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The Hyborian Age

Robert E. Howard

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Short science fiction story about the journey of Conan the Cimmerian.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Atlanteans, from sunken areas, swarmed myriads of beasts and savages—ape-men and apes. Forced to battle continually for their lives, they yet managed to retain vestiges of their former state of highly advanced barbarism. Robbed of metals and ores, they became workers in stone like their distant ancestors, and had attained a real artistic level, when their struggling culture came into contact with the powerful Pictish nation. The Picts had also reverted to flint, but had advanced more rapidly in the matter of population and war-science. They had none of the Atlanteans' artistic nature; they were a ruder, more practical, more prolific race. They left no pictures painted or carved on ivory, as did their enemies, but they left remarkably efficient flint weapons in plenty.

These stone-age kingdoms clashed, and in a series of bloody wars, the outnumbered Atlanteans were hurled back into a state of savagery, and the evolution of the Picts was halted. Five hundred . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This essay prefaced everyone of the Lin Carter L Sprague DeCamp pastiches, so I've read this hundreds of times. The history of the Hyborian age.

The Hyborian Age is an essay by Robert E. Howard pertaining to the Hyborian Age, the fictional setting of his stories about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in the 1930s but not published during Howard's lifetime. Its purpose was to maintain consistency within his fictional setting. It sets out i

Glad I read this and perused a Hyborian world map before diving into the Conan stories. I've read a little Howard before and he does tend to throw around country, nation, race names a bit in his stories. Being unaware of who was who and where in the world they came from, I was quite confused. Not th

Because Yay Conan is My Barbarian (YCiMBaS™) and stuff!

Okay, maybe NOT this particular Conan.

Now we're talking! That is much better indeed. Thank thee very much and stuff.

• Book 1: Conan the Cimmerian - currently reading.

Nice backstory to the world Conan inhabits.

An essay about the Hyborean Age. Great if you are into world building and alternate ancient history. Probably only for die-hard Conan fans though.

Well put together essay about how the Hyborian realm was crafted by Howard. Used as a reference for this tales of Conan. Glad it was not lost. Good example of how to build a world for future writers.

This is for the Skelos Press Edition.

Back in 1936 when "The Hyborian Age" made it's first appearance from the LANY Cooperative Publications who consisted of Russell J. Hodgkins, Don A. Wollhhelm, Forrest J. Ackerman and John B. Michal the price of the essay was 35 cents. Today this creation is avail

A labor of love. Wonderful to have this, as well as the associated articles/essays, in one place.

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