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Robert E. Howard Celebration Anthology Due

We recently mentioned how Cross Plains, Texas, was celebrating the 100th birthday of Robert E. Howard, author of the Conan books. Now there’s official word from Chris Roberson, author of Paragaea and owner of MonkeyBrain books, that a new limited-edition anthology is due to be released celebrating Howard and his work.

The book, Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard, is being edited by Scott Cupp and Joe R. Lansdale. Stories will be written in Howard style and/or use some of his characters. The book features this nice lineup of Texas talent:

  • “Slim and Swede and the Damned Dead Horse” by Dean Andersson
  • “The Heart” by Neal Barrett, Jr.
  • “Prince Koindrindra Escapes” by Jayme Blaschke
  • “The Diamonds of Golconda” by Lillian Stewart Carl
  • “The Heart of Ahriman” by Bill Crider and Charlotte Laughlin
  • “One Fang” by Scott Cupp
  • “The King Comes to Texas” by Brad Denton
  • “A Whim of Circumstance” by Mark Finn
  • “The Sea of Grass on the Day of Wings” by Melissa Mia Hall
  • “A Penny a Word” by Rick Klaw and Paul Miles
  • “The Pillar in the Mist” by Ardath Mayhar
  • “The Roaming Forest” by Michael Moorcock
  • “The Bunker of the Tikriti” by Chris Nakashima–Brown
  • “The Toughest Jew in the West” by Lawrence Person
  • “Wolves of the Mountain” by James Reasoner
  • “Two Hearts in Zamora” by Jessica Reisman
  • “The Warrior and the King” by Carrie Richerson
  • “The Jewel of Leystall” by Chris Roberson
  • “Thin, On the Ground” by Howard Waldrop
  • “Boomtown Bandits” by Livia Washburn
  • “Six From Atlantis” by Gene Wolfe
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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