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Michael
If you've read any of Robert E. Howard's sword-and-sorcery or horror stories but not Almuric, then probably the only thing that will be unfamiliar is the setting: not the Hyborian Age, nor Southern Gothic or Cthulhu mythos, but rather another planet, possibly in another dimension. Now, if that sounds like faint praise, or even criticism, it isn't meant to be: Howard was very, very good at what he did, and this is an excellent example of his work.

The people and places on Almuric are savage and ex
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Graham
Dec 29, 2008 Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
This lively sci-fi offering from Robert E. Howard is one of the few novel-length works he wrote – I can only think of the single Conan feature-length adventure being comparable to the length of this story. As a stand-alone adventure, it’s a decent piece of writing, absolutely jam-packed with the kind of thrilling adventure and chaotic battle scenes that Howard made his own.

The prose is simple and evocative, the descriptions of the alien planet fully engaging. It’s clear that the books of Edgar
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Aaron Meyer
Aug 24, 2013 Aaron Meyer rated it liked it
My very first thoughts while reading this was, my how burroughesqe this book is. The story is slow paced throughout but has many points where the action is thick. Howard definitely tries to develop the world and give it some history which is nice.
Josh
Mar 06, 2013 Josh rated it really liked it
Took a while for me to get in to, but once the flow got going i couldnt put it down. Much better than the John Carter series, which is obviously what inspired it.
Marko
Feb 22, 2013 Marko rated it really liked it
Howard's only foray into sci-fi (of the John Carter style) proved to be an entertaining read, even if the hero was a bit too good at everything he did.
Mohammed
Sep 11, 2012 Mohammed rated it really liked it
I think Howard did a great job with the story,the main character Esau Cairn, exploring the world,its people like you are suppose to in a Sword and Planet novel like this. It was very enjoyable to read the story in first person POV of Cairn, he was a larger than life hero that was more realist, less sentimental than the other famous heroes in this subgenre. He was no southern gentleman to say the least.

The only real flaw was there was not as much vivid action scenes as is expected from a story li
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Aaron Meyer
Aug 17, 2013 Aaron Meyer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
My very first thoughts while reading this was, my how burroughesqe this book is. The story is slow paced throughout but has many points where the action is thick. Howard definitely tries to develop the world and give it some history which is nice.
Garham
Jan 20, 2012 Garham rated it really liked it
Paschalis Karampelas
Jan 12, 2013 Paschalis Karampelas rated it it was amazing
Jonathan Helland
Jul 31, 2012 Jonathan Helland marked it as to-read
David
Apr 11, 2012 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: reh, sf
Tim Goebel
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Jonathon Laudinsky
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Michael
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John
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Dave
Apr 05, 2011 Dave rated it it was amazing
Phil
Mar 25, 2011 Phil rated it really liked it
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Michael
Nov 12, 2010 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Martha
Aug 14, 2010 Martha marked it as to-read
Vincent Darlage
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Ó Ruairc
Dec 17, 2009 Ó Ruairc rated it it was amazing
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Tymen
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