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#1 bthom

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:01 AM

Conan the Barbarian is one of the most famed figures in fantasy fiction. With the success of the new film starring Jason Momoa and Ron Perlman, the time is right to revisit Robert E. Howard's classic stories. Presented in chronological order over three books, all of Conan's life is here, from his wild adventures as a youth to the final tale of Conan the King. Howard's tales of the wanderer, the reaver, the thief, the Barbarian have never been surpassed.
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Conan the Destroyer
In this volume Conan learns the secrets of THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT and the ROGUES IN THE HOUSE, meets THE FROST-GIANT'S DAUGHTER and the QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST and visits THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN and THE BLACK COLOSSUS. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.
Paperback: 368 pages
On sale: 13 October 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115009
ISBN-13: 978-057511500
http://www.orionbook...royer-paperback


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Conan the Berserker
In this volume Conan learns the secrets of the RED NAILS and the JEWELS OF GWAHLUR, meets THE SLITHERING SHADOW and THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE, visits THE POOL OF THE BLACK ONE and travels BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.
Paperback: 384 pages
On sale: 10 November 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115025
ISBN-13: 978-0575115026
http://www.orionbook...erker-paperback

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Conan the Indomitable
In this volume Conan learns the secrets of THE SCARLET CITADEL and THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON, and meets THE BLACK STRANGER and THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.
Paperback: 352 pages
On sale: 8 December 2011
ISBN-10: 0575115041
ISBN-13: 978-0575115040
http://www.orionbook...table-paperback



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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:53 PM

Now can I really justify myself getting these ????

Still to pick up "The Inspired By " books !

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:08 AM

Interesting choices...

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:18 PM

Don't like the chronological order, Phoenix should always be the first to be read IMO. Dislike the titles as well.
Great seeing REH Conan in mass market paperback on this side of the pond to be fair.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:00 PM

Why on earth the cheesy titles? I wouldn't have thought they would want to remind people of Conan the Destroyer!
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:57 PM

And are they going to still be using the crap texts they used for their earlier collections, sourced from deCamp and Grant?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:17 PM

Don't like the chronological order, Phoenix should always be the first to be read IMO. Dislike the titles as well.
Great seeing REH Conan in mass market paperback on this side of the pond to be fair.



Well the older versions [ Chronicles ] will I guess still be out there so there will be a choice.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:18 PM

Why on earth the cheesy titles? I wouldn't have thought they would want to remind people of Conan the Destroyer!



DVD tie-in ! Splash on the book " The stories that inspired the DVD ! "

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 03:23 PM

And are they going to still be using the crap texts they used for their earlier collections, sourced from deCamp and Grant?

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I would assume so , don't forget these books were originally OK'd by the old CPI and were put together without the original Del Rey texts being available. It's a shame that sfter this time there's been no agreement between Paradox,Del Rey and Gollancz to use the same texts.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

I wonder when they are gonna post the cover art?!

What would folks like, new covers or just reprint the Frazetta's?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:46 PM

I'm getting these.Why not? I'm building a rather modest collection.Might as well since that Del Ray paperback for The Ultimate Triumph is not gonna happen. <_< not that I am bitter or anything... :lol:
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:15 PM

I wonder when we will see the new covers for these? I heard they are gonna pretty pimp!
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:45 PM

Here's the first!

http://www.orionbook...royer-paperback

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

Hopefully they or Amazon will have a bigger version soon as that one is a bit too small.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:07 PM

I wonder when we will see the new covers for these? I heard they are gonna pretty pimp!


Hmmm, you almost sound as if you had a hand in them. I know you are an artist, did you? Or is that more of your trademark sarcasm?

Here's the first!

http://www.orionbook...royer-paperback

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Oh man don't get me started on the cover choice of the pommel from the Father's sword from Conan the Barbarian 1982 film or the lame choice of title either referring to the Conan the Destroyer 1984 film, or the movie adaption book 1984 of the same name by Robert Jordan or even his pastiche Tor Conan the Destroyer 1984 none of which have aught to do with the Howard stories therein. Conan the Indomitable is another stellar choice in titles perhaps referring to the worst Tor pastiche writer ever Conan the Indomitable 1989 Steve Perry.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:30 PM

Conan the Barbarian is one of the most famed figures in fantasy fiction. With the success of the new film starring Jason Momoa and Ron Perlman, the time is right to revisit Robert E. Howard's classic stories. Presented in chronological order over three books, all of Conan's life is here, from his wild adventures as a youth to the final tale of Conan the King. Howard's tales of the wanderer, the reaver, the thief, the Barbarian have never been surpassed.


I agree the time is always right to revisit Robert E. Howard's classic stories. I don't think I am alone in thinking the 2011 film was not a success however. I see that these books are using the non-Howard titles of JEWELS OF GWAHLUR, and THE SLITHERING SHADOW. What chronological order are they presented in? If the order is as listed in the teaser about each book granting that there are still "A selection of other tales and fragments" not listed it would not conform to Joe Marek's Some Comments On Chronologies In Regards To The Conan Series or Dale Rippke's The Dark Storm Conan Chronology. Possibly it does follow A Probable Outline of CONANíS CAREER by P. Schuyler Miller and Dr. John D. Clark with the unpublished tales thrown in.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:17 AM

Well this just confirms what I was afraid of. With the use of the non-Howard titles, this just shows that they're using the same crap text they used before.

Pfui!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:17 AM

>That cover...
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:49 AM

>That cover...
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Well this thread is gonna get interesting.

Why not wait until there is a decent image of the cover before you damn it?!
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:03 PM

Well this thread is gonna get interesting.

Why not wait until there is a decent image of the cover before you damn it?!


Even from the thumbnail, if this is yours Eamon, nobody is questioning your artistic ability which is great (I've been to your site), just the choice of subject matter.

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