Tag Archives: L. Sprague de Camp

Two-Gun Bob: Could The Academics Refurb de Camp? and Other Concerns of a REH Purist

A little over a year ago our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno managed to slug his way through the collection of litcrit on Robert E. Howard, all by academics: Conan Meets the Academy, edited by Jonas Prida. And not too long after … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: More Raconteur

The other day I mentioned in passing some magazines I’ve been associated with over the last thirty-eight years, and to that list you’d have to add Damon Sasser’s REH: Two-Gun Raconteur — one of the earliest of “my” magazines and now certainly … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: First, You Crack Argosy

When the article “Conan the Argonaut” appeared in The Cimmerian in 2008, one of the inset quotes, selected to illustrate the mindset that essay argues against, came from Lin Carter in his 1973 book on fantasy literature, Imaginary Worlds, where he … Continue reading

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Mort: HPL, 75 Years Ago Today

How about another chunk out of the long essay “Conan the Argonaut” by me and Morgan Holmes to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of H. P. Lovecraft? Straight from the word doc, pretty self-explanatory:   After the First … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: 106 and Counting

Birthday 106 for Robert E. Howard today. Almost 76 years since he committed suicide on June 11, 1936. And his name lives on. Not bad for a writer who plied his trade in the pulps and didn’t see a single … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Breakiron and Finn on TGR

Months ago I thought about mentioning Lee Breakiron’s two part history of the Robert E. Howard zines released by Damon Sasser, but the links weren’t working for me. Now they are, opening up PDFs (give it a moment if you’ve got a slow … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: “The Bright Barbarian”

And what better way to celebrate Halloween and close out October, than with something kind of creepy. . . . It probably won’t amount to much, but I’ve noticed a possible new trend in the way some people want Robert E. … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Lightin’ Al Strikes Again, Like Lightin’

Meanwhile, over in the World of Robert E. Howard Studies (or at least one encampment where skin-clad knuckle-draggers sit around and devour the latest issue of the Conan comic book in cannabalistic fashion — yum-yum, eat-em-up): I see that Al Harron … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Lightin’ Al

I’m getting the distinct impression that good old Al Harron, over in the World of Robert E. Howard Studies, isn’t the fastest blade out of the scabbard. Back on February 11 I addressed some concerns he had raised about where I … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: “Conan vs. Conantics”

I’ve heard that various fans already are drifting into Cross Plains, Texas for the latest Robert E. Howard Days celebration — this one a notable landmark, seventy-five years since the young author killed himself on June 11. As a memorial … Continue reading

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