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What Conan the Barbarian Taught Me About Diversity, Tolerance, and Self-Respect


What Conan the Barbarian Taught Me About Diversity, Tolerance, and Self-Respect

Say what you will of Robert E. Howard: He was a product of his time, as are we all, and far from perfect. His fiction sometimes has its rough or cringeworthy aspects, especially to modern readers. However, I can credit no other author as much as I can Robert E. Howard and his Conan stories [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Mophidius’s Conan Role-Playing Game Shaping Up


Mophidius’s Conan Role-Playing Game Shaping Up

Mophidius Entertainment caught the ears of many a Conan fan a couple of months ago when the company announced that it would be producing a fully-licensed fantasy role-playing game line based on Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, titled Conan – Adventures In An Age Undreamed of.
The license has bounced around since the earliest days [...]

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Pulp Fantasy Prophets and Sci-Fi Sages: When Fictional Characters Become Your Guides


Pulp Fantasy Prophets and Sci-Fi Sages: When Fictional Characters Become Your Guides

In the final episode of ┬áSouth Park’s season eleven trilogy “Imaginationland”, fourth-grader Kyle Broflovksi (the show’s moral center, usually) shares these eye-opening words.
“It’s all real. Think about it. Haven’t Luke Skywalker and Santa Claus affected your lives more than most real people in this room? I mean, whether Jesus is real or not, he – [...]

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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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Star Wars

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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