Robert E. Howard is one of the most prolific short story writers in American history, and has created such beloved characters as Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Soloman Kane, Bran Mak Morn, El Borak, and Dark Agn s de Chastillon. He tragically passed away in 1936.
"Stories such as 'The People of the Black Circle' glow with the
fierce and eldritch light of [Howard's] frenzied intensity."
"Robert E. Howard was a true storyteller-one of the first, and
certainly among the best, you'll find in heroic fantasy. If you've
never read him before, you're in for a real treat."
-Charles de Lint "In this, I think, the art of Robert E. Howard was hard to surpass: vigor, speed, vividness. And always there is that furious, galloping narrative pace."
-Poul Anderson "For headlong, nonstop adventure and for vivid, even florid, scenery, no one comes close to Howard."