Yep, everyone’s favorite author from Cross Plains was born 110 years ago today. I’ve got too many irons in the fire to write a long tribute today. I’m in the middle of reading “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”, which is the topic of discussion at Howard Andrew Jones’ blog today. Check it out, because there’s always some good discussion there.
Even though he died nearly 80 years ago, he still casts one of the longest shadows over the field of fantasy and imaginative literature. The only two authors who still have as much influence are (arguably) H. P. Lovecrat and J. R. R. Tolkien. So read something by Howard, a story, a letter, a poem. Marvel at the way he could write a scene or a bit of verse. Spend some time in a land undreamed of. And raise a Cimmerian size glass in Howard’s memory.