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Conan the Barbarian : the stories that inspired the movie by Robert E. Howard, c1936
Author biography: Pulp author Robert Ervin Howard writes in many genres, but he is best known for his fantasy fiction, which contains his signature character, Conan. Howard's incredible tales, often called "weird fiction," feature heroic adventures, gruesome monsters, treacherous wizards, and opulent kings. He develops his world-building fiction, much of which takes place in a prehistoric "Hyborian" age, with richly detailed descriptions, but generally he presents gripping, action-packed plots with concise and direct prose. Readers who like tales of sword and sorcery should consult this seminal author of the genre. Start with: The coming of Conan the Cimmerian.
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