Tag Archives: Retro SF

Summer of Conan: Leonard Carpenter’s Conan the Hero

Today we close the books on The Summer of Conan.  You can find all of my Conan posts here.  Over the course of three months, I read every Conan story Robert E. Howard wrote, watched all three Conan movies, and … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Roland Green’s Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza

Roland Green wrote seven Conan pastiches.  He also wrote most of the infamous Richard Blade books.  I have four of his Conan books—Conan at the Demon’s Gate, Conan and the Death Lord of Thanza, Conan and the Mists of Doom, … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: The John Maddox Roberts Pastiches

John Maddox Roberts wrote eight Conan books.  I have three—Conan the Champion, Conan the Bold, and Conan and the Amazon.  He is best known for his SPQR series, historical fiction mysteries set in Rome at the dawn of the empire.  … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Steve Perry’s Conan the Fearless

Steve Perry wrote five Conan pastiches.  He did much of his work in other writers’ worlds, writing Star Wars, Aliens, Predator, and Indiana Jones books in addition to Conan books.  He also wrote several Tom Clancy’s Net Force books. I … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Throne of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewbury

“What is this?”  I imagine you saying.  “What is Throne of the Bastards doing in the Summer of Conan?  I read the blurb and no mention of Conan is to be found.”  Throne of the Bastards isn’t openly a Conan … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: The Robert Jordan Pastiches

Tor asked Robert Jordan to write Conan novels on the basis of a book he sold several times but never published titled Warriors of the Altaii.  In explaining why Warriors of the Altaii was never published, Jordan’s editor and widow … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: The Next Conan Movie Should Look More Like Mad Max

We deserve another Conan movie.  One that is more 1982 Conan the Barbarian and less Conan the Destroyer or 2011 Conan the Barbarian.  (I posted short reviews of the three Conan movies last week.) Making a good Conan movie brings … Continue reading

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