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THE HYBORIAN HERESIES: A Scholarly Excavation into the World of Robert E. Howard by Dale E. Rippke... This noted Sword-and-Sorcery historian has collected together his essays into Robert E. Howard's worlds of the Hyborian Age Includes articles on Conan the Cimmerian, the Age of Acheron, the Great Cataclysm, the mystery of Belit, and many others Edited by Benjamin Szumskyj ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published October 29th 2004 by Wild Cat Books/ Lulu Press (first published October 25th 2004)
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A.R.
Jun 26, 2016 A.R. rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, essays
"The Hyborian Heresies" is an interesting book that takes a look at R.E. Howard's construction of the Hyborian age. It mainly focuses on the age in two parts.

The first is the chronological order of Howard's Conan stories and the second are various mysteries that happen during the Hyborian Age from the great cataclysm that sunk Atlantis to the rise of the Picts.

Whether due to Robert E. Howard's early death, the non-chronological publishing of the Conan stories, or the addition of pastiches into t
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Vincent Darlage
Mar 10, 2010 Vincent Darlage rated it it was amazing
One of the best analyses of Robert E. Howard's Hyborian age I have ever read. It is a definitive resource; it is so definitive, it went on my self with the actual Howard books - the only non-Howard book on that particular shelf.
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Mar 31, 2015 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
A nice collection of well researched articles on Robert E. Howard's fantasy world. Very recommended if you are a fan of the writer and want to know more about the history of Conan's world he created.
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