Conan the Adventurer (short story collection)
Cover of first edition
|Author||Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp|
|Cover artist||Frank Frazetta|
|Series||Conan the Barbarian|
|Genre||Sword and sorcery|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
Conan the Adventurer is a 1966 collection of four fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard's sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers, and has also been translated into German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. It was later gathered together with Conan the Wanderer and Conan the Buccaneer into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).
- "Introduction" (L. Sprague de Camp)
- "The People of the Black Circle" (Robert E. Howard)
- "The Slithering Shadow" (Robert E. Howard)
- "Drums of Tombalku" (Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp)
- "The Pool of the Black One" (Robert E. Howard)
In these stories from Conan's early thirties, the Cimmerian starts as a leader of the Afghuli tribe in Vendhya, sojourns in the black kingdoms south of Stygia, and ends up as a Zingaran buccaneer.
- Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 38–39.
Conan the Wanderer
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Conan the Buccaneer
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