The Emperor of Dreams: The Literary Cycles of Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith was considered one of the big three of Weird Tales, along with Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft, and was a member of the Lovecraft Circle.

Essays on Conan the Mighty-Thewed Cimmerian

Due to COVID-19, Howard Days has been cancelled this year, which is sad. It's on my bucket list to visit before I am too old. Bob wrote the post below in honour of Howard Days. Please enjoy.

Black Gate: “Wolves Beyond the Border”

A while ago I mentioned that my good friend Keith West wrote a guest post over at Black Gate as part of the “Hither Came Conan” series that runs every Monday. The series features a different leading Robert E. Howard expert each week, examining one of the original Conan stories, and trying to persuade the reader why the particular story in … Continue reading Black Gate: “Wolves Beyond the Border”

Hither Came Conan: Keith West on Beyond the Black River

My good friend Keith West wrote a guest post over at Black Gate as part of the "Hither Came Conan" series that runs every Monday. As usual, Keith's take is on point and illuminating and provides us with a little deeper insight into Robert E Howard's iconic creation. Keith usually blogs over at Adventures Fantastic … Continue reading Hither Came Conan: Keith West on Beyond the Black River