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Cross Plains Universe - Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard

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The 2006 World Fantasy Convention book, issued in honor of the Robert E. Howard centenary.
Paperback, 295 pages
Published January 1st 2006
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Craig Childs
Jan 05, 2016 Craig Childs rated it really liked it
This is a small press trade paperback consisting of stories written by Texas authors in celebration of another Texas writer, Robert E. Howard, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Some stories feature Howard’s characters, others feature Howard himself as a character, some are simply inspired by the various fantasy worlds he created. The title refers to Howard’s hometown of Cross Plains, Texas and also bears homage to a book named Lone Star Universe, which was the first-ever anthology of Texas- ...more
Peggy
Aug 13, 2007 Peggy rated it it was amazing
2006 marks what would have been Robert E. Howard's 100th birthday. Editors Cupp and Lansdale contacted a bunch of writers with strong ties to Texas and gave them some simple boundaries: write a story featuring a character of Robert E. Howard's, a story featuring Howard himself as a character, or a story in the style of Robert E. Howard.

If you've ever met a Texan, it will come as no surprise to you that these writers took some pretty imaginative journeys to get where they were going. It should al
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Apr 27, 2011 Shedrick Pittman-Hassett rated it really liked it
From my blog: http://serialdistractions.com

Robert E. Howard is one of the great triumvirate of “pulp” writers–the others being H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. His seminal creation, Conan the Barbarian, endures through the strength of Howard’s storytelling abilities–abilities which left an indelible mark on our culture far beyond the author’s tragic suicide in 1936. This fine collection of short stories, released in 2006 (the esteemed subject’s would-be hundredth year), celebrates Howard’
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Wonderful anthology celebrating the life of Robert E, Howard and his writings
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