persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

ON ROBERT E. HOWARD, creator of Conan

Dear sir,

Yes, it's true. We loaned out Robert E. Howard's laundry list to a bunch of writers who will produce another fifteen novels based on lines like "dirty shirt with a stain", "worn out socks", "need clean jeans" somewhere in the text--since REH wrote the lines, they're real collaborations.

And while we're at it, the holder's of copyright have merged and will produce the following company and product for SF fans to behold:

Isaac Asimov's FOUNDATION SERIES and J.R.R.Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS presents SLEEPAWAY CAMP OF THE DAMNED, which will present robots, horny teenagers, zombies, hordes of monsters, piles of dead teenagers and the book with have a unicorn, a cat and an elf on the cover.

With any luck, we can present it as "by Robert E. Howard and Isaac Asimov and Tolkien" all in one punch.

know any really hungry writers? There's a book that needs writing!

Irving Galoot



That recalls the time when Robert E. Howard's output of previously unpublished stories outpaced Alfred Bester, who was still living.


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