The Pool of the Black One (collection)

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The Pool of the Black One
Pool of the black one.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Robert E. Howard
Illustrator Hank Jankus
Cover artist Hank Jankus
Country United States
Language English
Series Donald M. Grant Conan
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 134 pp

The Pool of the Black One is a 1986 collection of two fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The book was published in 1986 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. as volume X of their deluxe Conan set. The title story originally appeared in the magazine Weird Tales. "Drums of Tombalku" is the original fragment of a story that Howard never completed. It first appeared, completed by L. Sprague de Camp, in the collection Conan the Adventurer.



  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 331. 
Preceded by
Black Colossus
Grant Conan series
(publication order)
Succeeded by
The Hour of the Dragon