Kull (short story collection)

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King kull.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Robert E. Howard
Cover artist Roy Krenkel
Country United States
Language English
Series Kull of Atlantis
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Lancer Books
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 223 pp
OCLC 426080

Kull is a collection of Fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1967 by Lancer Books under the title King Kull. This edition included three stories completed by Lin Carter from unfinished fragments and drafts by Howard. Later editions, retitled as Kull, replaced the stories with the uncompleted fragments. Two of the stories, and the poem, "The King and the Oak", originally appeared in the magazine Weird Tales.



Algis Budrys reviewed the collection favorably, describing Howard's writing as "combining a masochistic megalomania with a strong streak of horror writing." He noted that Carter's pastiche-completion of "Black Abyss" was surprisingly successful.[1]

Publication history[edit]


  1. ^ "Galaxy Bookshelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1968, pp.158–59.


Further reading[edit]

"Lin Carter on Kull". Savage Sword of Conan No 3 (Dec 1974). Online at: [1]