giovedì 4 dicembre 2014

Swords of the North di Robert E. Howard

Sono felice di comunicarvi che la REH Foundation Press ha pubblicato Swords of the North, un’antologia di racconti di Robert E. Howard che raccoglie una serie di storie celtiche e vichinghe.
Per coloro che fossero interessati ad acquistare questo libro, è bene sapere che ne verranno stampate solo 200 copie, ciascuna numerata individualmente.
Il prezzo per i soci della REHF è di $ 45 mentre per tutti gli altri $ 50.
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«There is a clear self-consistency among all of Howard’s tales which will readily demonstrate that underlying it all is a coherent vision of a fictional history of the world and mankind, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s term a “secondary” world, internally consistent, full of strangeness and wonder, “free from the domination of observed fact,” yet quite credible, a world rooted in the familiar if populated with the unfamiliar, a world that combines the ordinary with the extraordinary. Just as Tolkien’s “Arda” is our Earth, so too is Howard’s world».

Rusty Burke

I racconti presenti in Sword of the North:

Niflheim (verse)
The Frost King’s Daughter (Amra version)
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Marchers of Valhalla
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or” (verse)
The People of the Dark
An Echo From the Iron Harp (verse)
Kings of the Night
Swords of the Northern Sea
The Night of the Wolf
Delenda Est
The Ballad of King Geraint (verse)
The Song of the Last Briton (verse)
Memories of Alfred (verse)
Dreaming on Downs (verse)
The Song of Horsa’s Galley (verse)
Song before Clontarf (verse)
The Grey God Passes
The Dark Man
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer  (verse)
Marching Song of Connacht (verse)
The Skull in the Clouds (verse)
The Ghost in the Doorway
Black Michael’s Story (verse)
Dermod’s Bane
The Cairn on the Headland
Black Harps in the Hills (verse)
Appendix 1 – James Allison
Brachan the Kelt
Genseric’s Son
The Guardian of the Idol
Akram the Mysterious
Appendix 2 – Cormac Mac Art
Tigers of the Sea
The Temple of Abomination, early draft
The Temple of Abomination, later draft
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”
Appendix 3 – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien
Untitled, “The Dane came in with a rush”
The Shadow of the Hun
Miscellanea
The King’s Service
Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? (verse)
No More the Serpent Prow (verse)
Untitled, “ ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”
The Harp of Alfred (verse)
Viking’s Vision (verse)
Thor’s Son (verse)
To Harry the Oliad Men (verse)
The Isle of Hy-Brasil (verse)
Heritage (1) (verse)
Singing Hemp (verse)
The Return of the Sea-Farer (verse)
Heritage (2) (verse)
Viking’s Trail (verse)
To a Friend (verse)
Twilight on Stonehenge (verse)

The House of Gael  (verse)