The Mighty Barbarians
Cover of The Mighty Barbarians
|Author||edited by Hans Stefan Santesson|
|Cover artist||Jim Steranko|
|Genre||Fantasy short stories|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Followed by||The Mighty Swordsmen|
The Mighty Barbarians: Great Sword and Sorcery Heroes is a 1969 anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by Hans Stefan Santesson. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books in 1969, and was later followed up by the subsequent Lancer anthology The Mighty Swordsmen.
The book collects five sword and sorcery tales of authors and protagonists prominent in the genre, featuring Robert E. Howard's Conan, Henry Kuttner's Elak, Lin Carter's Thongor, L. Sprague de Camp's Suar Peial, and Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.
- "Introduction" (Hans Stefan Santesson)
- "When the Sea-King's Away" (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser) (Fritz Leiber)
- "The Stronger Spell" (Suar Peial) (L. Sprague de Camp)
- "Dragon Moon" (Elak) (Henry Kuttner)
- "Thieves of Zangabal" (Thongor) (Lin Carter)
- "A Witch Shall be Born" (Conan) (Robert E. Howard)
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