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Howard, Robert E.
THE BLACK STRANGER and Other American Tales
(Long introduction by Steven Tompkins)
This collection copyright 2005; all stories entirely by Robert E. Howard; selection of stories by Steven Tompkins. Five appeared in Weird Tales, one in Golden Fleece - from 1931 to 1938. The others saw posthumous first publication in Echoes of Valor (1987 "as Howard intended"), Marchers of Valhala (1972), Swords Against Darkness (1977), The Grim Land (1976), The West and Startling Mystery Stories (1967), The Howard Collector (1964); "The Classic Tale of the Southwest" is a pair of excerpts from letters to August Derleth or H.P. Lovecraft (1933,1935.) In many cases, text is specified as "taken from Howard's typescript."