman, Richard Corben
Savage Sword Of Conan#1 (With: Gil Kane,Roy Thomas,Esteban Maroto,Bruce Jones,Steve Englehart,Doug Moench,John Buscema,Boris Vallejo,Barry Windsor-Smith) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodstar (With: Richard Corben) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conan Chronicles, Vol. 1: The People of the Black Circle (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conan Chronicles, Vol. 2: The Hour of the Dragon (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword (With: Timothy Truman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solomon Kane: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus (With: David Wenzel,Howard Chaykin,Roy Thomas,Bret Blevins,Donald F. Glut,SteveCarr) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Robert E. Howard Selected Letters, 1923-1930 (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (With: H.P. Lovecraft) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Swords & Sorcery(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1966(1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swordsmen and Supermen(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gooseflesh(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Stories Special - 1975 Sword & Sorcery Annual(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Midnight(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Star Universe(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Fantasy(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea-Cursed(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giant Book of Fantasy Tales(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spookhouse, Volume 2(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Lands That Never Were(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine - May 1934(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Robert E. Howard Reader(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead That Walk(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman: An Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Sky(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skelos I(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weird Fiction Collection #1(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunsmoke & Dragonfire(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovecraft Mythos New & Classic Collection(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Robert E. Howard was one of the greatest authors from America, who liked to write pulp fiction novels in a wide range of genres, including fantasy, historical adventure, detective fiction, boxing, horror, sword & sorcery, and western. He is particularly well known for creating the character of Conan the Barbarian, and is considered as the father of the subgenre of sword and sorcery. Author Howard was born as Robert Ervin Howard on January 22, 1906, in Peaster, Texas, United States. He was brought up in Texas and spent most the time growing up in the Cross Plains town. From his childhood days, he was intellectual and bookish. Howard also had an interest in boxing. For a short period of time during his teens, he was involved in bodybuilding. He eventually took up amateur boxing. Howard had the dream of becoming an author of adventure novels from the age of nine, but he didn’t have any success until the age of 23. And from then on, his writings were published in numerous journals, magazines, newspapers, etc., until his death at the age of 30. Author Howard had achieved success in various genres of writing. The first Conan book written by him was released in 1934, but the stories did not come in book form when he was alive. His Conan stories were mainly published in the pulp magazine called Weird Tales. It was while writing for the Depression-era pages of this magazine that author Howard created Conan’s character. The cultural impact of this character was often compared with the likes of Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Batman, Tarzan, and James Bond. With the creation of Conan and the other heroes in his books, author Howard created the sword & sorcery genre, which spawned many imitators and gave Howard a huge influence. Even today, the works of Howard are reprinted and he remains an immensely followed author. He died on June 11, 1936, by committing suicide. The circumstances that surrounded his death speculated that he was not mentally fit. After learning that his mother is not going to recover from coma, which she acquired because of fighting against tuberculosis, her entire life, Howard went out of the hospital, sat in his car and killed himself with a gunshot. Howard’s father was a traveling physician named Dr. Isaac Howard.

The early life of Howard was spent moving across numerous boomtowns and cowtowns of Texas. During his youth, he saw the breaking down of his parents’ relationship. The family also faced hardships due to financial problems. Howard’s mother, Hester Jane, had a great impact on his intellectual growth. She influenced him to develop a love towards literature and poetry. Howard always loved to read and learn, but he was not interested in the concept of schooling. He used to hate anyone who showed authority. Because of confronting bullies frequently, Howard learned about the presence of enemies and evil in the world. This made him realize the value of violence and strength. Howard was frequently exposed to effects of violence and injury as he was son of a doctor. Later, he became preoccupied with sports, particularly boxing. He was greatly influenced by the popular names in the boxing world such as Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Bob Fitzsimmons, and James Jeffries. Due to his voracious reading habits and having a natural talent of prose writing, Howard developed an interest in professional writing. He started writing stories from an early age, most of which were typically based on the historical fiction stories centering on the Arabs, Vikings, and battles. At the same time, he also began studying the popular works of some prominent of that time and this also had a great impact on his growth as a novelist. Howard shifted to Cross Plains from Texas when he was 13 years old and stayed there for the rest of his life. When he turned 15, Howard began sampling pulp magazines. In the next several years, he was busy creating characters. Howard also began submitting stories to the magazines. He even faced rejections, but that did not stop him from achieving his goals. As he did not have any mentor to teach him, Howard started finding the mistakes on his own and correcting. This helped him in the long run of his career.

An initially written book of this series is entitled ‘Conan the Buccaneer’. It was released in 1968 by the Ace publication. The main characters introduced in this book include Conan and Thoth-Amon. Author Howard has set the story of the book in Hyboria. At the start of the book, Conan is shown as being in the late thirties. He is the captain of Wastrel. Conan gets involved in the Zingara kingdom’s politics, while seeking the treasures on the rumored Nameless Isle. He is not alone in the quest of the treasure. The others who join Conan in the mix up include a fugitive named Princess Chabela, a privateer called Zarono, and Thoth-Amon, a Stygian sorcerer. As the story proceeds further, all these characters are shown trying to outplay each other. They try to find the treasure before anyone else and become powerful. However, none of them realize that the news about the treasure was just a rumor. When Conan comes to know about the spreading rumor, he decides to return back to his kingdom. During his journey, he faces many obstacles and successfully overcomes them to remain alive and healthy.

Another interesting book written by Howard in this series is called as ‘Conan the Conqueror’. This book was also released by the Ace publication in 1984, after its original release in 1936. At the beginning of the story of this novel, Conan is introduced as a great swordsman, who is capable of fighting both the natural as well as the supernatural enemies in his time-lost world called as the ‘Hyborian Age’. Conan is middle aged and is the ruler of an ancient kingdom called Aquilonia. Further, in the plot of the book, it is depicted that Conan must indulge in a final battle to prevent the destruction of the known world at the hands of a resurrected sorcerer called Xaltotun. Also, Conan is required to embark on a journey to find and obtain the Heart. On the whole, the novel appears to be a well written story. Author Howard was praised for his excellent style of writing. The readers and the critics appreciated his efforts in bringing out a masterpiece novel like this one that depicts the heroics of Conan. The novel became a huge success and remains so even after so many years of author Howard’s death.

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