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Ace Fantasy Books, 1985 - Fantasy fiction, American - 220 pages
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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

By Crom, I love me some Conan. Here we have Conan, the real Conan, not the dumbed-down Arnold Schwarzenegger version that is all muscle and no brain (which I never understood considering he was ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Yes, it's that Conan--the one that inspired the Schwarzenegger film, Conan the Barbarian. The best way to give you a flavor of the stories and the character is to quote you a bit that appears above ... Read full review


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Robert E. Howard was born in Peaster, Texas on January 22, 1906. At the beginning of his writing career, he primarily wrote pulp fiction and had numerous stories published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales including Spear and Fang, The Hyena, Wolfshead, Red Shadows, and The Shadow Kingdom. He created the character of Conan the Barbarian in the pages of Weird Tales. By 1936, almost all of his fiction writing was in the western genre and his first novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, was about to be published. He committed suicide on June 11, 1936 at the age of 30.

L. Sprague de Camp, a SFWA Grand Master and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, wrote the definitive biography of Conan's creator, Robert E. Howard. De Camp died in 2000.

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