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SF & Fantasy

50 Page Fridays: Robert E. Howard


50 Page Fridays: Robert E. Howard

More horror stories are coming your way, just in time for Halloween. Click Read more and gain exclusive access to the first 50 pages of Robert E. Howard’s most beloved stories.

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SF & Fantasy

Conan: The Return of Arnold Schwarzenegger


poster-conanWhat is best in life?

No, it’s not “to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” That’s all well and good, but that’s not best.

It’s the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger might be returning to his roots! And I don’t mean Austria!

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Badass Comic Book Cover: King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #1


badass-kingconan1Every week I’ll be bringing you a comic book cover that I feel eclipses others out there—to the point I might just have to own it when released!

This week: King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #1! A pissed off Cimmerian!

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SF & Fantasy

Associate Editor David Pomerico on the New REH ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Collection


Associate Editor David Pomerico on the New REH ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Collection

There are two Conans. One is the Conan of Robert E. Howard’s stories: an adaptable, cunning warrior whose physical prowess and quick wits eventually lead him to the throne of Aquilonia. The other is the Conan of the movies: a hell-bent meat and metal tornado in a loincloth.

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SF & Fantasy

An Interview with Michael A. Stackpole: from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away to Conan the Barbarian


Michael A. Stackpole is a well-known figure in science fiction and fantasy literature, with a number of hit Star Wars novel and comic books to his credit. His latest book is an adaptation of the new film Conan the Barbarian. Stackpole has been a fan of Robert E. Howard’s most celebrated hero since high school, [...]

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What I’m Excited About Today: 6/18/11


Hey folks, here’s another installment of my semi-weekly Saturday video blog. Today I’ll be featuring three fantastic new books: the official Conan the Barbarian tie-in novel from Michael Stackpole, No Hero by Jonathan Wood and The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Sorry about the video production quality. I’m [...]

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Blood and Thunder, Dreams in the Fire: an Interview with Robert E. Howard Scholar Mark Finn


The late Robert E. Howard’s public profile has never been higher, with a new comic book anthology series from Dark Horse, a continuing line of Del Rey collections, a Conan movie later this summer, and now a the release of Dreams in the Fire, a new anthology of stories and poetry honoring his legacy. Edited [...]

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Suvudu

First Full “Conan the Barbarian” Trailer Actually Looks Pretty Awesome


I’ve not made a secret of my skepticism regarding the new Conan reboot, largely based on my devotion to the original works of Robert E. Howard. That being said, I have to say that this new trailer looks pretty awesome, and if director Marcus Nispel can turn in a halfway decent sword & sorcery flick [...]

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New “Conan” Movie Plot Revealed in Comic Tie-In


New “Conan” Movie Plot Revealed in Comic Tie-In

Spoiler alert! The plot of Lionsgate’s new Conan reboot has been revealed in a solicitation for the upcoming comic book tie-in from Dark Horse. While I won’t reveal any of the spoileriffic details here, you can read them – and see some art from the comic – at BleedingCool.com.
Details regarding the film, planned for an [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010, Round 2: 5) Rand Al’Thor vs. 21) Conan the Barbarian


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Rand Al’ThorThe Dragon Reborn

Age:
20s

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Callandor

Special Attack:
Channeling world destructive amounts of the One Power

ConanBarbarian

Age:
??

Race:
Human (Cimmerian)

Weapons / Artifacts:
Big sword

Special Attack:
Killing things

Advantages

Trained to the hilt in swordsmanship–is an unofficial blademaster
Can channel enough One Power to end all life
Has an indestructible sword so powerful it drives it’s [...]

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