The Essential Conan
Dust-jacket the first edition
|Author||Robert E. Howard|
|Cover artist||Ken Kelly|
|Genre||Fantasy short stories|
|Publisher||Science Fiction Book Club|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
The Essential Conan is a collection of fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1998 by the Science Fiction Book Club. It collects the editions of the Conan books, edited by Karl Edward Wagner and published by Berkley Books in 1977. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Weird Tales, The Phantagraph and The Howard Collector. The Wagner editions were the first to virtually reproduce Howard's original stories without any editorial changes other than typo fixes.
- The Hour of the Dragon
- The People of the Black Circle
- Red Nails
- Brown, Charles N.; William G. Contento. "The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984–1998)". Retrieved 2008-02-05.