The Blade of Conan
edited by L. Sprague de Camp
Ace Books, New York. May 1979. Mass market paperback. 310 pages. (4¼ X 7). Editor’s Note by L. Sprague de Camp. Introduction: Swords and Sorcery by Richard H. Eney. Companion volume to The Spell of Conan. This book is primarily a collection of articles from Amra, a semi-professional magazine that covered much of the career of Robert E. Howard’s hero Conan of Cimmeria. Many of the articles were written by some of the best practitioners of the field of heroic fantasy. L. Sprague de Camp, Poul Anderson, Lin Carter, Fritz Leiber, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Leigh Bracket are well represented.
Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines