Would You Read New Conan Stories By Unknowns?
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:35 AM
"... you speak of Venarium familiarly. Perhaps you were there?"
"I was," grunted [Conan]. "I was one of the horde that swarmed over the hills. I hadn't yet seen fifteen snows, but already my name was repeated about the council fires." - "Beyond the Black River", by Robert E. Howard
Read my Conan screenplays at The Scrolls of Ironhand (in particular my transcription of THE FROST GIANT'S DAUGHTER in Act II of "The Snow Devil") at
http://www.scrollsof...d.us/index.html or at
Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:17 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:33 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:53 PM
Would I read new Conan pastiche? No. I read a bunch when I was a kid--actually preferred them then, as they were easier to read. Now I find them all dull and pointless compared to the real thing. Nobody can write like ol' Two-Gun, nor should they try. As for comics, I view them as a seperate medium entirely, and enjoy much of the old Savage Sword stuff. It ain't really Bob, but them's some damn good comics all the same.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:47 PM
You might give Karl Edward Wagner's Conan novel Conan Road of Kings a try . its a very good as is his Bran map Morn novel. Bran map Morn Legion of the Shadows.
Yeah I looked at an excerpt. Sounded pretty convincing in the descriptive passages. Better than the book I read the other week anyway.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:19 PM
Yes, I would; I mean even if it wasn't a very Conany story it's fine if it's interesting fantasy. The trouble with most existing pastiches is that they are both not-Conan and not very interesting otherwise.
I've done some writing and editing in the past, and I've always been a big fan of REH and Conan, so naturally I've toyed with the idea of an anthology of Conan stories. In my mind, the stories would be done by mostly new/unknown authors who could hold true to REH's vision of the character. Would you guys read such an anthology, or would the fact that you didn't recognize any author names put you off? Of course, the stories would have to be good