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#21 deuce

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:06 AM

Stumbled on this while doing a little research on the Howard Works site...

http://www.howardwor...youngblood.html

I had NO idea that Zebra Books ever published another word written by Robert E. Howard after the 1970s. Good to see that they did their small part to keep the REH banner flying in the depths of the (more-or-less) Howard-less '90s. :)



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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:10 AM

Yes, sort of surprising. The cover art looked a little Solomon Kane-ish.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:15 AM

Stumbled on this while doing a little research on the Howard Works site...

http://www.howardwor...youngblood.html

I had NO idea that Zebra Books ever published another word written by Robert E. Howard after the 1970s. Good to see that they did their small part to keep the REH banner flying in the depths of the (more-or-less) Howard-less '90s. :)



Moral of the story: Keep checking out howardworks.com ;)


:o Duece - I still look but it's usually late at night and have a hard time concentrating. I'm definitely getting this book as REH Pigeons from Hell is my favorite horror story of his and all of the other authors are around 30. These stories and book is exactly what I look for. Thanks for sharing this and other books as I'll get as many as possible. :rolleyes:
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:35 PM

Ryan Harvey did a great review of Pigeons from Hell on the Black Gate blog: http://www.blackgate...fav...-hell”/
He explains there why this fine horror tale is his favorite REH story.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:31 PM

great story, one of the worst comic adaptations I ever saw.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:44 PM

great story, one of the worst comic adaptations I ever saw.


If you're referring to the recent DH version you should check this one out.

http://www.howardwor...house2-idw.html

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:05 PM

great story, one of the worst comic adaptations I ever saw.


If you're referring to the recent DH version you should check this one out.

http://www.howardwor...house2-idw.html

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I was. That looks damn interesting. I used to live in Nottingham which has the finest comic shop in the world. Where I live now, it's more interested in selling action figures and emily Strange tat to goth teenagers. never see things like that. Cheers for the heads up. I'll see if I can find it.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:19 PM

great story, one of the worst comic adaptations I ever saw.


If you're referring to the recent DH version you should check this one out.

http://www.howardwor...house2-idw.html

Terry



I was. That looks damn interesting. I used to live in Nottingham which has the finest comic shop in the world. Where I live now, it's more interested in selling action figures and emily Strange tat to goth teenagers. never see things like that. Cheers for the heads up. I'll see if I can find it.


I picked it up off Amazon UK a few months back.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:20 PM

great story, one of the worst comic adaptations I ever saw.


If you're referring to the recent DH version you should check this one out.

http://www.howardwor...house2-idw.html

Terry



I was. That looks damn interesting. I used to live in Nottingham which has the finest comic shop in the world. Where I live now, it's more interested in selling action figures and emily Strange tat to goth teenagers. never see things like that. Cheers for the heads up. I'll see if I can find it.


I picked it up off Amazon UK a few months back.

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just looked on ebay but no luck. Will try that .
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:23 PM

Sorted :D seven pound eighty nine. Cheers fella.
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

Ryan Harvey did a great review of Pigeons from Hell on the Black Gate blog: http://www.blackgate...fav...-hell”/
He explains there why this fine horror tale is his favorite REH story.


Thanks for the link, Axe. Really good critique by Mr. Harvey. "Pigeons" is near the top of my personal REH favorites. The old "Thriller" episode is okay, but I really wonder why, with all the popularity of horror films nowadays, some smart producer hasn't jumped on this story as the basis for a film.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:46 AM

I have read Pigeons from Hell at least twice. That and Black Canaan are my favorite REH horror stories.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:37 PM

John Pelan, one of the up-and-coming weird/fantasy editors, has included "Pigeons" in his The Century's Best Horror Fiction collection. Check it out here:

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=13674

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

Yes, sort of surprising. The cover art looked a little Solomon Kane-ish.

Please don't knock the artwork :lol:


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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:41 AM

Hey, I had a friend tell once me that "Pigeons from Hell" was REH's best story, but I have yet to find any volume of Howard stories with this particular story in it! Can anyone show me the way?
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:14 AM

Yo, Zombiac!

Pigeons from Hell appearances.

Scroll down about half way to find it (it's after the listing for the early draft.)

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:20 AM

Much thanks!
All fled--all done, so lift me on the pyre;
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~~ Robert E. Howard, writer, d. June 11, 1936

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:45 AM

There is no need for this thread. The "SEARCH" function works great. :) Also, Howard Works lists every published appearance of "PFH". Mods, feel free to delete my post. :)

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:48 AM

There is no need for this thread. The "SEARCH" function works great. :) Also, Howard Works lists every published appearance of "PFH". Mods, feel free to delete my post. :)

Zombiac's topic has been merged with the preexistent "PFH" thread.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:39 PM

I just read this yesterday. This is the first Non-Conan or Kull REH tale I have read so far. I don't know if I set the bar high for REH or not but I hope the rest of his stuff is a great as this. I think the beginning of the story before he runs out of the house is the creepiest part of the tale but the story as a whole is very good.