About the Author
Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) ranks among the greatest writers of fantasy, action and adventure stories. The creator of Conan the Cimmerian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and many other memorable characters, he wrote well over a hundred stories for the pulp magazines of his day before shooting himself .
John Clute is a well known critic and editor of fantasy and sci-fi. His latest book is The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror (2006). Forthcoming are his new collection, Houston Do You Read, and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (3rd ed).