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Publication Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Conqueror (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of Conan (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Conan (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Barbarian (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Conan (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Conan (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Barbarian(1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of Conan(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Conan(1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Conqueror(1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Conan(1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Conan(1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books

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

Publication Order of Conan (Donald M. Grant) Books

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

Publication Order of Conan The Cimmerian Books

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bloody Crown of Conan (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conquering Sword of Conan (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bran Mak Morn Collections

Bran Mak Morn (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worms of the Earth (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last King (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cormac Mac Art Collections

Tigers of the Sea (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Man Collections

The Dark Man (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Remember (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Storm Conan Chronology Books

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

Publication Order of James Allison Books

Valley of the Worm (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of Fear (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Solomon Kane Books

The Moon of Skulls (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hand of Kane (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skulls in the Stars (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hills of the Dead (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solomon Kane (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right Hand of Doom & Other Tales of Solomon Kane (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Weird Works Of Collections

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Timothy Truman, Richard Corben
Savage Sword Of Conan#1 (With: Archie Goodwin,Gil Kane,Roy Thomas,Esteban Maroto,Bruce Jones,Steve Englehart,Doug Moench,John Buscema,Boris Vallejo,Barry Windsor-Smith) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodstar (With: Richard Corben) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conan Chronicles, Vol. 1: The People of the Black Circle (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conan Chronicles, Vol. 2: The Hour of the Dragon (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword (With: Timothy Truman) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Robert E. Howard Selected Letters, 1923-1930 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (With: H.P. Lovecraft) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fantasy Tales Books

Fantasy Tales 1 (By: Stephen Jones,David A. Sutton) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 2 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 3 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 4 (By: Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones,David A. Sutton) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 5 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 6 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy Tales 7 (By: Stephen Jones,David Sutton) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy Books

with Scott Cupp, Ashley Dioses, K.A. Opperman, Mark Finn, Keith John Taylor, Ethan Nahté, Chris Gruber, Matt Sullivan, Jeffrey Shanks, Jason Ray Carney, MatthewJohn
Skelos I (With: Scott Cupp,Ashley Dioses,K.A. Opperman,Mark Finn,Keith John Taylor,Ethan Nahté,Chris Gruber,Matt Sullivan,Jeffrey Shanks,Jason Ray Carney,MatthewJohn) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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